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US: Target to team up with McQ Alexander McQueen just-style.com | 7 Nov 08

Alexander McQueen is to design a range for US value fashion chain Target as part of a new programme launched by the retailer to team up with leading fashion designers.

Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 31 Oct 08

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.

US: Liz Claiborne boss faces up to consumer credit hit just-style.com | 30 Oct 08

The man in charge of US women's wear giant Liz Claiborne is preparing his remaining portfolio of fashion brands for an onslaught of consumer demands following the financial crisis, just-style heard in Maastricht today (30 October).

IAF World Apparel Convention: Quote/unquote just-style.com | 30 Oct 08

Today (30 October) marks the beginning of 24th IAF World Apparel Convention, in Maastricht, with top global executives discussing changing consumer needs and the future of the fashion business. just-style is attending the event, and here provides a snapshot of quotes from the first day.

SINGAPORE: Apparel firms step up efforts to supply US retailers just-style.com | 29 Oct 08

Apparel makers in Singapore are stepping up their efforts to build business with US retailers by claiming they have the reach and experience to help companies stay competitive in the global credit crisis.

US: Liz Claiborne slashes Q4 profit forecast just-style.com | 27 Oct 08

Apparel maker Liz Claiborne Inc on Friday (24 October) slashed its fourth quarter earnings projections as consumers in every region continue to cut back on discretionary spending, and said it plans to cut capital expenditure by half next year.

US: Sean “Diddy” Coombs buys Enyce from Liz Claiborne just-style.com | 22 Oct 08

Liz Claiborne has continued its strategic reorganisation with the sale of fashion label Enyce to entrepreneur and rap artist Sean “Diddy” Coombs.

US: Liz Claiborne COO Michael Scarpa to leave company just-style.com | 20 Oct 08

Fashion retail group Liz Claiborne has announced that Michael Scarpa, its chief operating officer, will leave the company on 30 November after working there for 25 years.

US: Liz Claiborne ends deal with Narciso Rodriguez just-style.com | 8 Oct 08

Apparel maker Liz Claiborne Inc and designer Narciso Rodriguez are to go their separate ways after struggling to agree on how to develop the luxury brand.

US: Liz Claiborne shuffles management at Mexx Europe just-style.com | 29 Sep 08

Apparel maker Liz Claiborne Inc is searching for a new boss for its Mexx fashion business in Europe as part of a number of steps outlined today (29 September) to reinvigorate the brand.

UAE: Liz Claiborne opens Abu Dhabi store just-style.com | 9 Sep 08

US women’s wear retailer Liz Claiborne has opened its first standalone store in Abu Dhabi as part of a distribution deal signed with MAF Fashion two years ago.

Colombia hopes to attract more clothing business just-style.com | 8 Sep 08

Hampered by its perceptions as the cocaine capital of the world and delays over a new trade pact with the US, Colombia’s textile and clothing industry is persevering through the tough times – as Niki Tait found on a recent visit to the country.

US: Ann Taylor names Zusi new chief supply chain officer just-style.com | 8 Sep 08

AnnTaylor Stores Corporation today (8 September) said it has hired Paula J Zusi from Liz Claiborne Inc as its new executive vice president, chief supply chain officer.

LITHUANIA: Apranga takes Mango and Mexx to Estonia just-style.com | 28 Aug 08

Apranga Group, which operates retail chains in the Baltic States, has announced the opening of its first Mango and Mexx franchise stores in Estonia today (28 August).

US: Jeanine Milillo joins PeclersParis North America just-style.com | 19 Aug 08

Trend agency PeclersParis has named Jeanine Milillo as managing director of its North American unit.

US: Liz Claiborne cuts forecast after US$23m Q2 loss just-style.com | 13 Aug 08

Clothing company Liz Claiborne has narrowed its fiscal 2008 earnings guidance after slipping to a second quarter loss of US$23m.

US: Accessories firm Amiee Lynn in legwear acquisition just-style.com | 11 Aug 08

Amiee Lynn Accessories, a supplier of belts, handbags, jewellery and hats, has bought women’s leg wear and underwear provider JBT Group/Design Studio International.

US: Fortier takes on Yunique development post just-style.com | 22 Jul 08

Theresa Fortier has been appointed to the newly created position of director of product development strategy at software developer Yunique Solutions.

US: Liz Claiborne names new senior VP just-style.com | 9 Jul 08

Clothing retailer Liz Claiborne has announced that Evon L Jones will join the company as senior vice president, chief information officer, from 14 July.

VIETNAM: 6,000-worker strike at leading supplier Chutex just-style.com | 4 Jul 08

Textile manufacturer Chutex Group, which supplies goods for many of the world’s top apparel brands, yesterday (3 July) faced a pay strike by 6,000 workers at a Vietnamese plant.

US: NexCen nearing sale of two brands? just-style.com | 3 Jul 08

NexCen Brands Inc is reported to be nearing the sale of its Bill Blass apparel line and Waverly home furnishings unit as it seeks to streamline operations and boost liquidity.

US: Kellwood names customer officer for Lifestyle Alliance just-style.com | 2 Jul 08

Women’s wear maker Kellwood Inc has promoted industry veteran Neva Turi to the position of chief customer officer of its Lifestyle Alliance unit.

US: New ERP solution gets $4m funding just-style.com | 23 Jun 08

A new generation of ERP solutions focusing on fashion-related businesses including apparel, footwear and accessories, has secured $4m in funding from venture capital firm L Capital Partners LP.

US: Murray is VF’s new Sportswear president just-style.com | 20 Jun 08

Karen Murray has been promoted to the post of president of the Sportswear coalition of branded apparel company VF Corporation, replacing Denise Seegal.

Spotlight on...Talbots just-style.com | 19 Jun 08

Women’s wear retailer The Talbots Inc is in the midst of a major turnaround aimed at slashing costs by $100m by the end of next year and restoring its business to profitable growth. Earlier this month the retailer said it is already seeing an improvement in sales trends at both its namesake and J Jill brands, but industry watchers believe its makeover still has some way to go.

US: Huber named president of Juicy Couture just-style.com | 9 Jun 08

Liz Claiborne-owned fashion brand Juicy Couture has announced the appointment of Edgar O Huber as president of the company.

INDIA: Reliance to strike retail deal with Liz Claiborne? just-style.com | 6 Jun 08

Reliance Retail Ltd is reported to be in talks with New York-based apparel maker Liz Claiborne Inc to set up a joint venture in India.

US: Jones Apparel appoints new division president just-style.com | 20 May 08

Jones Apparel Group Inc today (20 May) said Aru Kulkarni has been appointed to the newly created role of president of sales at its Women's Wholesale Sportswear division.

US: Gloomy outlook for Liz Claiborne after Q1 loss just-style.com | 13 May 08

Liz Claiborne Inc has swung to a first quarter loss on restructuring costs, and cut its full-year earnings guidance amid weak sales at Mexx Europe and discounting by US retailers.

US: Kenneth Cole predicts loss after Q1 profit slump just-style.com | 7 May 08

First quarter profit at clothing and footwear company Kenneth Cole Productions slumped to US$807,000, with the company forecasting a second quarter loss thanks to soft wholesale revenues.








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