February 6, 2008

Today in Fashion - Wednesday, Febuary 6th, 2008

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Top fashion designer Marc Jacobs' company is under investigation by New York's attorney general for possibly bribing an employee of a state armory to hold a fashion show there, the attorney general's office said on Wednesday.

NEW YORK (AFP) — American fashion designer Nanette Lepore on Wednesday presented her fall collection 2008 along with an appeal to save the garment industry which is faced with "extinction" due to rising development.

Queen West fashion industry takes a heavy hit
- After a decade of helping to define the look of fashion-forward scenesters on Queen Street West, one of Toronto’s most notable designers is closing shop. Next month, Annie Thompson will shutter her eponymous boutique, a Queen West mainstay since 1998.

New York Fashion Week - The most innovative thing to happen at New York fashion week, which ends Friday, had less to do with haute design than with a fast new way to get great clothes to customers who will wear them.

London out of Fashion - All the glitz, glamour and glossy models will be there when London Fashion Week opens this Sunday, but some of the biggest names in US retailing will not, thanks to "exorbitant" UK prices and financial gloom.

Fashion Week Trends Display Bold Colors - NEW YORK – As Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week hits midweek, the stars continue to show up – and so do the trends.

Bland is Banished -
The focus of the fall/winter 2008 season is primarily on colors. And this from a city where wearing any color as long as it is black has long been a mantra - at least for daytime clothes.