The CFDA 2008 Fashion Awards were last night. Reports on the event can be found in WWD, The AP, Marie Claire, Elle UK and Vogue.com.


The fabric of our lives could unravel under pressure from the World Trade Organization. The appellate body of the WTO on Monday rejected a U.S. challenge to a compliance panel decision that sided with Brazil in its claims the U.S. had not fully implemented judgments finding its cotton subsidies in breach of global rules. The ruling advances the prospects of Brazil imposing punitive tariffs against the U.S. of as much as $1 billion. That is a stiff price for such a soft fabric.

Jewel tones remain popular as the cruise market continues unabated. Versace, shown here, really goes with the trend.

There may be a downturn but people are still shopping online to the tune of a 35% retail increase.

Being green is important to American Apparel & Footwear Association. They had their first sustainability conference at the Fashion Institute of Technology last Thursday.