Levi’s China Surprise: New Denim Brand Eyes Expanding Middle Class

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Classic Americana purveyor Levi Strauss & Co. is heralding the arrival of the young mainstream Chinese consumer by launching a new brand this summer in China — its first unveiled on foreign soil. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Janelle Monae performing.


Art Production Fund Celebrates its First Decade

Yvonne Force Villareal and Doreen Remen took over the 18th floor of the Standard to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their Art Production Fund.

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Simon Makes New General Growth Bid

Simon Property Group returned to the negotiating table with a $2.5B offer to invest in General Growth Properties with co-investor, Paulson & Co. hedge fund.

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Diane von Furstenberg, Bill Clinton, Tory Burch and Andrew Rosen.

Fashion Features

Fashion’s $1M Gift to Haitian Earthquake Victims

Former president Bill Clinton accepted a $1 million check to benefit Haitian earthquake victims Tuesday night.

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Jennifer Connelly in Isabel Marant and Paul Bettany in Tom Ford.


Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany Chair Tribeca Ball

Guests like Helena Christensen and the Richards sisters mingled with the artists in residence across the school’s studios.

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Uma Thurman


Fashion Mingles at The Plaza for Turnaround for Children

Lauren duPont, Heather Mnuchin, Shoshanna Gruss, Cristina Greeven Cuomo and Uma Thurman filed into the Plaza Hotel for the inaugural dinner.

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Robert Duffy and Alex Cespedes

Fashion Scoops

Marc Jacobs President to Marry: Here Come the Grooms

Marc Jacobs president Robert Duffy will marry Alex Cespedes in Provincetown, Mass on Tuesday.

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Eats, Shoots and Leaves: Woody Allen to Film at Maxim’s

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is rumored to have a cameo in the Woody Allen project, which is being shot partially at Maxim’s in Paris.

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A 3.1 Phillip Lim wool coat, Gucci’s cashmere turtleneck, and Cire gloves.

Designer and Luxury

Fall 2010 Men’s Fashion Trend: Arms Race

In an effort to revisit men’s classics and give tailored clothing a fresh spin, designers are experimenting with contrasting sleeves and their applications.

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Edwin jeans will be in 75 U.S. stores in August.


Edwin Denim Relaunches in the U.S.

Japanese denim brand Edwin is returning to the U.S. this fall, after more than two years away from the American market.

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A tie from Charles and Patrick.


Kentucky Derby Seeks Apparel Partner

Men can now cinch up their ties while they’re sipping mint juleps during the Kentucky Derby.

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Fashion Features

Victorinox Changes Presidents

There’s a changing of the guard at Victorinox, where Joachim Beer will be named president of the brand’s fashion and retail divisions.

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An image from Levi’s China Web site.

Business Features

Levi’s Launching New Brand for China

Levi Strauss & Co. is launching a new brand this summer in China — its first unveiled on foreign soil.

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A look from Levi’s Fall 2010 line.


Jean Pool: Levi’s Fall 2010 Preview

The Levi’s design team flew in earlier this month from San Francisco to hold a preview of its fall collections in New York.

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Designer and Luxury

French Brands Sign Conduct Charter

Leading French fashion brands signed a charter of good conduct with their subcontractors in a bid to preserve local know-how and jobs.

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Limited Brands Aims for International Growth

Company plans Limited Brands Canada and has formed a partnership with M.H. Alshaya, Co. to operate stores in the Middle East.

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John Varvatos' Artisan scent.

Business Features

Elizabeth Arden Acquires Varvatos License

The John Varvatos fragrance license has changed hands.

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Hale House Gala Honors Frederick Anderson and Judith Giuliani

Marcia Gay Harden recalled how Anderson uses his persuasive skills to raise money for the Hale House.

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The Milk Made collection.

Beauty Features

Beauty Radar Screen: April 15, 2010

Cake Beauty Inc., a Toronto-based brand that was launched in 2003, is aiming to make headway in the U.S.

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Print ads from K&G Fashion Superstore's new Invincible campaign.


Off-Pricer K&G Redefines Its Strate

Mary Beth Blake is making a big impact at The Men’s Wearhouse Inc.

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Fall 2010 look from Patrik Ervell.

Designer and Luxury

Patrik Ervell Launches Web Store

Patrik Ervell is launching an e-commerce site today, a big step for the independent men’s wear designer.

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Fashion’s Night Out’s long-sleeved T-shirt and tank will be available at retail in August.


Fashion’s Night Out Offers Limited Edition Collection

Expanded collection of FNO branded merchandise created to build buzz about the shopping event.

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Designer and Luxury

Target Partners With Temple St. Clair and Gaby Basora

Gaby Basora, whose Tucker brand is known for its exclusive offbeat and charming prints, will launch a collection at most Target stores in September.

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The West side space where the shop-a-thon/party will be held.


Target’s Zac Posen Party Set for Tonight

Zac Posen’s Target’s Go International collection special party will begin tonight at 481 Eighth Avenue in New York.

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Memo Pad: Mix and Move at Armani… Peter Lindbergh’s Natural Beauties…

There is change afoot in Giorgio Armani’s communications department.

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Peter Nygård

Designer and Luxury

Nygård Cited Over Factory

Peter Nygård was under fire Wednesday for using a Jordanian factory that allegedly partakes in human trafficking.

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Anya Hindmarch’s Foxy jacket for Barbour.

Fashion Scoops

Anya Hindmarch Wrapped Up… Damiani in Talks With John Galliano…

Anya Hindmarch has unveiled her collection for Barbour, the 116-year-old British label famed for its waxed jackets.

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Retail Stocks Lift Wed. on Upbeat Economic Reports

Yesterday, the S&P Retail Index closed at 480.25, the highest level since October 2007.

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Daily Stock Wrap: April 14, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

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