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Italy Refuses to Censor Benetton Ads

MILAN -- Calls for censorship of a controversial Benetton ad depicting the phrase "HIV Positive" stamped on body parts have been rebuffed by Italy's Antitrust Commission, according to a statement from the apparel company.

At the same time, the...

Elinor Donohoe Straub

NEW YORK -- Elinor Donohoe Straub, a former fashion consultant in the retail industry and once the operator of her own specialty shop, died Jan. 29.

According to a former colleague, Bunny Merrick, owner of Bunny Merrick Associates, Inc., a...

Irving Allen Mathews

NEW YORK -- Services for Irving Allen Mathews, retired chairman and chief executive officer of the Frost Bros. specialty chain, were held Sunday in San Antonio. Mathews, 76, died Friday of complications from surgery.

Mathews's career with Frost...

Canada Mode Finds New Volume

NEW YORK -- When Canada Mode was created six seasons ago, the idea was to produce a platform from which the country's top designers could make a move into the U.S. market.

For its first five seasons, Canada Mode -- a trade show produced by the...

4 Star Garage

Thrift-shop chic got a new meaning Saturday night at the grand opening of The Garage, an indoor annex to the Sixth Avenue parking lot flea market certain New Yorkers attend more religiously than church. Close to 2,000 people descended on the lower...

Store Agenda: Items, Direction

NEW YORK -- Gaining fans in a crowded field of trade shows is the New York Premier Collections, produced by Blenheim Fashion Shows, which unofficially bills the show as the "pret-a-porter of the U.S."

Premier Collections will mark its second...

Krizia is Seeking Partner in U.S. for Trendy Jeans

NEW YORK -- Krizia is seeking a U.S. partner for the jeans portion of its Trends of Krizia collection.

Reached in New York Monday, Aldo Pinto, chairman of Krizia, confirmed reports the Italian fashion house is looking for such a...

Short Looks Blossom For Spring

NEW YORK -- Despite the continued late buying habits of many retailers, it's shaping up to be a strong spring-summer for dresses and suits, with bookings running as much as 30 percent ahead of last year's.

Retailers and manufacturers agree that...

Cream Of The Crop

There's a fresh crop of belly-baring tops at the Fashion Coterie for fall.

Measure For Measure

The scale's the thing this season, as designers go for drama with the gigantic or the minuscule.

The Knit News

Knitwear may turn out to be the top story of the season.

Cream Of The Crop

Designers are getting ready for some serious navel maneuvers this fall.

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