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Overview

The enclave of excess is losing some of its luster.

From This Issue

Brian Atwood and Erin Fetherston

People

Brian Atwood’s New York Leg

Brian Atwood gave away copies of “Role Play Rene,” his new glossy coffee-table book featuring Rene Russo.

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Nautica Men's RTW Fall 2009

Sportswear

Nautica Shows Fall Collection

The Intrepid received a full refurbishment, so the World War II-era aircraft carrier was a fitting locale for Nautica to stage its fall men’s wear presentation.

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Sportswear

PEI to Retain Tricots, Axis Dept. Store Presence

Exit of brands from specialty stores won’t extend to other channel.

clock March 23, 2009David Lipke

Legal

Legal Briefs: B.U.M. Equipment Suit Against Hansel

In a lawsuit brought last week, B.U.M. Equipment LLC accused Larry Hansel Clothing LLC and its principal, Larry Hansel, of breach of contract.

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Human Resources

Darland Promoted at Dior Perfumes

Terry Darland has been named president of North America for Christian Dior Perfumes LLC.

clock March 23, 2009Julie Naughton

Bernhard Willhelm RTW Fall 2009

Designer and Luxury

Designer High-Low Marriages on the Rise

Fashion still believes strongly in the power of two, with more collaborations than ever in the works.

clock March 23, 2009Katya Foreman and Ellen Groves

Financial

Selective Beauty Enters Administration in France

Selective Beauty has entered into administration in France, citing market conditions.

clock March 23, 2009Jennifer Weil

Stanley Gellers in 2004.

Fashion Features

Obit: Men’s Wear Columnist Stan Gellers

Stanley Gellers, who covered the men’s wear industry for Fairchild Publications with passion and wit for more than 50 years, died Saturday.

clock March 22, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Financial

Fireman, Webster Capital Invest in Hudson Jeans

Hudson Jeans agreed to receive an investment from former Reebok ceo Paul Fireman, Fireman Capital Partners and Webster Capital.

clock March 23, 2009Khanh T.L. Tran

Reebok partnered with Cirque du Soleil to create the Jukari workout and two apparel lines launching this month.

Marketing and Promotion

Reebok’s New Positioning: ‘Fun and Fit’

Reebok International Ltd. hopes to stabilize its sales this year.

clock March 23, 2009Whitney Beckett

Activewear

CurveNY Shows Boutiques Bloom Amid the Gloom

Despite the troubled economy, new entrepreneurs are beginning to see an opportunity in specialty lingerie retailing.

clock March 23, 2009Karyn Monget

Natori’s Geisha and Samurai-inspired beach towels.

Designer and Luxury

Natori Hosts Beach and Bath Party

A cocktail party celebrating the newest license at the Natori Co. with Loftex USA pulled in retail heavyweights at the Loftex showrooms this month.

clock March 23, 2009Karyn Monget

Diane von Furstenberg RTW Fall 2009

Eyewear

Von Furstenberg Adds Eyewear

Diane Von Furstenberg paired with Marchon Eyewear to develop and distribute a collection of sunglasses and ophthalmic lenses.

clock March 23, 2009Caroline Tell

Emilio Pucci

Ready To Wear

Economy Poses Challenge for Eyewear Sector

At Mido, brands focus on innovation and cutting costs amid gloomy economy.

clock March 23, 2009Andrew Roberts

Rashida Jones

People

Comedy’s New Queen: Rashida Jones

Star Rashida Jones is making her mark in the funny business.

clock March 23, 2009Marcy Medina and Amanda FitzSimons

Media

Tough Month for Magazines… Capital Style…

Ad pages continue their slide through April, especially at the core fashion books, according to the latest figures from Media Industry Newsletter.

clock March 23, 2009WWD Staff

Luxe jasmine chandelier earrings in semi-precious greenonyx for $79.

Retail

Banana Republic Launches Accessories Concept

Edition by Banana Republic, a new 1,400-square-foot accessories and handbag retail concept, bows on May 15.

clock March 23, 2009Sharon Edelson

Government and Trade

UNITE HERE Defectors Form New Union

Hundreds of members of UNITE HERE, who voted to disaffiliate from the union two weeks ago, held a convention in Philadelphia on Saturday to form a new union.

clock March 23, 2009Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Port Authority Gets a Fashionable Outpost

The Fashion Center Business Improvement District and the Times Square Alliance are trying to dress up Eighth Avenue with Blank SL8.

clock March 23, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

The Jorg Gray black chronograph watch.

Fashion Scoops

Obama Time… Kate Moss in Paris… Garage Bands…

The President ditched his Tag Heuer for the company’s sporty black chronograph watch, made by Jorg Gray.

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"Fall in Central Park" shoe by F.I.T. Student Keena Fleming.

Fashion Features

FIT Fetes Sadove

Saks Inc. Chairman and chief executive Stephen I. Sadove was the main man last Thursday for many in the fashion industry.

clock March 23, 2009David Moin

Textiles

Unwrinkled Pink

Thomas Pink will introduce a dress shirt with an easy-care finish targeted to business executives.

clock March 23, 2009WWD Staff

Retail

Tarrant Sees Fourth Quarter Losses

The recession and the retail bankruptcies it has triggered pushed Tarrant Apparel Group Inc. to a fourth-quarter loss on a double-digit sales decline.

clock March 23, 2009Matthew Lynch

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

The New York Times podcast The Daily has grown significantly.

Business

Host of NYT Podcast 'The Daily' Apologizes for Actions Around…

clock January 16, 2021Kali Hays

Social Studies

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