Fashion Brands Focus On Heritage

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Richard Dickson

Business Features

Jones Taps Richard Dickson

Richard Dickson is joining Jones Apparel Group as president and chief executive officer of branded businesses, a new post.

clock January 31, 2010Vicki M. Young

Roland Mouret's capsule collection for Lane Crawford

Designer and Luxury

Roland Mouret Unveils Lane Crawford Capsule Collection

The designer flew into Hong Kong and Beijing on a whirlwind trip.

clock February 1, 2010Jennifer Cardenas

A look from Rolando Santana.

Ready To Wear

Buyers Seek Immediates, Colorful Prints at Dallas Market

At Dallas Market Center, stores booked immediate goods to fill in holes for spring.

clock February 2, 2010Holly Haber


Messe Frankfurt Launching N.Y. Sourcing Fair

Messe Frankfurt’s new fair, the International Apparel Sourcing Show, is set for July 13 to 15 at the Javits Center.

clock February 2, 2010Ross Tucker

A rendering of Première Vision’s new look.


At Paris Textile Fairs, Mills to Offer Bold Designs

At Première Vision and Texworld textile fairs next week, visitors will find mills seeking to capitalize on a growing sense of optimism.

clock February 2, 2010Katya Foreman and Joelle Diderich

Filpucci’s trend display.


Pitti Spinners Wary of Rising Raw Materials Costs

At Pitti Filati trade fair, yarn producers such as Zegna Baruffa braced for a volatile market.

clock February 2, 2010Kerry Olsen

Government and Trade

South Africa to Launch Textile Initiative

South Africa will look to revive its troubled textile and apparel sector in a major initiative to be proposed in the country’s new budget.

clock February 2, 2010John Zarocostas

Government and Trade

Vietnam’s Leader: Economy to Grow 7 Percent This Year

At the World Economic Forum, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said Vietnam’s economy will bounce back in 2010

clock February 2, 2010John Zarocostas

Kenneth L. Wyse


Beene Foundation Gala Raises $1.4M for Scholarships

The 2010 FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan on Jan. 13 raised more than $1.4 million.

clock February 2, 2010Karyn Monget


Armani Launching Prescription Frames

Giorgio Armani is launching prescription frames with a retro style that evokes eyewear of the Forties.

clock February 2, 2010Alessandra Ilari

Human Resources

Doneger Names Moellering EVP of Tobe Division

Catherine Moellering succeeds Kathy Deane at The Doneneger Group.

clock February 2, 2010David Moin

TRESemmé items.


Alberto-Culver Net Up 15.6% in First Quarter

Alberto-Culver’s earnings per share beat estimates by 3 cents.

clock February 2, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Business Features

Study: Consumers Doubt Strength of Rebound

BIGresearch survey shows younger consumers are less pessimistic about the economy.

clock February 2, 2010Arnold J. Karr


Retail Stocks Start February With Rise

Fashion-related stocks gaining ground yesterday included Liz Claiborne, Talbots and AnnTaylor.

clock February 2, 2010Evan Clark

Wes Gordon

Ready To Wear

Designers of All Stripes Seek Fresh Paths

Despite tough times at retail, they are jumping in or trying to grow.

clock February 2, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Designer and Luxury

Luxury Retailer Connolly Shutters in London

Connolly, the London fashion and luxury accessories retailer owned by Joseph Ettedgui, has shut its doors.

clock February 2, 2010Samantha Conti and Nina Jones

FIT’s winning student team: Melanie Guardino, Samuel Bauer, Kimberly Karseboom and Ashly Juskus.

Human Resources

FIT Team to Compete at World Retail Congress

FIT and six other colleges from around the world will also compete in the Retail Futures Challenge this spring in Berlin.

clock February 2, 2010David Moin

Views of the interior of Malouf’s in Southlake, Texas.

Designer and Luxury

An End and a Beginning for Malouf’s

Retailer Malouf’s closes one store in Burlingame, Calif. and opens another in Southlake, Texas.

clock February 2, 2010Holly Haber

Gucci’s Florence workshop in the Forties.

Designer and Luxury

Fashion Brands Focus on Their Heritage

Luxury players Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci and Dior promote history of brands in an effort to lure consumers.

clock February 2, 2010Miles Socha

A Stella McCartney ad.


Stella McCartney’s Spots… Atwitter at Marc Jacobs… Changes at Gucci…

Stella McCartney has put an old pal at the center of her spring ad campaign: her family’s pet dalmation.

clock February 2, 2010WWD Staff

Business Features

Obama Budget Gives and Takes From Industry

Export funding increases, but wool programs eliminated.

clock February 2, 2010Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona

Kimberly Brooks’ portrait of stylist Janie Bryant.


Painted Ladies: Artist Kimberly Brooks Chooses The Fashion Flock as Her Subject

Rachel Zoe, Arianne Phillips and Nancy Steiner pose for Los Angeles-based painter Kimberly Brooks.

clock February 2, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran

A scene from “The Runaways.”


Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning Grow Up Fast in ‘The Runaways’

Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning discuss their turns as iconic rockers Joan Jett and Cherie Currie in the film, “The Runaways.”

clock February 2, 2010Marcy Medina

Shireen Al Khatib and Michael Gould at the opening.


Bloomingdale’s Hosts Bash in Dubai

Bloomingdale’s swung open its doors for the first time on foreign soil with a lavish party drawing Dubai royalty, fashion and retail executives and socialites.

clock February 2, 2010Ritu Upadhyay

The Sean John pop-up shop.

Fashion Scoops

Make Room for Diddy… Honoring Cardin… Dries Van Noten on Jury Duty…

Coinciding with the lead-up to the Super Bowl, Sean John opened its first pop-up store this past weekend in Miami Beach.

clock February 2, 2010WWD Staff



Beyoncé Fragrance Launch Party Set for Today

Beyoncé Heat launch is expected to incite a media frenzy, with Mary J Blige, hubby Jay-Z, Usher and Kanye West all on the guest list.

clock February 2, 2010Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Barneys New York


No Quick Sale Seen for Barneys

Buying Barneys may no longer be possible as Istithmar World stands behind its asset.

clock February 2, 2010Vicki M. Young and Lisa Lockwood


Daily Stock Wrap: February 01, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock February 2, 2010WWD Staff


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The Activist Path to Battle With Kohl’s

clock 5hEvan Clark

Social Studies

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