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OFF THE PRESS: Add Yohji Yamamoto to the list of designers feeling the economic burn. The house said that after 13 years in New York it will shutter its Stateside press office at the end of January with one person remaining on through March. Chief executive officer Keizo Tamoto cited “the economic situation in the U.S.,” as the reason for the decision, and added that cuts were also being made in Japan. While commercial, administration and retail divisions will remain in New York, press for all Yohji Yamamoto brands, licensees and cobranding — Ys, Limi Feu and Adidas for Yohji Yamamoto among them — will be handled out of Yamamoto’s offices and Tokyo and Paris, where the designer is set to stage his fall men’s and women’s shows as scheduled. — Jessica Iredale

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