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USA: Ex-Nordstrom Chief To Head London Fog's Merchandise Team Company Press Release | 8 Aug 00

London Fog today announced its new merchandising and design team which is to be headed by ex Nordstrom marketing director,Frederick M Hackett."This new team is a key element in London Fog's overall business and marketing strategies, building on our legacy of innovation, quality and superior design," said Paul Shriber, president of London Fog. Leading London Fog's team is Fredrick M Hackett, director of merchandising and marketing. He has been in the trade for more than 20 years, including 14 years at Nordstrom department store. Most recently, he was product marketing manager for Nordstrom's private label Faconnable collection, heading development and merchandising of tailored clothing and dress furnishings for the US market. Mr Hackett will oversee all London Fog merchandising and marketing initiatives, focusing on design and brand enhancement, and retail program development. John Bauernfeind, senior designer for the men's division, brings more than 10 years of design experience to London Fog. Currently, he is responsible for uniting the brand's classic style with modern-day fashion trends for the men's line. Prior to London Fog, Mr Bauernfeind worked at Calvin Klein Inc, Vanderbilt, Gruppo Emanuel and Coach. Rounding out London Fog's new design team is Rene Commons, senior designer of London Fog's women's division. Ms Commons comes to London Fog from Pacific Trail, a division of London Fog Industries where she designed Ladies Active, Casual and Performance Outerwear for the past seven years. London Fog, a division of London Fog Industries, began as Londontown Manufacturing Co in 1922. Today, London Fog represents 78 years of tradition and innovation and remains a premier designer, marketer and distributor of quality dress and casual outerwear, rainwear and accessories for business and social occasions.

USA: Warnaco Loses $33.8m In First Half Company Press Release | 4 Aug 00

The Warnaco Group (NYSE: WAC) today announced its financial results for the second quarter and first half of fiscal 2000, the period ended July 1, 2000. The Company previously reported that it expects operating earnings for fiscal 2000, before charges and investments gains, to be in the range of $0.26 to $0.36 per share, and that it had received commitments from its lead banks to amend and extend up to $2.9 billion of existing financing facilities through August 12, 2002. Warnaco said that upon satisfaction of the closing conditions to and completion of the planned transactions, the Company will have no material debt maturities or principal amortization prior to August 2002. The amending facilities will be secured by assets owned by Warnaco and its subsidiaries. The lead banks include holders of approximately $1.7 billion of the Company's worldwide debt facilities.

USA: Andrew Comley Named Creative Design Director of de V&P Company Press Release | 25 Jul 00

Women's apparel company, de V&P, Inc, whose brands include Adrienne Vittadini and Emanuel/Emanuel Ungaro, today announced that Andrew Comley has been appointed creative design director, effective immediately. Mr Comley, who was design director for Calvin Klein Collection, will direct and oversee the design teams for both the Adrienne Vittadini and Emanuel/Emanuel Ungaro brands with a focus on developing and maintaining the identity and direction of each brand.Mr Comley will report directly to Kimberly Perrone, co-chief executive officer of de V&P, on day-to-day design and product development. In addition, he will collaborate with Maura de Visscher, co-chief executive officer, and Shelly Bromfield, creative design director of licensed businesses, on the positioning and development of licensed businesses, as well as on new business development, marketing and advertising.Prior to joining Calvin Klein, Mr Comley held senior design positions at Trussardi and Gucci, and served as a design consultant for MaxMara, San Lorenzo and Vestebene. "Andrew Comley is an outstanding addition to our management team," said Ms Perrone. "Having worked with a number of the industry's most successful fashion brands, Andrew brings a high level of experience and a valuable perspective to his new position. We look forward to his contributions as we continue to refine and build both the Adrienne Vittadini and Emanuel/Emanuel Ungaro brands."Ms de Visscher added, "Since acquiring Adrienne Vittadini and the license for Emanuel/Emanuel Ungaro last September, we have repositioned and updated these brands for today's consumer. Andrew will play an important role in the continued evolution and growth of these businesses, as we leverage each brand's growth potential."de V&P, Inc designs and markets women's apparel under the Adrienne Vittadini and Emanuel/Emanuel Ungaro brand names. Its products are carried in leading department stores in the US, Canada and Australia.

USA: Hugo Boss Licensor Expands Men's Underwear To US Using Delta Galil Company Press Release | 24 Jul 00

Delta Galil Industries Ltd (Nasdaq: DELT), the global provider of private label intimate apparel, men's underwear, socks, baby wear and leisurewear, today announced that Scheisser Lifestyle GmbH, the licensor of Hugo Boss Bodywear worldwide, will be expanding its men's underwear line into the US market, using Delta Galil as a key supplier.

USA: Warnaco Reaches Agreement On Refinancing to August 2002 Company Press Release | 20 Jul 00

The Warnaco Group, Inc. (NYSE:WAC) today announced that it has received commitments from its lead banks to amend and extend up to $2.9 billion of existing financing facilities through August 12, 2002. The commitments from holders of approximately $1.7 billion of the Company's

USA: I.C. Isaacs Expands Girbaud Licenses To Include Canada Company Press Release | 27 Jun 00

I.C. Isaacs & Company, Inc (Nasdaq: ISAC) announced today that its licenses for men's and women's jeanwear and sportswear under the Marithe & Francois Girbaud labels have been expanded to include Canada. The company also announced the appointment of Western Glove Works to distribute Girbaud apparel throughout Canada, beginning with the Spring 2001 collections.Western Glove Works, based in Winnipeg, Canada, employs over 1100 people and is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of jeanwear and casualwear in Canada. Western Glove Works presently distributes its own brand, Silver Jean, throughout North America and previously had a sales arrangement for Calvin Klein Jeans in Canada, which ended earlier this year.Bob Silver, the president of Western Glove Works, commented: "We are very excited about distributing Girbaud jeanwear and sportswear in Canada. Marithe and Francois Girbaud are extremely talented designers and we've seen the people at I.C. Isaacs do an excellent job in re-establishing the Girbaud brand as a fashion leader in the US market."In commenting on the expansion into Canada, Robert J Arnot, chairman and CEO of I.C. Isaacs, stated: "We could not think of any other company we would rather be associated with to distribute Girbaud jeanwear and sportswear in Canada. The Canadian market represents a new avenue for growth and we anticipate that, as in the US, retailers and consumers in Canada will respond positively to the creativity and innovation in the Girbaud collections."Danny Gladstone, president of the Isaacs' Girbaud Division, added: "Bob Silver truly appreciates the freshness of Girbaud products and he and his organization have a proven track record in distributing fashion apparel. I look forward to collaborating with them in making the Girbaud sales and marketing effort in Canada a success."

USA: Mayor Giuliani, Yahoo! Auctions and Macy's Unveil The NYC 2000 Fashion Auction Company Press Release | 2 Jun 00

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), NYC 2000 and Macy's Herald Square want to help you dress like a supermodel - exactly like a supermodel with the same dresses, fine jewelry and accessories worn on the runway during the NYC 2000 Fashion Show - one of the largest fashion shows ever held in New York. From June 1 through June 15, the NYC 2000 Fashion Auction, hosted by Yahoo! Auctions (

USA: Calvin Klein, Inc. Sues Warnaco, Linda Wachner for Trademark Violations, Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Contracts Company Press Release | 1 Jun 00

Calvin Klein, Inc. today announced that it and the Calvin Klein Trademark Trust are suing Warnaco Group, Inc. [NYSE: WAC] and Linda Wachner, Warnaco's chief executive officer, in order to end systematic, willful and repeated violations of the long-standing contracts between the two companies which threaten the integrity of the renowned Calvin Klein trademarks in the U.

Twilight Zone...Or Sunrise Business? | 26 May 00

Philippa Clare ― a world expert on the verification of branded goods ― argues the positive case for the 'parallel trade' and examines its uneasy relationships with the big brands. In many ways, she explains, without the crisis of counterfeit, parallel trade actually benefits the brands.

USA: Nordstrom and Amalfi Sign Exclusive License Agreement | 26 May 00

Nordstrom to Become Exclusive U.S. Retailer of Amalfi Footwear Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) and the Rangoni Organization of Florence, Italy today announced that they have reached agreement for Nordstrom to be the exclusive retailer of Amalfi branded shoes in the United States. Nordstrom will launch the new Amalfi line in late fall of this year.

ISRAEL: Delta Galil Key Supplier for New DKNY Men's Underwear Collection | 23 May 00

Delta Galil Industries Ltd. (Nasdaq: DELT), the global provider of private label intimate apparel, men's underwear, socks, baby wear and leisurewear, today reported that it will become a key supplier for the new collection of DKNY brand men's underwear scheduled for launch during the 2000 holiday season.

Solving The SCM Equation: Collaboration + Technology = Profits Bobbin Publishing Group | 22 May 00

Top-tier apparel producers are now driving supply chain initiatives and using tools - such as EDI, the Internet and CPFR (Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment) - to improve service to retailers, decrease inventories and take cost out of business processes. To subscribe to Bobbin, please visit

USA: Silhouettes(R) Partners With FIT to Launch Student Careers in Fashion: Silhouettes Recognizes Students for Designing Plus-Size Apparel | 18 May 00

In a groundbreaking project to launch careers for fashion students, Silhouettes, in collaboration with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), today recognized eleven student designers for innovation in women's plus-size apparel.Silhouettes is a leading catalog and online retailer featuring moderate to better fashion apparel and accessories for women size 12W-34W. This year, Silhouettes has underwritten and sponsored a project focused on design and challenging FIT students to create original clothing for the plus-size market. Combining creative expression and career aspiration is central to the FIT education, and that approach is the driving force behind Silhouettes' link to the Fashion Institute of Technology. FIT has been a primary staffing resource for the fashion industry for nearly 60 years. Today, with more than 12,000 students and 30 fields of study, FIT has a firm commitment to career-focused education.Stephen Marks, president of Silhouettes, organized the alliance with the goal of creating an opportunity for students to acquire real-world experience. "For many years we have envisioned an alliance with FIT," says Marks. "We view the Silhouettes project at FIT as a living laboratory and as a stage for the ideas and designs of students to come alive. The positive learning and interaction between our professionals and the students continue, and we are dedicating ourselves to FIT and the future of fashion," declared Marks.A panel comprised of executives from Silhouettes and FIT chose eleven students to honor. A selection of their designs will be available in a variety of Silhouettes catalogs and on the website,

USA: Tag-It Pacific, Inc. Reports Record Results for First Quarter 2000 | 16 May 00

Tag-It Pacific, Inc. (AMEX:TAG), the world's leading single-source provider of trim to the apparel industry, is pleased to report record sales and earnings for the first quarter of 2000. Financial Highlights of the First Quarter:Net sales increased 45% to $8.2 million versus 1999 results of $5.6 million.

USA: Donna Karan International Inc. Announces Launch of DKNY Men's Underwear Line | 15 May 00

Donna Karan International Inc. (NYSE: DK) today announced plans to launch a new DKNY men's underwear line. The line is planned for a limited launch in the fourth quarter of 2000, with a world-wide launch scheduled for Spring 2001. Additionally, the Company has plans to launch a Donna Karan New York Collection men's underwear line, which is targeted for a Fall 2001 debut.

ISRAEL: Delta Galil's First Quarter Sales Rise 23.8 Percent; Net Profit Up 19.5 Percent to $5.5 Million | 9 May 00

Delta Galil Industries Ltd. (Nasdaq: DELT), the global provider of private label intimate apparel, men's underwear, socks, baby wear and leisurewear, today reported that its first quarter revenues gained 23.8 percent to $94.3 million compared with $76.2 million for the first quarter of 1999.Delta's first quarter operating profit climbed 38.

UK: Tissavel Awards Students For Innovation And Creativity | 8 May 00

For the third year running, faux fur manufacturer Tissavel is awarding BA final year students at Central St Martins with cash prizes at the end of their academic year. The Tissavel award has proved to be a major boost for young designers to promote their talent and gain their first career projects, and the judges will be looking for the directional, innovative qualities in the students' garment and accessory designs that they feel mirrors the company's own reputation.Formed in 1953, Tissavel's fabrics have been used by designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Christian Dior, Armani, Versace, Calvin Klein, Thierry Mugler, Katharine Hamnett, Ralph Lauren and Kenzo, as well as customers from more than 50 countries worldwide. Textures, weights, qualities and designs range from lightweight, realistic animal prints such as 'ponyskin' and 'sealskin' to fake mink with a warm red, blue or yellow underlying hue, green leopardskin prints and babysoft pastel shades.

Fashion retailing at a crossroads | 3 May 00

The UK high street in the year 2000 is a microcosm of trends which will impact retailing worldwide. Middle market retailers are being squeezed at both ends by designer labels from above and value for money operators from below. Retail is changing painfully because of the increasing sophistication of the consumer; the self created problems of retail space and profitability; and the globalization of retailers and their suppliers.

USA: Salt Lake City Start-Up Launches "Internet-Native" Apparel Brand | 25 Apr 00

Historically, clothing brands are creatures of the Mall. Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Nautica, and Ralph Lauren dominate upscale department stores across the country, while the Gap, J. Crew, Eddie Bauer and Old Navy have invested in brick-and-mortar to build their brand identities. Clotho, Inc., a Salt Lake City-based start-up, believes the Internet has changed the rules of building an apparel brand -- and is out to prove it with Uglies, a line of boxer shorts so hideous that, as their tagline states, ".

USA: Tag-It Acquires Talon's North American and Pacific Rim Distribution | 18 Apr 00

Tag-It Pacific, Inc. (AMEX:TAG), one of the world's leading single-source provider of trim to the apparel industry, announced today it has entered into a ten-year exclusive license and distribution agreement with Talon, Inc., a pioneer and leading manufacturer of a broad line of "Talon" brand zippers for the world market.

UK: Advert boost for Debenhams | 12 Apr 00

A £10m advertising campaign is producing benefits for sales at department store chain Debenhams, the group has said. Following the launch in October of its first TV commercials for 10 years, like-for-like sales, excluding new store space, are now running more than 1.8% above last year. Sales levels had been down 3.4% last autumn. "Initial customer feedback has been very encouraging", said finance director Matthew Roberts. Due to the lateness of Easter and the mid season sale, Debenhams declined to give exact like-for-like sales figures for the period since the half-year. However, Mr Roberts said the underlying growth trend was above the 1.8% figure seen in January and February. The group also reported that pre-tax profits fell to £73.8m in the six months to the end of February from £79.4m in the previous year. Mr Roberts said Debenhams was succeeding in a harsh market place. "We are doing well but the high street is having quite a tough time," he said. "I think things will remain competitive - we expect to see growth but pricing will continue to be important," he added. Debenhams shares rose 7.7% or 12p to 168p in early trading. Analysts said the performance was a good one in the current retail environment

Setting store by design Company Clothing | 13 Mar 00

Heightened competition between the retailers is putting greater pressure than ever on all those within the clothing industry - not least the designers, retailers, store designers and merchandisers who are increasingly turning to 3D visual merchandising, store layout and communication systems. Consumers are getting more demanding. No longer is it enough to have the right mix of designs and co-ordinated ranges in the right place, at the right time and at the right price, but the garments must be displayed to make the most efficient and attractive use of space within the retail store.

Peru: Open for Business Bobbin Publishing Group | 16 Mar 99

Peru’s best and brightest textile andapparel manufacturers were on hand at the recent PeruModa, promoting the country’shigh-quality products and niche market savvy. The second annual PeruModa, a matchmakingforum designed for international importers and Peruvian apparel and textile manufacturers,was a clear demonstration that Peruvian manufacturers are providing fabrics and garmentsof high quality and working hard to supply niche markets.

A Vision of the New Millennium for the Apparel & Footwear Industries : Part 2 GEAC | 5 Nov 98

Part 2 Contents: Introduction (part1) Macro Trends (part1)





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