Sticking With a Style: Boom in Dress Sales Seen Into Spring ’08

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Dresses remain a key to retail success - and there's no sign of a slowdown.

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Cotton planting is down 20 percent this year.

Fashion Features

U.S. Cotton Faces Global Pressures

The future of the U.S. cotton industry hinges on its ability to present itself as the world’s quality commodity player.

clock June 12, 2007Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

Nation Group Critical of U.S., EU

Nations with emerging economies, led by Argentina and South Africa, said Monday that aggressive demands for industrial tariff cuts by the U.S. and European Union in the global trade talks are unbalanced and could have dire economic consequences.

clock June 12, 2007John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Players Regroup After Immigration Impasse

Retailers concerned about tougher employer hiring rules in legislation intended to overhaul U.S. immigration laws were heartened when it stalled in the Senate, while organized labor was divided by the entire approach of the bill.

clock June 12, 2007Kristi Ellis

Elie by Elie Saab

Fashion Features

Simple, Elegant Looks Key at Pronovias Show

Pronovias kept the froth to a minimum and U.S. retailers said that’s the way they like it for 2008.

clock June 12, 2007Barbara Barker


UNITE Calls for American Eagle Boycott

UNITE HERE is planning a rally today at 12:30 p.m. outside American Eagle Outfitters Inc.’s Union Square flagship here to call for a boycott of the retailer’s clothing.

clock June 12, 2007Sharon Edelson


Fur Labeling Legislation Introduced in New York

Any person, firm, partnership or corporation that knowingly imports, sells, manufactures, distributes or markets articles of clothing that include fur not correctly labeled as “faux fur” or “real fur” would face up to a $500 fine and a $1,000 fine for…

clock June 12, 2007Jessica Best

Vestry Wines



Wine tastings and computer programs are not an immediately obvious pairing, but the two coexist harmoniously at the recently opened Vestry Wines in TriBeCa here.

clock June 12, 2007Vanessa Lawrence

Charlotte Stockdale and Stefano Pilati at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini.


Venetian Affair

“Donatella will be happy,” Stefano Pilati joked outside the Italian pavilion at the Biennale here.

clock June 12, 2007WWD Staff

Maria Cornejo has added eveningwear to her dresses.

Fashion Features

Boom in Dress Sales Seen Into Spring ’08

Dresses remain a key to retail success – and there’s no sign of a slowdown.

clock June 12, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

A look from Tuleh's Fall 2007 Collection.


Tuleh Names Cattoretti as President

Approaching its first decade in business, Tuleh has tapped Marco Cattoretti as president.

clock June 12, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

A still from the live Internet broadcast.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Lancome Taps Winslet as Face of Tresor

British actress Kate Winslet has been named as the new face of Lancome’s Tresor fragrance, the L’Oreal-owned company said Monday night, confirming reports in WWD.

clock June 12, 2007Ellen Groves


Nike Nearing Deal for Concept Store Space in NYC

Nike is said to be closing in on a lease for a 3,200-square-foot concept store at 21 Mercer Street in lower Manhattan.

clock June 12, 2007Sharon Edelson

Beauty Features

In Brief: Larger Casa… Pacsun Changes

Giorgio Armani SpA said Monday it plans to invest in the opening of 10 Armani Casa stores in China over the next four years.

clock June 12, 2007WWD Staff


Kellwood Announces Executive Promotions

Kellwood Co. has promoted several key executives.

clock June 12, 2007Whitney Beckett



Memo Pad: Memorial Service For Blow… Spreading It’s Wings… Meisel Does Pringle…

A memorial service for Isabella Blow is set to be held Sept. 18 during London Fashion Week.

clock June 12, 2007WWD Staff

Hermes' Pierre-Alexis Dumas.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Horsing Around… Mouret Day… Fashion Honors…

Exotic mad-hatters traditionally abound at Hermès’ annual Prix de Diane horse race and picnic party.

clock June 12, 2007WWD Staff

Karl Lagerfeld and Zaha Hadid

Fashion Features

Chanel Unveils Futuristic Pavilion

Settling into a joint interview with architect Zaha Hadid at the atmospheric Palazzo Contarini Polignac here, Karl Lagerfeld accidentally tripped over Hadid’s black fringed handbag, which she had placed on the floor next to her chair.

clock June 12, 2007Miles Socha


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Dean and Dan Caten.


Exclusive: Dsquared2 Inks Fragrance License With Euroitalia

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