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BREAKING: Consuelo Castiglioni to Leave Marni

Francesco Risso will become creative director of the label.

clock 9hLuisa Zargani


British Designer Richard Nicoll Dies at 39

The designer had most recently been freelancing after running his own label and working at Cerruti and Jack Wills.

clock 9hPatty Huntington and Lorelei Marfil


Reebok Names Steinbruck Creative Director

The designer has worked for Ellie Saab, Porsche Design and Kenneth Cole.

clock 13hJean E. Palmieri

Weinstein’s Next Act: Movie Mogul Said Eyeing Further Fashion Deals

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Harvey Weinstein, fashion magnate? Weinstein, a front-row regular runway shows and fashion parties on the arm of his designer girlfriend, Georgina Chapman, wants to make a fashion acquisition.

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Retail Employment Falls in Feb.

Department and specialty stores trimmed head counts by 8,500 last month, and U.S. apparel and textile producers cut payrolls by 5,100.

clock March 12, 2007Evan Clark


China Imports Rise 23%

Apparel and textile imports from China shot up 23.3 percent, to 1.7 billion square meter equivalents valued at $2.8 billion, in January as reforms to the country’s quota allocation system took effect.

clock March 12, 2007Evan Clark


NRF Defends Retail Over Credit Card Fraud

The National Retail Federation said Friday that retailers were being unfairly blamed for failing to protect consumers from identity theft and credit card fraud.

clock March 12, 2007Cate T. Corcoran


Beauty Beat: KKR Mulls Boots Buy… Gets Cash Infusion… Revenues Soar at Ferragamo Parfums in 2006

Might Alliance Boots plc be part of a new outfit soon? The parent of health and beauty retailer Boots the Chemists received a “friendly approach” from Stefano Pessina, Alliance Boots’ executive deputy chairman, and private equity concern Kohlberg…

clock March 12, 2007Brid Costello


Landmarks Tough Sell In Real Estate Market

Showing your age may not be in vogue in some circles, but when it comes to real estate landmark properties and landmark districts, old is a good thing as retailers increasingly seek unique sites for their stores.

clock March 12, 2007Amy S. Choi


Foot Locker Said Eyeing Possible Acquisition Target

Foot Locker Inc. is gearing up to make an acquisition.

clock March 12, 2007Vicki M. Young


Saks Fifth Avenue Hits Roadblock in China

Roosevelt China Investment Corp., which is licensed to open Saks Fifth Avenue in China, said Friday it had terminated its sublicense agreement with I.T. Ltd., the company designated to operate the Saks unit.

clock March 12, 2007WWD Staff


Friedman’s Ex-CEO Indicted for Accounting Fraud

Bradley Stinn, former chief executive officer of jewelry retailer Friedman’s Inc. and its affiliate, Crescent Jewelers, was indicted Friday on federal charges of accounting fraud.

clock March 12, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Susie Hilfiger with a group from Kids Kick In at FAO Schwarz.

Best & Co. Kicks Off 16th Annual Bunny Hop as Title Sponsor

Susie Hilfiger is really getting into the Bunny Hop.

clock March 12, 2007Julee Greenberg

Stacey Fraser puts the finishing touches on a Pink Chicken dress.


Kids Market Offers Up a Noteworthy Mix

With the arrival of market week, children’s wear buyers are busy walking the floors of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center here for ENK International’s Children’s Club trade show.

clock March 12, 2007Julee Greenberg

A Look from Caliri Fluss.


Caliri Fluss Brand Building a Foundation

An overcrowded market dominated by global fashion brands vying for an increasingly demanding customer might discourage some designers from launching a label.

clock March 12, 2007Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Designers and Agents “Go Green”

Green will be the tone to look for at future editions of Designers and Agents.

clock March 12, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion, Music Boost MS Fund-raiser

Hoping to raise awareness and a few bucks for the cause, the Multiple Sclero­sis Association of America hosted a release party for music producer Jilladair “JD” Carlson and singer-guitarist Erik Kjelland’s inspirational CD, “Everybody Falls,”…

clock March 12, 2007Rachel Strugatz


Fashion Features

Encore Presentation: Designers Step Up Legwear for Fall

The legwear industry is looking to keep up the momentum after a strong comeback year.

clock March 12, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Findings: For Art’s Sake…Take Two…

Husband and wife jewelers David and Sybil Yurman called on one of the company’s spokesmodels, Naomi Watts, to present the first David Yurman National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Award for Visual Arts at the firm’s Bal Harbour, Fla., store…

clock March 12, 2007WWD Staff

A Harry Winston still life.

New “Model” for Spring Advertising

Designer fashion labels have long been known for their splashy advertising campaigns – and now accessories brands want in on the action.

clock March 12, 2007Caroline Tell

Stars of the silver screen inspired Vesperini's show.

Fashion Features

Vannina Vesperini Back on Track

Lingerie designer Vannina Vesperini staged an evening catwalk show last month inspired by screen legends, such as Elizabeth Taylor and Rita Hayworth.

clock March 12, 2007Katya Foreman

Calvin Klein Ad

Calvin Klein Underwear Hits Cyberspace

Calvin Klein Underwear will launch its first global online advertising campaign on Wednesday with model Natalia Vodianova.

clock March 12, 2007Karyn Monget

Georgina Chapman and Harvey Weinstein

Fashion Features

Weinstein’s Next Act: Movie Mogul Said Eyeing Further Fashion Deals

Harvey Weinstein, fashion magnate? Weinstein wants to make a fashion acquisition.

clock March 12, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Ira Greenhouse, Karen Giberson

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: I Am Women… Another Leg… Bottega’s…

Diane von Furstenberg celebrated International Women’s Day and one of her pet charities Vital Voices, a nonprofit that uses training programs to help women around the world become leaders, at Bergdorf Goodman’s BG restaurant on Thursday.

clock March 12, 2007WWD Staff

Naomi Watts in Scanlan & Theodore and Glenn Close in Giorgio Armani.


Just Cause

“This is quite the fashion event. I wish everyone here were wearing green. Wouldn’t that be fun?” joked Gigi Grazer as she watched the hordes of bold-faced names pour into the Cunard Building Wednesday night to help honor Vanity Fair editor in chief…

clock March 12, 2007WWD Staff

Martin Amis


Famous Amis

Martin Amis claims he’s a real softie. It’s a surprising admission from a man who’s renowned for his caustically witty novels, tough guy demeanor and strong opinions on everything from critics to politics.

clock March 12, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Diane von Furstenberg


DVF Takes Tough Stand Against Counterfeiters

Don’t mess with Diane. That’s the message Diane von Furstenberg wants counterfeiters of her namesake brand to hear loud and clear.

clock March 12, 2007Marc Karimzadeh


Hilfiger Going Fur-Free

In a move aimed at ensuring “high ethical standards,” Tommy Hilfiger Corp. is going fur-free by using only faux fur.

clock March 12, 2007Arthur Zaczkiewicz and Lisa Lockwood

Francois-Henri Pinault

Memo Pad: Artistic Avocation… Man In The News… Coming Soon…

Michael Hainey’s day job as deputy editor of GQ hasn’t prevented him from pursuing a side line as a painter, as seen, somewhat unobtrusively, in a story in the spring 2007 O at Home and an accompanying segment on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

clock March 12, 2007WWD Staff


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clock 5hLorelei Marfil

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