Brands Seek Options as China Gets Pricier

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Where to go after China? The question of where to find low-cost production as China becomes more expensive was one of the central issues addressed at the American Apparel & Footwear Federation’s summit.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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The Philadelphia incubator room.


Macy’s Expands Fashion Incubator

The retailer is providing a select group of designers with some work space and guidance through the program.

clock March 12, 2012David Moin

A rendering of the storefront.


Lounge SoHo to Open in Greenwich

The 16,000-square-foot store with a rock ’n’ roll vibe that closed on Broadway in 2009 will be reborn on April 20 in Connecticut.

clock March 20, 2012Sharon Edelson

Mona Locke


Mona Locke: China Style Star

The glamorous former TV journalist, who is married to U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke, has become a favorite of the Chinese fashion press.

clock March 23, 2012Kathleen E. McLaughlin

A fall look from Thomas Sires.

Ready To Wear

Thomas Sires Launches Wholesale Line

Collection includes about 35 styles from a range of categories, including dresses, skirts, tops, knitwear and outerwear.

clock March 23, 2012David Lipke

Stanislas de Quercize

Human Resources

Stanislas de Quercize to Succeed Bernard Fornas at Cartier

The Van Cleef & Arpels ceo will take over the ceo post at Compagnie Financière Richemont’s largest and most profitable brand at end of the year.

clock March 26, 2012Samantha Conti

A dress from H&M’s Exclusive Glamour Conscious Collection.

Fashion Scoops

H&M Planning Luxury Brand?

Swedish high-street retailer neither confirms nor denies reports that it is looking to go upscale.

clock March 26, 2012Joelle Diderich

A look from Iafil.


Exports Key for Italian Spinners

Patience at home and aggressiveness abroad were the prevailing themes at the 37th edition of the Filo yarn fair held at Milan’s Palazzo Delle Stelline.

clock March 26, 2012Alessandra Turra

Gianluca Brozzetti

Government and Trade

USTR Signals End of Nicaragua TPL

Third-country provision is set to expire in 2014.

clock March 26, 2012Kristi Ellis

The Crescent Bahuman denim mill.

Government and Trade

Pakistan to Benefit From WTO Waiver

According to government estimates, the country’s textile exports are expected to rise by about $500 million this year due to the concession.

clock March 26, 2012Mahlia S. Lone

The Interstoff Asia textile fair.

Government and Trade

China’s Woes Cause Strategy Shifts

The country’s rising labor prices troubled buyers and sellers at the recent Interstoff Asia textile fair.

clock March 26, 2012Ellen Sheng

Government and Trade

Thai Makers Balk at Wage Hike

Fifteen of the country’s largest garment manufacturers have indicated that they will halt local expansion plans.

clock March 26, 2012Kristiano Ang

The cover of Clariant's brocuhure for Pad-Ox denim dyeing.


Sustainability Grows in Scope and Purpose

Environmental impact and risk aversion were among the topics addressed at the Textile Exchange Sustainable Apparel Workshop.

clock March 26, 2012Arthur Friedman

Edwin Keh and Rick Darling

Government and Trade

AAFA Summit Offers Uneasy Forecast

The question of where to find low-cost production was one of the central issues addressed at the three-day event in Washington, D.C.

clock March 26, 2012Kristi Ellis

Government and Trade

Bill Introduced to Trim Visa Lag Time

Measure is meant to allow tourists, especially those from fast-growing economies such as China and Brazil, to more easily visit the U.S.

clock March 26, 2012Kristi Ellis

Inside the Tory Burch showroom in Milan.

Designer and Luxury

Tory Burch Makes Milan Statement

Positioned a few steps away from luxury shopping street Via Spiga, the designer’s new showroom is located in an old townhouse, overlooking a garden courtyard.

clock March 26, 2012Luisa Zargani

A view of “The Abramovic Method.”


Marina Abramovic Premieres ‘The Abramovic Method’

The fashion and art crowds came out in Milan for the performance artist’s latest piece.

clock March 26, 2012Alessandra Turra and Delphine Hervieu

Gianluca Brozzetti

Designer and Luxury

Roberto Cavalli to Open in India

The designer is opening a store at the DLF Emporio mall in New Delhi this summer in collaboration with the Infinite Luxury group.

clock March 26, 2012Mayu Saini

Rosie Pope


Destination Maternity Signs Rosie Pope

The nation’s largest maternitywear retailer has linked with the pregnancy guru from Bravo’s show “Pregnant in Heels” for some celebrity appeal.

clock March 26, 2012David Moin


Alexander Wang Refutes Sweatshop Allegations

Brand denies the claims, says plaintiff was fired for harassing coworkers.

clock March 27, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Government and Trade

Turkey Set for Rapid Production Growth

Turkey is aiming to become one of the top 10 economies in the world by 2023, with the volume of exports reaching $500 billion.

clock March 27, 2012John Zarocostas

Government and Trade

Fiber Price Sheet: March 27, 2012

The last Tuesday of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices.

clock March 27, 2012WWD Staff

Elon Musk on the cover of ForbesLife.


Luxury Titles on the Rise

It’s only March and already four luxury magazines have revealed they will launch (or relaunch) this year.

clock March 27, 2012Amy Wicks

An ad for the Lady Dior bag, featuring Marion Cotillard.


Marion Cotillard Stars in New Ad for Lady Dior Bag

The landmark Oscar Niemeyer-designed building that is the Communist Party Headquarters in Paris serves as the dramatic backdrop.

clock March 27, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Kardashians’ Dash Shop Coming to Melrose Avenue

After six years in Calabasas, Calif., the clothing store is moving to a 2,000-square-foot space in West Hollywood.

clock March 27, 2012Rachel Brown

An expanding suitcase from the Dror for Tumi collection.

Fashion Scoops

Tumi, Dror Benshetrit Team Up for Collection

The eleven-piece Dror for Tumi line is the company’s first-ever ongoing project with an outside designer.

clock March 27, 2012Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

NYCEDC Seeking Financial Institution for Fashion Fund

The NYC Fashion Production Fund is aimed at providing loans for emerging fashion designers to produce their lines in the city.

clock March 27, 2012Arthur Friedman

Fashion Scoops

British Designers Pop Up at Bicester Village

The designer outlet center unveiled a temporary to showcase the wares of young British designers on Wednesday.

clock March 27, 2012Nina Jones

Kenneth Cole prepping a women's look from the Kenneth Cole Collection.

Designer and Luxury

Kenneth Cole Launches New Collection

The line, named Kenneth Cole Collection, has higher price points, better fabrics and more advanced styling.

clock March 27, 2012Lisa Lockwood


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