Japan’s Brands Struggle to Adapt

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Overview

As if running a small fashion house weren’t challenging enough, Japan’s emerging labels are facing additional hurdles in the wake of the country’s earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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PacSun Ad.

Marketing and Promotion

PacSun Front and Center

The Southern California-based retailer is amplifying its turnaround efforts with advertising might.

clock April 12, 2011Rachel Brown

Denizen from Levi's logo

Denim

Levi Strauss Takes Earnings Hit, Readies Launch

On the heels of news that the Denizen brand is coming to the U.S. this summer, company reports lower gross margins for first quarter.

clock April 12, 2011David Lipke

Financial

S&P Upgrades Liz Claiborne

Rating restored to “B-minus” following tender offer.

clock April 12, 2011Evan Clark

Financial

Apparel to Gain Space at Wal-Mart

A smaller electronics department clears way for fashion.

clock April 12, 2011Evan Clark

Johan Lindeberg working on a garment.

Denim

BLK DNM Going Beyond Digital

Johan Lindeberg gets ready to take his latest apparel project from the Web to the street.

clock April 13, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Banana Republic RTW Fall 2011

Fashion Features

Banana Republic RTW Fall 2011

Creative director Simon Kneen presents an ode to equestrian classics in an autumnal palette.

clock April 13, 2011Jean E. Palmieri and Jessica Iredale

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Take Our Children — Please!

There is a day coming up on calendars of workplaces all across the country that must be the stupidest day of the year: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

clock April 13, 2011Bridget Foley

Human Resources

Stanley Siegelman, Former WWD Assistant Managing Editor, Dies at 87

In 2005, he co-authored “Fashion, Retailing and a Bygone Era: Inside Women’s Wear Daily,” a book that included chapters from seven former editors.

clock April 13, 2011WWD Staff

A bag from the Reed Krakoff collection.

Designer and Luxury

Reed Krakoff to Open at Short Hills

The lifestyle brand to take its fourth freestanding unit to upscale New Jersey mall.

clock April 13, 2011WWD Staff

Amar’e Stoudemire and Rachel Roy

Designer and Luxury

Amar’e Stoudemire Jumps Into Fashion

The New York Knicks star is collaborating with Rachel Roy on her secondary line, Rachel Rachel Roy, for fall.

clock April 13, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

A look from Christian Dada.

Fashion Features

Japan’s Brands Struggle to Adapt

The country’s emerging labels are facing additional hurdles in the wake of last month’s earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis.

clock April 13, 2011Amanda Kaiser and David Moin and Melissa Drier

Financial

Coach Sues Jo-Ann Fabrics

A trademark infringement suit alleges that the companies sold merchandise bearing a logo confusingly similar to its Signature C logo.

clock April 13, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

NPD: Specialty Stores Expand Apparel Share

As fashion’s importance grows, share advance comes at expense of mass merchants.

clock April 13, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Sally Singer

Fashion Scoops

T Magazine Parties in Milan… Tod’s Two Della Valles…

Sally Singer and Pilar Viladas of T Magazine hosted a party in Milan to mark the latest spring Design issue and kick off Salone del Mobile.

clock April 13, 2011WWD Staff

Ready To Wear

G-III Taps Sammy Aaron to Head Calvin Klein Business

He has been with apparel and accessories firm since the acquisition of his own company, J. Percy for Marvin Richards Ltd., by G-III in 2005.

clock April 13, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Hair

California to Rule on Brazilian Blowout

The state’s superior court has filed a proposed preliminary injunction against GIB LLC, the makers of hair straightening treatment.

clock April 13, 2011Andrea Nagel

Government and Trade

Apparel Imports Rise in February

Economic growth triggers strong month.

clock April 13, 2011Kristi Ellis

Essentialist

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Salvatore Ferragamo tapped several influencers for its Gancini digital project.

Business

Influencer Marketing Goes Beyond Product Placement, Focuses on Values

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