When times get hard in fashion, it's not about who you know but who knows you. For emerging designers trying to survive a crippling recession, good connections are more important than ever, fashion experts say.
On the red carpet, austerity is generally about as well received as a surprise cameo appearance by Robert Blake, and yet a grim economic outlook could cause the mood at Sunday's Academy Awards to be as subdued as the ceremony that followed the September 11 attacks.
French cosmetic and hygiene group Johnson & Johnson, won permission from the European Commission on Wednesday, to take full control of two French makers of feminine protection products. Johnson & Johnson, a subsidiary of U.S.
Just as flush times gave traditionally staid menswear permission to loosen up, a grim economy is dictating a back-to-basics gravitas and a return to serious business attire. Menswear, never in the vanguard of U.S.
With recession ripping a hole in the U.S. retail industry, designers are struggling to come up with clothes women feel they can't do without as they unveil their collections at New York's fashion shows this week.