String of European Firms See Designer Changes

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Pete Doherty and The Kooples founders Raphael, Alexandre and Laurent Elicha.

Fashion Scoops

Peter Doherty to Design For The Kooples

The British rocker is collaborating on a mini-collection for men and women.

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Tory Burch, Sheryl Crow and Heather Leeds


Sheryl Crow Calls On MSKCC Spring Gala

The singer played a relaxed set for the socials at the hospital’s annual spring fundraiser.

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Burcu Gundogar

Fashion Features

School Spirit: FIT Fashion Show

This year’s show was dedicated to Calvin Klein, who was sitting front and center alongside Carolina Herrera, Norma Kamali, Narciso Rodriguez and Tom Scott.

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Hampshire Sells Women’s Business

Li & Fung and KBL Group picking up portfolio as company focuses on men’s.

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Peggy Drexler


Peggy Drexler Stares Down Toemageddon

The gender scholar and wife of J. Crew ceo Mickey Drexler has a new book out this week.

clock May 9, 2011Alessandra Codinha

An image from J. Crew’s new online ad campaign.


J. Crew Thinks Outside the Box… Kisses and Hugs From Jane Pratt…

J. Crew’s new online advertising campaign to celebrate its ballet flats takes an interactive approach.

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Mode City’s Interfilière forum.


Intimate Notes: Eurovet’s Trend Report… Trimera Taps Zuber…

Industry executives will get a preview of Eurovet’s trend report May 16 at a fall-winter trends seminar.

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Karen Elson in Alexander McQueen

Business Features

Karen Elson, Nine West Team Up

The British model and singer is creating a special line for the footwear and accessories brand.

clock May 9, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Alessandro Sartori

Designer and Luxury

String of European Firms See Designer Changes

A furious game of musical chairs is currently under way and shows no signs of slowing down.

clock May 9, 2011Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

John Galliano Update… Stella McCartney Going for Gold…

John Galliano will have legal action taken against him today by his former lawyer, Stéphane Zerbib.

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Cotton Price Squeeze Goes On


Cotton Price Squeeze Goes On

The price of cotton per pound is at levels not seen since the Civil War.

clock May 9, 2011Karyn Monget


Gian Riccardo Marini Tapped as Rolex CEO

He succeeds Bruno Meier who has left the company.

clock May 9, 2011Joelle Diderich

Items from Rachel Leigh.


A Softer Touch at Accessorie Circuit

The tough jewelry that reigned the past few seasons took a backseat to more feminine offerings at last week’s trade show.

clock May 9, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Bracelets from Ettika.

Accessory Trends

Friendship Reigns at AccessoriesTheShow

The updated friendship bracelet — leather, woven, brightly colored and the more crystals the better — was the accessory to buy.

clock May 9, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Max Azria


BCBG Looks to Refinance Debt

Standard & Poor’s gave the proposed senior secured first-lien term loan a rating of “B-minus.”

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Renzo Rosso

Business Features

Fresh Outlook at Diesel

Brand has a new headquarters and designer and aims to double its sales over the next five years.

clock May 9, 2011Luisa Zargani


Unilever, Alberto-Culver Co. Ordered to Divest Brands

Action is required before Unilever can proceed with its $3.7 billion acquisition.

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Bulgari karung snakeskin bags and a gold and enamel minaudière.


Bulgari Revives Snake Head Motif

The house is bringing back the historical ornament for fall on its Mediterranean Eden collection.

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