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RICHARD D. MCRAE JR. TO RETIRE FROM PROFFITT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Richard D. McRae Jr. will retire as president of Proffitt's Inc. on Sept. 2 and be succeeded by R. Brad Martin, who will also continue as chairman and...

– August 16, 1994

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CHINA SILK EXPORTS GROW 37.2% IN FIRST HALF OF '94

Byline: Paul Ehrlich

HONG KONG -- Despite a chaotic domestic silk market, China's exports of silk textiles and apparel rose to $1.2 billion in the first half...

– August 16, 1994

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MARKET BASKET

CONOVER'S NEW STATE OF MIND: HMS Productions, a New York women's sportswear and ready-to-wear manufacturer, has launched a new dress division for fall with a line designed by Kathryn Conover. The...

– August 16, 1994

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TUX LOOKS

For holiday, designers use the traditional men's tuxedo for inspiration and come up with some ultrafeminine eveningwear.

– August 16, 1994

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ACCESSORIES REPS TAKE THE SPOTLIGHT

As part of a continuing series, WWD meets the movers and shakers in the Mart. Here, an introduction to three accessories specialists.

Maureen Shinners
Showroom:...

– August 16, 1994

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THE FIT PARADE GOES ON

Michael Kors
"Color is like a facelift. It makes you look good even without a tan," says Michael Kors. And so, with that in mind, the usually monochromatic designer showed his easy resort...

– August 16, 1994

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PRIVATE KARAN SHOWS OFF STRONG QUARTER RESULTS

Byline: Valerie Seckler

NEW YORK -- Seeking to counter what it charged was "very unfavorable and unfair" press, The Donna Karan Co. -- in an unusual move by a...

– August 16, 1994

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I.B. DIFFUSION IS DRESSING DOWN

Byline: Sophy Fearnley-Whittingstall

The Chicago-based manufacturer, best known for its better-price embellished knitwear, launched a line of contemporary, casual knit separates...

– August 16, 1994

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KMART NET OFF AGAIN, BUT ANALYSTS STILL SEE FALL APPAREL REBOUND

Byline: Catherine M. Curan

NEW YORK -- After Kmart Corp. reported its sixth consecutive quarter of declining earnings Monday, Wall Street...

– August 16, 1994

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SWATCHES

NATIVE ON THE MOVE: Native Textiles is relocating a tricot fabric knitting plant from Dallas, Pa., to a new facility in Glens Falls, N.Y. The transition is expected to take several months.
The...

– August 16, 1994

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DYERSBURG LETS NEW FLEECE OUT OF THE BOTTLE

Byline: Michael McNamara

NEW YORK -- Recycled polyester continues to move ahead.
Dyersburg Fabrics, Dyersburg, Tenn., has become the first mill to produce a...

– August 16, 1994

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BUYING IS BRISK AT HOTEL SHOWS

Byline: Rosemary Feitelberg

NEW YORK -- With sales for daytime and special occasion dresses running strong, buyers scouted two ready-to-wear shows here last week looking for...

– August 16, 1994

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