Planning for the Future: Mayor’s Office Launches Fashion NYC 2020 Effort

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About 75 of retailing and fashion’s leading figures will kick off an unprecedented, yearlong initiative with Mayor Bloomberg’s office, called Fashion NYC 2020.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Patti Smith


Patti Smith’s Chelsea Night

Calvin Klein, Zac Posen, Jessica Lange and Michael Stipe gathered at the Robert Miller Gallery for Patti Smith “Objects of Life,” exhibition.

clock January 7, 2010WWD Staff


Fast Retailing First-Quarter Profit Surges

Sales at Uniqlo’s Paris store and the launch of the +J collection boosted Fast Retailing’s first-quarter results.

clock January 8, 2010Koji Hirano


Onward Holdings Swings Into Black in 9-Month Period

Japanese apparel giant Onward Holdings saw lower sales in the nine months ended Nov. 30 but swung back into the black for the period.

clock January 8, 2010Koji Hirano

Hussein Chalayan

Designer and Luxury

Hussein Chalayan Buys Back Stake From Puma

Designer Hussein Chalayan is back in control of his signature brand.

clock January 8, 2010Emilie Marsh

Business Features

Apparel Retailers Cut Jobs

In the height of the holiday season, department stores cut 5,600 positions.

clock January 8, 2010Liza Casabona and Evan Clark


Rhodes Exiting Maurices

Maurices’ top merchant is leaving the Duluth, Minn.-based chain on Jan. 22 for a new job.

clock January 8, 2010David Moin

Francois Kress

Designer and Luxury

Prada Said Tapping François Kress as U.S. Chief

François Kress, formerly an exec at Bulgari, will become president and chief executive officer of Prada USA, according to sources.

clock January 8, 2010Sophia Chabbott and Marc Karimzadeh

Saks Fifth Avenue


BlackRock Ups Stake in Saks

Saks Inc. continues to draw the attention of deep-pocketed investors.

clock January 8, 2010Evan Clark


Slight GDP Growth Seen in 2010

Recovery is still weak, but firms appear to be in restocking mode.

clock January 11, 2010Vicki M. Young


Iconix Sues Merrill Lynch

Iconix Brand Group Inc. filed a lawsuit against Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. accusing the financial adviser of fraud.

clock January 11, 2010Matthew Lynch


Analysts: Slow Climb Ahead for Luxe

As the luxury sector tries to pull itself up by its crocodile leather bootstraps, the aspirational consumer remains on the sidelines.

clock January 11, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

An Rebecca Minkoff bag.


Better Mood Marks Accessorie Circuit and AccessoriesTheShow

Brands, from Alexis Bittar to Roxanne Assoulin, see stronger sales at trade shows.

clock January 11, 2010Caroline Tell

The new Botkier store in New York.


Botkier Picks NoLIta for First Store

Monica Botkier, creative director of her namesake accessories brand, said it was always her dream to open a store.

clock January 11, 2010Caroline Tell

Designer and Luxury

Roberto Cavalli Names Donofrio U.S. CEO

Roberto Cavalli has tapped Robert Donofrio as chief executive officer of its U.S. subsidiary.

clock January 11, 2010Luisa Zargani

Betsey Johnson poses with a model in lingerie at The Carole Hochman Design Group.


Lingerie Licensing Gets More Precarious

David Komar, vp of marketing at The Komar Co., said, “We have had to focus and become more inventive.”

clock January 11, 2010Karyn Monget

Slim by Cynthia Rowley sketch.

Designer and Luxury

Cynthia Rowley Inks Shapewear Deal

Cynthia Rowley has signed a licensing agreement with United Legwear Co. to produce the Slim by Cynthia Rowley bodywear and shapewear brand.

clock January 11, 2010Karyn Monget

Designer and Luxury

FGI Announces Rising Star Finalists

This year’s Rising Star Awards luncheon will take place at Cipriani 42nd Street on Jan. 22.

clock January 11, 2010Marc Karimzadeh


Kellwood Acquires ISIS

Kellwood says it plans more acquisitions in 2010.

clock January 11, 2010Vicki M. Young

Mayor Bloomberg is examining ways to boost the industry.

Government and Trade

Mayor’s Office to Kick Off Fashion Initiative

Fashion NYC 2020 is an unprecedented effort involving 75 of retailing and fashion’s leading figures, and the city government.

clock January 11, 2010David Moin and Rosemary Feitelberg

A marketing image for the collection.


Levi’s, Opening Ceremony Collaborate on Line

Levi’s and retailer Opening Ceremony have partnered to create a co-branded line of men’s and women’s product that will hit stores next month.

clock January 11, 2010David Lipke

An ad for Calvin Klein.


Memo Pad: Calvin Klein’s Traffic Stoppers… Goodbye, Obama Billboard…

Calvin Klein Jeans has Eva Mendes and Jamie Dornan back for spring.

clock January 11, 2010WWD Staff


Monarchy CEO Kim Resigns

No successor named at Hartmarx-owned brand.

clock January 11, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran

Star USA leather accessories.


Varvatos Launches Star USA Leather Accessories

Star USA accessories line is manufactured by licensee Cipriani Accessories.

clock January 11, 2010Jean Scheidnes

Clockwise from top left: Bags from Be&D, Lauren Merkin, Kara Ross, Carlos Falchi, Bulga and Dunlin.


Manhattan Transfer: Luxe Accessories Designers Staying Local

Carlos Falchi and Kara Ross among those designers choosing to manufacture in New York, instead of Italy or China.

clock January 11, 2010Sarah Haight

Mergers and Acquisitions

Jhane Barnes Sells Stake to AW Chang

The deal ends a period of uncertainty for the company Jhane Barnes, which had been looking to restructure since early last year.

clock January 11, 2010Brenner Thomas


Parlux Sees Third-Quarter Sales Gain

Parlux Fragrances reported preliminary net sales for the third quarter ended Dec. 31 were up 2.5 percent.

clock January 11, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Behnaz Sarafpour in India.


WWD Postcard: Designers Defrost in Warmer Climes

From Maui to India, designers check in with WWD.

clock January 11, 2010WWD Staff

The Kirsten Gillibrand campaign T-shirt designed by Nanette Lepore.

Fashion Scoops

Garment Center Politics… Versace’s Press Plans… A YSL Cliffhanger…

Nanette Lepore has teamed with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Also, the late Yves Saint Laurent’s home in Morocco is on the block.

clock January 11, 2010WWD Staff


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