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French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

The French designer was synonymous with striped sweaters and Left Bank insouciance.

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Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

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Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

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In Focus

Roger Federer on His New Nike Collab

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

It’s a Small World: Fashion Breaks Down Barriers Around Globe

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Overview

Bloomingdale's eyeing the Middle East; Yohji Yamamoto and Nike staging fashion shows in Beijing's Forbidden City; Istithmar of Dubai buying Barneys New York; Chinese consumers snapping up Vuitton bags and Mercedes cars.

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Textiles

Vendors Bank on Novelty at L.A. Textile Show

Designers and apparel manufacturers combing the booths at the Los Angeles International Textile Show last week were on the hunt for novelty fabrics to help…

clock April 22, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran

People

Eye: Hopping Along…Feeling Groovy

Just how fresh were the bananas at Donna Karan’s private lunch for Parisian jeweler Lorenz Baumer?

clock April 22, 2008WWD Staff

People

Eye: Shooting Star

The green scene these days is glutted with actors like Cameron Diaz, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.

clock April 22, 2008Amanda FitzSimons

People

Eye: Cliff Hanger

Melanie Charlton Fascitelli knows what skeletons Liv Tyler has in her closet.

clock April 22, 2008Amanda FitzSimons

Legal

Report Looks to Draw Attention

Violations of workers’ rights and low wages are still the norm in the sportswear industry, according to a report released Monday and compiled by a coalition…

clock April 22, 2008Liza Casabona

Marketing and Consumer Behavior

Dresses, Eco-Friendly Items In Demand at StyleMax

Value was more pivotal than ever at StyleMax, Chicago’s largest women’s apparel market.

clock April 22, 2008Beth Wilson

Financial

Hanesbrands Net Surges to $36M in 1Q

Hanesbrands Inc. said earnings tripled in the first quarter, boosted by cost-cutting initiatives that offset weak sales in a tough retail environment.

clock April 22, 2008Jeanine Poggi

Financial

Coldwater Creek Amends Credit Facility

Women’s apparel retailer Coldwater Creek Inc. said Monday it has amended its $60 million, five-year revolving credit facility with Wells Fargo Bank.

clock April 22, 2008Jeanine Poggi

Beauty Features

Pratt, Luxe Pack Honor Dior

Dior Beauty was saluted Tuesday at the annual Pratt Institute-Luxe Pack Art of Packaging award dinner, and brand president Pamela Baxter wasted no time in…

clock April 22, 2008Brid Costello and Pete Born

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: And His Qualifications Are?… Eye Of The Beholder…

Star New York Ranger and man-about-town Sean Avery is out to build up his r??sum?? this summer…

clock April 22, 2008Luisa Zargani and Stephanie D. Smith and Amy Wicks

Merchandising

Levi’s Pops Up at American Rag

Levi’s is popping out of American Rag Cie’s denim store here with a new polkadot-themed temporary shop that underscores its efforts to focus on the women’s…

clock April 22, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran

Designer and Luxury

It’s a Small World: Fashion Breaks Down Barriers Around Globe

Bloomingdale’s eyeing the Middle East; Yohji Yamamoto and Nike staging fashion shows in Beijing’s Forbidden City; Istithmar of Dubai buying Barneys New York…

clock April 22, 2008WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Wedding Gowns Lighten Up and Pare Down

Counting on weddings to continue to take place regardless of the economy, bridal designers and retailers expect lighter-weight dresses and body-skimming…

clock April 22, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Trends and Analysis

Celebrity Weddings Register With Consumers

Children-before-marriage may be the most prevalent matrimonial-related trend in Hollywood, but retailers are counting on an expected spate of celebrity…

clock April 22, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

The Simpler Things

Hold the flounces, fripperies and frou. For spring 2009, designers have taken the looks in their bridal collections down a notch in terms of fantasy and drama.

clock April 22, 2008WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Extra Touches

In the current bridal season, the mood is classic, romantic and even, at times, minimal. But some of the standout gowns still feature sculptural or surface…

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Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Nonstop Shop… Helping Out… All For Paul

Isla Fisher really got into character during the filming of “Confessions of a Shopaholic” at Henri Bendel.

clock April 22, 2008WWD Staff

Department Stores

Bergdorf Opens Balenciaga Shop

Displaying its flair for exclusivity, Bergdorf Goodman opened a Balenciaga boutique Monday in its Fifth Avenue store.

clock April 22, 2008David Moin

Marketing and Consumer Behavior

Shoppers Shy Away From Fifth Ave. During Pope’s Visit

While Pope Benedict XVI’s visit that ended Sunday may have charmed New Yorkers, it posed a logistical challenge for retailers.

clock April 22, 2008David Moin and Sharon Edelson

Business Features

Hong Kong Firms Team to Address Sustainability

A dozen major players in Hong Kong’s fashion industry have formed a consortium on sustainability, marking a significant effort to address environmental…

clock April 22, 2008Constance Haisma-Kwok

Textiles

Firms Set to Use Eco-Friendly Cotton

Two California apparel companies are set to pioneer selling garments with a new category of eco-friendly U.S. cotton grown with fewer chemicals.

clock April 22, 2008Joanna Ramey

Business Features

In Brief: Plea On First Sale Rule… Costa Honor…

A bipartisan group of 17 senators is urging Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to withdraw a proposed rule change that would force U.S. companies…

clock April 22, 2008WWD Staff

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