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Paris’ Fine Romance: Stores Laud Season as Creative, Commercial

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Optimistic, colorful — and tempered with a modern edge. That's how buyers summed up a strong fashion week here, headlined by blockbuster shows from Lanvin, Balenciaga, Dries Van Noten and Nina Ricci.

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A Paul Cavaco-styled Harper's Bazaar image by Peter Lindbergh.

Fashion Features

Stylists Take Turn in the Spotlight

Stylists have become stars in fashion – and now some of them are getting a book of their very own.

clock October 9, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Material World finished a three-day run on Sept. 27.


Material World N.Y. Seeing Green

Textile manufacturers exhibiting at Material World New York reported a steady flow of foot traffic in their booths and a strong appetite among buyers for all things eco-friendly and sustainable.

clock October 9, 2007Ross Tucker


France Doubtful on Doha Talks

The French minister for trade, Herve Novelli, warned Monday that the “window of opportunity is shrinking” to reach a breakthrough deal on the Doha trade talks by the end of the year.

clock October 9, 2007John Zarocostas


Revising CAFTA’s Pocketing Rule

More than two years after President Bush signed the Central American Free Trade Agreement, regulators are completing a tweak to the pact stipulating that pocketing fabric needs to come from one of the signatory countries if the imported apparel is to…

clock October 9, 2007Evan Clark

The Los Angeles International Textile Show will run for three days starting Oct. 15 at the California Market Center.

Fashion Features

Mills Brace for Higher Costs at L.A. Textile Show

Southern California designers will be busy zigzagging this sprawling city next week when two textile trade shows kick off in downtown’s garment district in conjunction with Los Angeles Fashion Week.

clock October 9, 2007WWD Staff

An Indonesian skirt made of lemba fiber and cotton.

Fashion Features

Fabric’s Days Before Cotton

A new exhibit at UCLA’s Fowler Museum promises to be a botanist’s dream.

clock October 9, 2007WWD Staff


Who’s Your Mama?

From prim and proper to mama-to-be, A-list actress mothers worked the red carpet recently in looks that ran the gamut of premiere dressing.

clock October 9, 2007WWD Staff


Eye Scoop

Once home to Boston’s Charles Street Jail, the 16-story Liberty Hotel is a $150 million property at the foot of Beacon Hill.

clock October 9, 2007WWD Staff



More for LES

Godspeed to anyone with the desire to open yet another bar/restaurant below 14th Street on Manhattan’s East Side.

clock October 9, 2007Emily Holt and Amanda FitzSimons

The haute couture collection show at the Mandarin Oriental in Tokyo.

Fashion Features

Valentino Forges Ahead, Shows Couture in Tokyo

This year has been a turbulent one for Valentino. In the past five months alone, there has been a series of developments that will determine the brand’s future.

clock October 9, 2007Akira Miura

Y-3's first Paris store.

Fashion Features

Talking Shop

A slew of new boutiques are dotting the Parisian streetscape. Here’s a look at a few of them.

clock October 9, 2007Emilie Marsh

Jean-Paul Gaultier's tutu and ballerina for Repetto.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Lapo’s Fashion World… Sale Talk at Agent Provocateur… Flat Out…

Lapo Elkann is likely to present his first nature-friendly wares as early as December or January and probably in New York, according to sources.

clock October 9, 2007WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Laurie McCartney Exits Stila… Givaudan Sales Surge 51%…

Cosmetics brand Stila has experienced a shift in top management following the departure of Laurie McCartney, who shared chief executive officer responsibilities with Ken Ude.

clock October 9, 2007WWD Staff


Moschino Expanding Cheap & Chic

Moschino is expanding its Cheap & Chic accessories division with a new line of watches and jewelry.

clock October 9, 2007Luisa Zargani


Memo Pad: Hearst Bids for EMap?… The Young and Restless… Adding a Bit of Fizz…

Hearst is said to be one of the companies in the running to become the new owner of British publishing giant Emap’s consumer magazine division.

clock October 9, 2007WWD Staff

Junya Watanabe

Fashion Features

Paris’ Fine Romance: Stores Laud Season as Creative, Commercial

Optimistic, colorful — and tempered with a modern edge. That’s how buyers summed up a strong fashion week here, headlined by blockbuster shows from…

clock October 9, 2007WWD Staff

Massimo Suppancig


Suppancig Leaves Valextra

Massimo Suppancig has quit Valextra, the high-end accessories firm that he helped turn around. Following a board meeting Thursday, Emanuele Carminati Molina was confirmed as chairman and appointed chief executive officer, a post held by Suppancig…

clock October 9, 2007Alessandra Ilari

Nobuyoshi Araki's work depicts young women unraveling from Chanel chains.


Chanel No. 20: Artists Contribute to Mobile Exhibit

Imagine Yoko Ono visiting a handbag factory. She and 19 other famous artists did just that as participants in Chanel’s forthcoming “Mobile Art” project.

clock October 9, 2007Miles Socha


Report: Apax Considering Tommy IPO

Is Apax Partners already mulling a stock market listing for Tommy Hilfiger?

clock October 9, 2007Samantha Conti


In Brief: Coldwater’s New CEO… Kenneth Cole’s New Jewelry…

Daniel Griesemer, president and chief operating officer of Coldwater Creek Inc., will become the company’s chief executive officer on Oct. 30, and retain the role of president.

clock October 9, 2007WWD Staff


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