Is Fashion An Endangered Species?

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Though lip service is given to the importance of the great designers, in reality, serious focus on their work, their craft, has been diminishing for years.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLESWWD STYLE

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Financial

Tiffany Raises Outlook While Talbots Lowers Guidance

Tiffany gains on holiday momentum, but Talbots saw trends deteriorate in the last two weeks of December into January.

clock January 11, 2011Vicki M. Young

Asprey on New Bond Street.

Designer and Luxury

Paddy Byng Named Managing Director of Asprey

The former chief executive of Smythson will oversee the brand’s local and foreign markets.

clock January 11, 2011Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Tisches Boost Costume Institute

The philanthropic Manhattan couple is making a $10 million gift to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

clock January 11, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Bally Pre-Fall 2011

Fashion Trends

Pre-Fall 2011 Trend: House Blend

Every fashion-loving girl will soon be in luck, thanks to the diverse batch of pre-fall collections.

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A spring look from Wet Seal.

Retail

Susan McGalla Takes Over at Wet Seal

The new ceo comes to the juniors and contemporary sportswear retailer from American Eagle Outfitters.

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Business Features

Digital Directions Lead at NRF

Technology was the hot topic for the second day in a row at National Retail Federation’s Big Show in New York City.

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Aishwarya Rai

Beauty Features

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Not Dropped, Says L’Oréal

Company moves forcefully to quell speculation about the status of the Bollywood actress.

clock January 12, 2011Mayu Saini

Bibhu Mohapatra

Designer and Luxury

Ecco Domani Names 2011 Winners

The Italian wine maker celebrates 10th anniversary of its Fashion Foundation.

clock January 12, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Daniel Schock and Chip Wilson

Business Features

Financo Panel Touts the Store

Some executives believe brick and mortar will always be king.

clock January 12, 2011David Moin and Vicki M. Young

Designer and Luxury

Versace to Re-Enter Japan

The luxury brand has tapped Hiroshi Saito to spearhead its development in the region.

clock January 12, 2011Luisa Zargani

Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian and Bruno Schiavi

Business Features

Sears Looks to Kardashians to Amp Up Apparel

The Kardashian Kollection launches exclusively at 400 Sears doors in August with in-store shops.

clock January 12, 2011Rachel Brown

Lanvin Pre-Fall 2011

Fashion Features

Is Fashion an Endangered Species?

Though lip service is given to the importance of the great designers, in reality, serious focus on their work, their craft, has been diminishing for years.

clock January 12, 2011Bridget Foley

Essentialist

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Business

Debenhams Collapses Hours After Arcadia Files for Bankruptcy

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Social Studies

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