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A&F Finds 'Growing Up' Tough Now that Sex No Longer Sells

Abercrombie is aging its models to show it is no longer a "teen" brand; company reported a Q2 loss.

clock 23hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

Through her Instagram account, Barbie “produces” sponsored content.

clock 18hMaghan McDowell

Fashion

Costume Institute's Next Subject Said to Be Rei Kawakubo

The exhibit next spring would be only the second the Met has devoted to a living designer.

clock 18hWWD Staff

Remember Recessions? Industry Vets Prescribe Ways to Cope With Blahs

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Overview

As New York Fashion Week kicks into high gear, everyone from the designers in their ateliers to the retail executives in the front row and perhaps even the models on the runways has one word on their minds beginning with the letter "r."

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Financial

Beauty Beat: Global Reach Helps Lauder Post Gains

The Est?e Lauder Cos. Inc.’s global sprawl helped shield the beauty firm – which reported a 7.7 percent increase in second-quarter profits Friday -…

clock February 4, 2008Molly Prior

Mergers and Acquisitions

Camuto Group Buys 50 Percent Stake in Sanctuary Clothing

The Camuto Group clearly is interested in contemporary fashion as it has just made its second acquisition in the category.

clock February 4, 2008Julee Kaplan

Forecasts and Analysis

Analysts Link Asia, Mideast To Luxe Growth

Amid doom and gloom aplenty, the luxury goods sector got a blast of good news from investment firm HSBC, whose analysts contend that robust demand from…

clock February 4, 2008Miles Socha

Marketing and Promotion

Miu Miu Takes Macau

The seas were choppy and chilly winds were blowing as guests boarded the chartered ferry from Hong Kong, but no one seemed to mind the weather when they…

clock February 4, 2008Constance Haisma-Kwok

Designer and Luxury

CFDA, GQ Celebrate New Men’s Designers

Though most of the attention during New York Fashion Week is paid to women’s wear, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and GQ celebrated men’s…

clock February 4, 2008WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Ouch, It Hurts… Holy Smokes…

Magazine publishers are already feeling the pinch from fears of a recession ? and many observers expect things to get worse before they get better.

clock February 4, 2008WWD Staff

Jewelry

Kentshire’s Generational Play

For Carrie Imberman, jewelry is a family affair. Imberman, the granddaughter of Kentshire founder Benson Imberman, worked in costume design, styling and…

clock February 4, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Jewelry

Manning Adds Diamonds With Precious Fusion

Like many designers, Melissa Joy Manning has been creating wares since she was a child.

clock February 4, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Intimates and Activewear

Wine Country

Lingerie designers are serving up plenty of fine burgundies for fall. The newest crop is full of charming, slender shapes in romantic laces and satins.

clock February 4, 2008WWD Staff

Intimates and Activewear

Wild Things

It’s a jungle out there, as designers show sexy or playful shapes in a range of animal prints with unexpected splashes of color.

clock February 4, 2008WWD Staff

Intimates and Activewear

Deborah Marquit’s Fantasy Lingerie Land

A combination of lingerie in bright neon colors, an updated e-commerce Web site, a fairy tale-inspired boutique and a celebrity following that includes…

clock February 4, 2008Karyn Monget

Financial

Hanesbrands Income Leaps 109.3% in Qtr.

Hanesbrands Inc. topped off a difficult year with a strong fourth quarter led by its Champion brand, which has posted double-digit sales growth for three…

clock February 4, 2008Vicki M. Young

Intimates and Activewear

Intimacy Expands Its Fit Philosophy

Susan Nethero, founder of Intimacy lingerie stores, was fussing about making sure the women milling around her newest shop for breakfast were served quiche,…

clock February 4, 2008Katherine Bowers

Mergers and Acquisitions

DBA Apparel Buys Lovable, Celebrity

DBA Apparel has acquired the apparel-related trademarks of Lovable and Celebrity from Lovable World Trading Co.

clock February 4, 2008Karyn Monget

Financial

Remember Recessions? Industry Vets Prescribe Ways to Cope With Blahs

s New York Fashion Week kicks into high gear, everyone has one word on their minds beginning with the letter “r” — and it isn’t the color red, it’s recession.

clock February 4, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

Industry Payrolls Trimmed in Jan.

The fashion industry, jittery about the faltering economy, cut payrolls across the manufacturing and retail sectors last month as the overall employment…

clock February 4, 2008Kristi Ellis

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Eclectic Glamour

That’s what Donna Karan dubbed her DKNY collection for fall 2008. She offered luxurious leathers, shearlings and chunky knits layered over bow blouses…

clock February 4, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: White Mischief… Super Sunday… Fashion Trenches…

When French President Nicolas Sarkozy wed Carla Bruni in Paris on Saturday, there was little fanfare, but plenty of fashion elements.

clock February 4, 2008WWD Staff

Mergers and Acquisitions

NRDC to Acquire Fortunoff

NRDC Equity Partners, the parent of Lord & Taylor and Creative Design Studio, has entered into an agreement to purchase Fortunoff for $110 million.

clock February 4, 2008David Moin

Denim

Crow Seeks Right Note for Denim

With a new album out Tuesday and her first apparel line slated to hit the sales floor in late June, 2008 promises to be a busy year for Sheryl Crow.

clock February 4, 2008Ross Tucker

Specialty Stores

In Brief: Lane Bryant Honors Victims

Lane Bryant’s greater-Chicago area stores were closed on Sunday in mourning for the five people who were shot and killed at the retailer’s Tinley Park,…

clock February 4, 2008WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Getting a Handle on Louboutin

Christian Louboutin is outfitting his business with a new platform of controlled growth.

clock February 4, 2008Miles Socha

Financial

Claiborne Sells Prana Back to Founders

Thirteen down, three to go. Liz Claiborne Inc. has sold active brand Prana for $36.5 million, plus as much as $4 million more based on 2008 performance.

clock February 4, 2008Whitney Beckett

Leather Goods

Sevigny Takes on Samsonite’s Black Label

Samsonite has tapped another fashion star to represent the brand’s latest extension in its premier Black Label series.

clock February 4, 2008Caroline Tell

Designer and Luxury

Findings: Jewel Box… Basso’s Bags… Turkey Bait…

Catherine Malandrino will launch her first jewelry collection today at her fall show.

clock February 4, 2008Caroline Tell

People

Prep School

From Cetaphil to cyanide capsules, the fashion flock gets creative when it comes to contending with the hustle and bustle of collections.

clock February 4, 2008WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Double Act

Sophistication and schoolgirl chic shared the stage this season when edgy elegance met glammed-up grunge.

clock February 4, 2008WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

It’s a Muse Thing

From photographer Lee Miller to Alpine maidens, downtown girls to a perfect circle, and even “fabulosity” – anything and everything got designers’ creative…

clock February 4, 2008WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

More From the Shows… Grad It Up

Inspired by haberdashery, Wayne D. Lee’s collection contained excellent well-tailored pieces with a modern twist that made everything decidedly feminine.

clock February 4, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Features

More From the Shows: Twinkle by Wenlan… Lela Rose…

Wenlan Chia stayed true to her penchant for tossing textured knits over light fabrics like silk georgette, while adding signature whimsical touches, such as…

clock February 4, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: The Bigger Picture… Pulverized… Picture This…

The Super Bowl isn’t the only American event conflicting with New York Fashion Week…

clock February 4, 2008WWD Staff

Retail Features

Two Sides of Yamamoto Hit Meatpacking District

Two sides of Yohji Yamamoto were revealed in the Meatpacking District over the weekend when a signature store bowed at 1 Gansevoort Street and a Y-3 unit…

clock February 4, 2008Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Adam Lippes to Do Line for Mango

Adam Lippes is adding some Spanish flair as the contemporary designer has signed an agreement to do a collection for Barcelona-based retailer Mango.

clock February 4, 2008Julee Kaplan

Forecasts and Analysis

China Storm, U.S. Economy Cloud Outlook

As retailers and vendors fill the showrooms of Seventh Avenue and the tents at Bryant Park with eyes on finding the best fall fashions, they’ll also be…

clock February 4, 2008Karyn Monget and Kristi Ellis and Whitney Beckett

Merchandising

Invista Lifts Lingerie at Lycra Bra-sserie

Invista Inc. is supporting lingerie with an aggressive multi-million dollar advertising and marketing campaign for Lycra spandex in Paris and New York.

clock February 4, 2008Karyn Monget and Katya Foreman

Financial

Retail Shares Rally, Comps on Tap

Retail shares posted gains last week after the Federal Reserve slashed interest rates and the sector was upgraded by analysts.

clock February 4, 2008Arthur Zaczkiewicz and Jeanine Poggi

Financial

Bulgari Profit Goal in Sight

Bulgari SpA said Thursday it would likely reach its double-digit profit target for 2007, after beating full-year revenue forecasts.

clock February 4, 2008Andrew Roberts

Financial

Industry Weighs Icahn Motive for Penney’s Stake

What are Carl Icahn’s intentions for J.C. Penney?

clock February 4, 2008Sharon Edelson

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