Dolce, Gabbana Cleared by Judge

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A judge ruled Friday that designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana will not stand trial for alleged tax evasion.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Japan Retailers Shed Double Digits in March

The disaster is biting into the county’s retail.

clock April 1, 2011Amanda Kaiser and Kelly Wetherille and Joelle Diderich

Jean Paul Gaultier RTW Fall 2011

Mergers and Acquisitions

Hermès in Talks to Sell Gaultier Stake

Spain’s Puig seen as front runner to acquire French house.

clock April 3, 2011Miles Socha

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

Designer and Luxury

Court Clears Dolce, Gabbana

Judge rules no foundation for trial in tax matter.

clock April 3, 2011Luisa Zargani

Shoes from Robert Clergerie.

Business Features

Fung Capital, Loubier to Acquire Robert Clergerie

French footwear brand gets new lease on life.

clock April 1, 2011Miles Socha and Miles Socha

Media

Page Six Taps Ian Mohr

He will join the New York Post’s gossip desk as Emily Smith’s number two.

clock April 1, 2011Zeke Turner

Michelle Monaghan and Jake Gyllenhaal

Parties

‘Source Code’ Premieres at Crosby St. Hotel

Jake Gyllenhaal, Lindsay Lohan, Seth Meyers, Rufus Wainwright and Lorenzo Martone attended the event.

clock April 1, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Boucheron Hera Tourbillon bracelet watch

Textiles

Baselworld Predicts Strong Growth in Watch Sector

That was the message from this year’s edition of the fair, the watch industry’s most important annual gathering.

clock April 4, 2011Joelle Diderich

Jewelry

Ippolita Names Joe Cavalcante CEO

The brand has promoted Cavalcante to chief executive officer of the fine jewelry brand, which marked its 10th anniversary last year.

clock April 4, 2011WWD Staff

Marlies Dekkers

Activewear

Q&A: Marlies Dekkers

The Dutch lingerie designer who put her bondage-inspired brand on the map in 1993 will be introducing her first diffusion label in July.

clock April 4, 2011Karyn Monget

Maidenform’s The Dream Bra.

Activewear

Maidenform Comes to South Africa

In February, the brand made its debut at select Edgars and Stuttafords department stores and lingerie speciality stores throughout the country.

clock April 4, 2011Bambina Wise

American Fashion Travel: Designers of the Go

Media

Memo Pad: Far and Away… What a Write-Around… Off the Record, Then On…

Ever wondered about Tommy Hilfiger’s favorite eatery or Diane von Furstenberg’s airline of choice? Look no further than the CFDA’s new book by Assouline.

clock April 4, 2011WWD Staff

Inside Origins.

Beauty Features

Origins Unveils a New Store Design

Not all skin care consumers shop the same — and the brand is recognizing that with a new store design unveiled this month.

clock April 4, 2011Rachel Brown

Financial

Urban Outfitters Forecast Lowered

The company reported weaker-than-anticipated March sales in its 10-K filing.

clock April 4, 2011Sharon Edelson

Dax Gabler flat, Tod’s clutch, Jérôme Dreyfuss bag, Alexandre Birman pump, Kara Ross bag, Brian Atwood shoe, Roger Vivier bag, Sang A bag, Edmundo Castillo wedge, Ranjana Khan necklace.

Fashion Trends

Accessories Trend: Wild and Wooly

Skin is in, and so are plush fur, sleek pony hair and fantastic feathers.

clock April 4, 2011Shoshanna Fischhoff

Darcy Miller Nussbaum and Dylan Lauren

Parties

Dylan Lauren’s Love, Sweet Love

It would be silly to expect anything less than a sugary sweet spectacular for the candy maven’s bridal shower.

clock April 4, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Inside Be & D’s New York City Atelie.

Handbags

Be & D’s New Digs

Steve Dumain has turned a Midtown Manhattan office space into an atelier that has the function of a business, production, factory and gallery space.

clock April 4, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Monica Botkier’s moodboard.

Eyewear

CFDA, Vogue Eyewear Link with 3 Designers

Monica Botkier, Rebecca Minkoff and Yeohlee Teng were chosen to conceptualize and create sunglasses to be sold exclusively at Sunglass Hut.

clock April 4, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Hammitt’s Zuma bag.

Handbags

Hammitt is Out for ‘Blood’

The company drew inspiration from the hit show “True Blood” for its latest handbag collection.

clock April 4, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Tuleste Market’s new fall handbags.

Handbags

Tuleste Adds Handbags

In less than four years, sisters Celeste and Satu Greenberg have carved out a growing vintage-inspired niche in the accessories world.

clock April 4, 2011Jessica Iredale

A Charlotte Ronson dress for Uniqlo.

Designer and Luxury

New Designer Collaborations for Uniqlo

Charlotte Ronson, Vena Cava and Costello Tagliapietra are among the nine collaborations.

clock April 4, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Retail IPO Market Stirring

A number of quickly growing chains — including Charming Charlie, Francesca’s Collections and love Culture are ready for their shot at the big leagues.

clock April 4, 2011Evan Clark

Kelly Cutrone’s new book.

Fashion Scoops

Kelly Cutrone’s New Normal… UJA-Federation’s Helping Hand… Aiding Japan…

Kelly Cutrone will be the first to admit she is not one for convention.

clock April 4, 2011WWD Staff

Dov Charney

Financial

American Apparel Faces Financial Precipice

Company is scrambling to find new financing as it faces a severe cash crunch.

clock April 4, 2011David Lipke

Essentialist

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Business

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Social Studies