Jil Sander to Oversee Uniqlo’s Design Teams

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Ackman to Seek Seats on Target’s Board

Plans to propose himself and four other directors in proxy contest.

clock March 16, 2009Evan Clark

Hermès RTW Fall 2009

Fashion Trends

Fall 2009 Runway Trend: Fuzzy Logic

From discreetly trimmed jackets to full vests and coats, fur was all over the Paris runways.

clock March 16, 2009WWD Staff

Marc Jacobs

Business Features

CFDA Announces Nominees for 2009 Awards

The Council of Fashion Designers of America revealed the nominees for its 2009 awards. First Lady to be given Board of Director’s Special Tribute.

clock March 16, 2009Marc Karimzadeh


Safilo to Trim Output

Italian firm Safilo to downsize three plants.

clock March 17, 2009Luisa Zargani

Government and Trade

Mexico to Impose Tariffs on U.S. Goods

Mexico said Monday it plans to impose punitive duties on U.S. exports in retaliation for cancellation of cross-border trucking program.

clock March 17, 2009Kristi Ellis


Retail Stock Rally Fizzles Monday

Stores’ shares dip 2.7 percent after four days of gains.

clock March 17, 2009Evan Clark

Daisy Fuentes


Beauty Beat: Fuentes’ Perfume Franchise Adds Dianoche Love

Daisy Fuentes is freshening her Dianoche scent franchise with a new fragrance called Dianoche Love, due in April.

clock March 17, 2009Julie Naughton

Skin Care

Origins Launches Recycling Program

Origins is hoping to change the look of landfills with a recycling program it will kick off April 2.

clock March 17, 2009Julie Naughton


Writing Isabella Blow… New Leaders of the Packs… Palin’s Turn…

Two biographies of Isabella Blow are in the works, and they’re taking very different views of the talented fashion stylist.

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Ready To Wear

Calvin Klein in New Golf Deal

Calvin Klein unveiled a global licensing deal with Premium Golf Brands for men’s and women’s golf clothing and accessories.

clock March 17, 2009Marc Karimzadeh and Jean Scheidnes

Workers at a manufacturing unit of Gokaldas Exports Ltd. in Bangalore.


India and Pakistan Manufacturers Seek Help

India and Pakistan’s textile and apparel industries are stepping up pressure on their governments to offer more assistance.

clock March 17, 2009N. Vasuki Rao and Mahlia S. Lone

Carol Hochman and Peter Gabbe


Execs at AAFA Summit See Silver Lining

Executives predict major changes in supply chains due to the global economic crisis at the American Apparel & Footwear Association’s annual summit.

clock March 17, 2009Liza Casabona

President Obama met with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in February. Trade veterans expect the President to move to strengthen labor and environmental provisions of NAFTA.

Government and Trade

Economy Pushes Obama Onto Trade Tightrope

President Barack Obama and his team find themselves balancing global commerce with U.S. jobs.

clock March 17, 2009Kristi Ellis

Zhang Yunxiu and her daughter, Wu Wenjun.

Government and Trade

Chinese Workers Grapple With Factory Fallout

China looks to prop up ailing sectors.

clock March 17, 2009Kathleen McLaughlin

A look by Stylein

Ready To Wear

Buyers Cautious at Paris Trade Shows

Buyers at the fall-winter boutique trade shows reduced budgets by up to 30 percent.

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Designer and Luxury

Naomi Campbell Organizes Mumbai Relief Fashion Show

Supermodel Naomi Campbell will stage a benefit “Mai Mumbai” (“I am Mumbai”) fashion show during Lakme Fashion Week.

clock March 17, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Abby Low, Katie Hatch and Mara Papa, each wearing Harvey Faircloth.

Fashion Features

Homegrown Polish: Katie Hatch Launches Clothing Line

Katie Hatch, the style director at Martha Stewart Weddings, has developed a clothing line called Harvey Faircloth.

clock March 17, 2009Sarah Haight

Diane Kruger and Ginnifer Goodwin.


Sound of Music

The Metropolitan Opera threw itself a birthday party of epic proportions at Lincoln Center on Sunday night to celebrate its 125th anniversary.

clock March 17, 2009WWD Staff

Jil Sander and Fast Retailing chairman Tadashi Yanai

Designer and Luxury

Jil Sander Takes on Design Role at Uniqlo

Designer poised to return to the fashion world with Japanese brand.

clock March 16, 2009Amanda Kaiser

The Cure


Fashion Playlist: Paris

Soundtracks at the Paris collections ranged from the romantic to the ridiculous.

clock March 17, 2009Katya Foreman

Valentino: The Last Emperor


Q&A With ‘Valentino: Last Emperor’ Director

The documentary “Valentino: Last Emperor” premieres Tuesday with a big bash at MoMA.

clock March 17, 2009Emily Holt

A dress from The AvroKO Collection for Mona & Holly.

Fashion Scoops

Meal Ticket… Diesel on the Hunt?… Armani’s Museum Night…

AvroKO, the design team behind hip downtown eateries Double Crown, PUBLIC and Stanton Social, is getting into the fashion game.

clock March 17, 2009WWD Staff

Inside the Paul Smith boutique in Paris.


Paul Smith Opens Shop in Paris

As far as Sir Paul Smith is concerned, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

clock March 17, 2009Emilie Marsh


Daily Stock Wrap: March 16, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock March 17, 2009WWD Staff


Today's Must Read


Carly Cushnie Closes Her Designer Business

clock 8hLisa Lockwood

Social Studies

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