Rival Initiatives Unite on Bangladesh Plants

No cover image

Overview

Two rival initiatives to improve fire and building safety standards in Bangladesh’s apparel industry have found some common ground at last, agreeing in principle to a set of minimum standards.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Karl Lagerfeld at Sciences Po in Paris.

Fashion Features

Karl Lagerfeld Delivers Master Class in Paris

Students sat rapt at Sciences Po as the designer talked about his career.

clock November 20, 2013Miles Socha and Laure Guilbault

Ann Demeulemeester

Designer and Luxury

Ann Demeulemeester Exits Fashion

On Wednesday the Belgian designer said the company would go on, and show men’s and women’s together in January.

clock November 20, 2013Miles Socha

The Duchess of Cambridge in a Max Mara jacket and Orla Kiely skirt.

Fashion Scoops

Duchess of Cambridge Makes Charity Appearance

Kate wore Orla Kiely and MaxMara to attend the event.

clock November 20, 2013Nina Jones

Fashion Features

Giorgio Armani Joins Italian Chamber of Fashion

A new board of the association has been working on relaunching Milan Fashion Week.

clock November 20, 2013Luisa Zargani

A look from the Thom Browne collection for fall '14.

Designer and Luxury

Thom Browne Branching Out

The designer is launching a new line for fall 2014 centered around the classic gray suit — just don’t call it a commercial collection.

clock November 20, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Government and Trade

Rival Initiatives Find Common Ground on Bangladesh

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety and the Accord on Fire & Building Safety in Bangladesh have agreed in principle to a set of minimum standards.

clock November 20, 2013Kristi Ellis

Mergers and Acquisitions

Eminence Pushes Its Position for Men’s Wearhouse Merger

The hedge fund believes that the value created from combining Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank is “massive.”

clock November 20, 2013Vicki M. Young

A sketch of Diane von Furstenberg's baby bag for Bornfree.

Fashion Features

Bornfree Aiming to Help HIV Fight

The project enlisted 23 designers to contribute to a special collection, which will launch on Shopbop.com this spring.

clock November 20, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Delphine Arnault

Fashion Features

LVMH to Establish Global Fashion Prize

Some of the industry’s biggest creative figures will choose the winner of the new LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize.

clock November 21, 2013Miles Socha

Neil Barrett: From left: Cotton and polyamide T-shirt and cotton, polyamide and spandex pants; Cotton and polyamide sweater and shorts

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Trend: Jumpin’ Jack Flash

Athletic references such as the modern cyclist and the street surfer continue to dominate the designer landscape for spring.

clock November 21, 2013Alex Badia

Government and Trade

Forum Tackles Racial Bias in Department Stores

The recent allegations were addressed in a three-and-a-half hour New York City Council hearing at City Hall Wednesday.

clock November 21, 2013Lisa Lockwood

A futuristic Santa and Mrs. Claus “virtually” tool around the city in a souped-up sleigh at Barney's New York.

Retail

New York Holiday Windows Go High Tech

Futuristic visions and frigid scenes are popular themes this year.

clock November 21, 2013Sharon Edelson

Media

Industry Friends Turn Out to Welcome Eric Wilson to InStyle Magazine

Fashion designers, scribes, publicists and personalities made a stop Tuesday night at Skylark lounge to fete Wilson’s new job as fashion news director.

clock November 21, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

"Eternity Dress" performance with Tilda Swinton and Olivier Saillard.

Fashion Scoops

Tilda Swinton Takes to the Stage in Paris

The actress stars in “Eternity Dress” with fashion curator Olivier Saillard of Palais Galliera.

clock November 21, 2013Laurent Folcher

Fashion Scoops

Kostas Murkudis Exiting German Brand Closed

The designer was brought into the company roughly a year ago to build up the sportswear offerings and help raise the brand’s profile internationally.

clock November 21, 2013Norma Quinto

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon

Fashion Scoops

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon Headed to Hyères

Word has it that the Kenzo designers are to preside over the fashion jury at the 29th edition of the International Festival of Fashion and Photography.

clock November 21, 2013Laure Guilbault

Exterior of J.C. Penney store.

Financial

J.C. Penney’s Ullman Touts Progress

The retailer’s chief executive officer gave an upbeat assessment in a conference call to Wall Street analysts on Wednesday.

clock November 21, 2013Vicki M. Young and Arnold J. Karr

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Fashion

Séverine Merle Elected Head of Chambre Syndicale de la Mode Masculine

clock 4hFleur Burlet

Social Studies