Not Only the Recession: Industry Hit by Resizing, Trade Issues and More

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Ian Olds


No Quick Fix

Ian Olds’ film “Fixer,” set in post-invasion Afghanistan, premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival this weekend.

clock April 24, 2009Irin Carmon

A look from the Mastina and Peterkops collection.

Fashion Features

Latvian Duo Sweeps Hyères Festival

Designers snap up two prizes at fashion and photography event.

clock April 27, 2009Ellen Groves


Albert-Culver Profits Slip

Hair care in strong performance.

clock April 27, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Condé Nast Portfolio


Memo Pad: Condé Nast Closing Portfolio

Business magazine to close with May issue.

clock April 27, 2009Irin Carmon

Mergers and Acquisitions

Hampshire, NAF Deal a No Go

NAF said Monday it had ended its previously announced cash tender offer.

clock April 27, 2009Vicki M. Young

Cameron Diaz


Golden State: Celebs Talk Green at NRDC Gala

Natural Resources Defense Council gala attracted Robert Redford, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Linda Evangelista and Tom Ford.

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Laura Commike Gitman,  Susan Arnot Heaney, Mike Sheehy and Marcela Manubens.

Business Features

Panel: Social Responsiblity Aids Survival Strategy

Phillips-Van Heusen, Avon, and L.L. Bean execs said corporate social responsibility is more than a marketing tool

clock April 28, 2009Ross Tucker

David Birnbaum

Government and Trade

Rethinking the Merchandise Formula

Long-term survival might depend on brands and retailers rethinking the fundamentals of their relationships with consumers.

clock April 28, 2009Ross Tucker

Government and Trade

West African Nations Urge U.S. to Drop Cotton Subsidies

Cotton 4 says changes needed to revive Doha talks.

clock April 28, 2009John Zarocostas

Zac Posen on the runway in Texas.


Zac Posen Takes a Trip to Houston

Designer Zac Posen hobnobs with socialites and stages a fall runway show at the Saks Fifth Avenue in Houston.

clock April 28, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Fifteen wedding parties celebrated their respective nuptials at the Mall of America’s amusement park.

Marketing and Promotion

Malls Reinvent to Ward Off Vacancies

Malls are trying to become about more than just shopping.

clock April 28, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg and Dick Silverman

Maise’s cotton and elastane jeans with G-Star NY Raw’s wool and polyamide coat and LNA’s cotton T-shirt.


Fall 2009 Biker Fashion Trend: Spin Cycle

Details such as contrast insets, quiltlike stitching or patches at the knees are in heavy rotation on jeans, which work well with biker jackets and battered Ts.

clock April 28, 2009Kim Friday

David Downton receives his degree.

Fashion Features

The Academy of Art Finishes With a Flourish

Fashion school Academy of Art awarded 54 B.F.A.’s and 26 M.F.A.’s.

clock April 28, 2009Joanna Ramey

Peter Som

Fashion Features

Som Sums Up His Life in Fashion

Designing apparel is a careful balancing act between the creative side and the business realities, designer Peter Som told students at Marymount University.

clock April 28, 2009Liza Casabona

Hakkasan at Miami megaresort Fontainebleau.


Hakkasan Restaurant Opens at Fontainebleau

Hakkasan, a celeb favorite, serves up Chinese cuisine on South Beach.

clock April 28, 2009Elisa Lipsky-Karasz


Hanesbrands Posts First-Quarter Loss

Hanesbrands Inc. said Monday that it will lay off 250 management-level employees in an effort to control costs after posting a first-quarter loss.

clock April 28, 2009Matthew Lynch


Lucky Brands Barred From Using ‘Get Lucky’ Mark

Court says use of “Get Lucky” violates 2003 settlement with Claiborne unit.

clock April 28, 2009Vicki M. Young

Designer and Luxury

Barneys to Launch Paul Smith Line

Designer Paul Smith to create exclusive collection for Barneys.

clock April 28, 2009Jean Scheidnes


Retail Shares Dip Monday Amid Swine Flu Jitters

Retail shares fall 1.7 percent as major indices have smaller declines.

clock April 28, 2009Evan Clark

Rick Darling

Government and Trade

Sourcing Challenges Reach New Heights

Execs gather for WWD Sourcing & Supply Chain Leadership Forum.

clock April 28, 2009Ross Tucker and Evan Clark

Sarah Thorn

Government and Trade

Keeping Tabs on Trade Policy

Importers wait for impact of Obama Administration

clock April 28, 2009Evan Clark

Human Resources

Lukas Named President of Victoria & Co.

Fran Lukas has been named as group president of the Victoria & Co. jewelry division of Jones Apparel Group.

clock April 28, 2009Caroline Tell

Government and Trade

Firms Seek Use of Alligator, Crocodile Skins

Lobby forms against a possible ban in California of alligator skins.

clock April 28, 2009WWD Staff

Julianne Moore and Linda Wells


Memo Pad: Jessica Lange and Elmo at Matrix Awards

For all of the star power in the room during the annual New York Women In Communications Matrix Awards, the real scene stealer was a surprise presenter — Elmo.

clock April 28, 2009Stephanie D. Smith

Marc Bohan in 1986, photographed by Dominique Issermann.

Designer and Luxury

Dior Museum to Fete Bohan

Retrospective to feature 60 couture creations

clock April 28, 2009Miles Socha

Katie Holmes

Fashion Scoops

Katie Holmes Around Town… Greiss Leaves Rykiel…

Actress Katie Holmes hosted the 30th anniversary bash for the Independent Filmmaker’s Project.

clock April 28, 2009WWD Staff

Outside Selfridges


Selfridges Celebrating 100 Years

Events to kick off Thursday.

clock April 28, 2009Samantha Conti

A look from Monarchy, which is owned by Hartmarx.


Future of Hartmarx Gets Cloudier

Bidders for men’s wear firm Hartmarx may not keep the company intact.

clock April 28, 2009Vicki M. Young


Daily Stock Wrap: April 27, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock April 28, 2009WWD Staff


Fiber Price Sheet

Current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices.

clock April 28, 2009WWD Staff

A look from David Beckham and James Bond for Adidas Originals by Originals

Fashion Scoops

David Beckham Designs

David Beckham has added designer to his résumé of model.

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