Designer Anxiety Rises As Spring Shows Near

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Overview

Spring marks the third straight season that designers have battled the economic downturn.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Retail

Department Store Jobs See August Uptick

The job picture for apparel retailers improved slightly in August as department stores added jobs for the first time since May.

clock September 4, 2009Liza Casabona

Textiles

Brioni Names U.S. Chief

Todd Barrato promoted as Italian firm rules out selling stake this year.

clock September 7, 2009Emilie Marsh

Other

Screenwriter Mark Boal Wins Gucci Award

The fourth edition of the Gucci Group Award honored “The Hurt Locker’’ screenwriter Mark Boal.

clock September 8, 2009Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Milan Schedule in State of Chaos

Milan Fashion Week scheduling is up in the air and causing tensions between Italian fashion houses.

clock September 8, 2009Stephanie Epiro

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: September 7, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock September 8, 2009WWD Staff

Anna May Wong in “Limehouse Blues,” wearing a costume by Travis Banton in 1934.

Other

Costume Institute Focuses on American Style

Costume Institute’s spring exhibit will be “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity.”

clock September 8, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Color Cosmetics

U.S. Readies for Cosmetics Regulation Meetings in Tokyo

Sunscreen regulations and issues involving the use of nanomaterials in cosmetics continue to be among top priorities for global cosmetics regulation.

clock September 8, 2009Liza Casabona

A Karl Lagerfeld shoot evoking the Monokel-Diele salon.

Media

Memo Pad: Tyra’s Title… Then We Take Berlin… Oberver’s Baby Steps…

Tyra Banks to launch Web-only magazine.

clock September 8, 2009WWD Staff

Ninety-five percent of U.S. production has moved offshore.

Ready To Wear

HBO Heads Inside the Garment Center

“Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags,” an HBO film, explores the history and difficulties facing New York’s garment center.

clock September 8, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

A trend area at Ideabiella.

Retail

Milano Unica Vendors Look for Rebound

Italian textile manufacturers showing collections at this week’s Milano Unica fair are counting on the winter season to mark the fashion industry’s turnaround.

clock September 8, 2009Stephanie Epiro

Ignatious Joseph

Retail

Buyers Gear Up for European Fabric Shows

Designer and fabric buyers discuss what they’re hunting for at Milano Unica, Pitti, Première Vision and Spin Expo NY.

clock September 8, 2009Suzanne Blecher

Sophia Hesketh

Other

Prep School: Insiders’ Plans for Fashion Week

Sophie Hesketh and Cassie tell WWD what parties they’re going to and what they’re carrying in their bags.

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Denim

Creditors File Ch. 7 Against Signature Apparel Group

Three petitioners seek $14.9M in past-due debt from Signature Apparel Group, the Rocawear licensee.

clock September 8, 2009Matthew Lynch

Donna Karan — pin cushion on her wrist — is at work in her Garment District studio, draping, tucking, chatting and casting.

Fashion Features

Game On: Designers Prep for New York Fashion Week

The lazy days of summer are over long before Labor Day for New York designers like Diane von Furstenberg and Alexander Wang.

clock September 8, 2009WWD Staff

Designers continue to find inspiration despite the tough business conditions. Here, some of the spring 2010 mood boards.

Designer and Luxury

As N.Y. Fashion Week Nears, Designer Anxiety Rises

For many American designers, the collections they will present at New York Fashion Week will determine whether they will be around for fall.

clock September 8, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Rumblings at Richemont… Gaga for Givenchy… Rykiel Blogs…

Emmanuel Perrin said to replace Frédéric de Narp as president and ceo of Cartier North America.

clock September 8, 2009WWD Staff

Mayor Letizia Moratti

Retail

Milan’s Green Shopping Initiative

Like most major cities whose economies have dwindled in the downturn, Milan is looking forward to some consumer-driven action.

clock September 8, 2009Alessandra Ilari

Financial

Armani Profits Expected to Fall

Giorgio Armani SpA reported a 41.4 percent drop in net profits last year.

clock September 8, 2009Luisa Zargani

Essentialist

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Social Studies

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