Ralph Boosts Initiative for NYC Manufacturing

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Ralph Lauren will serve as the “premier underwriter” of the new Fashion Manufacturing Initiative with a $500,000 contribution from Ralph Lauren Corp. to the program.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Coach’s new packaging and logo.

Business Features

North America Drags Down Coach Inc.

The accessories brand is in the midst of what it hopes is a transformation, but it is hitting a few bumps in the process.

clock October 22, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Putting out the fire at Aswad Composite Mills.

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Factory Plans Forge Ahead

Two separate industry initiatives aimed at improving building and fire safety in Bangladesh’s garment industry are intensifying their efforts.

clock October 22, 2013Kristi Ellis

Marion Cotillard in Dior.


Women in Hollywood Honors Marion Cotillard, Reese Witherspoon and More

Elle magazine and Calvin Klein Collection hosted the 20th annual event.

clock October 22, 2013Marcy Medina

Ready To Wear

U.S. Apparel Trio Gets Green Awards

People & Planet Awards signify producing in environmental and and responsible manner.

clock October 22, 2013Arthur Friedman

Rosella Giuliani


Rosella Giuliani Joins True Religion

Former Gap and Seven For All Mankind executive to head merchandising.

clock October 23, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Jean Paul Gaultier

Designer and Luxury

Jean Paul Gaultier Comes to Brooklyn

The designer discusses the borough, his fashion muses and his retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum.

clock October 22, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Alexander Vreeland


Diana Vreeland’s Paper Trail

The icon’s grandson, Alexander Vreeland, has gathered together a large group of the memos she wrote at Vogue in a new book.

clock October 22, 2013Lorna Koski

Human Resources

Marvin Traub Fellowship Established

The fellowship will provide financial aid to business school students who want to pursue fashion and retail careers.

clock October 22, 2013Katherine Bowers


Vince Gets Corporate Rating

The rating and a proposed term loan is in anticipation of the fashion firm’s planned IPO.

clock October 22, 2013Vicki M. Young


TJX Sets Sights on $46 Billion in Sales

Accelerated plans for unit growth include about 3,000 TJ Maxx and Marshalls units.

clock October 22, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Mint Designs RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Features

Japan, Tokyo Fashion Weeks Draw Positive Reviews

It is still unclear how much buyer feedback will actually translate into sales.

clock October 22, 2013Amanda Kaiser and Kelly Wetherille


Lazada Online Mall Adding Fashion

The Southeast Asian marketplace acts as a platform for large brands to extend their reach in non-metro areas.

clock October 23, 2013Sharon Edelson

M Missoni's polyester and cotton mesh tank top and cotton and elastane pants. Noir Jewelry bracelets; Teva sandals; vintage hat.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2014 Trend: Blues Traveler

Go surf-hopping with layers of eclectic prints, boho fringing and a hint of beachy sportif.

clock October 23, 2013Kim Friday

A page from Ebay's Web site.


EBay Revamp Takes Social Cues

The online retail giant on Tuesday rolled out a major update of its Web site, including an eBay Today homepage.

clock October 23, 2013Rachel Strugatz


Diesel Enters Online Retail Venture

The Italian fashion brand is set to launch a new online retail partnership in North America with multiple partners.

clock October 23, 2013Luisa Zargani and Gordon Sorlini

Ralph Lauren

Fashion Features

Ralph Lauren Boosts N.Y. Manufacturing Initiative

Designer will underwrite the new Fashion Manufacturing Initiative, which was launched last month by the CFDA and Andrew Rosen in partnership with the NYCEDC.

clock October 23, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Coco Rocha

Government and Trade

N.Y. Child Labor Law Passed

New legislation aims to end the exploitation of underage models in New York’s fashion industry.

clock October 23, 2013Karyn Monget


Condé Nast Discontinuing Internship Program

The end of the program comes after the publisher was sued this summer by two former interns who claimed they were paid below the minimum wage.

clock October 23, 2013Erik Maza


Sweden’s Metro International to Launch ModMods.com

The site is billed as one of the first globally minded fashion portals — and one not tethered to runway trends.

clock October 23, 2013Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Saks Inc. Settles Shareholder Lawsuits

Seven suits sought class action status challenging the retailer’s acquisition by Hudson’s Bay Co. for $3 billion.

clock October 23, 2013Vicki M. Young

Olivia Wilde with the dress she codesigned with Yoana Baraschi and Barbara Burchfield for Conscious Commerce and Anthropologie.

Fashion Scoops

Olivia Wilde Unveils Next Conscious Commerce Collaboration

The actress is giving philanthropy a makeover with the help of designer Yoana Baraschi and Anthropologie.

clock October 23, 2013Khanh T.L. Tran

Chitose Abe

Designer and Luxury

Sacai From Coast to Coast

On her first trip to the States in seven years, Chitose Abe is doing bicoastal personal appearances with Barneys New York.

clock October 23, 2013Jessica Iredale


Today's Must Read

Manish Chandra, Poshmark


Poshmark Slumps After Big IPO Increase

clock 7hEvan Clark

Social Studies

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