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Consuelo Castiglioni to Leave Marni

Francesco Risso will become creative director of the label.

clock 12hLuisa Zargani


British Designer Richard Nicoll Dies at 39

The designer had most recently been freelancing after running his own label and working at Cerruti and Jack Wills.

clock 13hPatty Huntington and Lorelei Marfil


Reebok Names Steinbruck Creative Director

The designer has worked for Ellie Saab, Porsche Design and Kenneth Cole.

clock 17hJean E. Palmieri

Perfect Man in Paris: Stores Laud Easy Looks, Lower Prices for Spring

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The buzz among buyers at the men’s wear shows in Paris, which ended Sunday, was pared-down elegance - along with reduced prices and tightened brand assortments in tune with the economic crisis.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Late Buying, Slow Pace in Atlanta

Most buyers only purchased summer apparel instead of fall items at the Atlanta Apparel Market.

clock June 30, 2009Elizabeth Thurman

A Peter Som design for Best & Co.


Best & Co. Files Chapter 7 Liquidation

It looks like the end of the road for Best & Co., the high-end children’s retailer.

clock June 30, 2009Vicki M. Young and Lisa Lockwood


Panel: Think Twice About Litigation

Lawyers advise fashion firms to shy away from litigation, if possible, citing Abercrombie’s trademark lawsuit as a situation to avoid.

clock June 30, 2009Vicki M. Young and Matthew Lynch


Indie Men’s Brand Yoko Devereaux to Close

Men’s wear label Yoko Deveraux will close due to a withdrawal in financial and production resources from the company’s business partner.

clock June 30, 2009David Lipke

Van Cleef & Arpels’ Collection Extraordinare.


Van Cleef Introducing Scent Collection

Van Cleef & Arpels is launching a fragrance line this fall, called Collection Extraordinaire, that is resolutely more upscale.

clock June 30, 2009Robert Murphy


Brief: Casual Male Amends Poison Pill

At Casual Male, poison pill plan now means ownership threshold reduced to 5% of the retailer’s common stock from 15% before the plan kicks into play.

clock June 30, 2009WWD Staff


Penney’s Stock Rises on Upgrade

Penney’s stock mildly outpaced the market, as the S&P Retail Index inched up 0.6 percent Monday.

clock June 30, 2009Evan Clark

Colorful jackets from Herno.

Ready To Wear

At Pitti W, Strong Attendance and Sequins

Organizers of the fourth edition of Pitti W — Woman Precollection said attendance increased 10 percent to 4,400 visitors.

clock June 30, 2009Luisa Zargani


Fashion Island Set for $100M Overhaul

California shopping center to be enlarged, upgraded.

clock June 30, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

The government plan calls for eliminating import duties on textiles.

Government and Trade

South Africa Rolls Out Relief Plan for Textile Sector

South African government helps textile industry while aiming to increase competitiveness of companies.

clock June 30, 2009Bambina Wise

Government and Trade

AGOA Countries Poised for U.S. Export Boost

Revisions in U.S. policy seen benefiting Sub-Saharan sourcing.

clock June 30, 2009John Zarocostas

Lykke Li (aka Lykke Li Zachrisson)


Girls of Summer: Nordic Tracks

A group of Swedish singers, from Lykke Li to Fever Ray, are taking over the music scene.

clock June 30, 2009Emilie Marsh

Emmanuelle Linard in Martin Margiela Ligne 6.

Designer and Luxury

Designers Shop Without Breaking the Bank

Rachel Roy used her Jimmy Choo discount to offset the price of two new pairs of shoes, and Vera Wang has stocked up on “loads of T-shirts.”

clock June 30, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Christopher & Banks


Christopher & Banks Launching New Concept

New concept store will house apparel from Christopher & Banks and its plus-size concept, C.J. Banks, under the same roof.

clock June 30, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


Hartmarx Loses Key Executives

The ink is barely dry on the court’s approval of Emerisque Brands’ bid for Hartmarx Corp. and important company executives are already heading for the exit.

clock June 30, 2009Brenner Thomas

The fall Michael Kors campaign.


Memo Pad: Testino’s Theatrics… Skin Is In… Swapping Titles…

For Michael Kors’ fall campaign, Mario Testino shot models entering and leaving a Broadway theater.

clock June 30, 2009WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Apparel Firms Keep Close Eye on Honduras

This past weekend, a military coup deposed President Manuel Zelaya in Honduras, a country which is the fourth largest apparel supplier to the U.S.

clock June 30, 2009Liza Casabona


Supreme Court Takes Up NFL Licensing Case

At issue is right of NFL to sign exclusive licensing agreements with manufacturers, such as Reebok, and whether these deals violate antitrust laws.

clock June 30, 2009Kristi Ellis

Designer and Luxury

Viktor & Rolf Tap Birgit Adels as CEO

Birgit Adels, who headed Prada in Northern Europe from 2002 to 2006, joins fashion house Viktor & Rolf from EMI Music.

clock June 30, 2009Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Cardin Rumors… Mizrahi Curates… Love and Marc Jacobs’ Marriage…

Could Pierre Cardin be ready to sell his apparel and accessories licenses in China?

clock June 30, 2009WWD Staff

Yves Saint Laurent Men's Spring 2010

Designer and Luxury

Perfect in Paris: Retailers Laud Men’s Shows

Among collections winning kudos were Lanvin, Paul Smith, Dries Van Noten and Dior Homme.

clock June 30, 2009WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap: June 29, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock June 30, 2009WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Fiber Price Sheet: June 29, 2009

The last Tuesday of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices.

clock June 30, 2009WWD Staff


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Details at Burberry September 2016 Show


Burberry Stock Gains on Report of Merger Consideration

clock 8hLorelei Marfil

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