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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 6hMiles 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 13hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 3hAlexandra Steigrad

In Focus

Roger Federer on His New Nike Collab

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Reshaping Liz Claiborne: As Losses Mount in Qtr., Firm Eyes Further Cuts

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Overview

From corporate expenses to price points, Liz Claiborne Inc. is trimming down again.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Business

Liz Eyes Further Cuts as Losses Widen

William L. McComb, chief executive officer of Liz Claiborne, said he would cut an additional $100 million in annual expenses.

clock August 12, 2009Evan Clark

Denim

Cookie Johnson Denim Line Designed for Curves

Cj by Cookie Johnson jeans are aimed at curvy women with larger waists.

clock August 13, 2009Holly Haber

Denim

Reiss Launches 1971 Denim Label

“It’s a more youthful silhouette, a bit more casual, but still that sexy, directional Reiss signature,” Andy Rogers said of the 1971 line.

clock August 13, 2009Nina Jones

Denim

Denim Recycling Program Sets Guinness Record

Cotton Inc. joins with National Geographic Kids Magazine for program.

clock August 13, 2009Liza Casabona

Juniors

DCoded Launches in Macy’s

Young men’s brand DCoded is set to roll out in more than 575 Macy’s doors.

clock August 13, 2009David Lipke

Department Stores

Robert Geller, Levi’s to Unveil Men’s Range

Designer Robert Geller has created a cobranded denim collection with Levi’s that will hit stores next month.

clock August 13, 2009David Lipke

Clothing/Furnishings

Vilebrequin Introduces Underwear

Vilebrequin, the Geneva-based swimsuit maker, is showing off its first range of underwear and loungewear tailored for a St. Tropez lifestyle.

clock August 13, 2009Brenner Thomas

Forecasts and Analysis

WWD List: As Green as It Gets (U.S.)

Brands considered the greenest by U.S. residents.

clock August 13, 2009Cecily Hall

Trends and Analysis

WWD List: As Green as It Gets (U.K.)

Brands considered the greenest by U.K. residents.

clock August 13, 2009Cecily Hall

Denim

Living Large: Jay-Z and Rocawear at 10

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter said he believes that of his many accomplishments he’s proudest of what he’s achieved with Rocawear.

clock August 13, 2009Julee Kaplan

Juniors

Southpole Launches Infant and Toddler Apparel

Southpole-branded infant and toddler apparel line will hit retailers including J.C. Penney and Sears this month.

clock August 13, 2009Julee Kaplan

Financial

CIT Factoring Clients Have Options

Factoring clients of CIT Group Inc. are being given the option of signing deferred purchase agreements as a precaution.

clock August 13, 2009Vicki M. Young

Clothing/Furnishings

‘Oldco’ Says No Improprieties at Hartmarx

The chief operating officer of bankrupt Hartmarx Corp. has disputed allegations of irregularities in the transition of the firm to new ownership.

clock August 13, 2009Vicki M. Young

Financial

Maidenform Net Drop Beats Forecast

Shares rise Wednesday for Maidenform as full-year guidance is raised.

clock August 13, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

People

Designers Guest Star on ‘Gossip Girl’

Tory Burch and Georgina Chapman make cameo appearances on the hit television show “Gossip Girl.”

clock August 13, 2009WWD Staff

People

Maile Meloy’s Wild West

The best-selling author Maile Meloy talks to WWD about her latest collection of short stories.

clock August 13, 2009Marcy Medina

People

Steep Terrain: Kerry Washington High Up

Even in the Hamptons, socials and celebrities sported vertiginous heels better meant for city streets.

clock August 13, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: August 12, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock August 13, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Zerchi Named President of Casadei USA

Simona Zerchi, who was most recently president of Celine under the LVMH Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy umbrella, has been named president of Casadei USA.

clock August 13, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Mass and Off-Price

Zellers Introduces Pure Alfred Sung Line

Canadian discounter Zellers ups fashion quotient in battle with Wal-Mart Canada.

clock August 13, 2009Brian Dunn

Fragrance

Coty, Guess Partner in Scent Deal

In a deal expected to be announced today, Coty Inc. has entered into a license agreement with global lifestyle brand Guess Inc. to develop new Guess fragrances.

clock August 13, 2009Julie Naughton

Juniors

On the Bright Side: Crewcuts Opens Madison Flagship

The first Crewcuts flagship, a 2,200-square-foot shop, opened Tuesday.

clock August 13, 2009David Moin

Business

Macy’s Profits, Sales Fall

Macy’s profits fell 90.4 percent and same-store sales dropped 9.5 percent in the second quarter ended Aug. 1.

clock August 13, 2009David Moin

Fragrance

McCartney, Nude Feud Over Fragrance

Stella McCartney and Nude, a natural beauty brand, have entered into a legal wrangle over the designer’s latest fragrance, which is dubbed StellaNude.

clock August 13, 2009Brid Costello

Clothing/Furnishings

Lucky Brand Promotes Chris Kolbe

Liz Claiborne Inc. has promoted Chris Kolbe to the position of president, chief merchant officer of Lucky Brand Jeans.

clock August 13, 2009Julee Kaplan

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Us Weekly Growth… Morphing Magazines…

Us Weekly is one of the few magazines that is expanding in the tough economy.

clock August 13, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Farah Sells Polo Shares

Roger Farah, president and coo of Polo Ralph Lauren Corp, sold more than one-third of his stock in the company this week.

clock August 13, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Financial

Production Areas Unscathed by Typhoon Morakot

Production was barely affected in China’s textile and apparel-manufacturing hub of Zhejiang Province.

clock August 13, 2009Lisa Movius and Glenn Smith

Government and Trade

Textile, Apparel Imports to U.S Fall in June

Textile and apparel imports to the U.S. fell for the sixth consecutive month, with Vietnam showing the only significant increase in shipments.

clock August 13, 2009Liza Casabona

Government and Trade

WTO Rules Against China on U.S. Imports

Recent World Trade Organization cases carry implications for the fashion industry.

clock August 13, 2009Kristi Ellis

Fashion Scoops

A Royal Partygoer… Right Bank, Left Bank… Guy Bourdin in Motion…

Princess Beatrice of York, daughter of Prince Andrew and Fergie, hit The Standard Hotel celebrating Original Penguin’s snowboard collaboration with K2.

clock August 13, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Ralph Lauren Men’s Collections

Ralph Lauren showcased his unwavering sense of the good life.

clock August 13, 2009Jean Scheidnes

Fashion Scoops

Scoop: Arrest in Graff Robbery

London police said Wednesday they have arrested a man in connection with the $65M armed robbery at Graff’s New Bond Street boutique.

clock August 13, 2009WWD Staff

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