Apparel Factory Collapse Latest Bangladesh Tragedy

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Another apparel factory disaster in Bangladesh has stirred an outcry over safety codes and working conditions after more than 100 people are feared dead.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Baselworld's new hall

Business Features

Ushering In a New Era at Baselworld

Executives attending the show discuss adapting to global expansion, changing markets and a rising customer base.

clock April 25, 2013Paulina Szmydke and Alexandra Steigrad

Watches

Baselworld 2013 at a Glance

Fast facts and show stats at a glance.

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Chanel’s Prèmiere model.

Watches

Women’s Trends in Time at Baselworld

Amid the flurry of activity at the world’s largest watch and jewelry show, some trends stand out in the big and growing women’s watch market.

clock April 25, 2013Haig Simonian

Michele Sofisti

Watches

Sowind’s Latest Face

Chief executive officer Michele Sofisti is revamping the group’s brands, upgrading its communications strategy and initiating product innovations.

clock April 25, 2013Joelle Diderich

Rolex’s Bienne, Switzerland, facility.

Watches

Rolex Rolls On

The secretive luxury watch giant is stepping it up, with a new production facility, acquisitions and investments to boost its presence in emerging markets.

clock April 25, 2013Haig Simonian

The market for high-end watches in China is slowing due to the government’s austerity campaign and crackdown on graft among public officials.

Watches

China’s Changing Watch Dynamic

While luxury watches might be in a “gifting slump,” appealing to younger and aspirational middle-class consumers is giving executives confidence in the market.

clock April 25, 2013Casey Hall

Marchesa Bridal Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Marchesa Bridal Spring 2014

The romantic, airy gowns featured fitted corsets with ruffled, cascading layers of tulle.

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Vera Wang Bridal Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Vera Wang Bridal Spring 2014

She opened her show with two minimalist looks but then quickly veered into more edgy territory with a black-and-white palette.

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Monique Lhuillier Bridal Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Monique Lhuillier Bridal Spring 2014

From city hall ceremonies to fairy-tale weddings, the designer set out to cater to every type of bride with her spring collection.

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Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring 2014

For her spring bridal collection, the designer worked lace in a number of whimsical ways.

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Oscar de la Renta Bridal Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Oscar de la Renta Bridal Spring 2014

Highlights included an ivory gown with Chantilly lace cap-sleeve overlay and ruffled layers of tulle, as well as an ivory silk taffeta sweetheart gown.

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Kenneth Pool Bridal Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Kenneth Pool Bridal Spring 2014

The highlight was a streamlined short-sleeve gown in allover silver embroidery.

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Reem Acra Bridal Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Reem Acra Bridal Spring 2014

The collection focused on the sensuality of the female body.

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Temperley Bridal Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Temperley Bridal Fall 2013

Alice Temperley looked to fantasy dresses that celebrate the female figure, focusing on hand-embroidered gowns with a “vintage-y” feel.

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Rivini by Rita Vinieris Bridal Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Rivini by Rita Vinieris Bridal Spring 2014

Rita Vinieris’ spring collection was all about statement-making dresses.

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Nicole Miller Bridal Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Nicole Miller Bridal Spring 2014

The designer prefers to cater to the no-fuss bride, keeping her silhouettes streamlined and free of frou.

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Angel Sanchez Bridal Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Angel Sanchez Bridal Spring 2014

Edgy and architectural best describes the designer’s bridal outings.

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Denim

Levi’s Taps New Asia President

Carlsberg alumnus Roy Bagattini to take reins in region in June.

clock April 23, 2013Amanda Kaiser and Arnold J. Karr

Financial

Bare Escentuals Weighs on Shiseido

The underperforming division is forcing the Japanese beauty giant to post its first full-year loss in eight years.

clock April 24, 2013Amanda Kaiser

Wes Card

Business Features

The Jones Group to Streamline Operations

The company is closing about 170 underperforming stores and plans to trim several wholesale divisions and the supply chain.

clock April 25, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Procter & Gamble

Financial

P&G Beauty Business a Work in Progress

While the consumer products giant has begun to reclaim market share across a number of categories, growing the beauty business is proving to be a trickier feat.

clock April 24, 2013Molly Prior

Outside of Flight Club.

Fashion Features

They Are Wearing: Streets of New York

A mix of streetwear, sportswear and athletic influences blend together in what has become a new urban fashion statement for youth in the city.

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The Brioni store at Bal Harbour Shops.

Retail

Miami Turns Its Attention to Men’s

John Varvatos, Brioni, Dolce & Gabbana and others open or expand stores in the hot retail area.

clock April 24, 2013Rebecca Kleinman

Ippolita cufflinks.

Textiles

Ippolita Enters Men’s Market

The impetus behind the brand’s first men’s collection was to create jewelry for the guy who wasn’t being served by the current market.

clock April 25, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Mark Maidment

Business Features

The Game Plan for Ben Sherman

New ceo Mark Maidment is seeking clarity, consistency and stability for U.K. brand.

clock April 24, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Financial

China Haidian to Buy Luxe Watch Firm Montres Corum

Deal sets luxe watch company’s enterprise value at $91.6 million.

clock April 24, 2013Evan Clark

A fall look from Theory.

Ready To Wear

Theory Broadens Men’s Strategy

Andrew Rosen aims to boost $100 million business with full-canvas suits, an activewear line and European distribution.

clock April 25, 2013David Lipke

A pair of Pomellato 67 earrings.

Jewelry

Pomellato Maps Expansion Under Kering

Global expansion, with a focus on the U.S. and the Pacific region; brand extensions, and reaching out to male consumers are among the top priorities.

clock April 24, 2013Luisa Zargani

Retail

Giftlab Gears Up for U.S. Launch

Internet investor Carmen Busquets, who helped to launch Net-a-porter, has been quietly working on the luxury e-commerce site.

clock April 24, 2013Samantha Conti

Retail

J.C. Penney Preps to Raise Cash

Retailer lays groundwork to possibly sell additional stock, debt.

clock April 24, 2013Evan Clark

The collapsed New Wave factory in Bangladesh.

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Stricken by Another Factory Tragedy

Latest disaster in the country leaves 100 dead, 1,000 injured and fresh outrage.

clock April 25, 2013Mayu Saini and Kristi Ellis and John Zarocostas and Arthur Friedman

Fashion Scoops

Boston’s Boylston Street Getting Back to Business

A few stores remain closed due to damage from last week’s Boston Marathon bombings.

clock April 25, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Legal

Christopher Finazzo Trial Nears End

The former chief merchandising officer of Aéropostale is charged with 16 counts of mail and wire fraud.

clock April 24, 2013Vicki M. Young

The Duchess of Cambridge

Fashion Scoops

Duchess of Cambridge Attends Benefit for The Art Room

The six-months-pregnant duchess wore an Emilia Wickstead dress to speak at the gallery, where her first official portrait is currently hanging.

clock April 25, 2013Julia Neel

Media

Red-Carpet Live-Stream at the Costume Institute Gala Returns

Model Hilary Rhoda and Vogue’s William Norwich will host the coverage, which will feature interviews with cochairs and some of the arriving celebrities.

clock April 25, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Media

Donatella Versace Opens Up About Lady Gaga

The designer writes about her friendship with the American pop star in an article she penned for the March issue of Italian fashion magazine Amica.

clock April 25, 2013Alessandra Turra

Zegna's runway show.

Designer and Luxury

Ermenegildo Zegna Celebrates Australian Wool

Any relationship that lasts a half century deserves a gold celebration and that’s what the brand threw for the Australian wool industry this week.

clock April 25, 2013Patty Huntington

François-Henri Pinault

Fashion Scoops

François-Henri Pinault Upbeat on Japan

Kering will open Balenciaga and Saint Laurent stores in Tokyo early next year.

clock April 24, 2013Amanda Kaiser

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

The Jeffrey Fashion Cares runway show at Phipps Plaza.

Business

Simon Property Boosts Outlook as Retail Rebounds

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Social Studies

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