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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

clock 1hMiles Socha

Retail

Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 16hDavid Moin

Retail

Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

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A New Designer Deal: TSM Capital Acquires Stake in Rachel Roy

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Overview

Rachel Roy is ready to step on the accelerator — with the help of recently formed TSM Capital. TSM Capital, founded by Marvin Traub, Aslaug Magnusdottir and Mortimer Singer, has acquired an undisclosed "significant" minority stake in Roy's label.

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Fashion Features

Andrew Gn Still Going Strong After 10 Years

Many designers strive to occupy a market niche. But what happens when that niche grows into a $10 million business?

clock November 13, 2007Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Devon Fastens Ties With Galanos

When fresh-faced designer Lyn Devon visited Chicago earlier this month, she sought not only to build her client base, but to solicit some firsthand advice from her newfound mentor, James Galanos.

clock November 13, 2007Beth Wilson

Fashion Features

Love Dresses Up With More Options

Jacquelyne Love’s husband Mike is a former Beach Boy, but she isn’t about to spend her life in bikini tops and jeans. And the California-based designer doesn’t expect her customers to either.

clock November 13, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Filo Mixes Environment and Innovation

Spring and summer collections shown by exhibitors at last month’s Filo yarn fair sought to marry the environmental movement with technological innovation.

clock November 13, 2007Stephanie Epiro

Textiles

Brands Widening Scope Of Social Responsibility

Speakers at SAI’s 10th annual conference here last week stressed the need to expand programs intended to increase socially responsible behavior and empower workers.

clock November 13, 2007Ross Tucker

Financial

Wal-Mart Hopes Early Birds Stoke Holiday

Wal-Mart’s early-bird deals on electronics lured Mary Ann and Rick Boucher to the store here at dawn – three weeks before the holiday shopping season kickoff.

clock November 13, 2007Katherine Bowers

Textiles

Study Connects Ship Emissions to Illnesses

A new study from the American Chemical Society has linked ship emissions to thousands of deaths globally and is increasing pressure on ports to alter their environmental policies.

clock November 13, 2007Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

Youth Is Served: Russian Brand Eyes U.S. Push

Kira Plastinina Style, one of the fastest-growing fashion brands in Russia, is something of a phenomenon, not simply because its sweetly sexy styles are selling briskly, but because the face behind the label is a 15-year-old girl.

clock November 13, 2007Sharon Edelson and Peter Savodnik

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Round ‘Em Up… Goofing Off… Women, Then Men…

The December issue of Maxim will introduce someone old and something new. Albert “A.J.” Baime will return as an executive editor.

clock November 13, 2007WWD Staff

Karen Harvey Offers Help to Abused Women

For Karen Harvey, president of the Karen Harvey Consulting Group, the last year has been special. She has organized Women in Need: The Blue Project to help abused and disadvantaged women get a shot at reentering the workforce.

clock November 13, 2007David Moin

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Physicians Formula’s Profits Take Hit in Qtr… Symrise Sets Up Personal Care Classification

Physicians Formula Holdings Inc. reported Monday that its net income declined to $102,000, or a penny a diluted share from $223,000, or 2 cents a share, in the year-ago period.

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Fashion Features

Cardin’s Desert Adventure

Fendi may have staged an impressive runway show on the Great Wall of China a few weeks ago, but Pierre Cardin – the godfather of Space Age chic – has no reason for envy.

clock November 13, 2007Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Jones: Never Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen

Judith Jones, like many of the authors in her decades-long publishing career, has a story to tell

clock November 13, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

People

Home Bodies

“For 45 years, everyone thinks I love parties and to go out. It’s all wrong. I love to stay home.” And there it is, straight from the horse’s mouth: Valentino is a homebody.

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People

The Ubiquitor

Although Woody Harrelson plays the title character in the upcoming society flick “The Walker,” it’s his co-star Lauren Bacall who has been racking up numerous hours researching the art of the arrival.

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People

Seeing Double

Playwright Tom Stoppard has a knack for getting New York theatergoers into a tizzy. Last year, his award-winning “The Coast of Utopia” had audiences enraptured…

clock November 13, 2007Vanessa Lawrence

Fashion Features

Rock Pretty

In preparation for their first tour, kicking off Wednesday, the ladies of indie pop band Uh Huh Her, Leisha Hailey and Camila Grey, are pulling out their party frocks. Here, Grey wears a Carolina Aubele silk chiffon and tulle dress.

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Fashion Features

A New Designer Deal: TSM Capital Acquires Stake in Rachel Roy

Rachel Roy is ready to step on the accelerator – with the help of recently formed TSM Capital.

clock November 13, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Armani in the Land Down Under

Talk about a weekend getaway. Tacked onto last week’s launch of his new Tokyo mega-boutique, Giorgio Armani has just wrapped a whistle-stop, 48-hour Sydney side trip…

clock November 13, 2007Patty Huntington

Retail Features

Yamamoto’s New Home in Antwerp

Yohji Yamamoto has opened his largest store in the world smack in the center of Antwerp’s fashion hub.

clock November 13, 2007Katya Foreman

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Raising the Profile… Sex and the Fashion… Book Club…

Sir Philip Green is certainly out to build the Topshop name in the U.S. before opening stores here.

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Textiles

Pakistan’s Textile, Apparel Shipments Said on Track

With President Pervez Musharraf promising general elections in January, Pakistan’s textile and apparel executives said the turmoil caused by the state of emergency has calmed enough for them to reassure importers the crisis will not affect their…

clock November 13, 2007Mahlia S. Lone

Financial

Eddie Bauer Taps Exec Trio

Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc. on Monday bolstered its operational ranks with three executive appointments. The move is part of the retailer’s turnaround efforts, which include repositioning the brand.

clock November 13, 2007Vicki M. Young

Financial

Shoppers Ease Into Holiday Season

Holiday shopping is getting off to a slow start. According to the NRF’s 2007 Holiday Consumer Intentions Survey, 71.4 % of shoppers have less than 10 % of their holiday shopping completed.

clock November 13, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Financial

In Brief: Aeffe Advances… More Pink In New England… Le Coq Sportif Signs Noah

Growth in Europe and Russia boosted Aeffe SpA’s third-quarter numbers.

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