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Arthur Friedman

Senior Editor, Special Projects, Textiles & Trade

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Casual Looks Lift Leather

NEW YORK -- Coming off a fairly good year in 1993, leather outerwear makers are riding high in the saddle as…

G-III’s United Front

NEW YORK -- G-III Apparel Group has gotten it all together -- literally.

Two weeks ago, the diversified…

Spring Bookings Buoy Bridge Dress Makers

NEW YORK -- As they get ready to start showing early fall merchandise, bridge dress manufacturers are buoyed…

Short Looks Blossom For Spring

NEW YORK -- Despite the continued late buying habits of many retailers, it's shaping up to be a strong…

One Year Later, New Leslie Fay Seeks Old Glory

NEW YORK -- A year ago today, The Leslie Fay Cos. was regarded as one of the giants of the apparel industry…

Chazen Sees ’94 Comeback for Claiborne

NEW YORK -- Liz Claiborne Inc. is expecting a "significant" improvement in earnings this year after a rough…

Jones Rolls Out Saville

NEW YORK -- Jones Apparel Group will launch a dress division in March under the Rena Rowan for Saville Dress…

Buyers Want Cheaper, Safer SA

NEW YORK -- Unless SA wants to lose more ground in its fight to compete with regional marts, it needs to make…

Coats Score Again For ’93

NEW YORK -- Although the selling remained highly promotional, coats and outerwear had their second straight…

Sully, Bonnelly Form Firm, Plan to Offer Special Occasion, Evening Line for Fall

NEW YORK -- Sully Bonnelly and Richard Shaw have formed Sully Bonnelly Ltd. and will introduce a collection…

CFDA Gala’s New Focus: ‘Solid Majority’

NEW YORK -- The Council of Fashion Designers of America awards gala is getting real this year.

Instead of the…

Eva Chun Closes Her Firm

NEW YORK -- Designer Eva Chun closed her four-year-old company Friday and will probably not ship her spring…

RTW Firms: Short Lengths Lift Hopes

NEW YORK -- Dress and suit firms have high hopes that short lengths will mean a bright summer market this…

Giuliani’s Speech Sounds Positive Note For SA

NEW YORK -- Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's early and prominent mention of the fashion industry in his inaugural…

Hitting The Marketdown Racks

NEW YORK -- Despite the flood of pre-Christmas price promotions in ready-to-wear departments, bargain hunters…