Fashion design

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2015 file photo, designer Jason Wu acknowledges audience applause after his Fall 2015 collection was modeled during Fashion Week, in New York. The packaging for his namesake eau de parfum was nominated for a Fragrance Foundation Award. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 13, 2018 - 4:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Scents often bring on memories and Jason Wu packed a personal one into his first fragrance, that of jasmine. But finding just the right raw ingredients was a process. The designer told The Associated Press at the Fragrance Foundation Awards, where the packaging for his namesake eau...
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Singer Bono of U2 performs during a concert at the Apollo Theater hosted by SiriusXM on Monday, June 11, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
June 12, 2018 - 9:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U2 frontman Bono honored the late Anthony Bourdain toward the end of the band's special performance at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Bono spoke of losing a "lot of inspiring, useful people" over the past few years "who gave up on their own life" alluding to the apparent suicides of...
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Jeremy Scott attends the MOSCHINO Spring/Summer 2019 Menswear Resort Womenswear Show and Party on Friday, June 8, 2018, in Burbank, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
June 09, 2018 - 11:42 am
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — The celebratory mood at the Moschino's fashion show tinged with sadness over recent deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. Actress-model Jaime King had met both but was more familiar with Spade, having started to work with the fashion icon when she...
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A view of Prada's new industrial headquarters and production site, in Valvigna, Italy, Friday, June 8, 2018. Prada CEO Patrizio Bertelli said Friday that the family-controlled Italian fashion group has no intention of selling and that his elder son with co-CEO and creative director Miuccia Prada is being groomed to take over. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
June 08, 2018 - 2:27 pm
VALVIGNA, Italy (AP) — Prada CEO Patrizio Bertelli said Friday the family-owned Italian fashion group has no intention of selling and that his elder son with co-CEO and creative director Miuccia Prada is being groomed to take over. Bertelli said during the unveiling of a handbag production site...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2004, file photo, designer Kate Spade sits during an interview in New York. New York City’s chief medical examiner ruled Spade’s death a suicide by hanging. The determination was released Thursday, June 7, 2018, two days after Spade was found dead in her Park Avenue apartment. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
June 07, 2018 - 12:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's chief medical examiner has ruled fashion designer Kate Spade's death a suicide by hanging. The determination was released Thursday, two days after the 55-year-old Spade was found dead in her Park Avenue apartment. A housekeeper discovered her body in her bedroom...
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A model wears a creation part of Gucci's women Fall/Winter 2018/19 fashion collection, presented in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Casual luxury is driving global sales, forecast to grow 6 percent this year, as high-end consumers look for low-brow statements in T-shirts, sneakers and rubber sliders, according to a new study by consultancy Bain released Thursday, June 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
June 07, 2018 - 6:57 am
MILAN (AP) — A new study shows that casual luxury is driving global sales of high-end apparel, footwear and handbags as wealthier consumers look for low-brow statements in T-shirts, sneakers and rubber sliders. The study by Bain consultancy released Thursday shows the luxury fashion sector is set...
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This May 13, 2004 photo shows designer Kate Spade during an interview in New York. Spade was found dead in an apparent suicide in her New York City apartment on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
June 06, 2018 - 6:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The husband and business partner of late designer Kate Spade says she suffered from depression and anxiety for many years. In a statement released Wednesday, Andy Spade said his wife was seeing a doctor regularly and was taking medication to treat her disease. She was found hanged...
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June 06, 2018 - 12:27 pm
ROME (AP) — Nigerian women who were trafficked to Italy to work as prostitutes have found work in a handbag and dressmaking shop that recently received some top-notch raw materials: 4,000 meters (4,374 yards) of leftover fabric from Gucci. The initiative was announced Wednesday in Rome, complete...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 file photo Christopher Bailey takes the applause following the show by Burberry Prorsum during London Fashion Week, at Kensington Gardens in west London. Departing Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey is set to receive roughly 13 million pounds ($17.5 million) as he leaves the upscale British fashion brand. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
June 06, 2018 - 11:02 am
LONDON (AP) — Departing Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey is set to receive roughly 13 million pounds ($17.5 million) as he leaves the upscale British fashion brand. The retailer's annual report indicates that Bailey's compensation will include 400,000 shares of company stock that will...
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This May 13, 2004 photo shows designer Kate Spade during an interview in New York. Spade was found dead in an apparent suicide in her New York City apartment on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
June 06, 2018 - 5:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Bright. Vibrant. Colorful. And, most essentially, fun. The same words used so often to describe Kate Spade's enormously popular handbags — "It" bags that were both aspirational and affordable — were an apt description of the woman herself, say many in the fashion world. And that...
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