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Has China peaked as a textile and apparel manufacturing giant? Industry buyers and sellers within China fear for the future of the business, saying that profit margins have all but disappeared.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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The Zegna anniversary show in Beijing

Designer and Luxury

Zegna Celebrates 20 Years in China, Plots Growth

The brand is looking at reaching into fourth-tier cities.

clock September 18, 2011Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Gary Oldman


Gary Oldman Joins Paul Smith for Photographic Exhibition

The famously versatile Gary Oldman was the guest of honor at a photographic exhibition at Paul Smith’s Albemarle Street store.

clock September 17, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Fyodor Golan Wins Fashion Fringe Talent Contest

“They are unique and stubborn, they do what they want and follow their feeling,” said Roland Mouret of designers Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman.

clock September 19, 2011WWD Staff

An image from the Red Valentino campaign.


Valentino Taps Tim Walker for Fall

For the Red Valentino ad campaign, the photographer captured model Daga against the backdrop a Georgian mansion near London.

clock September 19, 2011Luisa Zargani

The Prada store in Berlin, Germany.

Business Features

Prada Charts Retail Growth

Spurred by a 33.4 percent increase in its retail channel, the Italian fashion house posted a 74.2 percent jump in net profits in the half.

clock September 19, 2011Luisa Zargani

Tommy Fazio

Human Resources

Tommy Fazio Headed to Nordstrom

He is leaving his post as president at Simon Spurr to become the retailer’s men’s trend director.

clock September 19, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

David Byrne

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Christopher Kane

Kanye West and David Byrne made an appearance for the designer’s spring show.

clock September 19, 2011WWD Staff

Henry Holland


Harper’s Bazaar Fetes Its Greatest Hits

Glenda Bailey hosted a cocktail party for her new book at the Savile Club.

clock September 19, 2011WWD Staff


Balmain Inks Eyewear Deal With L’Amy Group

The brand has signed a long-term licensing agreement for the design and distribution of its eyewear beginning with the spring 2012 season.

clock September 19, 2011Rachel Strugatz

At Sourcing at MAGIC, American Denimatrix appealed to customers who wanted to make jeans in North and Central America.

Government and Trade

Sourcing Horizons: Putting the Focus on the Americas

Last year, the U.S. exported nearly $13 billion of textile and apparel goods to the Western Hemisphere, an increase of nearly 20 percent from a year ago.

clock September 19, 2011Khanh T.L. Tran

The eBay Fashion Outlet website.


EBay Launches Virtual Outlet Mall

Factory stores online at the Fashion Outlet include Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Fila, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Reed’s Jewelers and Tommy Hilfiger.

clock September 19, 2011Vicki M. Young

Human Resources

Holiday Hiring Seen Flat to Slightly Off

Outplacement firm cites recent softness in retail sales for weak job expectations.

clock September 19, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Government and Trade

ITC: Trade Reform Would Help Economy

In its latest report, the U.S. International Trade Commission has found that lowering import barriers would improve the country’s general welfare.

clock September 19, 2011Arthur Friedman

Caroline Sieber

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Pringle of Scotland

Tilda Swinton joined Rosario Dawson in the front row.

clock September 19, 2011WWD Staff

Zooey Deschanel in Monique Lhuillier


The Circus Goes On: Stars Party After the Emmys

The after parties were a whirl of winners, watchers and a few trapeze artists.

clock September 19, 2011WWD Staff

Gemma Arterton and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Burberry Prorsum

Gemma Arterton, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Sienna Miller and Kanye West sat front row.

clock September 19, 2011WWD Staff


Vornado Reaches Deal to Boost J.C. Penney’s Stake

Real estate firm and Pershing Square Capital Management set to up ownership in retailer to 41.8 percent.

clock September 19, 2011Evan Clark

Alexandre Mattiussi


Barneys Launches Alexandre Mattiussi

The French men’s wear designer will debut in the U.S. this fall with a push from the New York retailer.

clock September 19, 2011David Lipke

Jack Robie Made in the U.S.A.

Government and Trade

China’s Sourcing Pains Other Nations’ Gains

Countries from Asia to the Western Hemisphere are picking up market share.

clock September 20, 2011Kristi Ellis and Arthur Friedman and Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Designer and Luxury

Pucci Outlines Plan for U.S. Expansion

The opening of a new shop-in-shop at Saks Fifth Avenue is only the first step.

clock September 20, 2011Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Mario Testino’s London Sweep

The photographer caught the Burberry show and received the inaugural Moët & Chandon Etoile Award at a Thirties-themed party.

clock September 20, 2011WWD Staff

Sophie Theallet’s design for Starbucks.

Fashion Scoops

Starbucks Taps Designers for T-shirt

The limited edition tees by Alexander Wang, Sophie Theallet and Billy Reid celebrate the retailer’s 40th anniversary.

clock September 20, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Delivers Gala Honorees Announced

Thomas P. Johnson, chief executive officer at Aéropostale Inc. and others will be the honorees at this year’s event.

clock September 20, 2011WWD Staff


Bloomberg Teams Up With Italian Daily

La Repubblica has launched a new section that translates as “Economy and Finance With Bloomberg.”

clock September 20, 2011Alessandra Turra


InStyle Names New Style Director

Samira Nasr, a freelance stylist, has been a regular contributor to Elle for the past few years.

clock September 20, 2011Amy Wicks

Burberry Prorsum RTW Spring 2012

Fashion Features

Collections London Spring 2012: Day Four

From raffia and sequins to lace and silks, texture was key on the runways.

clock September 20, 2011WWD Staff


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Jonathan Saunders and Diane von Furstenberg at the CFDA Fashion Awards after party


Jonathan Saunders Resigns as Chief Creative Officer of DVF

clock 18hJoelle Diderich

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