Bangladesh’s Goal: Apparel Sales of $50B

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Overview

The Bangladesh apparel industry has an ambitious goal: $50 billion in sales by 2021. That was the message from Atiqul Islam, president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Jean Prouvé's Demountable House restored and exhibited by Bally during Art Basel Miami Beach

Fashion Scoops

Bally Throws Party at Art Basel Miami Beach

The garden soiree had been the big reveal for the Swiss brand’s exhibit “Triangle Walks.”

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Fashion Scoops

Mark the Dates for Paris Men’s Fashion Week

The next edition is slated to run from Jan. 21 through 25 and will include Cifonelli on the official roster.

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Olaf Schmid

Financial

VF, IFC Detail $10M in Loans to Bangladesh Firms

VF Corp. and the International Finance Corporation have distributed the first round to three garment factories for fire and building safety improvements.

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Financial

Delia’s Continues On to Liquidation

Salus Capital Partners agrees to $20 million DIP credit facility.

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Retail

Harvey Nichols Confirms Qatar Opening

Retailer will open a branch in Doha in the first quarter of 2017.

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The Duke of Cambridge with the Duchess, wearing a Jenny Packham gown and Jimmy Choo shoes, arriving at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Fashion Scoops

Royal Couple Visits New York

See the latest on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s visit to New York.

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Adam Lippes Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Adam Lippes Pre-Fall 2015

In this collection, his interest shifted to fabrics, as both “craft” and “core.”

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Creatures of the Wind Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Creatures of the Wind Pre-Fall 2015

Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters called their beautiful pre-fall collection “Space Is the Place.”

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Human Resources

Patricia Lopez Makes Move From Avon to Estée Lauder

She has been named senior vice president and general manager for the Estée Lauder and Aerin Beauty brands in North America.

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Jessica Chastain in custom Giorgio Armani.

Parties

‘A Most Violent Year’ Premieres in New York

A cluster of flashbulbs lit the red carpet upon Jessica Chastain’s arrival.

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Sally LaPointe Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Sally LaPointe Pre-Fall 2015

A photograph of the street taken from the window of her Chinatown studio was the starting point for Sally LaPointe’s sharp pre-fall collection.

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Edun Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Edun Pre-Fall 2015

For Edun’s first pre-fall collection, Danielle Sherman riffed on a range of global influences.

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Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2015

“These pre-collections link one collection to the next, and they bring back the ideas that were successful,” Lazaro Hernandez said about the latest pieces.

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Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2015

For pre-fall, the designer’s notion of sexy took the form of derriere-clinging, bias-cut gowns in a spicy palette.

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Zac Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Zac Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2015

Shown alongside his Zac Posen collection, the line focused more on what the designer called “outfits and layering.”

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Erdem Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Erdem Pre-Fall 2015

Of the slew of references Erdem Moralioglu worked with for pre-fall, showing for the first time in New York, most dated to the late Sixties.

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Rosetta Getty Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Rosetta Getty Pre-Fall 2015

The designer evolved her signature calm sophistication, this time looking to architect Louis Kahn and artist Louise Bourgeois for inspiration.

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Band of Outsiders Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Band of Outsiders Pre-Fall 2015

“How do you make it not summer, but not fall?” was the question Scott Sternberg posed when approaching the dubiously named season.

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CO Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

CO Pre-Fall 2015

For pre-fall, they expanded on this premise with the idea of monastic dressing: clean lines, elongated silhouettes and slight plays of volume prevailed.

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Serena Williams and Freida Pinto

Parties

Art Basel Last Days: Peace Out Miami

By Friday things slowed down, but there was still some more shilling to do.

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A look from Après Ramy Brook.

Sportswear

Ramy Brook Launches Ath-leisure Line

The contemporary sportswear and accessories firm is jumping into the red-hot market with Après Ramy Brook.

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Inside the “Adorned: The Shape of Things to Come” exhibition at Milk Studios.

Fashion Features

New York Exhibit Explores Wearable Tech’s Past

Muzse, the multiworkshop initiative founded by Milk Studios in collaboration with Intel Corp. earlier this year, is organizing the exhibit.

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Aslaug Magnusdottir in Tinker Tailor’s atelier.

Retail

Tinker Tailor Teams Up With Fivestory

Aslaug Magnusdottir has teamed with Claire Distenfeld’s Fivestory for a made-to-order collection that will bow Wednesday at the Upper East Side store.

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Retail

Westfield World Trade Center Lineup Nearly Complete

The company on Monday released the names of additional tenants including Banana Republic, Cole Haan, Caudalie and L’Occitane.

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Julia Roberts in Givenchy’s spring 2015 campaign, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

Marketing and Promotion

Givenchy Turns to Julia Roberts

Riccardo Tisci cast the actress to appear in a spring campaign that telegraphs the more classic side of the French fashion house.

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Cosmopolitan’s September cover featuring Lucy Hale.

Media

September Cover Stars and Slips

While the newsstand may be ailing, when it comes to September, fashion, beauty and luxury-centric magazines are still aware of its importance.

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Eyewear

Italia Independent Launching Eyeye Collection

The new moniker aims to do for eyewear what Swatch did for watches.

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A worker at a factory in Ashulia, Bangladesh.

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Shoots High: Apparel Sales of $50B by 2021

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, speaking at the opening of the three-day Apparel Summit, endorsed the idea of a $50 billion industry.

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Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2015

Inspirations included Robert Mapplethorpe’s tulips and a contemporary installation the designer saw at Versailles by Korean artist Lee Ufan.

clock December 9, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

The Duchess of Cambridge walking into the British Consulate in Goat and Jimmy Choo shoes.

People

So Typically British: Kate Tours New York

The Duchess of Cambridge traveled from Harlem to Brooklyn on Monday and exhibited the typically British sense of style.

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Hanley Mellon Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Hanley Mellon Pre-Fall 2015

Presenting their sophomore collection, Nicole and Matthew Mellon noted that with each season, they “plan to go somewhere different.”

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See by Chloé Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

See by Chloé Pre-Fall 2015

The season marks a fresh start for See by Chloé; the brand’s production has been fully brought in-house to its Paris headquarters.

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