Versace’s Latest Plan: U.S., Accessories Keys To Breaking Even in ’07

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Versace chief executive officer Giancarlo Di Risio said losses widened and revenue dropped in 2004, but predicted the firm would break even in 2007.

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MADRID — Like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, Museo Chicote, one of Madrid’s oldest cocktail bars, has shed its stodginess and morphed into the Spanish capital’s fave watering hole for fashionistas…

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Premiere Vision will be held Sept. 20-23, the same time as Expofil and Mod-Amont.

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Pushing Paris

Organizers are putting the French capital’s fashion reputation to the forefront in an effort to promote its trade shows.

clock May 25, 2005Robert Murphy

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Balancing Act

Organizers strive to bring continuity matched with innovation to the German trade fair market.

clock May 25, 2005Melissa Drier

Florence textile show Prato Expo, which remains separate from Unica, runs Sept. 15-17 at the Fortezza da Basso.


Pulling It Together

As several Italian textile shows unite under one name, others go it alone to fill a niche.

clock May 25, 2005Amanda Kaiser

New brands accounted for 28 percent of the offerings at the February staging of Pure, a middle- to high-end women's wear and accessories show.

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Mixing It Up

Britain’s trade shows are using smaller brands to attract independent retailers in search of unusual merchandise.

clock May 25, 2005Nina Jones

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International Relations

The arrival of a German trade fair on Spanish soil has local organizers on high alert.

clock May 25, 2005Barbara Barker

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A New Image

Turkish trade fairs highlight the country’s focus on quality and design.

clock May 25, 2005Suna Erdem

Hong Kong Fashion Week will take place July 12-15 at the convention center.

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The Orient Express

As the Chinese market continues to gather steam, trade show organizers prepare to ride it to success.

clock May 25, 2005Vicki Rothrock

Despite its awkward timing, organizers plan to make International Fashion Fair a must-see among Asian trade shows.


A New Relevance

Despite problematic timing, Japanese trade show organizers are working to prove their pertinence.

clock May 25, 2005Koji Hirano

Looks from Lisa Ho.

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Making a Trade

With a renewed focus on boosting apparel exports, organizers look to lure international buyers to Aussie and Kiwi events.

clock May 25, 2005Patty Huntington

Walter Rodrigues will be one of 50 designers at Fashion Rio June 15-19.

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Going Global

Brazilian trade fairs are looking to buyers from abroad.

clock May 25, 2005Michael Kepp

The Ontario Fashion Exhibitors Market, Sept. 24-27, is sold out, with a waiting list of about 30 exhibitors.

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Steady as She Goes

Canadian trade fair organizers maintain an even keel while searching out opportunities for sustainable growth.

clock May 25, 2005Brian Dunn

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International Trade Show Calendar

All international phone numbers may be dialed from the U.S. with the prefix of 011 and the number as listed.

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Versace’s Latest Plan: U.S., Accessories Keys To Breaking Even in ’07

Versace chief executive officer Giancarlo Di Risio said losses widened and revenue dropped in 2004, but predicted the firm would break even in 2007.

clock May 25, 2005Amanda Kaiser

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Second Palazzo Resort to Open in Dubai

Versace plans to open its second Palazzo Versace Resort, in Dubai, in 2008.

clock May 25, 2005Luisa Zargani

CK Calvin Klein will be relaunched in Europe and the Mideast.


Calvin Licenses CK to Fingen Unit

The company said Tuesday that it has signed a licensing deal with an affiliate of Italian manufacturer Fingen SpA to reintroduce CK Calvin Klein apparel and accessories in Europe and the Middle East. Starting next spring.

clock May 25, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

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In Brief: Still Struggling … Hats Off At Kellwood … Shareholder Date Set

STILL STRUGGLING: Marks & Spencer Group plc’s profits rose 6.3 percent to $1.08 billion, or 587 million pounds, from $934.5 million, or 552.3 million pounds, in the fiscal year ended April 2, due exclusively to exceptional items….

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Meredith Acquires G+J Titles

After a trying few years, Bertelsmann is ending its presence in the U.S.

clock May 25, 2005Jeff Bercovici

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Menichetti Said Out As Celine Designer

It looks like the love affair didn’t last.

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Brocade jacket and jeans from Buffalo.

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Macy’s East Tries to Put Best Fashion Foot Forward

Macy’s East is making moves to elevate its fashion profile, the latest being the chain’s first full-fledged fashion preview at the Herald Square flagship.

clock May 25, 2005David Moin

Burberry Prorsum


Burberry Earnings Leap 18.2%

Burberry’s eye on the bottom line paid off, with profits rising 18 percent to $203 million for the year due to cost and price controls and sourcing gains.

clock May 25, 2005Samantha Conti

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Prada Shows ‘Waist’ in China

Can a skirt be installation art? Prada’s traveling exhibition “Waist Down” posits that it can.

clock May 25, 2005Lisa Movius

De Swert and Doonan's creation.

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Fashion Scoops: Hats Off … Animal House … Scaasi To Set Sail

HATS OFF: Designers and creative types alike took part in the fourth annual “Tulips and Pansies — The Headdress Affair” on Monday night at Bridgewaters, a venue in New York’s South Street Seaport. Famed performance artist and…

clock May 25, 2005WWD Staff

Chadwick's catalogue is published by RedcatsUSA.


Multichannel Strategy Seen as Sales Jolt

Multichannel merchants are tapping the stores, catalogues and Internet to improve market share, strengthen fashion and boost profits.

clock May 25, 2005Rusty Williamson

Cynthia Walker of the Navajo community, Dominique Conseil of Aveda and Moi Enomenga from Ecuador and his wife.

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Beauty Beat: Beauty Returns to Its Roots

NEW YORK — Aveda, Wharton Business School’s Net Impact Club and indigenous leaders gathered at the United Nations last Wednesday to discuss future models for business partnerships. The goal of the summit was to spark dialogue on how to best…

clock May 25, 2005Molly Prior and Pete Born

Auggie Tantillo, AMTAC, and Karl Spilhaus, NTA.


House Caucus Hears CAFTA Issues

The House Textile Caucus, facing a divided constituency, held a debate Tuesday on CAFTA to help decide which way its members should vote.

clock May 25, 2005Kristi Ellis

Kevin Bacon, Rachel Roy, Damon Dash and Christie Brinkley.

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AAFA Holds Image Awards

The gala, hosted by Christie Brinkley, benefited the Alzheimer’s Association, an organization that Khan has dedicated her life to since her mother, Rita Hayworth, died of the disease in 1987.

clock May 25, 2005Julee Greenberg

Tory Burch in her Los Angeles store.

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Tory by TRB Opens in Los Angeles

Tory Burch didn’t let a little thing like a missing door stop the opening of her Tory by TRB store on Robertson Boulevard here.

clock May 25, 2005Michelle Tyree


Nordstrom Announces Stock Split

The announcement came during the annual shareholders meeting at the downtown flagship here and after Nordstrom last week reported that first-quarter income climbed 52 percent to $104.5 million, or 75 cents a diluted share, compared with 48 cents a…

clock May 25, 2005Joanna Ramey


Dillard’s Net Falls 29.4%

Higher markdown activity and softer sales deeply cut into the bottom line at Dillard’s Inc.

clock May 25, 2005Vicki M. Young

Disney vintage T-shirts.


Retailers Seek Magic From Disneyland’s 50th

Disneyland is celebrating its 50th and retailers hope some magical Disney dust rubs off on them as it has for generations of Americans.

clock May 25, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller and Michelle Tyree

James Galanos and Amber Valletta.

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Galanos and Fashion Friends Go to Bat for Charities

A retrospective of 15 Galanos gowns and eveningwear looks selected by the designer were on display, giving guests a visual timeline of his 50-year career.

clock May 25, 2005Melissa Magsaysay


Perry Ellis Profits Jump 8.4% in Qtr.

Driven by robust top-line growth, Perry Ellis International Inc. on Tuesday posted strong first-quarter profits.

clock May 25, 2005Vicki M. Young


Richest Nations Growing at Slower Rate

Projected economic growth in the world’s top industrialized countries in 2005 has been revised to 2.6 percent from 2.9 percent, an OECD report said.

clock May 25, 2005John Zarocostas


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