It’s a Small World: Fashion Breaks Down Barriers Around Globe

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Bloomingdale's eyeing the Middle East; Yohji Yamamoto and Nike staging fashion shows in Beijing's Forbidden City; Istithmar of Dubai buying Barneys New York; Chinese consumers snapping up Vuitton bags and Mercedes cars.

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Textured textiles and eco-friendly fabrics were popular with price-conscious attendees.


Vendors Bank on Novelty at L.A. Textile Show

Designers and apparel manufacturers combing the booths at the Los Angeles International Textile Show last week were on the hunt for novelty fabrics to help…

clock April 22, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran

Camilla Belle


Eye: Hopping Along…Feeling Groovy

Just how fresh were the bananas at Donna Karan’s private lunch for Parisian jeweler Lorenz Baumer?

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Matthew Modine


Eye: Shooting Star

The green scene these days is glutted with actors like Cameron Diaz, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.

clock April 22, 2008Amanda FitzSimons

Melanie Charlton Fascitelli


Eye: Cliff Hanger

Melanie Charlton Fascitelli knows what skeletons Liv Tyler has in her closet.

clock April 22, 2008Amanda FitzSimons


Report Looks to Draw Attention

Violations of workers’ rights and low wages are still the norm in the sportswear industry, according to a report released Monday and compiled by a coalition…

clock April 22, 2008Liza Casabona

Marketing and Promotion

Dresses, Eco-Friendly Items In Demand at StyleMax

Value was more pivotal than ever at StyleMax, Chicago’s largest women’s apparel market.

clock April 22, 2008Beth Wilson


Hanesbrands Net Surges to $36M in 1Q

Hanesbrands Inc. said earnings tripled in the first quarter, boosted by cost-cutting initiatives that offset weak sales in a tough retail environment.

clock April 22, 2008Jeanine Poggi


Coldwater Creek Amends Credit Facility

Women’s apparel retailer Coldwater Creek Inc. said Monday it has amended its $60 million, five-year revolving credit facility with Wells Fargo Bank.

clock April 22, 2008Jeanine Poggi

Marc Rosen, Pamela Baxter, Nathalie Grosdidier and Thomas Shutte.

Beauty Features

Pratt, Luxe Pack Honor Dior

Dior Beauty was saluted Tuesday at the annual Pratt Institute-Luxe Pack Art of Packaging award dinner, and brand president Pamela Baxter wasted no time in…

clock April 22, 2008Brid Costello and Pete Born

Christina Aguilera on People en Espanol


Memo Pad: And His Qualifications Are?… Eye Of The Beholder…

Star New York Ranger and man-about-town Sean Avery is out to build up his r??sum?? this summer…

clock April 22, 2008Luisa Zargani and Stephanie D. Smith and Amy Wicks

Limited edition jeans are packaged in a specially made glass vitrine like artwork.


Levi’s Pops Up at American Rag

Levi’s is popping out of American Rag Cie’s denim store here with a new polkadot-themed temporary shop that underscores its efforts to focus on the women’s…

clock April 22, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran

Global message: A Calvin Klein Underwear ad dominates the Hong Kong skyline.

Designer and Luxury

It’s a Small World: Fashion Breaks Down Barriers Around Globe

Bloomingdale’s eyeing the Middle East; Yohji Yamamoto and Nike staging fashion shows in Beijing’s Forbidden City; Istithmar of Dubai buying Barneys New York…

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A low-back dress from Elizabeth Fillmore.

Designer and Luxury

Wedding Gowns Lighten Up and Pare Down

Counting on weddings to continue to take place regardless of the economy, bridal designers and retailers expect lighter-weight dresses and body-skimming…

clock April 22, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Beyonce Knowles


Celebrity Weddings Register With Consumers

Children-before-marriage may be the most prevalent matrimonial-related trend in Hollywood, but retailers are counting on an expected spate of celebrity…

clock April 22, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Reem Acra takes her through the looking glass with a fuchsia silk chiffon frock layered over an embroidered silk satin gown, worn with a cummerbund and tulle petticoats.


The Simpler Things

Hold the flounces, fripperies and frou. For spring 2009, designers have taken the looks in their bridal collections down a notch in terms of fantasy and drama.

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Vera Wang


Extra Touches

In the current bridal season, the mood is classic, romantic and even, at times, minimal. But some of the standout gowns still feature sculptural or surface…

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Audrey Marnay

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Nonstop Shop… Helping Out… All For Paul

Isla Fisher really got into character during the filming of “Confessions of a Shopaholic” at Henri Bendel.

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Inside Bergdorf Goodman's Balenciaga boutique.


Bergdorf Opens Balenciaga Shop

Displaying its flair for exclusivity, Bergdorf Goodman opened a Balenciaga boutique Monday in its Fifth Avenue store.

clock April 22, 2008David Moin

Marketing and Promotion

Shoppers Shy Away From Fifth Ave. During Pope’s Visit

While Pope Benedict XVI’s visit that ended Sunday may have charmed New Yorkers, it posed a logistical challenge for retailers.

clock April 22, 2008David Moin and Sharon Edelson

Pat-Nie Woo

Business Features

Hong Kong Firms Team to Address Sustainability

A dozen major players in Hong Kong’s fashion industry have formed a consortium on sustainability, marking a significant effort to address environmental…

clock April 22, 2008Constance Haisma-Kwok


Firms Set to Use Eco-Friendly Cotton

Two California apparel companies are set to pioneer selling garments with a new category of eco-friendly U.S. cotton grown with fewer chemicals.

clock April 22, 2008Joanna Ramey

Business Features

In Brief: Plea On First Sale Rule… Costa Honor…

A bipartisan group of 17 senators is urging Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to withdraw a proposed rule change that would force U.S. companies…

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Saint Laurent Acquires Major Private Collection of Vintage YSL Clothes

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