Furla Taps Paolo Fontanelli as CEO

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Furla said Monday it has appointed Paolo Fontanelli, formerly chief financial officer of Giorgio Armani SpA, as its chief executive officer. Furla's ceo post was previously held by Giovanna Furlanetto, who will remain chairman of the company.

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Fashion Features

AAFA Unveils Restricted Substances List

The American Apparel & Footwear Association unveiled its first restricted substances list during its Environmental Issues Seminar here last week.

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Global fabric production increased 3.6 percent during the fourth quarter.


Europe and Asia Drive Fabric Production

Global fabric production rose by 3.6 percent during the fourth quarter of 2006, boosted by strong gains in Europe and Asia, according to a report from the International Textile Manufacturers Federation.

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Textiles, Metals Suffer Most Job Losses in 30-Year Period a a

Textiles jobs have been a victim of the quickening pace of globalization.

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Hubert de Givenchy at home in Paris.

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Sitting Down With Givenchy

Hubert de Givenchy lives up to every inch of his reputation as the epitome of the aristocratic couturier.

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Vera Wang

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Packing for the Great Summer Escape

With the Fourth of July hours away, many city dwellers are packing up – or have already – for seaside sojourns.

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Allison Sarofim


Roman Holiday

This summer, the biggest ticket of the New York social calendar is not some barefoot, beachside gala in the Hamptons, but rather a trip to Rome for Valentino’s 45th anniversary blowout.

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Fashion Features

Permira Details Valentino Takeover Plan

Private equity group Permira is finalizing the terms of its summer takeover bid for Valentino Fashion Group SpA.

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Giovanna Furlanetto

Fashion Features

Furla Taps Paolo Fontanelli as CEO

Furla said Monday it has appointed Paolo Fontanelli, formerly chief financial officer of Giorgio Armani SpA, as its chief executive officer.

clock July 3, 2007Luisa Zargani


Deb Shops Said to Be on Block

Deb Shops Inc., the 75-year-old junior apparel chain, appears to be up for sale.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: De Beers Pick Top Exec… Merchandise Mart Move

Hamida Belkadi has been promoted to chief operating officer of De Beers North America.

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Heather Graham

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Happy Hour… Pillow Case… Coco Nuts…

Leave it to Miuccia Prada to mix up something unexpected.

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Furs before and after their transformation.

Fashion Features

Catering to Demanding Clients With Custom Made

Tom Ford may have pondered where a 21st-century Cary Grant would shop to create the blueprint for his new boutique concept. But what about a modern-day Audrey Hepburn?

clock July 3, 2007Katya Foreman


Lenox Square Attracts Zara In Expansion

A 35,000-square-foot expansion of Lenox Square mall, set to open in the fall, will feature Zara’s first store here.

clock July 3, 2007Georgia Lee

The new labor law, which takes effect Jan. 1, will standardize previously gray areas in China's employer-employee relations.

Fashion Features

Cost Impact of China Labor Law Tough to Assess

China’s newly approved national labor law may improve conditions for millions of workers, experts agree, but it’s as yet unclear what impact it might have on rising wages and other costs for international businesses operating here.

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Memo Pad: Delay Again… Back On… Not So Fast, But Steady

On Monday, American Media Operations Inc. filed yet another notification of late filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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M Lab's Anti-aging Treatment Serum.

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M Lab Line Goes High-End With Harrods

Milbar Laboratories has set its sights on the luxury treatment market.

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Inside a Belinda boutique in Australia.


Belinda Ups the Designer Stakes in South Africa

Belinda Seper, the woman behind the Belinda boutique, is the Australian equivalent of Joyce Ma, Ikram Goldman and Joan Burstein.

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Channeling Cocteau.

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Harlequin Romance

John Galliano gave new meaning to the term artsy with a breathtaking Christian Dior fall couture collection inspired by painters, illustrators and photographers.

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Charlize Theron

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Fiesta Wear

Christian Dior had no trouble filling its front row with stars at its 60th anniversary couture show.

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