VC Funding Is Growing Again

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Any young designer start-ups out there looking for investments to reach the next phase of growth? Well, the venture capitalists are back.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

China Will Account for 44% of Luxury Market by 2020

Market is get to grow 25 percent a year for the next five years, according to a new report from CLSA.

clock February 10, 2011Ellen Sheng

Paz de la Huerta

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti

Amanda Hearst, Zani Gugelmann and Paz de la Huerta all turned out for the Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti show.

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Kirsten Dunst

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Band of Outsiders

Kanye West and Kirsten Dunst were both seen at Band of Outsiders.

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Karen O

Parties

Kirsten Dunst Notes NorCal Connection

The actress spotted a trend at a dinner celebrating the first runway show of Band of Outsiders designer Scott Sternberg.

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Lynn Collins and Rose McGowan

Fashion Scoops

Fast Work at Lela Rose

Actresses Rose McGowan, Lynn Collins and Shantel van Santen attended the designer’s show.

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Chloë Sevigny

Parties

Purple Magazine Takes the Standard

Co-hosted by Zac Posen and his line Z Spoke, the party on the 18th floor of the Standard Hotel did not disappoint.

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Eliza Doolittle

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at DKNY

Byrdie Bell and Emmanuelle Alt attended the fall show.

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Zac Efron

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Calvin Klein Men’s

In Joe Jonas, Zac Efron and Kellan Lutz, the brand assembled a sort of square-jawed (and well-suited) three amigos for its Sunday afternoon men’s wear show.

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People

Tara Subkoff, Reality Check

The designer is teaming up with the Brain Tumor Foundation to work on a design-related project but declined to offer specifics.

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A look from Empreinte.

Activewear

Fifties Style a Leader at SIL

Brands at Salon International de la Lingerie in Paris embraced more adventurous silhouettes and colors than in recent seasons.

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Shoes from Toms + The Row.

Footwear

Olsens Collaborate With Toms Shoes

The partnership resulted in three groups of shoes that offer a new take on espadrilles.

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Fergie

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Diane von Furstenberg

The designer drew a star-studded front row to her show on Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Center.

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Kellan Lutz wears Dylan George, Diesel and Burberry Brit.

Fashion Features

Kellan Lutz: Vamping for Dylan George

The “Twilight” star has signed on to be a spokesmodel for Los Angeles-based premium denim label.

clock February 14, 2011Khanh T.L. Tran

Expecting to close its second round of fund-raising shortly, the StellaService seal is now on 50 retail sites.

Retail

VC Funding Is Growing Again

Investors are looking for firms with a retail component and a strong Web presence.

clock February 14, 2011Vicki M. Young

Scarves from the House of Waris.

Hats, Gloves and More

Waris Ahluwalia Rolling Out Scarves

The line will be unveiled at designer’s Fashion Week presentation tomorrow.

clock February 14, 2011Lauren Benet Stephenson

Beauty Features

Jean-Paul Agon Discusses L’Oreal’s Financial Results

The ceo and future chairman said the worldwide cosmetics market returned to growth in 2010.

clock February 14, 2011Jennifer Weil

Kenzie’s acrylic cardigan and sweater, and polyester skirt. Falke socks and Frye boots.

Fashion Trends

Soft Touch

Textural elements are finding their way into everything this season, from easy knits to day dresses and lightweight coats and capes.

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Media

Memo Pad: Jacob Weisberg Blasts The Daily… Arrival at Departures…

Slate chairman Jacob Weisberg didn’t mince words about The Daily in a lecture to journalism students at Columbia University.

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A rendering of the Vionnet boutique.

Designer and Luxury

Vionnet Opens First Store

The boutique is located in Kuwait City in the new high-end shopping destination 360° Mall.

clock February 14, 2011Luisa Zargani

Designer and Luxury

Report: China Near Half of Luxury Market by 2020

CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets forecasts the Chinese luxury market will grow at a rate of 25 percent a year for the next five years.

clock February 14, 2011Ellen Sheng

Diane von Furstenberg and Michael Gould outside Bloomingdale’s.

Retail

DVF Goes Home With Bloomingdale’s

Department store to carry the designer’s home decor line exclusively.

clock February 14, 2011David Moin

Tracy Reese in Tokyo.

Designer and Luxury

Tracy Reese Opens in Tokyo

Boutique at the Omotesando Hills shopping center will be the designer’s second freestanding store in the world.

clock February 14, 2011Sharon Edelson

The Red Valentino store in Tokyo

Designer and Luxury

Valentino’s Numbers Up; Firm Not on the Block

Fashion house is about to post a double-digit jump in sales for 2010.

clock February 14, 2011Amanda Kaiser

Frederick Anderson and Douglas Hannant

Fragrance

Douglas Hannant Enters Scent Arena

The eau de parfum is described as a light floral and was composed by Givaudan.

clock February 14, 2011Matthew W. Evans

Fashion Scoops

Liev Schreiber and Son at Fashion Week… Kimberly Ovitz’s Infamous Dress…

Liev Schreiber took his 3-year-old son Alexander to Tara Subkoff’s Imitation show Sunday — a first for the toddler.

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Essentialist

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Business

London’s Oxford Circus Hit by Reported Gun Attack on Black Friday

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