Know These People: Fashion’s Money Men

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Overview

Dealmaking is heating up in the industry. And while designers are very familiar with many of the would-be buyers, there’s another group out there that’s extremely well-funded and can’t be ignored.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Mark McNairy New Amsterdam Mens RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Mark McNairy New Amsterdam Men’s RTW Spring 2014

Mark McNairy proved once again that he doesn’t take fashion — or himself — too seriously.

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A selection of Niely products.

Financial

L’Oréal Acquires Brazil’s Niely Cosméticos

French beauty giant remains active in mergers and acquisitions.

clock September 8, 2014Miles Socha

Nail polish from the spring 2015 runway show that Burberry will sell on Twitter.

Technology

Twitter’s ‘Buy’ Button Debuts With Burberry

The social network on Monday unveiled a feature that allows users to buy directly from a tweet.

clock September 9, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Financial

Citi Eyes $10 Billion Smartwatch Market

The study found that 8.2 percent of respondents plan to buy a smartwatch in the next 12 months.

clock September 8, 2014Joelle Diderich

Versus Versace RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Versus Versace RTW Spring 2015

The Anthony Vaccarello and Donatella Versace Versus collaboration was full of little black dresses, tailored looks and the Grecian key pattern throughout.

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Nanette Lepore RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Nanette Lepore RTW Spring 2015

For spring, Nanette Lepore went on a fantasy trip, with a bright and happy show inspired by the South of France and California.

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Herman Bott

Human Resources

Herman Bott, Human Resources Executive, Dead at 74

A well-­respected senior human resources executive in the apparel industry, Bott died Thursday.

clock September 8, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Opening Ceremony RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Community Theater X Opening Ceremony

Humberto Leon and Carol Lim love nothing more than to stage a show, but the Opening Ceremony spring show was theater in its most literal sense.

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Texworld is growing its quality offering.

Textiles

Texworld Takes to the Runway

To push Texworld and Apparel Sourcing in a more fashion-forward direction, Michael Scherpe is turning to fashion shows to keep the energy going.

clock September 9, 2014Paulina Szmydke

September will see the union of all six Première Vision shows in one group.

Textiles

PV Taking United Stance With Pluriel

The textile fair’s fall edition will for the first time unite all six trade shows featured under the Première Vision Pluriel banner.

clock September 9, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Carolina Herrera RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Carolina Herrera RTW Spring 2015

Herrera looked to flowers for spring, zeroing in on the garden palette of pink, iris blue, purple and yellow.

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Sourcing at MAGIC at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Markets

New Wave in Global Sourcing Emerging

In a sign of an improving economy, factories and customers looked beyond price to market at Sourcing at Las Vegas.

clock September 9, 2014Khanh T.L. Tran

Tommy Hilfiger RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Tommy Hilfiger RTW Spring 2015

Hilfiger’s proposed dress code for Glastonbury or Coachella heavily nodded at the Sixties and Seventies music scene.

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Nicky Hilton, Diane von Furstenberg and Paris Hilton.

Parties

DVF Hosts Postshow Dinner

Paris and Nicky Hilton, Ellen Barkin, Allison Williams, Rachel Zoe, Stephen Dorff and Jade Jagger were among guests at a dinner at the designer’s studio.

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St. Vincent, Donatella Versace and Naomi Campbell.

Parties

Versus Versace Front Row and After-Party

The top-billed act was the Anthony Vaccarello x Versus Versace line, but that was a mere footnote to the spectacle that surrounded it.

clock September 8, 2014Erik Maza

Lela Rose RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Lela Rose RTW Spring 2015

The designer looked to Japan for inspiration.

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Ohne Titel RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Ohne Titel RTW Spring 2015

The surfer girl informed designers Flora Gill and Alexa Adams’ line for spring.

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Yeohlee RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

YEOHLEE RTW Spring 2015

It’s evident Yeohlee Teng loves math. She used precise measurements which gave her collection a precisely articulated geometry.

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Dennis Basso RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Dennis Basso RTW Spring 2015

Basso wants to appeal to a younger clientele, and the line took a step in that direction.

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Milly RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Milly RTW Spring 2015

This nimble collection by Michelle Smith proves that she’s not just treading water in the fiercely competitive contemporary arena.

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Rashida Jones, Ezra Koenig, Nadja Rangel and Jonah Hill.

Parties

Opening Ceremony Hosts Bash for One-Night-Only Play

The brand’s September after party changes dramatically from season to season. This year the more refined affair drew a mixed crowd.

clock September 8, 2014Lauren McCarthy

3.1 Phillip Lim RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

3.1 Phillip Lim RTW Spring 2015

The designer looked to mattress-cover patterns and quilts for his spring line.

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The Row RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

The Row RTW Spring 2015

Long, calm silhouettes devoid of any decoration ranged from loose-but-linear to huge, sweeping triangles.

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Rosie Assoulin RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Rosie Assoulin RTW Spring 2015

Eveningwear looks exuded a strong, minimalist chic, but it was her separates that were most inventive.

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Donna Karan RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Donna Karan RTW Spring 2015

Karan looked to the street art movement for inspiration.

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Alice + Olivia RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Alice + Olivia RTW Spring 2015

Inspired by a trip to the Palace of Versailles Stacey Bendet’s spring collection was fit for “a modern-day court,” as she put it.

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Government and Trade

Manufacture NY Awarded Obama Fund Grant

The fashion incubator and factory for independent designers, has been named one of 50 national winners of a U.S. Small Business Administration award.

clock September 9, 2014Arthur Friedman

Brands equity

Mergers and Acquisitions

Brands in the Crosshairs: Private Equity Sets Sights on Fashion

The fashion runways are being stalked by investors wanting to buy more than the latest looks.

clock September 9, 2014Evan Clark

The Zegna Maserati.

Designer and Luxury

Zegna, Maserati Team on Car

Gildo Zegna and Harald Wester, of Maserati, will host a party to show off the new limited-edition Maserati Quattroporte.

clock September 9, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Mergers and Acquisitions

Investors Targeting Fashion

There are lots of investors looking to fashion, many of them with extremely deep pockets.

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Chiara Ferragni outside the Derek Lam show Sunday.

Media

The Blonde Salad’s Chiara Ferragni Talks Fifth Anniversary and Footwear Launch

Ferragni is perhaps the first blogger who has managed to parlay a personal style blog into a fully realized brand and global business.

clock September 9, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Coco Rocha

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Carolina Herrera Spring 2015

Coco Rocha turned up early for Carolina Herrera’s show Monday even though she was seated out front instead of walking the runway.

clock September 9, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Raf Simons to Show Dior’s Spring Collection at the Louvre

The house plans to erect a structure in the Cour Carrée courtyard in the palace’s western wing.

clock September 9, 2014Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2015

Against a backdrop of Sgt. Pepper decor, the designer attracted several daughters of rock stars to his Monday morning show.

clock September 9, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Dagne Dover Raises $1.3M in Seed Round

Founded two years ago by Melissa Mash, the firm seeks to provide what it calls practical luxury handbags for working women.

clock September 9, 2014Vicki M. Young

Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow

Parties

Partying With Public School at NYFW

The label’s after party looked like the set of “Scarface.”

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Nicola Formichetti Nicopanda

Fashion Scoops

Nicola Formichetti Launches Nicopanda Collection

Opening Ceremony and Colette are among the first to commit to carrying the spring athletic-inspired unisex pieces.

clock September 9, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Vans Marvel

Business

VF Chief Executive Talks About Life After Kontoor

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Social Studies