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Beauty

Frédéric Fekkai Unveils New Beauty Brand Called Bastide

The serial entrepreneur's new beauty brand is based around the lifestyle and artisans of Provence.

clock 23hPeter Born

Fashion

Riccardo Tisci Delivers Givenchy Collection for Babies, Kids

The debut collection for fall 2017 retailing will be produced and distributed by CWF.

clock 23hMiles Socha

Business

Italy's Fashion World Stands Behind Renzi Ahead of Referendum

Uncertainty looms as Italian citizens gear up for a referendum on Dec. 4 to vote on a change in the country’s constitution.

clock 23hLuisa Zargani

Fashion’s Faster Face: New Creative Director To Drive H&M’s Growth

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Overview

Margareta van den Bosch, who has overseen the White Room since 1988, when H & M was still a regional Scandinavian chain just tapping into its worldwide ambitions, engineered most of the transformation.

From This Issue

The crowd at the Japan Creation textile show.

Textiles

Japan’s Lament: Currency and Cost

The Japanese textile industry continues to stagnate, as unfavorable exchange rates and surging production in China and other low-cost countries bite into…

clock March 25, 2008Amanda Kaiser

Textiles

Australian Wool Dispute Flares Up in Europe

The Australian wool industry’s four-year battle with the animal rights lobby over the farming practice of mulesing…

clock March 25, 2008Patty Huntington

Wilfried Yameogo

Textiles

Burkina Faso Steadfast On Cotton Subsidy Issue

As efforts to wrap up a new world trade agreement by the end of 2008 remain uncertain, the largest sub-Saharan cotton-producing nation is standing firm on…

clock March 25, 2008Joyce Barrett

Textiles

The Fiber Price Sheet

The last Tuesday of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices. Prices listed reflect the cost of one pound of fiber or, in…

clock March 25, 2008WWD Staff

Black Fleece

Designer and Luxury

Retro Upgrade

Thom Browne is giving his Black Fleece customer a history lesson of sorts. At his March 18 fall presentation, he served up new renditions of Brooks…

clock March 25, 2008WWD Staff

Van Laack features more than shirts.

Designer and Luxury

Van Laack Comes to Madison Ave.

Van Laack, the 127-year-old German shirtmaker, wants consumers to know that it’s not just another stuffed shirt.

clock March 25, 2008Sharon Edelson

Colleen Quen, with her Modern Miao gown. Around her waist, she is wearing as an apron the Miao baby carrier that inspired the neckline.

Fashion Features

Two San Francisco Designers Learn Ancient Lessons

A PBS documentary to air next year follows two San Francisco designers in China’s southwest Guizhou Province as they learn ancient garment making from their…

clock March 25, 2008Joanna Ramey

Runway looks from Surily Goel.

Designer and Luxury

India Fashion Week Sees Surge in Overseas Buyers

Indian designers showed off a wealth of multihued textiles and extravagant embellishments at India Fashion Week, which organizers said drew more overseas…

clock March 25, 2008Mian Ridge

Media

Memo Pad: Pressuring The Board… 24-Hour Party People… There Sure Are A Lot Of Awards…

As shareholders prepare to gather for Time Warner Inc.’s annual meeting on May 16, 12 stockholding organizations have a proposal up for a vote that the post…

clock March 25, 2008David Moin and Irin Carmon and Amy Wicks and Hellin Kay

Marketing and Promotion

Something Is in the Air: Panel Says Scent Sells

Deploying scent in-store can enhance the shopping experience, extend the visit and boost sales, though few brands or retailers use it as a marketing tool today.

clock March 25, 2008Denise Power

Marketing and Promotion

Ballantyne Sets Design Contest

Ballantyne is out to promote cashmere among young fashion students with a new contest titled “Design Ballantyne Knitwear.”

clock March 25, 2008Francesca Vuotto

Legal

Former Friedman’s CEO Found Guilty

Bradley Stinn, former chief executive officer of jewelry retailer Friedman’s Inc. and its affiliate, Crescent Jewelers, on Monday was found guilty of…

clock March 25, 2008Vicki M. Young

H&M designers Margareta van den Bosch and Ann-Sofie Johansson.

Fashion Features

Fashion’s Faster Face: New Creative Director To Drive H&M’s Growth

H&M is preparing for a new era as Margareta van den Bosch passes supervision of design to Ann-Sofie Johansson.

clock March 25, 2008Robert Murphy

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Hoax Couture… Arrivederci Armani… Man of Steel…

April Fool’s Day is still a week away, but someone in Italy (where they don’t even have April Fool’s Day) must have been in the mood for a prank.

clock March 25, 2008WWD Staff

Burberry London's cotton and polyester version worn with Tocca's silk dress. Carolina Amato gloves; Stuart Weitzman shoes.

Fashion Features

Entrenchment

Fall’s tailored trenchcoats are played against supple dresses for a Forties-influenced look that’s structured and soft. Metal hardware, bold zippers and…

clock March 25, 2008Jennifer Koo and Christina Ropert

Former President Bill Clinton signs legislation implementing the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1993. From left: Al Gore, former House Minority Leader Robert Michel of Illinois and then House Speaker Thomas Foley.

Government and Trade

NAFTA Rises as Election Issue

The last time the North American Free Trade Agreement was a presidential campaign issue, billionaire independent candidate Ross Perot warned about the…

clock March 25, 2008Kristi Ellis

Eva Amurri at Cafe Cluny.

People

Pretty Baby… Guns & Roses.. Ying Yang…

If it weren’t for her arresting resemblance to her famous mother (Susan Sarandon), you’d never guess Eva Amurri is a member of the…

clock March 25, 2008Vanessa Lawrence

Ara Starck

People

A Starck Contrast

Despite the fact her father is world-famous designer Philippe Starck, Ara Starck didn’t inherit the gene. “I’m a painter, I’ve never done design,” says the…

clock March 25, 2008Chantal Goupil

Adam Duritz

People

Counting Collector

Adam Duritz is known as the barefoot frontman of Counting Crows, but behind the closed doors of his Astor Place apartment in Manhattan, he lives more like…

clock March 25, 2008Michelle Edgar

Views of House of Fraser in Belfast.

Fashion Features

House of Fraser Hits Belfast

British department store House of Fraser has made its debut in Belfast, Northern Ireland, with a store that could be a key to the beleaguered city’s regeneration.

clock March 25, 2008Nina Jones

Acqua di Parma's skin care line.

Skin Care

Acqua di Parma Dives Into Skin Care…

After establishing a 92-year history of scent making, Acqua di Parma is about to try its hand at skin care.

clock March 25, 2008Stephanie Epiro

U.S. retail sales at Tiffany rose 4 percent to $527.9 million in the fourth quarter.

Designer and Luxury

Retail Shares Surge, Tiffany Shines

Retail shares soared on Monday, boosted in part by Tiffany & Co., whose fourth-quarter results brought some sparkle to the luxury sector.

clock March 25, 2008Jeanine Poggi

Financial

Klein Business Drives PVH

The Calvin Klein business was the fourth-quarter superstar at Phillips-Van Heusen Corp., which managed to drive net income up 13.4 percent despite weakness…

clock March 25, 2008Evan Clark

Business Features

In Brief: At Home With Perry… Changes At Steven Madden…

Perry Ellis International, based in Miami, has forged a licensing deal with Revman International Inc. to design, manufacture and distribute bed and bath…

clock March 25, 2008WWD Staff

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