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Dr. Martens Seeks Chinese Cure

PARIS, Oct 29, 2002/ — They may have been worn by Pope John Paul II — in angelic white — but that hasn’t been enough exposure to stop Dr. Martens and its iconic ‘bovver’ boots from facing losses of around $31 million a year. In response to these lagging numbers, …
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Coats Prepares to Put Jaeger on Block

NEW YORK, Sep 6, 2002/ — Coats is finally prepared to shed its fashion retail division, composed of Jaeger and Viyella. The investment banking arm of HSBC has been tapped to unload the two British labels, most notably Jaeger, which has made a successful transition from matronly to modern over …
Visual Merchandising

adidas Opens History-Laden NYC Outpost

NEW YORK, Sep 4, 2002 /— “We’re ecstatic about opening in New York and confident that the merchandise will appeal to a diverse group of people as it always has,” Tim Joyce, executive vice president of Adidas America, told reporters at their store opening last week. Located in Soho, the …
Bio & Info Fashion Designers

Cia Maritima

NEW YORK, Jul 17, 2002 (Updated Jul 19, 2009) / FW/ — Considered the hottest and most sought after beachwear line in Brazil, Cia.Maritima was launched by Benny Rosset in 1990. It belongs to group Rosset, the largest lycra manufacturer in South America, and their know-how is the foundation for the …
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Nail Lacquer for Lads Latest Beckham-Inspired Trend

NEW YORK, Jul 12, 2002/  — Leave it to David Beckham, the champion of sarongs and diamond studs for men, to now make it cool for boys to sport pink nail polish. Spotted at a christening last Sunday wearing the girlish lacquer, the soccer stud and British Marie Claire cover-boy …
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Yohji Yamamoto Announces Mega-Deal with Adidas

PARIS, Jul 12, 2002/ — Japanese design great Yohji Yamamoto on Wednesday announced a long-term deal with Adidas, in what’s set to be the biggest alliance ever between fashion and sport. Under the terms of the agreement, Adidas will create a new third division called Sports Style, for which Yamamoto …
Fashion Designers

Zuhair Murad: Passion for Fashion

PARIS, Jul 12, 2002 (Updated Jan 27, 2011)/ FW/ — A native of Beirut (born 1971), Zuhair Murad studied art and design before opening his first atelier in his home city in 1995.   “Ever since I was a child, I used to imagine designs for imaginary client. I have …
Runway Shows

Georges Hobeika Haute Couture Fall 2002: Initiales

PARIS, Jul 10, 2002/ FW/ — In a sign that bodes well for the future of Couture, there have been two simultaneous sets of shows this week in Paris. One is the official list, the calendar organized of the Fédération Française de la Couture, which includes the main houses, as …