fashion week

New York Fashion Week Kicks Off With Obama Collection

Posted by Sheila Shayon on February 8, 2012 11:19 AM

President Obama has returned to e-commerce and haute couture with Runway to Win, a collaborative campaign merchandise fundraiser pegged to the kickoff of New York Fashion Week. As fashionistas rev up for the Fall 2012 collections, designers and Dem supporters have been rallying to raise money, chicly, for the president's re-election campaign.

The collection features patriotic clothing and accessories, moderately priced from $45 to $95, from top designers including Tory Burch, Rachel Roy, Derek Lam, Beyoncé and Tina Knowles, Marcus Wainwright and David Neville, Proenza Schouler's Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Diane von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez, Vera Wang, Thakoon, Jason Wu, Grace Tsao-Wu and Laura Kofoid of Laudi Vindi, Marc Jacobs and Tracy Reese.Continue reading...

fashion week

Fashion's Rodriguez Designs eBay Makeover

Posted by Andrea D'Alessandro on September 16, 2009 11:32 AM

Narciso Rodriguez, ever fierce in the fashion world but financially weak after his second collapse with backers a year ago, is taking his line from the catwalk to eBay. The celebrated minimalist designer has been looking for creative ways to "bring in a new customer," which translates into making his brand accessible to those who can’t shell out $1800 for a dress.

The recession has forced high-end designers to take baby steps toward affordability. Rodriguez has responded to retailer requests (he doesn’t have a store of his own) by making dresses for under $1000, and his eBay venture will take his price tag to the $350 mark.Continue reading...

brand news

Headline Roundup: Slim Down Edition

Posted by Stephanie Startz on September 16, 2009 10:29 AM

Universal unveils Harry Potter theme park. [NY Times]

As critics lob "absurd" accusations, the Obama Administration tries to fight back and stay on message. [WaPo]

Designer Narciso Rodriguez reinvents himself with lower price points and a partnership with eBay. [WSJ]

Blockbuster will close one in five retail stores, facing mail-order and digital competition. [Times of London]

Hormel's Jennie-O brand is heavily featured on The Biggest Loser. [BrandWeek]

To keep anxious advertisers happy, Cablevision borrows popups and banner ads from its online competitors and adapts them for cable. [WSJ]

(More headlines: Cadbury, "Buy American," Serena Williams.)Continue reading...

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