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The Chiffon Suit

Valentino seduced Paris this season with his soft suits and flower-print dresses.

Anne Klein Licenses XIXX For Scarf Line

NEW YORK -- Anne Klein & Co. has announced a licensing agreement with Collection XIIX, a scarf manufacturer.

Collection XIIX will launch the debut fall collection at the March accessories market, and offered at its showroom...

The Origins: the Fashion Vanguard Muses On Who's Setting the Trends

There was a time when should Chanel decree beige spectator slings the consumer wouldn't be caught wobbling after a cab in anything but. The came the sixties, when the youth culture rose up and took hold of the reins of leadership; political, fashion...

Rowley's Big Adventure: The Daring Designer Takes Her Whimsey To Feet-Level

NEW YORK -- Wearing gold platform shoes to coordinate with a gold motorcycle is not your usual image of a designer. But there's nothing usual about ready-to-wear designer Cynthia Rowley, who recently entered the footwear world with her own...

Fred Broodno

NEW YORK -- Services for Fred Broodno, 70, a former apparel executive, were held Thursday in Philadelphia. He died last Tuesday of cancer at his home in Philadelphia.

In 1950, Broodno founded and was president of Carousel Sportswear Inc., a...

de la Renta Shoe Line Licensed To Rossetti

NEW YORK -- Oscar de la Renta Ltd. has licensed Fratella Rossetti, Parabiago, Italy, to produce and market a women's shoe collection under the designer's name.

Carmine Porcelli, design director of licensing for de la Renta, said the license...

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Nathalie M. Butterfly: From the Cocoon Of a Family-Run Footwear House, a Design Diva Has Emerged

CULVER CITY, Calif. -- It could well be that Nathalie Marciano was ordained to be a shoe designer. After all, when your father owns a successful shoe company like Charles David of California, and childhood memories are clouded not by dancing sugar...

Buyers Are Upbeat At Bijorhca; Worn Metal A Key Trend

PARIS -- Traffic was up and spring trends were plentiful at the January edition of Bijorhca, the jewelry and accessories trade show that ended here last Tuesday.

Organizers of the five-day show estimated that attendance was up about 13 percent...

The Berge-Mouclier War of Words Escalates

PARIS -- The fight between Pierre Berge and Jacques Mouclier is getting meaner.

Mouclier, president of the Chambre Syndicale, whom Berge wants fired, issued a statement last Friday entitled "I Will Not Resign," in which he accused the Yves...

Fine Jewelry, Fine Business

NEW YORK -- Regardless of the tough economy, fine jewelry is one of the hottest things going right now for several major specialty retailers. Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue each recorded double-digit increases in fine jewelry...

Findings: Morris On the Move ... Winning Ways ... Oroton Selects Somers

MORRIS ON THE MOVE: Although he closed his Artwear store and gallery this month, Robert Lee Morris plans to continue promoting accessories industry talent.

"A lot of people in the industry have had a very...

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