Liz Claiborne Inc. is said to be close to a deal to sell the Ellen Tracy brand to a consortium led Windsong Brands, a Westport, Conn.-based private equity firm. A source familiar with the talks said a deal is "close" to completion.
Twirl, ballerina, twirl. Colorful opaque and shimmering metallic legwear are just right for taking a bow. Here, Betsey Johnson Legwear’s nylon and spandex tights, worn with a Sweetface dress and Stuart Weitzman shoes.
Fashion retailers presented a mixed employment picture in December and U.S. producers continued to post declines, as tepid overall job growth and a jump in unemployment sparked concern of a worsening economic forecast.
A third storm in as many days battered much of California on Saturday, and retailers were left struggling to recover from the rain-soaked weekend with lighter than usual traffic evident at malls and stores throughout the state.
January 7, 2008
• Joanna Ramey and Anne Riley-Katz
Talbots Inc., battling weak sales and seeing its stock price tumble, will discontinue its kids’ and men’s businesses by the fall to help the company focus on its core misses’, special sizes, Collection, accessories, shoes and J. Jill operations.
January 7, 2008
• David Moin and Arthur Zaczkiewicz
With the success of novels such as Jhumpa Lahiri’s “The Namesake,” Monica Ali’s “Brick Lane” and, of course, Khaled Hosseini’s “The Kite Runner,” South Asia and its immigrants have clearly caught the interest of a contemporary Western readership.
Luxury eyewear company Oliver Peoples has been buffeted by change the last two years, but founder Larry Leight nurtures the vision he had when launching the firm in Los Angeles 20 years ago – creating top quality eyewear with a vintage ethos.
Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. said Friday that it would be closing its remaining 154 D.e.m.o. stores “as soon as is practical,” which follows a strategic review of the business that was announced in October.
Exclusive: @dsquared2 signs fragrance licensing agreement with Euroitalia, with the first effort of the new partnership being unveiled in September. The brand will launch two scents – one for men and one for women – in Italy. Read our interview with designer Dean and Dan Caten on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@louisvuitton has officially renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women's collections. "I am very pleased to open the next chapter of the story I started with Louis Vuitton almost 5 years ago," said Ghesquière, who first signed on to design the French luxury brand's women's line in 2013. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“I learned then and there that I had to figure out a way in life to maintain and preserve my sense of pride when I felt good about what I did or what I represented or created,” said @saintrecords on how being bullied for wearing capri pants inspired her to be the artist she is today. Knowles was at the 70th Parsons Benefit last night where she outbid the room for a Dapper Dan customized @gucci experience. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“There’s this amazing braintrust of people who know the whole universe so well. So we talked to them and they gave us more input,” said actor Alden Ehrenreich on playing the young Han Solo in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The cast was at NYC’s SVA Theatre last night for an advanced screening of the film, which hits theaters this week. #wwdeye #starwars #hansolo (📷: @aurorarosedecrosta)
@asaprocky spent nearly two hours in a Plexiglas box Sunday night at @sothebys putting himself through a series of “tests” to demonstrate the process of completing his new album called “Testing.” Get all the details and see all the pictures on WWD.com. #wwdeye
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion
Exclusive: Cate Blanchett has been named the first global beauty ambassador for @armanibeauty. Blanchett has been the face of the brand’s Sì fragrance franchise since 2013, and is now representing all of the label’s beauty categories including makeup and skin care. #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)