Pressure Over Safety Grows on Bangladesh

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Overview

The country is facing growing political pressure from the U.S. and Europe to improve labor conditions in the textile and apparel industry.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Wesley Card, Stefani Greenfield and Richard Dickson.

Business Features

Jones Group Sales Outlook Disappoints

The economy in Europe and weather in the U.S. hurt company’s first-quarter profits.

clock May 1, 2013Evan Clark

An interior view of Berluti new store in Shanghai.

Designer and Luxury

Berluti Steps on the Gas With New Stores, Ad Campaign

Luxury men’s brand to open 20 stores, unveil new ad campaign.

clock May 1, 2013Miles Socha

A view from Turrell's "Akhob."

Other

James Turrell’s Lightness of Being

Las Vegas is where fans of the artist will find his latest work, “Akhob,” which debuts Friday at the Louis Vuitton CityCenter Maison.

clock May 2, 2013Marcy Medina

Kimberly Ovitz

Designer and Luxury

Kimberly Ovitz Won’t Produce Fall Collection

Designer said she is launching a number of collaborations and initiatives, including a new collection with Shapeways.

clock May 1, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Government and Trade

Pressure Builds for Action in Bangladesh

The country is facing growing political pressure from the U.S. and Europe to improve labor conditions in the textile and apparel industry.

clock May 1, 2013Mayu Saini and Kristi Ellis and John Zarocostas and Sharon Edelson

Retail

NLRB Rules Against Target

In addition to the new election, the NLRB issued a sweeping decision that will affect all of Target’s 250,000 employees at 1,700 stores nationwide.

clock May 1, 2013Kristi Ellis

Retail

China E-commerce Landscape Altered by Alibaba Deal

The Chinese e-commerce giant’s recent acquisition in the microblogging service Weibo could forge a new model for social commerce in the country.

clock May 1, 2013Lara Farrar

Christopher Lee

Financial

Kitson, Others Seek Capital for Growth

Expansion is the name of the game for many firms presenting at the Next Great Consumer Brands Conference.

clock May 1, 2013Vicki M. Young

Human Resources

Tracy Gardner Joins Delia’s as Chief Creative Officer

Gardner has also been appointed to Delia’s board and could become the multichannel retail company’s next chief executive officer.

clock May 1, 2013David Moin

Vivienne Westwood and Richard Branson

Designer and Luxury

Vivienne Westwood Designing Uniform for Virgin Atlantic

The designer has joined forces with Richard Branson to create a new uniform for the airline.

clock May 2, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Retail

Wal-Mart’s Plans for Digital Domination

Neil Ashe said e-commerce would give the retailer its next wave of growth.

clock May 2, 2013Evan Clark

Retail

Edward Lampert Focuses on Technology at Sears

Ceo acknowledges challenges at Sears and Kmart

clock May 2, 2013Ed Finkel

Textiles

Samuelsohn May Use Hickey Freeman Factory for Production

According to market sources, the licensing company is in discussions to one day operate its factory in Rochester, N.Y.

clock May 2, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Suits from Elie Tahari and Joseph Abboud.

Retail

Suits Still Strong but Sales Dip From Peak

Signs of rapid erosion after red-hot performance in 2011.

clock May 2, 2013Jean E. Palmieri and Arnold J. Karr

Opening Ceremony's wool and leather jacket, Lacoste Live's cotton sweater, A.P.C.'s cotton shirt and J. Crew's wool pants.

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Trend: Forever Young

The varsity bomber jacket lies at the epicenter of the athletic trend that is filling runways and defining cool street style.

clock May 2, 2013Alex Badia

Fashion Scoops

CFDA, Vogue to Launch ‘Americans in China’ Program

It kicks off June 21 with Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone and Marchesa staging their fall runway shows at the Dynasty City Wall Relics Park.

clock May 2, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Baz Luhrmann in Brooks Brothers with Catherine Martin.

Parties

‘The Great Gatsby’ Premieres at Lincoln Center

Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan hit the “black carpet” for the premiere.

clock May 1, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Tommy Hilfiger to Host Celebrities at Met Gala

Nicki Minaj, Zooey Deschanel, Debbie Harry, Lily Aldridge and more will all be seated at the designer’s table Monday night at the Costume Institute gala.

clock May 2, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Media

Condé Entertainment Previews Video Channels for Vogue, Wired and Vanity Fair

By the end of the year, three more Condé brands than previously revealed will have their own digital video channels.

clock May 2, 2013Erik Maza

Media

J.C. Penney Campaign Acknowledges Mistakes

The campaign also encourages consumers who may have abandoned the store to come back.

clock May 2, 2013David Moin

Carey Mulligan in Prada.

Parties

Prada Opens ‘Great Gatsby’ Exhibit in New York

Miuccia Prada and Catherine Martin showed off their work on the film’s costumes in Soho.

clock May 1, 2013Matthew Lynch

Essentialist

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Prince Philip's Many Faces in 'The Crown'

clock April 9, 2021Natalie Theodosi

Social Studies

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