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David Beckham to Design for M&S

NEW YORK, Mar 7, 2002/  — Marks & Spencer wants to make it easier for young English lads to emulate David Beckham. The soccer star – and husband of former Posh Spice, Victoria – has signed a multimillion-dollar deal with the British retailer to design and promote a casual clothing …
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Lacoste: It Began with the Crocodile

NEW YORK, Feb 5, 2002 (Updated Sep 19, 2009) / FW/ — The history of Lacoste reads like a history of tennis. It was founded by legendary tennis player René Lacoste, who with his teammates “The Musketeers” won the Davis Cup in 1927. Even the crocodile logo associated with the …
Fashion Designers

Tracy Reese

NEW YORK, Feb 1, 2002 (Updated Feb 6, 2009) / — ‘Daddy’s little girl gets cool with a little Diana Ross and Marisa Berenson circa 1972 thrown in’ is how designer Tracy Reese describes the theme for her Fall 2002 collection. Happily, what sounds schizophrenic and a tad pretentious translates …
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Troubled Levi’s to Launch Multi-Million Dollar Ad

NEW YORK, Jan 31, 2002/ — After announcing an eight percent decline in sales, to $4.26 billion, earlier this month, many are surprised to hear that Levi Strauss & Co. has announced the imminent debut of its most expensive commercial to date. The more than 600 people who lost their …
Fashion Designers

Neil Barrett: Hip & Contemporary

MILAN, Jan 19, 2002 (updated Jun 21, 2009) / FW/ — British by birth, Neil Barrett trained under Miuccia Prada before launching his own label in 1998. Inventive and imaginative, he designs clothes which are hip and wearable. His creations translate well from the runway to the sales floor. With …
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Miu Miu Menswear Fall 2002 Banishes the Nerds

MILAN, Jan 14, 2002/ — After several seasons where her Miu Miu collection was targeted almost exclusively at nerds, or, if one wanted to be kind, intellectuals, Miuccia Prada sent out a powerful collection of upbeat modern fashion. The show also had a sense of optimism, heightened by a great …
Fashion Designers

Veronique Branquinho: Monochrome Romanticism

PARIS, Jan 3, 2002 (Updated Mar 16, 2009) / FW/ — Born in Vilvoorde, Belgium in 1973, Veronique Branquinho studied fashion design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp (1991 – 1995). Two years after graduation (1997), she debuted her eponymous womenswear label in Paris. Immediately noticed by …
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The Latest from Scotland: The Madonna Tartan

LONDON, Dec 26, 2001/ — The Material Girl now has her very own, well, material. Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie have been given a tartan, designed especially for them by Johnstons of Elgin, as an anniversary gift from Scotland. The Highlands of Scotland Tourist Board commissioned the tartan to show …