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Sweatshops Persist in U.S. Garment Industry

Despite decades of enforcement, labor investigators keep turning up violations in garment shops in California.

clock 4hKristi Ellis and Khanh T.L. Tran

Business

J. Crew's Credit Rating Downgraded

Credit watchdog Moody's downgraded the debt backing J. Crew to “Caa2” from “B3.”

clock December 2, 2016Evan Clark

Business

Italy's Prime Minister Resigns

Renzi acknowledged the result of the exit polls following the referendum on Sunday, which showed the “no front” ahead almost 60 percent.

clock 8hLuisa Zargani

Shiffman Named CEO as Murry Steps Aside

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Overview

Calvin Klein Inc., a division of PVH Corp., is about to usher in a new era. Steve Shiffman, currently president and chief commercial officer of CKI, will become ceo on July 1, succeeding Tom Murry.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Motonari Ono RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Motonari Ono RTW Fall 2014

The designer worked a range of retro wallpaper prints into dresses and stovepipe pants.

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Yasutoshi Ezumi RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Yasutoshi Ezumi RTW Fall 2014

The designer turned out a feminine collection of flattering staples.

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Johan Ku RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Johan Ku RTW Fall 2014

The London-based designer said the fantasy film “Pan’s Labyrinth” inspired him for fall.

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Alice Auaa RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Alice Auaa RTW Fall 2014

Yasutaka Funakoshi mined the realm of S&M this season, sending his girls out in masked headpieces with whip attachments sprouting from the tops.

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Mikio Sakabe RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Mikio Sakabe RTW Fall 2014

Design duo Mikio Sakabe and his Taiwanese wife Shueh-Jen Fang have a reputation for theatrics.

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A Degree Fahrenheit RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

A Degree Fahrenheit RTW Fall 2014

Starting with black, the designer showed elegant, well-cut pieces that transitioned into muted shades of mint green, blues, grays and ivory.

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Yoshio Kubo Men's RTW Fall 2014

Fashion

Yoshio Kubo Men’s RTW Fall 2014

The majority of the looks were casual and street-ready, with pieces such as oversize rain ponchos, blouson jackets and tops in abstract and geometric prints.

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DressCamp RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

DressCamp RTW Fall 2014

Known for his bold, statement-making clothes, Toshikazu Iwaya delivered a collection that combined baroque, dandy and sporty influences.

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Ariunaa Suri RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Ariunaa Suri RTW Fall 2014

Most pieces were shown in both women’s and men’s versions, including slim-fitting trousers paired with draped tops and raw-edged leather jackets.

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Afriqan Apeiron RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Afriqan Apeiron RTW Fall 2014

England-born designer Crystabel Getty showed in Tokyo for the first time this season.

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Kidill Men's RTW Fall 2014

Fashion

Kidill Men’s RTW Fall 2014

Hiroaki Sueyasu showed a collection of streetwear with influences as varied as hunting, formalwear and animation.

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Né-Net RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Né-Net RTW Fall 2014

Staying true to the label’s penchant for playful, quirky clothes, designer Kazuaki Takashima tapped into manga and cutesy animal motifs.

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Financial

Russian Tourist Spending Drops in U.K.

Global Blue reports that Ukraine woes and currency weakness contributed to a 17 percent decline in February.

clock March 24, 2014Samantha Conti

Dree Hemingway in an ad visual for Agnona.

Designer and Luxury

Alessandra Carra Named Agnona CEO

The executive recently left Emilio Pucci and has worked at Polo Ralph Lauren and Valentino.

clock March 24, 2014Luisa Zargani

Rihanna

Fashion Scoops

Rihanna to Receive Fashion Icon Award

She will be honored at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 2.

clock March 24, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Myron "Mike" Ullman 3rd

Human Resources

Mike Ullman Set for Big Pay Increase

The J.C. Penney ceo gets a salary hike for 2014, and is eligible for stock and option awards.

clock March 24, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Human Resources

Ippolito Etro Exiting Family Firm

He will leave his role as general manager to “pursue new business horizons,” effective April 1.

clock March 24, 2014Luisa Zargani

Media

Pinterest to Launch Paid Ads

The platform is getting into the paid advertising space, joining its social media peers Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

clock March 24, 2014Rachel Strugatz

A view of Stuart Weizman's Hong Kong store, designed by Zaha Hadid.

Designer and Luxury

Zaha Hadid-Designed Stuart Weitzman Store Opens in Hong Kong

The architect was in town Friday to fete the opening of the concept boutique.

clock March 24, 2014Payal Uttam

The cover of "Cuba Then," showing Josephine Baker and Italian singer Ernesto Bonino in Havana, 1952.

Lifestyle

Cuba on My Mind: Book Spotlights Ramiro A. Fernández Collection

Vintage images of the island have a great deal of charm, and that’s on full display in “Cuba Then,” a new title from The Monacelli Press.

clock March 25, 2014Lorna Koski

Financial

Headwinds Persist as J. Crew Enters Spring

Fourth-quarter results were marked by a decline in net profits but gains in adjusted earnings and on the revenue side as well.

clock March 24, 2014David Moin

Trade policy is stuck in port for now.

Government and Trade

Wake-up Call Needed for U.S. Trade Policy

The global trade playbook needs to be rewritten for it to be dynamic again.

clock March 24, 2014Kristi Ellis

The J. Jill prototype.

Retail

J. Jill Keeps the Focus on the Core Customer

There’s nothing fancy, edgy or trendy about J. Jill, and that’s just fine for the enduring misses brand.

clock March 24, 2014David Moin

Indigo Handloom interested buyers with its ikat scarves handwoven in India.

Textiles

Tale of Two Strategies at L.A. Intl. Textile Show

While shopping the show, designers considered the market dynamics that are polarizing consumer spending at retail.

clock March 25, 2014Khanh T.L. Tran

Mint Designs RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Features

Tokyo Fashion Week Earns Plaudits Despite Hurdles

Retailers generally praised the collections, but said the timing of the shows and prices might limit their buying.

clock March 25, 2014Amanda Kaiser and Kelly Wetherille

One of the many seating areas in Slonem's massive work space.

Designer and Luxury

Bird’s-eye View: Talking Art With Hunt Slonem

The artist has a new book, numerous exhibitions, a rug collection and a decorative art museum in the works.

clock March 25, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

Nu Skin, Employees Fined in China

Nu Skin China was fined $540,000 in connection with the sale of certain products, while six sales employees were fined in the aggregate of $241,000.

clock March 25, 2014Vicki M. Young

Media

Google Inks Glass Deal With Luxottica

The Italian-based eyewear firm will help expand the range of Glass silhouettes available for Google’s Explorer Program.

clock March 24, 2014Rachel Strugatz

The Gyeonggi Textile Center in Los Angeles.

Textiles

Emerging Markets: South Korea Buoyed by Trade Pact

While it’s probably better known for its electronics than fabrics, the country is emerging as a player in the global textile industry.

clock March 25, 2014Sonya Beard

Apparel is assembled in Lives production room in Lima, Peru.

Textiles

Emerging Markets: Peru Pushes Quality

It doesn’t take long for a textile or apparel maker in Lima to start talking about quality control.

clock March 25, 2014Joyce Barrett

Steve Shiffman and Tom Murry

Human Resources

Steve Shiffman to Succeed Tom Murry as Calvin Klein CEO

Murry, who has been at the fashion firm for 17 years, will become executive chairman on July 1, serving in an advisory role until he retires on Jan. 31.

clock March 25, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Media

Scaling Capital New York’s Paywall

Since the site erected a paywall in February, the buzz — at least in the media world — has been critical.

clock March 25, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

FIDM Launching Guess Scholars Program in L.A.

The program will award two annual scholarships covering full tuition.

clock March 25, 2014Khanh T.L. Tran

Fashion Scoops

Derek Lam and Jamie Wolf in Jewelry Collaboration

The collection, which celebrates the New York City Ballet’s 50th Anniversary at Lincoln Center, is inspired by George Balanchine.

clock March 25, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Fashion Scoops

British Label Hobbs Bows at Bloomingdale’s

This week, the label — a favorite of the Duchess of Cambridge — is opening five shops-in-shop in Bloomingdale’s stores.

clock March 25, 2014Nina Jones

A look from the ZhuChongYun Fall 2014 collection.

Fashion Scoops

Krizia’s New Owner Stages Beijing Shows

Shenzhen Marisfrolg showcased two of its brands on the runway, while Krizia is to "stay true to its Italian heritage."

clock March 24, 2014Hannah Gardner

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Minkoff to Offer Self-Checkout Option at SoHo Store

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