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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.

clock 17hMiles Socha

Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

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

clock 23hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 14hAlexandra Steigrad

Fashion’s Favorite Son: Executives, Designers Pony Up Cash for Obama

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Overview

Blue is the hot color for the fashion industry this election season.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Hilfiger Sales Gain 30.5% in Half

Newly acquired businesses and double-digit growth in Europe and the U.S. gives company boost.

clock October 20, 2008Samantha Conti

Mergers and Acquisitions

Adrenalina Bids for Pacific Sunwear

Retail analyst says odds of deal are ‘slim to none.’

clock October 20, 2008Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

Retail Shares Inch Up Monday

Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke?s support for another fiscal stimulus package buoyed investors

clock October 20, 2008Evan Clark

Textiles

Buyers Cautious at Interstoff Asia Fair

Mounting economic woes kept buyers largely on the sidelines during the Interstoff Asia textile fair here.

clock October 21, 2008Andrea Li

Textiles

L.A. Firms Sew Seeds of Economic Tonic

Textile vendors will present bright color palettes, environmentally friendly materials and high-quality fabrics to the Los Angeles International Textile Show.

clock October 21, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran

Government and Trade

WEF: U.S. Still Tops But Rank in Jeopardy

The U.S. retained the top spot as the world?s most competitive economy in 2008, in large part due to its strengths in innovation and labor market efficiency.

clock October 21, 2008John Zarocostas

People

BRAG Message: ‘Time for Change’

When it comes to diversity, it?s still a struggle within the retail and fashion industries.

clock October 21, 2008David Moin

Fashion Features

Francisco Costa Fetes Eva Mendes

Calvin Klein brand parties in Madrid.

clock October 21, 2008Barbara Barker

Fashion Features

Yarnie Focuses on Easy, Soft Shapes

Designer Shin Choi’s new secondary line Yarnie debuts this spring.

clock October 21, 2008Venessa Lau

Fashion Scoops

Donatella Versace’s Circle of Friends… Murakami Honored by Pratt…

Donatella Versace is much-loved by celebrities… Takashi Murakami and Julian Schnabel were among the winners at Thursday?s Pratt Legends awards dinner…

clock October 21, 2008WWD Staff

Retail Features

Banana Republic’s New Look

Simon Kneen shows first collection for Banana Republic.

clock October 21, 2008Sharon Edelson and Jessica Iredale

People

Frieze Art Fair’s Party Circuit… Oceana Gala Hooks Hollywood Dems…

London?s weeklong Frieze Art Fair usually boasts parties so lively they compete with the actual works on offer.

clock October 21, 2008WWD Staff

People

Architect Thierry Despont’s Art Show

The man behind Bill Gates’ and Calvin Klein’s mansions has recycled scrap materials into high art.

clock October 21, 2008Amanda FitzSimons

People

Film Fanatics… Superhero Sings Standards…

The front row may be the coveted spot during a fashion show… When Wonder Woman defeats a villain…

clock October 21, 2008WWD Staff

People

Almond: A Taste of the Hamptons in Manhattan

Bridgehampton’s Almond opens in the Flatiron District.

clock October 21, 2008Vanessa Lawrence

Financial

Goody’s Out of Bankruptcy… Avon Investigation in China…

Goody?s Family Clothing Inc. emerged from bankruptcy Monday.

clock October 21, 2008WWD Staff

Marketing

Armani Exchange Redesigns Logo

Armani Exchange is in search of an icon.

clock October 21, 2008Valerie Seckler

Department Stores

Malandrino’s New Store in Los Angeles

Designer Catherine Malandrino’s 6,000-square-foot store has homey look.

clock October 21, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: ‘Project Runway’ Lawsuit… Nicky Haslam’s Fun Shunned….

There’s yet another snag in the dispute over the fate of “Project Runway.”

clock October 21, 2008WWD Staff

Fragrance

Falic Launching Daddy Yankee Scent

Falic Fashion Group, which signed reggaeton artist Daddy Yankee to a fragrance deal last year, is now introducing the rapper?s inaugural men?s scent.

clock October 21, 2008Matthew W. Evans

People

Saint Laurent Signs Cassel

Yves Saint Laurent Parfums announced Monday that Vincent Cassel will be the face of an upcoming men?s fragrance.

clock October 21, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Features

A Modest Murakami

Takashi Murakami doesn?t give much credence to his superbrand status. In fact, he doesn?t ever think of his work in that way.

clock October 21, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Mr. Blackwell Dies at 86

Mr. Blackwell, who skewered celebrities in annual worst-dressed list, will be buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

clock October 21, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Showroom Owner Susie Lehr, 52

Susie Lehr, owner of the Susie Lehr Showroom at 231 W. 39th Street in New York, was found dead in her showroom on Monday morning. She was 52.

clock October 21, 2008Julee Kaplan

Fashion Features

Fashion Trends Toward Obama in Presidential Race

Blue is the hot color for the fashion industry this election season.

clock October 21, 2008Kristi Ellis

Financial

Wal-Mart Looks to Educate Customers on Candidates

Working-class Americans are an important demographic in this presidential election, and represent Wal-Mart?s core customer.

clock October 21, 2008Sharon Edelson

Trends

Spring Metallics: Shine Up

Metals are making an impact for spring — in fashion, that is — as designers go for a suggestion of shimmer or even all-out glitz.

clock October 21, 2008Bobbi Queen

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap

Daily Stock Wrap

clock October 21, 2008WWD Staff

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