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Diane von Furstenberg

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Diane von Furstenberg

A quick visit to the DVF e-commerce site reveals that many of the pieces from Jonathan Saunders’s Spring debut for the brand are already sold out. “In the stores, too,” Saunders cheered at his Fall presentation today. “It’s been a long time since I’ve seen those words, sold out.‘” The fashion crowd fell hard for Saunders’s on-the-bias, mixed-print dresses last season, not least because of their accessible price point. So you can trust that there are more items along those languid, colorful lines for Fall. A long-sleeved dress in a micro floral in two shades of blue and red looked...

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Kate Spade Up for Grabs

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Kate Spade & Co. (KATE) posted its most recent fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 financial results a week earlier than expected on Feb. 16. The New York-based fashion design house has seen its shares rise 20.5% since the earnings release, which was accompanied by a confirmation that the firm is reviewing strategic alternatives. After a period of decline at the beginning of 2016, KATE recovered partially in late December when news first came out regarding a potential sale. KATE Posts Earnings Beat In the most recent Q4, Kate posted earnings of $0.41, surpassing the Street’s estimate of $0.35 non-GAAP EPS for...

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Milan Fashion Week

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Milan Fashion Week

Fashion’s premier feminist, Miuccia Prada, timed this return to form to perfection. In a season when slogans of female empowerment are a catwalk must-have and movie stars have been ripped off moodboards in favour of suffragettes, Prada have come roaring back to life in Milan. Her recent collections have lacked a little urgency, but this one was a punchy reminder that Prada was using fashion as a way of talking about the female experience many years before it became fashionable. The show began with wide corduroy trousers, duffel coats and scarves, but the proportions were skewed. Imagine if Comme des...

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