Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 3:24pm
BARCELONA — Pronovias’ well-balanced mix of dresses for 2017 closed out Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week’s series of 21 runway shows. “The show was beautiful; it’s the most wonderful production they’ve ever done,” said Mara Urshel, owner of Kleinfeld in Manhattan. “The... read more
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 3:21pm
Fitbit Inc. proved that the market for wearables continues to grow with a first-quarter sales gain of 50 percent. But the company also demonstrated how the sector is growing more competitive, a dynamic that’s pushed it to ramp up spending on research and development, taking a... read more
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 3:02pm
Gildan Activewear Inc. said it was acquiring Alstyle Apparel LLC from Ennis Inc., for a total cash price of $110 million. Alstyle manufactures and markets activewear T-shirts and fleece. The acquisition will expand Gildan’s penetration in printwear markets and allow Gildan to... read more
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 2:40pm
It may have been barely 50 degrees on Wednesday afternoon, but you never would’ve known it from the looks filling the Central Park Conservancy garden. The sidewalk along Fifth Avenue and 105th Street was a telling sign that the Women’s Committee of the Conservancy was hosting... read more
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 1:50pm
CALVIN SKIPS CANNES: Calvin Klein, which has thrown some of the splashiest events at the Cannes Film Festival in collaboration with the Independent Filmmaker Project for the past five years, is taking a pass this year. The company has decided to cancel its annual party, which... read more
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 1:40pm
Japanese model and actress Tao Okamoto was married to Tenzin Wild, co-editor in chief of The Last Magazine, over the weekend in Switzerland. She wore a custom wedding dress by Phillip Lim. On Monday, she posted a photo of herself in her gown, writing “Thank you so much everyone... read more
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 1:29pm
Department stores are facing an uphill battle, according to RBC Capital Markets analyst Brian Tunick. The stores are stretched thin between spending big bucks on online efforts and creating off-price concepts, while suffering from shrinking margins and balance sheet worries.... read more
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 1:18pm
GENEVA — Trading partners including the U.S. lauded the open trade regime of Honduras in a World Trade Organization forum, but also urged the Central American nation to diversify its export mix, currently heavily dependent on coffee, bananas and apparel products from export... read more
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 1:10pm
While one would expect that the fashion industry and its associated celebrity acts would be exhausted the evening following the Met Gala — lazily stationed on their couches clad in pajamas — think again. In a bid to capitalize on the folks in town, a suite of brands hosted... read more
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 1:05pm
After pouring his love of Latin music into Chanel’s cruise collection, Karl Lagerfeld demonstrated it again at the after party at the Plaza de la Catedral. Dressed in a sequined jacket by his designer buddy Hedi Slimane, the designer tore up the dance floor with Cécile Cassel,... read more