Fashion Week to Stay in Tents for 2 Years

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The tents can call Bryant Park their home for two more years. IMG Fashion, which owns Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week, signed a contract on Friday to keep the even in Bryant Park through Febuary 2010.

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Fashion Features

Equal Opportunity

Something for everyone, indeed. From drop-dead lace gowns to sportif stripes, designers are delivering looks for Ladies Who Lunch as well as downtown hipsters.

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Giorgio Armani prepares a model for the charity fashion show.

Fashion Features

Riding High: Armani Takes Texas

Giorgio Armani conquered Big D.

clock September 10, 2007Rusty Williamson

Smythson's Rodeo Drive store.

Fashion Features

A Trio Bows in Manhattan

Companies are banking on bags and baubles as they open flagships this week.

clock September 10, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Longline lace bra with suspenders and thong by Lisa's Folly.

Fashion Features

Lyon: New Stop on Orient Express

The growing importance of Asian exhibitors, distributors and retailers permeated the traditional French setting of the Lyon, Mode City lingerie and Interfiliere textile fair here.

clock September 10, 2007Karyn Monget

A signature style from Graff.


Graff Capitalizing on Luxe Boom

Ultraexclusive luxury is riding a wave of unparalleled wealth — and it could just catapult uberexpensive jeweler Graff into a $1 billion brand.

clock September 10, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Pieces from the Rockras by Kimberly McDonald collection.

Fashion Features

McDonald’s Rock-Solid Approach

Kimberly McDonald spends her days acquiring rare gemstones, commissioning jewelry suites and hunting down estate pieces from the likes of Cartier and Harry Winston.

clock September 10, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Boucheron rings.

Fashion Features

Boucheron Aims to Point, Click and Sell

Boucheron has a new cyberjewel in its crown.

clock September 10, 2007Samantha Conti

Fabien Baron Eyewear

Fashion Features

Fabien Baron on Style, Luxury and Becoming a Brand

Fabien Baron wants to be more than just a creative director behind some of the editorial and advertising images on the pages of fashion magazines. He wants to be on them.

clock September 10, 2007Caroline Tell

Mauboussin employs geometric and natural symbols in its jewelry.


Mauboussin Takes Manhattan

Mauboussin, a 180-year-old French jeweler, plans to arrive on the U.S. market next September in grand style: planting a 7,000-square-foot, five-floor boutique at 714 Madison Avenue in Manhattan, complete with a chocolate “bar” and a VIP loft apartment.

clock September 10, 2007Miles Socha

Retail Tests Strength With Z.b.d. Line

When it comes to fashion, always has been ahead of its big sister, Wal-Mart Stores.

clock September 10, 2007Sharon Edelson

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Men’s Brand Steps Up Offerings With Foot Care… Bumble and Bumble Appointment

Men’s grooming brand Amenity is getting into foot care.

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A look from

Fashion Features

London Calling Little Luxury Shoppers

London kids are getting a taste for luxury.

clock September 10, 2007Lucie Greene

Neige's spring 2008 collection, featuring pieces from Signature.

Fashion Features

Neige Signs On a New Collection

Neige has found its signature style.

clock September 10, 2007Cecily Hall

Jerome Dahan and Adriano Goldschmied


Citizens of Humanity Adds Goldschmied’s GoldSign

Denim pioneers Jerome Dahan and Adriano Goldschmied believe in the power of two.

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Views of the Just Cavalli boutique in New York.

Fashion Features

Just Cavalli Opens in NYC

Curved walls, mirrored counters and backlit glass walls contribute to the spaceship design and futuristic mood of the first Just Cavalli boutique in New York, which opened Friday.

clock September 10, 2007Luisa Zargani

The Fashion Targets Breast Cancer ad campaign.


Memo Pad: Big Push… Corrections…

Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, the charitable initiative from the Council of Fashion Designers of America/CFDA Foundation, has joined forces with online retailer Net-a-porter to expand the initiative on a global scale.

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Permira Increases Stake in Valentino to Estimated 97%

European private equity group Permira Holdings wrapped up its tender offer for Valentino Fashion Group SpA on Friday, lifting its stake in the Italian fashion company to about 97 percent, based on preliminary tabulations.

clock September 10, 2007Amanda Kaiser

Tevis Gale

Beauty Features

Teaching ‘Balancing’ Techniques

With BlackBerries buzzing and cell phones ringing, not to mention soccer mom responsibilities and planes to catch for business travel, trying to balance one’s personal life with work is becoming harder and more pressured.

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Considerations for Better Background Checks

Executives faced with increasing concerns over the screening process for potential employees need to make better use of the tools already available to them, experts said.

clock September 10, 2007Liza Casabona

Cartier necklace are among the jewelry targeted by infringers.

Fashion Features

Fine Jewelry in Counterfeit Crosshairs

As eagle-eyed knockoff artists are already no doubt transmitting Internet images from the runways to factories in China, there is a new sector being targeted for counterfeits: fine jewelry.

clock September 10, 2007Sophia Chabbott and Liza Casabona

Cynthia O'Connor's bathroom buffet for buyers.

Fashion Features

Showrooms Build Amenities Suited to Changing Industry

Cynthia O’Connor had a vision when she switched from being a buyer at Stanley Korshak in Dallas to opening her namesake showroom 15 years ago — she wanted to create a buyer’s paradise.

clock September 10, 2007Whitney Beckett

Dress Barn is one of many retailers that has stopped reporting monthly same-store sales.


Retailers Opt Out of Monthly Comps

Reporting monthly same-store sales could become a thing of the past.

clock September 10, 2007Jeanine Poggi and Erica Owen

Red: Monthly same-store sales average.   Blue: Average stock percent change.


Same-Store Sales, Share Price Mismatch

An analysis of companies that report monthly same-store sales by WWD shows little correlation between the sector’s monthly results and subsequent stock performance.

clock September 10, 2007Erica Owen


Iconix Buys Official Pillowtex

Iconix Brand Group finally got its wish: The brand management firm on Thursday said it entered into an agreement to purchase Official Pillowtex LLC.

clock September 10, 2007Vicki M. Young


Retail Stocks Plummet on Unemployment Report

Stocks closed another week firmly in the red Friday after the U.S. Department of Labor posted a drop in August employment rates, the first since 2003.

clock September 10, 2007Erica Owen


Fashion Features

Japan Fashion Week Aims to Raise Its Profile

Tribal motifs, a relaxed mood and, of course, typical Japanese kawaii, or “cute,” were all on display during the runway shows at Japan Fashion Week.

clock September 10, 2007Koji Hirano


Latest Job Cuts Could Weigh on Economy

Posting the first nationwide job loss in four years, U.S. employers cut a seasonally adjusted 4,000 positions in August, undermining one of the key supports for consumer spending.

clock September 10, 2007Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Fashion Week to Stay in Tents for 2 Years

The tents can call Bryant Park their home for two more years.

clock September 10, 2007WWD Staff


Ruzow to Exit Kellwood Post

Stephen L. Ruzow will step down as president of Kellwood Co.’s Calvin Klein women’s sportswear division, effective Sept. 21.

clock September 10, 2007Whitney Beckett


In Brief: L’Oreal Strikes Back…

L’Oréal was said to have taken legal action against eBay in five European countries in August over the online auction site’s alleged sale of counterfeit fragrance bottles.

clock September 10, 2007WWD Staff

Diane Kruger in Missoni.


The Long Run

The marathon of fashion week parties only hit the halfway mark over the weekend, but it still left many feeling footsore and exhausted.

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Jessica Simpson and Michael Kors

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Twin Sets… Peanuts Gallery… More Demi…

Sitting pretty in a black Michael Kors shift dress, Maria Sharapova graced the designer’s front row on Sunday afternoon. “I wanted to support him because he has always supported me in tennis,” she said after setting off a blast of flashbulbs, as did…

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Fashion Features

Creative Process

Artsy types, this one’s for you. The season is full of looks that are architectural, shimmering, quirky and flat-out cool.

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Fashion Features

Theories of Evolution

Doing what comes naturally means something a little different for each designer. For Vera Wang, beachy looks, while, for the sisters of Rodarte, it’s interpreting their signature breathless it’s a draped romp through Ancient Rome; for Michael Kors,…

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Simply Vera Vera Wang on display in Chicago.

Fashion Features

Simply Vera Vera Wang Kicks Off at Kohl’s

Kohl’s Corp.’s nationwide launch Sunday of its new Simply Vera Vera Wang line was low-key at best — although early sales are anything but.

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