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Getting Closer to The Y World

NEW YORK — For most beauty companies, going after the teen market isn’t optional, it’s obligatory. Now, a new online marketing service called The Y Report hopes to help marketing executives by gathering information from that group.

The Y…

clock December 29, 2000Janet Ozzard

Fashion Features

Jil Sander: The End of the Affair

In a stunning move, Jil Sander has quit as chairman and chief designer of the fashion house she founded more than 20 years ago.

clock January 25, 2000Samantha Conti and Luisa Zargani and Miles Socha and Jennifer Weil and Janet Ozzard

Fashion Features

Designer/Bridge Sticking With What Works

NEW YORK — Designer and bridge manufacturers are sticking with their tried-and-true methods to keep business rolling through the summer.

Whether it’s novelty fashion or basics, manufacturers said they are keeping a firm grip on their…

clock January 30, 1996Janet Ozzard

Fashion Features

Denim: A New Focus on Fashion

NEW YORK — With the big brand names pumping five-pocket denim into the market, smaller companies are finding that fashion is a profitable hook.

“Stores won’t buy basics except from brands,” said Jay Gorman, national sales manager for…

clock January 30, 1996Janet Ozzard

Fashion Features

Americano’s Growth Strategy


AMERICANO’S GROWTH STRATEGY

Byline: Janet Ozzard

NEW YORK — Joseph Greco is betting on bridge.
Greco,…

clock January 24, 1996Janet Ozzard

Retail

Anne Klein Drops Tyler as Signature Designer

NEW YORK — It’s all over for Richard Tyler and Anne Klein.

In an abrupt, unexpected announcement, the company said Monday afternoon that “due to differences pertaining to the future design direction” Tyler would no longer create its signature…

clock December 20, 1994Lisa Lockwood and Janet Ozzard

Retail

Finessing the Rules

NEW YORK — Novelty, novelty, novelty. That’s the battle cry for designer and bridge firms for 1995, who say fashion newness — from snappy items to non-basic separates — will be the key to full-price sell-through.

Despite shrinking retail…

clock December 7, 1994Janet Ozzard

Fashion Features

Color Tops Buyers’ Lists

NEW YORK — Buyers heading to the New York Premier Collections show here next week have color and new twists on continuing trends — short, shine, shape and slipdresses — high on their shopping lists.

The show, produced by Blenheim Fashion…

clock September 20, 1994Janet Ozzard

Fashion Features

Westwood takes Fifth Ave.

NEW YORK — Where Viv goes, theater follows. And the fashion show Tuesday night at Bergdorf Goodman was no exception.

With its sweeping garlands of fresh boxwood, lush arrangements of cock’s comb and lilies, and tables decorated with silver…

clock September 16, 1994Sharon Edelson and Janet Ozzard

Retail

Todd’s New World

NEW YORK — It’s busy down in SoHo this time of year. Galleries are buzzing with the sounds of new shows being installed, NYU students are walking around with book-filled backpacks, and at the new Todd Oldham store, workers are busily rubbing grout…

clock September 16, 1994Janet Ozzard

Fashion Features

Forever Viv

NEW YORK — The notoriously noncommercial Vivienne Westwood is on the stump.

The radical British designer is in town this week for an appearance at Bergdorf Goodman tonight and — believe it or not — a trunk show Wednesday morning.

But…

clock September 13, 1994Janet Ozzard

Fashion Features

Stupid Fashion Tricks in NYC

NEW YORK — Oh, the fervent anticipation. News had come that the lofty fashion god Martin Margiela would unveil his fall collection Wednesday evening at seven boutiques around the world — including Charivari 57 here — and make a surprise appearance…

clock September 9, 1994Bridget Foley and Janet Ozzard

Fashion Features

Sak’s Direct Mail Attack

NEW YORK — Saks Fifth Avenue is pouring lots of energy — and money — into its catalogs this fall.

The high-end retailer has put out several glossy books targeting different markets, from the couture customer to the bridge working woman to…

clock September 9, 1994Lisa Lockwood and Janet Ozzard

Fashion Features

Walking the Morris Beat

NEW YORK — Bernadine Morris said she has no use for what she calls “destructive journalism.”

Although the New York Times fashion reporter, who will receive The Fashion Group International’s Superstar award Thursday night, has written a…

clock September 7, 1994Janet Ozzard

Fashion Features

Does Sex Still Sell Jeans? Steamy Ads Live On, But Fun and Funky are Gaining Ground

NEW YORK — Some like it hot. Some like it plain. And some like it downright weird.

Steamy, sweaty, even raunchy images have been used for at least 20 years to sell jeans and build brands. Calvin Klein and Guess have built numerous immediately…

clock September 7, 1994Janet Ozzard

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