CFDA’s Fashion Forum: Town Hall Meeting Airs Woes of Fashion System

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Retail

EU Eyes Amendment to Antitrust Rules

EU antitrust rules could become more relaxed, a change which Karl Lagerfeld opposes.

clock July 28, 2009Elena Berton

Coach’s new lifestyle collection aimed at the younger demographic.

Business Features

Coach Sees Better Holiday Ahead

Fourth-quarter profits fall 31.7 percent for Coach, and sales slip 0.5 percent.

clock July 29, 2009Matthew Lynch

Financial

Consumer Confidence Falls Again in July

Consumer Confidence Index declines for second month in a row.

clock July 28, 2009Vicki M. Young and Evan Clark

Diane von Furstenberg, with CFDA executive director Steven Kolb.

Fashion Features

CFDA’s Forum Debates the Fashion System

Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan and Anna Wintour weigh in at CFDA’s town hall meeting.

clock July 29, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg and Marc Karimzadeh

The spring B.D. Baggies line.

Ready To Wear

Shirt Firm B.D. Baggies Preps for U.S. Relaunch

B.D. Baggies will relaunch in the U.S. market for spring 2010.

clock July 29, 2009David Lipke

Neon

Designer and Luxury

Brazilian Fashion Weeks Stay Competitive

Brazil’s two fashion weeks, Fashion Rio and São Paulo Fashion Week, offered plenty of style at good prices for foreign buyers.

clock July 29, 2009Michael Kepp

Luxury Society’s Web site.

Designer and Luxury

In Luxury Society, Execs Learn the Rules of Social Media

Conceived as a networking event in cyberspace for luxury industry insiders, Luxury Society has attracted about 2,000 members so far.

clock July 29, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

Luxury Society’s Imran Amed.

Designer and Luxury

Talking Social Media: Q&A With Imran Amed

Luxury Society co-founder Imran Amed shares his thoughts on social media.

clock July 29, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

Calvin Klein Jeans: fantasies following financial shocks.

Marketing and Promotion

Fall Marketing Bets On a Personal Approach

Fall ad campaigns serve up fantasies and messages about individuality.

clock July 29, 2009Valerie Seckler

Louis Vuitton Ad

Financial

LVMH to Focus Investment

Group said spending will be maintained on top-performing brands, expansion continues in new markets.

clock July 29, 2009Elena Berton

Inside Façonnable at South Coast Plaza.

Retail

Façonnable to Unveil New Store Concept

Façonnable will unveil a new store concept Friday with the opening of a boutique at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif.

clock July 29, 2009Alessandra Ilari

Financial

Luxottica Profits Fall 12.7 Percent

Luxxotica reports profits fell in the second quarter, but strong performance of Ray-Ban and Oakley brands helped drive sales up 3.5 percent.

clock July 29, 2009Luisa Zargani

Financial

Columbia Reports Wider Loss in Second Quarter

Columbia Sportswear beats analysts’ estimate despite double-digit sales decline.

clock July 29, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Government and Trade

Schwarzenegger Signs California Budget

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a budget package on Tuesday to close a $26.3 billion deficit after vetoing hundreds of millions of dollars in state spending.

clock July 29, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Under Armour Posts 2nd-Qtr. Profit

Apparel revenues climb and footwear sales slip.

clock July 29, 2009Matthew Lynch

Government and Trade

Companies Urge Obama to Help Settle Honduras Upheaval

Obama administration urged to help restore democracy in Honduras.

clock July 29, 2009Kristi Ellis

Government and Trade

U.S. and China Set Economic Goals

The U.S. and China agreed to a framework of objectives, including a commitment from China to move away from export and toward domestic consumption.

clock July 29, 2009Kristi Ellis

Allegri’s student-designed boots and umbrella.

Fashion Scoops

Jury Issues Thumbs Down to Marciano… Allegra Hicks Returns…

Jury finds Georges Marciano liable for $370M in damages for defaming former employees.

clock July 29, 2009WWD Staff

Jack Rogers’ iconic Navajo sandal, and slim ballet flat from the new line.

Ready To Wear

Jack Rogers Out to Build a Lifestyle Brand

Global Reach buys brand, plans expansion

clock July 29, 2009David Moin

Paul Smith Man

Fragrance

A Scent for the Paul Smith Man

Paul Smith Man will take up residence at fragrance counters starting in September.

clock July 29, 2009Brid Costello

A DKNY Jeans ad featuring Hilary Duff.

Media

Memo Pad: Hilary Duff on the Street… Min’s Farewell… Less of Gisele…

Hilary Duff poses for Femme for DKNY Jeans’ fall ad campaign.

clock July 29, 2009WWD Staff

Trasteverine’s silk and cotton faille top and Contrarian’s wool pants. Motif 56 belts; Matina Amanita ring.

Fashion Trends

Resort Trend: East Bound

Asian references such as crisp pleats, simple lines and volume play lend an ease to resort collections.

clock July 29, 2009Mayte Allende

Christian Lacroix taking a bow at his last couture show.

Designer and Luxury

Lacroix Meets With French Minister

Designer Christian Lacroix discusses Borletti’s bid for his fashion house with Industry Minister Christian Estrosi.

clock July 29, 2009Elena Berton

Textiles

Fees Said Putting Hartmarx Sale at Risk

Emerisque Brands’ planned acquisition of bankrupt Hartmarx Corp. has been put in jeopardy over professional fees in the case, sources said.

clock July 29, 2009Vicki M. Young

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: July 28, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock July 29, 2009WWD Staff

Essentialist

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Laura Biagiotti and daughter Lavinia

Fashion

Laura Biagiotti Dies at 73 in Rome

clock 36mLuisa Zargani

Social Studies