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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 14hMiles 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 20hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 11hAlexandra Steigrad

Radical Chic

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Overview

What a trip! Forty years ago this coming weekend, a half a million people convened at Woodstock and rocked the world — fashion included. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fragrance

Symrise’s Second-Quarter Profits Fall

Restructuring expenses and material costs hit earnings, while revenues remain stable.

clock August 6, 2009Melissa Drier

Financial

Retail Job Cuts Continued in July

Apparel stores trim 15,000 workers.

clock August 7, 2009Liza Casabona and Evan Clark

Financial

Retail Stocks Rise High Last Week

On Friday, S&P Retail Index advanced to the highest closing level this year, putting retail stocks 33.5 percent ahead since New Year’s Day.

clock August 7, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Financial

Hartmarx Purchase Finalized

Emerisque Brands U.K. and SKNL North America B.V. breathed a sigh of relief Friday as they completed the acquisition of the assets of the bankrupt Hartmarx.

clock August 10, 2009Vicki M. Young

Denim

Conn Joins VF in New Retail Licensing Role

Iconix veteran David Conn to pursue retail licensed opportunities.

clock August 10, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Footwear

Kenneth Cole Debuts 925 Line With a Flurry

Actress Marcia Gay Harden, who was wearing one of the new Kenneth Cole comfort shoes, said, “They are like walking on teeny little pillows.”

clock August 10, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Jewelry

Vendors See Positive Signs at Accessories Shows

Buyers and vendors at Accessorie Circuit and AccessoriesTheShow trade fairs in New York showed some continued trepidation about the economy.

clock August 10, 2009Caroline Tell

Intimates and Activewear

Experts Dispense Licensing Advice to Innerwear Firms

Intimate apparel club hosts seminar on the ins and outs of licensing.

clock August 10, 2009Karyn Monget

Legal

Gucci Goes After Counterfeiter’s Finance Firms

Gucci sues companies it alleges provided trade services to counterfeiters.

clock August 10, 2009Matthew Lynch

Juniors

Children’s Story: Tangerine Sky Line Debuts

It’s all in the details for Tangerine Sky.

clock August 10, 2009Cecily Hall

Juniors

Cynthia Rowley Launches Baby Line With Babies ‘R’ Us

The designer’s new line for babies is called “Hooray by Cynthia Rowley.”

clock August 10, 2009Julee Kaplan

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Tulle Party: Betsey Johnson Celebrates 67

Betsey Johnson is celebrating her 67th birthday with some of her favorite people.

clock August 10, 2009Julee Kaplan

Fashion

Calvin Klein Underwear Kicks Off Male Model Search

Calvin Klein and its underwear licensee, Warnaco Group Inc., are updating their Steel range of men’s underwear.

clock August 10, 2009Jean Scheidnes

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Sui Delight… Mangia Macy’s…

It’s shaping up to be quite a year of accolades for Anna Sui.

clock August 10, 2009WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Sales Preview… Simon Fuller’s Style…

An early look at newsstand figures for women’s fashion magazines shows another six months of contraction during the first half of the year.

clock August 10, 2009WWD Staff

Mass and Off-Price

Target to Redesign Web Site

Retailer Target to assume full control of its e-commerce website.

clock August 10, 2009Sharon Edelson

Trends

Spring 2010 Lingerie Trend: White Turn

Delicate lace and eyelet details are perennial favorites for spring lingerie, but this season they’re showing up on sportier, less girly shapes.

clock August 10, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Woodstock at 40: Fields of Fashion

Faded blues, crochet, love beads and fringe. Sixties-inspired fare makes for a festival of groovy style.

clock August 10, 2009Roxanne Robinson and Kim Friday and Sarah Haight and Roxanne Robinson and Kim Friday

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