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Designer and Luxury

Zanini Named Rochas Creative Director

Former Halston designer Marco Zanini to show his first collection for Rochas next March in Paris.

clock November 3, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Womens Health Cover


Rodale Reduces 10 Percent of Workforce

Following layoff announcements last week by publishing companies, Rodale is cutting 111 jobs too.

clock November 3, 2008Amy Wicks

Human Resources

Ann Taylor Taps Muto as President of Loft

Muto, a 20-year veteran of Gap Inc.,starts his new job on Nov. 11.

clock November 3, 2008David Moin and Arnold J. Karr

Ray Anderson, founder of Interface.


Focus on Cotton as Environmental Movement Gains

The environmental movement has become a major force in fashion that won?t be slowed by global economic turmoil and a pullback in consumer spending.

clock November 4, 2008Ross Tucker and Ellen Groves

Power outages are taking a toll on Pakistan exporters.


Pakistan Hit by Electricity Shortages

Electricity and natural gas shortages in Pakistan, coupled with higher prices, have left the nation?s textile industry struggling to cope.

clock November 4, 2008Mahlia S. Lone

Government and Trade

Apparel and Textiles Often Face Higher Tariffs

WTO study says pressure comes from domestic industry groups.

clock November 4, 2008John Zarocostas

Government and Trade

Antidumping Cases Spike

WTO report cites a 39% rise in dumping cases in 2008.

clock November 4, 2008John Zarocostas

On the runway in Atlanta, look from Genux.


Atlanta Buyers Cope With Economic Challenges

The mood at the spring market here reflected the downward slide of stocks, but there was some relief from retailers.

clock November 4, 2008Elizabeth Thurman and Georgia Lee

Ingrid Jackel


Physicians Formula Profits Leap

Third-quarter profits at Physicians Formula Holdings Inc. grew to $1.7 million, or 12 cents a diluted share, from $102,000.

clock November 4, 2008Matthew W. Evans

A rendering of the ice rink at the Dubai Mall.


World’s Largest Mall Takes Center Stage in Dubai

The highly anticipated Dubai Mall opens today, unveiling the first phase of a new retail, fashion and entertainment mecca.

clock November 4, 2008Ritu Upadhyay


Stocks Sag as October Sales Reports Loom

November projected to be even worse.

clock November 4, 2008Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr

Behnaz Sarafpour

Designer and Luxury

Young Designers Tweak Prices for Spring

Small independent designers aren?t about to offer fire-sale prices for their creations.

clock November 4, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Gustavo Cadile and Eva Longoria Parker, in one of his designs.

Designer and Luxury

Cadile to Unveil Bridal Gowns This Spring

After launching eveningwear in 2005, designer Gustavo Cadile plans to introduce a bridal collection this spring.

clock November 4, 2008Beth Wilson

A model in Rudsak.


Canadian Outerwear Company Rudsak Expands to U.S.

Rudsak, a Canadian maker of leather outerwear, handbags, accessories and footwear, is now focusing on the U.S. market to build its wholesale business.

clock November 4, 2008WWD Staff

An image from the Richard Avedon retrospective.


Travels With Avedon

Making its fourth stop, the Richard Avedon retrospective has moved into the ground floor of Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau.

clock November 4, 2008WWD Staff

A look from Igor Chapurin.

Fashion Features

Russian Designers Cope With Easing Demand

Although they’re attracting ever more customers at home and abroad, Russian designers are not immune to the effects of the global financial crisis.

clock November 4, 2008Alastair Gee

Zac Posen and Uma Thurman

Fashion Scoops

Posen Award… Bendel Gets Political… Swinging Mary Quant Stamps…

At this year’s fifth annual Young Patrons of Lincoln Center’s fall masquerade, Zac Posen was presented with the arts leadership award.

clock November 4, 2008WWD Staff

Sanrio Luxe offers an array of contemporary apparel featuring the Hello Kitty logo.


Hello Kitty Parent Sanrio Goes Luxe

Hello Kitty fans are about to get a major taste of luxury.

clock November 4, 2008Julee Kaplan

Ida & Harry sells men’s and women’s apparel.


Fontainebleau Swims in High-End Retail

Fontainebleau, the iconic curvilinear hotel, is set to open Nov. 14 after $1B renovation.

clock November 4, 2008Sharon Edelson

Barack Obama with Becca Cason Thrash in July.


Party Politics: Where Scenesters Will Watch the Election

Social scenesters told WWD where they’ll be when the election night returns come in.

clock November 4, 2008WWD Staff

The dinner tent at the Weisigers'.


North Carolina Boutique Hosts a Weekend Extravaganza

To honor her store’s 10th anniversary, Capitol owner Laura Vinroot Poole flew in designers from around the world.

clock November 4, 2008Georgia Lee

Carolyne Roehm in Oscar de la Renta with the designer.


Eye: Roehm’s White and Blue, Just Not Red

Carolyne Roehm celebrates her ninth book “A Passion for Blue and White.”

clock November 4, 2008WWD Staff



Moody’s Downgrades Barneys’ Debt

Shrinking profit margins and an empty corner office added up to a debt downgrade for Barneys New York on Monday.

clock November 4, 2008Evan Clark and David Moin

Vacancies are abundant on Madison Avenue.


Madison Avenue Takes Hit From Economic Troubles

Vacant storefronts increase along Madison Avenue.

clock November 4, 2008David Moin

Zac Posen’s rayon and Lycra spandex gown. Rachel Roy for Manolo Blahnik shoes.

Fashion Features

The New Jersey

Draping and braiding and gathering, oh my.

clock November 4, 2008Antonia Sardone


Daily Stock Wrap

The day’s best and worst performers.

clock November 4, 2008WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

Halima Aden


Halima Aden Says She Lost Sight of Her Hijabi Identity While Modelling

clock 13hMimosa Spencer

Social Studies

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