Handicapping the Stars: Which Young Designer Will Prosper in Future?

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Behnaz Sarafpour, Proenza Schouler and Richard Chai could be the next big designers if they don't succumb to the industry's pitfalls. What do these designers have in common? They're among retailers predict could be the future in New York Fashion.

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Sam Shipley, Josia Lamberto-Egan, Jeff Halmos and John Whitledge of Trovata.

Fashion Features

Handicapping the Stars: Which Young Designer Will Prosper in Future?

Behnaz Sarafpour, Proenza Schouler and Richard Chai could be the next big designers if they don’t succumb to the industry’s pitfalls.

clock March 14, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

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Fashion Features

They Are Wearing: All Chilled Out

Stylish Slovenians brace for the winter chill by layering up with an unexpected mix of lightweight pieces.

clock March 14, 2006WWD Staff

Dan (left) and Dean Caten with Roberto Martone.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Dsquared Signs Scent Deal With ICR

Dsquared added another brick to the foundation of its growing brand with a licensing agreement with Italian fragrance manufacturer ICR.

clock March 14, 2006Stephanie Epiro and Courtney Colavita


Coles Myer Sells Myer for $1.02B

Coles Myer Ltd. has sold its Myer business to a consortium led by Newbridge Capital, the Asian Pacific investment arm of Texas Pacific Group, for $1.02 billion, the company said on Monday.

clock March 14, 2006Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

In Brief: Kohl’s Retirement … Wet Seal Appointment … New To The Board

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

clock March 14, 2006WWD Staff


Memo Pad: Hiding In Plain Sight … Fan Morrison … Mea Culpa

Gawker.com’s reason for being is to poke fun at the overhyped people, places and things of the media universe, be it Lindsay Lohan, Bungalow 8 or Radar magazine.

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Ken Downing


Neiman Marcus Names Downing Fashion Head

Ending months of speculation, Neiman Marcus Stores on Monday named Ken Downing senior vice president and fashion director.

clock March 14, 2006Sharon Edelson

Peter Boneparth


Barneys Fetes Boston Flagship

Barneys New York celebrated its Copley Place Boston opening, the luxury retailer’s first flagship in 13 years, at a party last Thursday that was the talk of Beantown.

clock March 14, 2006Katherine Bowers

Jessica Alba in a Versace coat.


Mountain Mamas

London may have been dripping with rain last week, but the skies were clear at Annabel’s, and the snow babes were out in force.

clock March 14, 2006WWD Staff

Chrissie Hynde


Hynde Sight

In 1980, Sire Records released the self-titled debut by the Pretenders, a band that blended everything from punk to reggae and rhythm and blues.

clock March 14, 2006Jacob Bernstein

Safeguards have been implemented to limit surging Chinese imports.

Fashion Features

Changes Sweeping Global Manufacturing

Sourcing executives and government officials address key issues shaping the supply chain at the first WWD Sourcing Leadership Forum.

clock March 14, 2006Evan Clark and Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

Port Security Remains in Spotlight

The aborted Dubai Ports World deal triggered a national debate and generated broader port security initiatives that are likely to preoccupy Capitol Hill.

clock March 14, 2006Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Colombiatex Scores $33M, Enhances Image

The Colombiatex fair included models parading the latest offerings from Bra­zilian and Colombian designers as spectators watched with caipirinha cocktails in hand.

clock March 14, 2006Toby Muse

Fashion Features

Singapore Gives $6.7M to Sector

As China continues to dominate the post-quota industry, Asia’s other textile players are working to bolster their presence and stay competitive.

clock March 14, 2006Betsy Lowther

Patricia Field

Fashion Features

Patricia Field on the Move

Patricia Field is moving her long-running party from West Broadway in SoHo to the Bowery on the Lower East Side.

clock March 14, 2006Sharon Edelson

From the Americana Manhasset's spring catalogue, a Michael Kors look in a Fifties setting.


Americana Manhasset Marks 50th

Americana Manhasset has created its first pop-up store, called Distinctly Modern, to mark its 50th anniversary.

clock March 14, 2006David Moin

The large vinyl screen at Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Blondie Snapshot

Marc Jacobs and Debbie Harry have been close friends for close to two decades.

clock March 14, 2006WWD Staff


Golden Gate Buys Norm Thompson

Golden Gate Capital on Monday said it has acquired women’s specialty catalogue firm Norm Thompson Outfitters for an undisclosed sum.

clock March 14, 2006Vicki M. Young


Adidas, Nike Awarded Damages

The recommendation by Magi­strate Ronald Ellis was handed down on Feb. 27, but was not immediately available.

clock March 14, 2006Liza Casabona


Yoox Sales Rise 47% in ’05

The company said Monday that online revenues had reached $63 million in 2005, an increase of 47 percent over the year before.

clock March 14, 2006Cate T. Corcoran


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