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Carlos Miele looking into accessories partnership

   Brazilian designer Carlos Miele told Reuters backstage before his New York Fashion Week runway show that he is looking into partnering with an Italian designer on accessories. 
    Carlos Miele’s collection featured embroidery, strong colors and prints, which he said was inspired by Rio de Janeiro.

Asian clients help Jill Stuart stave off weak economy


  Her popularity in Asia has helped designer Jill Stuart side-step some of the economic troubles plaguing her competitors, the designer told Reuters backstage after her Fashion Week show.

    In fact, there was a separate guest list for Japanese media attending her runway show at New York’s Public Library on Monday.
    Jill Stuart’s collection featured big shoulders, boots, tight leggings, cut-out details and very short dresses, a look she said was inspired by singer Cher.

Barneys CEO: ‘Single digits’ the new black


The U.S. economy’s funk is felt even in the luxury temples of fashion, the CEO of Barneys New York says.

 ”The economic downturn, unfortunately, is going to affect everybody,” Chief Executive Howard Socol told Reuters at the cocktail party launch of Donatella Versace’s menswear line at the Barneys New York store at 61st and Madison.