New Team at Helmut: Ex-Habitual Designers Tapped for Lang Line

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Link Theory Holdings Co. Ltd., which bought the label from Prada in March, is expected to announce today that it has tapped Michael and Nicole Colovos, the founders of the Habitual label, as design directors of Helmut Lang, effective immediately.

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Nicole and Michael Colovos

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New Team at Helmut: Ex-Habitual Designers Tapped for Lang Line

Link Theory Holdings Co. Ltd., is expected to announce today that it has tapped Michael and Nicole Colovos as design directors of Helmut Lang.

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Tod’s Group Earnings Rise 30.5% in Quarter

Tod’s Group posted a 30.5 percent profit gain in the first quarter as strong growth in its footwear and leather goods divisions bolstered results.

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Expert to Eye Evidence in Chanel Case

It looks like Chanel is not out of the defendant’s chair yet.

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Bergdorf’s Rings Up $6.1M With Chanel

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Beyonce and Tina Knowles are welcoming girls into the House of Dereon with a new juniors line, Dereon, that will launch for holiday.

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Fabiola Beracasa in Calvin Klein Collection at the Art Party.


Costa Brava

Skylight Studios was transformed for Thursday night’s Art Party benefiting the Whitney.

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Sara boots from the Legacy line.

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Coach Builds Legacy With Nod to Past

Coach is launching a higher-priced collection called Legacy, inspired by Bonnie Cashin’s work for the brand in the Sixties.

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Styles are cloaked in dark motifs for fall, but that doesn’t reflect the mood of vendors and buyers during this month’s market.

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Branded Looks Boost Business

Design elements from hit handbags like Gucci’s horse bit and Fendi’s “B” buckle graced eyewear frames at this month’s Mido fair, where industry executives were upbeat in the face of intense competition.

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Cinema Etoile's flirty baby doll at Movie Star.

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Vendors Offer Seasonal Potpourri

There was a bit of everything at May market: a spring preview, a review of Valentine’s Day programs and fall-holiday immediates.

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Maidenform Net Rises

Maidenform Brands Inc. posted a 39.7 percent gain in first-quarter earnings last week on sales that were bolstered by strength from its department store distribution.

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WWD Stock Index Plunges

As economists fretted over the possibility of rising inflation after the Federal Reserve raised the Federal Fund rate last week, investors spent last Thursday and Friday taking profits.

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Legal Briefs

Louis Vuitton Malletier filed a trademark and copyright infringement and a dilution complaint against a number of Chinatown vendors in federal court here last month.

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Economist Infers Hikes to Fed Rate May Be Too Much

An economist from credit insurer Euler Hermes ACI said in a report following last week’s Federal Reserve interest rate hike that the increase “will have effects that will be felt well into 2007.”

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Sketches of the wardrobe Jean Paul Gaultier created for Madonna's "Confessions" tour, which kicks off May 21.

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Gaultier’s New Look for Madonna

More often than not, the pop superstar chooses to wear Gaultier, which will be the case when her “Confessions” world tour kicks off Sunday at the Los Angeles Forum.

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Kenzo Amour

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Martha Stewart and Vera Wang


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Vietnam has agreed to abolish “prohibited” subsidies to its textile and apparel industry as part of a trade deal it reached with the U.S. here Sunday.

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