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Ralph Lauren RTW Spring 2009

Fashion Trends

Spring RTW 2009: Jump Shot

One of the biggest trends coming out of the New York collections is one-piece dressing in the form of rompers and jumpsuits.

clock September 12, 2008Antonia Sardone


Louis Vuitton Sets New Sailing Event

Race, in collaboration with New Zealand government, to be held in Auckland in February.

clock September 16, 2008Ellen Groves

Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren

Ready To Wear

Viktor & Rolf to Show Online

Designers’ spring show will be on Web only.

clock September 16, 2008WWD Staff

Adrienne Ma

Human Resources

Adrienne Ma Back in Retail

Ex-Joyce exec to open own stores.

clock September 16, 2008Constance Haisma-Kwok

Show organizers expect to see a slight dip in visitors from the U.S.


Premiere Vision Adds Services to Counter Weak Economy

Organizers of the Premi?re Vision textile trade show anticipate seeing the impact of the weak global economy on attendance figures.

clock September 16, 2008Katya Foreman

Buyers at the February edition of Texworld.


Texworld Fair Looks to Showcase Affordable Creativity

Texworld expects bargain-hungry buyers burdened by tighter budgets to help shelter the fabric show from challenging economic times.

clock September 16, 2008Robert Murphy

Daniel Tarullo

Government and Trade

Obama to Be Tough on Trade

Key adviser says candidate would enforce rules.

clock September 16, 2008Kristi Ellis

Specialty velour fabrics from Anono Pile Co.


Japan Launches Textile Fair in Europe

A new boutique textile fair showcasing Japanese textile manufacturers is setting up shop ahead of Premiere Vision.

clock September 16, 2008WWD Staff

Henry Paulson in Fortune.


Keeping Up With the News… A Far Cry From Tarts and Tulips…

What hope is there for weekly and monthly business magazines? Well, the Web, for one thing.

clock September 16, 2008WWD Staff

Models at Carolina Herrera.

Fashion Features

Runway Diversity Still Lagging

African American models remain an issue at New York fashion week.

clock September 16, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Dale Chihuly’s installation at Nordstrom. PHOTO BY Heather Curbow/TPNW


Neiman’s, Nordstrom Mount Furniture Shows

Two retailers exhibit high-end designs.

clock September 16, 2008David Moin

My face items.

Color Cosmetics

Former John Frieda Exec Launching Myface Cosmetics

Gail Federici aims to click with tech-savvy 21st-century consumers with Myface Cosmetics.

clock September 16, 2008Brid Costello


An Elixir From Penhaligon’s

Penhaligon?s went back in time to garner inspiration for its latest unisex scent, which is dubbed Elixir.

clock September 16, 2008Brid Costello

Lehman’s Seventh Avenue headquarters.


Financial Crisis Could Be Fashion Hazard

The fallout in the market might hurt luxe retailing.

clock September 16, 2008WWD Staff


Lehman Crisis Could Add to Stimulus Pressure

Non-intervention at Treasury, Fed seen adding to Congressional urgency.

clock September 16, 2008Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona


Stores Struggle in Wake of Hurricane Ike

Power outages and widespread damage affect recovery.

clock September 16, 2008Holly Haber and Rusty Williamson and Georgia Lee

The book’s cover and a cutout gown featured inside.

Fashion Features

Book Delves Into Beene’s Rebel Yell

Biographer Kim Hastreiter examines the legendary designer Geoffrey Beene.

clock September 16, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

A bag from Sequoia.


Sequioa Opens U.S. Showroom

Accessories brand out to grow in America.

clock September 16, 2008Katya Foreman

A look from the Adidas by Stella McCartney line for spring.

Fashion Features

Q&A With Stella McCartney

The designer discusses her Adidas by Stella McCartney collaboration in prepartion for its spring collection’s unveiling Tuesday in London.

clock September 16, 2008Whitney Beckett

André Leon Talley


Fashion Week Trends Off the Runway

The people with the pencils kept their focus on the catwalk last week, taking note of hemlines, color patterns and silhouettes.

clock September 16, 2008WWD Staff

Nan Swid


Nan Swid’s New Project

The former home designer opens her first art exhibit at CDS Gallery.

clock September 16, 2008Amanda FitzSimons


Frank Gehry Honored in Venice

Frank Gehry receives a Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennal.

clock September 16, 2008Andrew Yang

Human Resources

Choo Taps Sinclair

Firm names new chief operating officer.

clock September 16, 2008WWD Staff

A ring carved out of a shell.

Designer and Luxury

John Hardy Eyes Global Growth

Jeweler to push more into Europe and Asia.

clock September 16, 2008Robert Murphy

A sketch of a Pringle shoe designed by Sigerson Morrison.

Fashion Scoops

V Day… Then & Now… Hoping For Hosiery…

Diana Vreeland fever is about to hit Europe…

clock September 16, 2008WWD Staff

Looks from Under Armour’s new women’s line.

Ready To Wear

Under Armour Expands Women’s Reach

The Performance Brand Targets “Miss Train To Maintain” With Spring Launch.

clock September 16, 2008Whitney Beckett


Rock & Republic to Open SoHo Store

Brand to open on Greene Street

clock September 16, 2008Sharon Edelson

Styles from Splendid and Ella Moss.


Ella Moss, Splendid Debut Woven Lines

Brands best known for jersey pieces add trousers, shorts, and skirts.

clock September 16, 2008Marcy Medina


Daily Stock Wrap

Daily Stock Wrap

clock September 16, 2008WWD Staff


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