Net-a-porter, Yoox Said Closing In on Merger

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  The latest e-commerce power couple could make its debut as early as today as Compagnie Financière Richemont is said to be near a deal to merge its Net-a-porter subsidiary with Yoox Group, creating a global market leader for full-price and discount fashion.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Katie Hillier, Luella Bartley

Designer and Luxury

Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley Launch Luxe Brand

Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley are poised to become luxury’s latest double, launching the women’s ready-to-wear and accessories brand Hillier Bartley for fall.

clock March 31, 2015Samantha Conti

Human Resources

Allen Questrom Donates $50M to Boston University

The Questroms’ gift will endow 10 faculty chairs and enable planning to establish a new graduate program facility.

clock March 30, 2015David Moin

The new Dsquared2 store in SoHo.

Mens Designer Luxury

DSquared2 Twins on U.S. Tour

It’s been 20 years since twin brothers Dan and Dean Caten launched their first men’s wear collection, and now it’s time for the retail rollout to begin in earnest.

clock March 30, 2015Jean E. Palmieri

A look from Dé Marquit.

Activewear

Marquit Offers Secondary Lingerie Line

For spring, Marquit has developed a new label, Dé Marquit, priced 30 to 50 percent below her signature collection.

clock March 31, 2015Lisa Lockwood

Converse sneakers

Legal

Wal-Mart Hits Back in Converse Case

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., one of several companies targeted by Converse Inc. in a trademark infringement claim, accused Converse of trying to “extort monetary settlements” from a large swath of the industry.

clock March 30, 2015Kristi Ellis

Legal

SEC Charges Lynn Tilton With Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Lynn Tilton and her Patriarch Partners firms with fraud.

clock March 30, 2015Vicki M. Young

Prada RTW Fall 2015

Financial

Prada 2014 Profits Drop 28.2%

Prada SpA is adopting a Darwinian strategy, which includes a continuing cutback in the number of wholesale accounts and a sharp slowdown in store openings over the next three years.

clock March 30, 2015Luisa Zargani

ENK Vegas

Markets

ENK Vegas to Collaborate With Project

This August, ENK Vegas will be combined with Project and renamed Project Women’s.

clock March 31, 2015Jean E. Palmieri

Auggie Tantillo, Anderson Warlick

Government and Trade

Textile Sector Aims to Push Agenda

Lobbying efforts to build on industry revival.

clock March 30, 2015Kristi Ellis

Fashion Scoops

Desigual to Remember Employees Killed in Germanwings Tragedy

The Barcelona-based fashion company said the brand’s headquarters and distribution center will observe a moment of silence.

clock March 30, 2015Barbara Barker

Refinery29.com

Media

Refinery29 Hires Paula Goldstein Di Principe and Anne-Marie Guarnieri

Refinery29 has hired Paula Goldstein Di Principe as fashion director and Anne-Marie Guarnieri as deputy editor, fashion, beauty and shopping.

clock March 31, 2015Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

San Francisco Equity Partners Acquires Japonesque

San Francisco Equity Partners is building its beauty portfolio with the acquisition of Japonesque.

clock March 31, 2015Jayme Cyk

Fashion Scoops

Net-a-porter Sponsoring San Francisco Film Society’s Awards Night

Net-a-porter is partnering with the San Francisco Film Society’s annual Awards Night April 27, sponsoring the evening and its VIP cocktail party the weekend before the event.

clock March 31, 2015Jessica Iredale

De Beers' High Jewelry Collection

Fashion Scoops

De Beers Diamond Jewellers Joining Haute Couture Schedule

De Beers Diamond Jewellers has become an official jewelry member of the Fédération Française de la Couture du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode.

clock March 31, 2015Nina Jones

Ludovic Le Gourrièrec

Fashion Scoops

Ludovic Le Gourrièrec Leaving Façonnable

Ludovic Le Gourrièrec is exiting as deputy managing director of Façonnable effective today.

clock March 31, 2015Miles Socha

Jacquie Aiche

Fashion Scoops

Jacquie Aiche Heading to Coachella With Accessories Capsule Collection

Jacquie Aiche is Coachella-bound. The jewelry designer has teamed with Gillian Rose Kern and Laura Hall of the lingerie brand For Love & Lemons on a capsule collection of festival-ready accessories.

clock March 31, 2015Lauren McCarthy

Kevin Mansell

Human Resources

Kohl’s Kevin Mansell Sees Compensation Grow

Kevin ManselL, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Kohl’s Corp., saw his total compensation rise 18.2 percent to $9.7 million from $8.2 million in 2013.

clock March 31, 2015Arnold J. Karr

Blue Life, Noe Undergarments, Tactel , Lycra

Fashion Trends

Fall Lingerie Trend: Heat of the Moment

Sexy can be subtle — and strong. This season sizzles with activewear-inspired bras and briefs that elevate basics to seduction stature.

clock March 31, 2015Bobbi Queen

jean paul gaultier retrospective

Designer and Luxury

Gaultier Retrospective Unveiled in Paris

The sprawling exhibition at the Grand Palais charts the career of a fashion maverick.

clock March 30, 2015Miles Socha

Yoox.com, launched in 2000, was a pioneer in selling overstock merchandise online.

Financial

Yoox Group Confirms Talks to Buy Net-a-Porter

Confirmation follows speculation that group is for sale.

clock March 30, 2015Samantha Conti

Diesel, Nicola Formichetti, Johnny Wujek

Denim

Nicola Formichetti Hits Hollywood for Latest Diesel Tribute

Twitter and Meerkat followers get to share party with him.

clock March 30, 2015Khanh T.L. Tran

Essentialist

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