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  • Edith Flagg dies at 94; L.A. designer helped popularize polyester

    Edith Flagg dies at 94; L.A. designer helped popularize polyester
    Fashion designer Edith Flagg was on a trip to Switzerland in the mid-1960s when she encountered, in a shop, a knitted clothing fabric that had a resemblance to wool but didn't much wrinkle. "I said to the girl, 'What is this?'" Flagg said on the reality...
  • 'Variety' owner Penske Media to acquire Fairchild Fashion

    'Variety' owner Penske Media to acquire Fairchild Fashion
    Jay Penske's media company is buying Fairchild Fashion Media, the owner of such fashion industry publications as Women's Wear Daily, Footwear News and Beauty Inc. Conde Nast, which currently owns Fairchild Fashion Media, said Tuesday that it wanted to...
  • In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists

    In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists
    They scurry between vehicles in the traffic-choked cities of northern Nigeria, small boys in tattered clothing armed with begging tins. Known as the almajiri, the youngsters, some no older than 5, have flooded the streets for the nearly 15 years since a...
  • American Apparel, others try to profit from domestic production

    American Apparel, others try to profit from domestic production
    A young woman named Mariona lounges on her knees and forearms. She wears a provocative expression and tight red American Apparel booty shorts. The advertisement's headline: "Made in USA — Sweatshop Free." The ads sell a racy image, but just as...
  • Calvin Klein and the fabric of brand loyalty

    Calvin Klein and the fabric of brand loyalty
    A recent trip to St. Louis found Team Rosenthal on the Anheuser-Busch brewery tour. For the young son and daughter, there was a foosball table in the waiting area, Clydesdale horses in the stables and a gift shop. For the parents, there was free beer....
  • 'Downton Abbey,' 'Pretty Little Liars' Costume Design Celebrated at TV Acad, FIDM Exhibit

    The growing intersection between Hollywood and the fashion industry was evident on July 19 as TV academy members, design students and all out fashionistas came together at downtown Los Angeles' Fashion Institute of Design and & Merchandising for the...
  • Investor Revives Closed Warren of Stafford Textile Mill

    Investor Revives Closed Warren of Stafford Textile Mill
    Warren of Stafford, a textile mill that ended 160 years of production in December, plans to restart its looms within 10 days. Thursday, American Woolen Co. announced it would buy the mill complex from Loro Piana, an Italian luxury cashmere and wool...
  • Bangladesh's sweatshops: A boycott is not the answer

     Bangladesh's sweatshops: A boycott is not the answer
    One year ago this week, the eight-story Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka, killing 1,129 people. The building's top floors had been added illegally, and their weight caused the lower stories to buckle. Many of...
  • Vietnam mobs torch foreign factories in anti-China protests

    Vietnam mobs torch foreign factories in anti-China protests
    Thousands of anti-China protesters ransacked, looted and set fire to foreign-run factories in southern Vietnam on Tuesday and Wednesday in a wave of violence sparked by a dispute over China’s placement of an oil rig in waters claimed by both...
  • New Ann Taylor brand Lou & Grey taps into active-wear fashion trend

    New Ann Taylor brand Lou & Grey taps into active-wear fashion trend
    Ann Taylor and Loft have a new, free-spirited sibling. The American retailer has launched a brand called Lou & Grey that's a tomboyish fusion of active and street wear, or “lifewear” as its being positioned. Available in Loft stores, on...
  • Nicholas Kirkwood is on the path to shoe greatness, step by step

     Nicholas Kirkwood is on the path to shoe greatness, step by step
    Nicholas Kirkwood is on his way to joining Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo in the pantheon of shoe gods. At 33, the London-based designer has an identifiable architectural style (dynamic designs with triangle heels and boomerang-...
  • Rights group urges fashion week boycott of hotels linked to Brunei

    Rights group urges fashion week boycott of hotels linked to Brunei
    In advance of upcoming runway shows in London, Milan and Paris, the Human Rights Campaign -- the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization -- has issued an open letter to members of the fashion industry urging...