Social Media Strategy Now Key to Shows

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As designers, press, buyers and the assorted hangers-on gear up for another round of the fashion merry-go-round, they are focusing as much attention on cyberspace as they are on the action on the runways.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Features

Apparel Deal for Tamagotchi Brand

Bandai Co., Ltd. and its North American marketing representative, Sync Beatz Entertainment, have signed a deal to produce and market juniors and women apparel.

clock September 3, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Carlo Bianchini

Human Resources

Carlo Bianchini Named Coty Italy’s CEO and General Manager

He most recently served as chief executive officer and general manager of Coty Prestige in Italy.

clock September 3, 2013Cynthia Martens


Glenview, Soros and Hayman Raise Penney’s Stakes

Glenview Capital Management now holds a 9.1 percent stake in the retailer, making it the largest institutional stakeholder of Penney’s stock.

clock September 3, 2013Vicki M. Young and Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

Raoul Taps Raphael Young for Collection

This marks the first such collaboration between the F J Benjamin Group fashion brand and the footwear and accessory designer.

clock September 3, 2013Marc Karimzadeh



LVMH to Forego Appeal in Hermès Case

France’s stock market regulator had imposed a fine of 8 million euros, or $10.6 million at current exchange, on the luxury giant.

clock September 3, 2013Miles Socha

Unifi’s automated yarn manufacturing facility.


U.S. Textile Makers: The Comeback Kids

The revival of the textile industry has grown into a strong niche market.

clock September 4, 2013Arthur Friedman

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Government and Trade

Q&A: Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles

With his family history stitched into the local apparel industry, Garcetti hopes to prove that he will be an efficacious advocate for the $13 billion sector.

clock September 4, 2013Khanh T.L. Tran

American Giant’s Web site.


Age Gap Revealed in Made-in-U.S. Surveys

Older Americans tend to care more about American-made goods.

clock September 4, 2013Arnold J. Karr

After starting its U.S. manufacturing program in 2008, U.K.-based Jigsaw London now designs and makes half of its collections sold in the U.S. domestically.

Business Features

Foreign Makers Flock to L.A.

The demand for Made in USA is growing thanks to an unlikely market: foreign fashion and accessories brands.

clock September 4, 2013Khanh T.L. Tran

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Made in USA: A Plan and a Passion

The hint of a U.S. manufacturing revival is becoming a reality thanks to fast response time, high quality and hands-on control.

clock September 4, 2013Sharon Edelson and Lisa Lockwood and Arthur Friedman and Jean E. Palmieri

Kim Glas

Government and Trade

White House Plan Lifts Exports

Textiles are a key component of Obama’s National Export Initiative.

clock September 4, 2013Kristi Ellis

Brunello Cucinelli's Solomeo "School of Crafts."

Designer and Luxury

Brunello Cucinelli’s Many Projects

The brand has signed a memorandum of understanding to buy men’s suit producer Sartoria d’Avenza and in October will inaugurate the Solomeo “School of Crafts.”

clock September 4, 2013Luisa Zargani

Monique Lhuillier's redesigned web site will feature e-commerce.

Designer and Luxury

Monique Lhuillier Relaunches Web Site

The site is gearing up to feature e-commerce later this month.

clock September 3, 2013Jessica Iredale

Belstaff House in London.

Designer and Luxury

Rebuilt Belstaff House Opens in London

The global flagship, at 135-137 New Bond Street, is open to the public now but will celebrate an official opening during London Fashion Week.

clock September 4, 2013Julia Neel

A Dior window display at Saks Fifth Avenue.


Saks to Fete Dior With Store Windows

The showcase, which launches during New York Fashion Week, coincides with a strong growth vector for the French fashion house, particularly Stateside.

clock September 4, 2013Miles Socha


Ivanka Trump Making Digital Push

Spearheading the brand’s initiatives will be Johanna Murphy, who has been named chief marketing officer and head of digital at the company.

clock September 4, 2013Vicki M. Young

BAGS: Edie Parker

Hats, Gloves and More

Made in America: Home and the Range

While current domestic fashion production remains a fraction of that of the glory days, a wide variety of products across markets are manufactured in the U.S.

clock September 4, 2013Mayte Allende

Ballgowns by James, 1948.

Fashion Features

The Met’s Costume Institute to Highlight Charles James

America’s best-known couturier will be the focus of the Institute’s upcoming spring exhibition.

clock September 4, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Calvin Klein's Tumblr page.


Social Media Strategy Now Key to Shows

To garner online attention during fashion week, designers, brands and social platforms are providing fans with ever-greater access.

clock September 4, 2013Rachel Strugatz


Hearing Date Set in Balenciaga Case

Lawyers for Nicolas Ghesquière have until Oct. 15 to prepare their arguments fending off a case brought against the designer by his former employer.

clock September 4, 2013Miles Socha

Key colors for Spring 2014.

Fashion Features

Pantone’s Top Colors for Spring 2014

The season’s top 10 colors for women and men offer a healthy sampling of vivid brights and soft pastels.

clock September 4, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

"Mexican lowrider culture in São Paulo." — Adam Lippes

Fashion Features

Spring 2014 Designer Inspirations: New York Collections, Part Two

Nature, nostalgia and neon lights are just a few of the themes behind the spring collections.

clock September 4, 2013Lauren McCarthy

Brooklyn Boulders, New York City’s only fully dedicated bouldering facility will open a second bouldering community.

Real Estate

Opening Ceremony to Anchor New York’s SuperPier

Other anchor tenants at the Youngwoo & Associates development on Pier 57 include André Balazs Properties and Brooklyn Boulders.

clock September 4, 2013Sharon Edelson

The Kim Kardashian cover of CR Fashion Book, photographed by Karl Lagerfeld and art-directed by Riccardo Tisci.


Kim Kardashian Lands on Cover of CR Fashion Book

The CR Fashion Book shoot was lensed by Karl Lagerfeld and art-directed by Riccardo Tisci, who are both tight with Carine Roitfeld.

clock September 4, 2013David Lipke

Giorgio Armani in the Made to Measure ad campaign.


Giorgio Armani Fronts for Made to Measure Campaign

For the first time, the black-and-white image is a self-portrait.

clock September 4, 2013Luisa Zargani

Carolina Herrera

Fashion Scoops

Carolina Herrera to Ring Nasdaq’s Closing Bell

Times Square is not a routine Thursday afternoon stop for the designer, but that’s where you will find her Thursday.

clock September 4, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Diane von Furstenberg Names EVP of Accessories

All accessories departments, including design, merchandising, planning and sales, will report to Michelle Ryan, effective Sept. 23.

clock September 4, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Patrick Ramsey to Join Aerin as EVP of Design

In this role, Ramsey will be responsible for overseeing all product categories, including beauty, fashion accessories and home decor.

clock September 4, 2013Julie Naughton

A screenshot of the new CFDA Accessories Spotlight on

Fashion Scoops

Editorialist, CFDA Link Up to Showcase Accessories Designers

The new series kicked off this month with a capsule collection from jewelry designer Melissa Joy Manning.

clock September 4, 2013Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Billy Reid Scaling Back NYFW Presentation

After four seasons of showing his men’s and women’s collections together on the runway, the designer is taking the less-is-more approach for spring.

clock September 4, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg


Fashion Scoops

Estelle, Lita Asscher Collaborating on Jewlery

The Estelle & Lita by Royal Asscher line will be unveiled at a launch party in New York Wednesday night.

clock September 4, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

A Just Cavalli iPhone case.

Fashion Scoops

La Rinascente Decks Out Windows for Just Cavalli Accessories

The display, which is slated to run through Monday, celebrates the arrival of a series of Just Cavalli iPhone cases, clutches and pouches.

clock September 4, 2013Cynthia Martens


Today's Must Read

The Jeffrey Fashion Cares runway show at Phipps Plaza.


Simon Property Boosts Outlook as Retail Rebounds

clock 13hDavid Moin

Social Studies

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