Women’s Wear Daily
04.17.2014

The Markets Features

The Markets

The Markets Features

Fashion Access, APLF, hong kong, janet wang, minimalism, alfredo gil, charo garcia, bethany mak, ben fashion, mardiana ika, ika butoni,

Attendance Strong at Fashion Access in Hong Kong

APLF’s fair celebrated its 30th anniversary with an increase in visitor numbers, but the lackluster economy stopped it from really sparkling.

Leon Green, Talbots, Fall, 2014, collection, store, alpaca, fashion review, retail

Talbots Fall 2014

“Town and country living” is how Leon Green, senior vice president of design at Talbots, described the retailer’s fall collection.

Mass Protest at Chinese Sneaker Factory

Plant manufactures shoes for Adidas, Nike, Reebok, New Balance and more.

woolmark, prize, joseph altuzarra, rosie assoulin, whit, nonoo, m patmos, jonathan simkhai, timo weiland, International Woolmark Award, CFDA, Council of Fashion Designers of America, IMG Australia; British Fashion Council, Chambre Syndicale de la Couture, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid.

U.S. Finalists for International Woolmark Prize Revealed

For the first time, there will be one overall winner for women’s wear and one overall winner for men’s wear.

VF Opens Chinese Distribution Center

Company invests $60 million, takes option to allow for expansion.

Tents@Project, New York, Tommy Fazio, Project, Liberty, MRket, Capsule, Agenda, new york, nyc, trade show,

Project to Bring The Tents to N.Y.

The trade show operator will add its elevated offering of men’s designer and luxury brands to the July edition of its show.

atlanta apparel market, leggings, georgia, retail, lace, crochet, the willow tree, kim kidd, ben belton, libba's, benjamin's

Atlanta Buyers Increase Spending

Retailers opened their fall budgets for leggings in various different textures, colors and fabric treatments.

bangladesh, garment factory, union, semu begum, lifestyle fashion maker, trade, workers, worker's rights, Rana Plaza, factory fire, Dhaka, Independent Garment Workers Federation, minimum wage, Sparrow Group, Ann Taylor, Gap, Marks & Spencer, Zara, Mango, BGMEA

Despite Reforms, Bangladesh Workers Still Face Problems

Labor activists say the country is still not adequately addressing the needs of the 4.2 million workers who help fuel the $23.5 billion garment industry.

dallas, FIG, fashion industry gallery, market, king baby, aspiga, emma greathouse, cammy herbert, showroom

Dallas FIG Battles Through Winter Woes

Fashion Industry Gallery’s three-day trans-seasonal show that ended on March 28 boasted a strong vendor turnout but limited traffic.

trade shows, sam ben avraham, liberty fairs, atrium, tommy fazio, project, aaron levant, agenda, trade show, summit, men's wear

Men's Wear Trade Shows Find Their Niche

By homing in on specific niches within the men’s wear industry, a variety of different trade shows can survive and prosper.

dallas market, fashioncenterdallas, rick drysdale, d2 drysdale, dallas, texas, rosanne saginaw

Less is More at Dallas Market

A chill in business blamed on unseasonably cold weather caused some retailers to tighten budgets at FashionCenterDallas’ four-day show that ended Saturday.

Daniel Natusch, kering, python, sourcing, sustainable, Python Conservation Partnership, International Trade Center,  Jean-Christophe Vié, Marie-Claire Daveu, Asia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Burmese python, reticulated python,

Kering Outlines Sustainable Python Sourcing Plan

The group, which presented its first Python Conservation Partnership report on Monday, said the demand for python skin is quickly on the rise.

Bangladesh Inspections to Avoid Duplication

Officials of the BGMEA said that the burden of meeting different inspections standards had been one of the primary concerns among factory owners.

L.A. Market Sees Ath-Leisure, Mixed Media and More

Though there weren’t any trends that were “earth-shattering,” the upbeat mood of the market was noticeable.

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Tokyo Fashion Week Earns Plaudits Despite Hurdles

Retailers generally praised the collections, but said the timing of the shows and prices might limit their buying.

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