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Aéropostale's Future Still Unclear; Liquidation Possible

The future of teen retailer Aeropostale is still unclear, as bidding at a court auction was continuing into the evening hours on Monday.

clock 5hVicki M. Young

Fashion

Carolina Herrera Hires Raffaele Ilardo as Vice President of Design

Raffaele Ilardo will head up creative development and design for the Carolina Herrera New York ready-to-wear and bridal collections.

clock 7hRosemary Feitelberg

Fashion

Bomber Jackets, Off-the-Shoulder and Rompers Trending

Google's Fashion Trends Report found that Gigi Hadid, Kanye West, Kendall Jenner, Michelle Obama and Taylor Swift influenced the top trends.

clock 10hMaghan McDowell

Prada’s Smooth Sailing: Profits Rise 66 Percent But No IPO Timing Set

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Overview

Economic slowdown? Not at Prada SpA. The Italian luxury group said that earnings increased by almost two-thirds in 2007, following bumper sales of leather goods and accessories and growth in the Asia-Pacific region.

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They Are Wearing

West Africans Send Message With Designs

Although many West African women are turning toward Western-style apparel, the majority favor brilliantly colored African fabric designs that are often…

clock April 1, 2008Joyce Barrett

Textiles

Split Decision

Textile manufacturers are hedging their bets in an uncertain economy by pumping a little bit of everything into the market for spring 2009.

clock April 1, 2008Court Williams

Textiles

Green Leads Interstoff Asia

Organizers of Interstoff Asia Essential began repositioning the fair toward eco-friendly textiles last year and this edition saw the results of those moves.

clock April 1, 2008Constance Haisma-Kwok

Fashion Features

Jackets Are Back in All Shapes and Sizes

Jackets are making a comeback, and stores expect the category to gain strength going into fall.

clock April 1, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

They Are Wearing

Weathering the Elements

Riga is not for the thin-blooded, but locals manage to maintain their sense of style despite the near-constant chill.

clock April 1, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Business Features

G-III Apparel Earnings Rise

Apparel maker G-III Apparel Group Ltd. reported on Monday that fourth-quarter earnings more than doubled, boosted by sales in outerwear and dresses.

clock April 1, 2008Jeanine Poggi

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Midsummer Roman Dream… Setting China… Cast of Characters…

To fete its newly refurbished Rome store on Via Condotti and its 70-year presence in the Eternal City, Gucci will show its new cruise collection there on…

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Trends

Best Foot Forward

Mario and Kristi Yamaguchi may be making all the right moves on “Dancing With the Stars,” but fall’s short, shimmering party dresses are already winners.

clock April 1, 2008Bobbi Queen and Christina Ropert

Design

‘China Design Now’ Offers Cultural Overview

In the lead up to and under the pretext of this summer’s Beijing Olympic Games, China-themed events are proliferating around the globe.

clock April 1, 2008Lisa Movius and Laura Mitchell

Fashion Features

Ferragamo Celebrates 80th Anniversary in Shanghai

At the opening of the exhibition “Salvatore Ferragamo: Evolving Legend 1928-2008” on Friday at the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, the biggest crowd-pleaser wasn’t the collectable bags…

clock April 1, 2008Lisa Movius

Financial

Prada’s Smooth Sailing: Profits Rise 66 Percent But No IPO Timing Set

Economic slowdown? Not at Prada SpA.

clock April 1, 2008Andrew Roberts

Financial

HSBC Remains Bullish on Luxury

Luxury players are better prepared than in the past to weather the current economic downturn — and are at the ready with an arsenal of cost-cutting measures, including scaling back store expansion, reducing boutique staffing and trimming…

clock April 1, 2008Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Dallas’ Fashion at the Park a Crowd-pleaser

Barneys New York creative director Simon Doonan walked the runway in high heels, Mischa Barton mingled and nine of the 15 shows at NorthPark Center’s Fashion at the Park were sellouts.

clock April 1, 2008Holly Haber

People

Space Invaders

On Friday night Balenciaga opened the doors to its futuristic new Los Angeles boutique.

clock April 1, 2008WWD Staff

People

Access Hollywood

The City of Angels is becoming the city of artists. Rent is cheap, galleries are popping up in Chinatown and Culver City, and artists David Hockney, John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha and Rosson Crow are already ensconced.

clock April 1, 2008WWD Staff

Beauty Features

The Doctor Is In: Avon Taps Dempsey

Avon Products Inc. has a doctor in the house, albeit a pretend one.

clock April 1, 2008Rachel Brown

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Will They Blog About This Too?…

Cathy Horyn, fashion critic for The New York Times, first came up with the idea for a blog in August 2006.

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Fashion Features

Simmons Doing Line for J.C. Penney

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. is launching an exclusive junior sportswear collection designed by Kimora Lee Simmons. The line, called Fabulosity, is to hit stores in July for back-to-school.

clock April 1, 2008Rusty Williamson

Financial

Expansion Boosts Inditex Net

Inditex Group, the Spanish retailer that owns the fast-fashion Zara chain, on Monday said aggressive openings in Asia and Russia drove profits up 25 percent last year and that sales remained robust in February and March.

clock April 1, 2008Robert Murphy

Financial

In Brief: Gen Art Deadline… Hoop in Chapter 11… Kellwood Debentures…

The deadline for submissions for this year’s Gen Art Styles runway show is April 4.

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