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Tse’s New Five-Year Plan

NEW YORK — Tse Cashmere opened in 1989 with a five-year plan. It wanted to build an account base that included top stores in the country and it wanted to open several of its own freestanding retail operations. The company has achieved those goals,…

clock June 22, 1994Maryellen Gordon

Fashion Features

Escada’s U.S. Game Plan

NEW YORK — “We have to look at this business through the eyes of a retailer, not a wholesaler,” says Ron Frasch, president of Escada USA Inc., as he outlines his plans for reinvigorating this multifaceted fashion business.

Because of his…

clock June 15, 1994Maryellen Gordon

Fashion Features

John Galliano: the New Constructionist

NEW YORK — John Galliano looks a bit tired at Saturday morning breakfast in an East Village cafe, but there’s a twinkle in his eye that matches the thoughts of diamonds that are floating around his head. Having just arrived in New York the day…

clock June 13, 1994Maryellen Gordon

Fashion Features

Accento Heads for Bigger Store

NEW YORK — After two years of selling its Accento Marzotto bridge sportswear to a limited number of specialty stores, Marzotto (USA) Corp. is ready to roll out its line to the majors for spring.

“We’ve been working on a plan so the collection…

clock June 8, 1994Maryellen Gordon

Retail

Bridge Focuses on Wear-Now

NEW YORK — Bridge sportswear resources are bullish about the upcoming holiday and resort market weeks, with many concentrating on buy-now, wear-now merchandise for holiday, with a small selection of warm-weather pieces for resort travel and Southern…

clock June 6, 1994Maryellen Gordon

Financial

Calvin Klein Confirms License Deal for All-Encompassing Home Line

NEW YORK — Calvin Klein is bringing his runway esthetic of neutral-colored simplicity to the home.

Calvin Klein Inc. and Home Innovations Inc. confirmed Thursday that they have entered into a licensing agreement for a complete Calvin Klein…

clock June 3, 1994Maryellen Gordon

Fashion Features

Maklihon Group Beckons to Young Designers

NEW YORK — John and Pauline Mak, owners of The Maklihon Group, may seem like an answer to a prayer for young designers seeking backers: As owners of a successful private-label and branded manufacturing firm, they say they are always on the lookout…

clock June 1, 1994Maryellen Gordon

Fashion Features

Shopping Lively at New Hotel Shows in N.Y.

NEW YORK — Two new hotel trade shows last week pulled steady streams of buyers, many of them armed with increased open-to-buys reflecting a more optimistic mood about retail in general and about contemporary collections in particular.

Hotlines…

clock June 1, 1994Maryellen Gordon and Janet Ozzard

Fashion Features

Genny’s New Look a Hit at Saks

NEW YORK — Genny’s new look — pared down, less structured and simpler than in the past — struck a positive chord with Saks Fifth Avenue flagship shoppers who attended a three-day trunk show of the fall Genny collection last week.

Held…

clock May 25, 1994Maryellen Gordon

Fashion Features

Building a Brand Network

NEW YORK — The licensing machine continues to churn out deals and dollars.

According to The Licensing Letter, a monthly newsletter covering the entire field, estimated retail sales of licensed products in the U.S. and Canada climbed to $66.6…

clock May 25, 1994Maryellen Gordon and Janet Ozzard

Fashion Features

Adec’s U.S. Growth Program

NEW YORK — Although Paris-based designer Philippe Adec does not speak English, limiting his conversation with customers, his one-day visit to his new area in Bergdorf Goodman got the shoppers shopping.

Adec’s visit to Bergdorf’s earlier this…

clock May 18, 1994Maryellen Gordon

People

Oldham, Bendel’s Team Up for Housing Works Benefit

NEW YORK — Todd Oldham’s writing hand might have been worn out by the end of the evening, but the Housing Works benefit held last week at Henri Bendel and hosted by the designer raised $10,000 for the charity and Bendel’s made a separate donation of…

clock May 10, 1994Maryellen Gordon

Fashion Features

Selwyn & Cohen: Parallel Lines

NEW YORK — Designers Harriet Selwyn and Peter Cohen couldn’t be much less alike in terms of personality. She’s outgoing and a ham in front of a camera; he’s bashful and tends to stay in the background. But when it comes to design sensibility, these…

clock May 4, 1994Maryellen Gordon

Fashion Features

Colin Baer Goes Uptown

NEW YORK — For three years, Colin Baer and Antonio Campbell have spent much of their time making decisions about how best to advance their bridge sportswear and dress collection business.

While they may have made some mistakes along the way,…

clock April 27, 1994Maryellen Gordon

Fashion Features

Kenneth Weiss Undrapes Easel Line

NEW YORK — As the son of parents who own a knitwear manufacturing firm, Kenneth Weiss grew up around knits. When it came time to find his own career path, he stuck with what he knew. The result was KSK International, a private-label and branded firm…

clock April 6, 1994Maryellen Gordon

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