Designers, including burkini creator Aheda Zanetti, are puzzled over the recent backlash.
Japanese apparel giant Onward Holdings saw lower sales in the nine months ended Nov. 30 but swung back into the black for the period.
Brands, from Alexis Bittar to Roxanne Assoulin, see stronger sales at trade shows.
Calvin Klein Jeans has Eva Mendes and Jamie Dornan back for spring.
Carlos Falchi and Kara Ross among those designers choosing to manufacture in New York, instead of Italy or China.
Nanette Lepore has teamed with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Also, the late Yves Saint Laurent’s home in Morocco is on the block.