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Castelbajac's Flying Colors ... Ava At Annett

CASTELBAJAC'S FLYING COLORS

French designer Jean Charles de Castelbajac, whose signature line is known for its bright colors and sharply tailored jackets, is out to build his U.S. business with a new diffusion collection, Ko...

Retrospective Planned to Reorganize Important Women in U.S. Fashion

NEW YORK -- Members of The Fashion Group International and alumni of the Tobe-Coburn School for Fashion Careers are planning a photographic retrospective recognizing distinguished women who have helped build the American fashion...

Road Show Results

NEW YORK -- When the folks at Ralph Lauren announced in September that they would tour college campuses in a blazing red 18-wheeler truck, they said it was a two-sided adventure: On one side, a romantic take on hitting the road, Jack Kerouac and all...

Short Skirts - Yes or No?

WWD asked Chicagoans what they thought of the return of shorter hemlines.

Joyce Sanchez, retail manager. "It's great that short skirts are coming back. I wear both short and long. I work in retail, and customers ask for them all the...

Double RL Hits Some Bumps Along the Trail

NEW YORK -- Is there trouble at the ranch?

Double RL, which Ralph Lauren last May predicted "could be my biggest launch yet," isn't meeting many retailers' expectations, and there are widespread reports of stacks of expensive jeans gathering...

Fashion 101

"Being a designer and a business owner is not as glamorous as you might think," confessed New York-based designer Pamela Dennis to an eager audience of designer wannabes.

Dennis, who was the keynote speaker at a Fashion Group seminar for...

J. Crew's New Agenda

NEW YORK - All-American classics have always been J. Crew's forte. But for spring, Emily Woods, the company's vice chairman, has infused the Collection line she designs with a more sophisticated spirit. The clothes have the simple, fluid shapes,...

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Out of Africa

CHICAGO -- Tropical palms, desert tents and even a pair of stuffed elephants helped transform the cool marble halls of the Field Museum into a jungle paradise for the museum's centennial ball. The Saharan ambience was appropriate, as the ball also...

Chicago's Tour de France

Byline: S.F-W.

The windy city was the last stop on a whirlwind U.S. tour for Christian Lacroix. The French designer blew into town to show Chicagoans his spring collection and accept the Chicago Historical Society's second annual award...

A New Crew

NEW YORK -- This elegant column has evening written all over it. The top is bare, the lines are simple and the color is midnight blue. But the real news is that it marks a change in direction for J. Crew, a company that's known for its classic...

N.J. Says Some Striking ACTWU Workers May Be Eligible For Unemployment Benefits

NEW YORK -- The New Jersey Department of Labor said Monday it has determined that some of the 700 members of the Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union involved in a dispute against 11 dyeing and finishing firms may be eligible for...

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