Designers’ cost cutting techniques, Ann Sui’s strategy, Revlon profits fall, Disappearing fashions

The tents at Bryant Park, New York

The tents at Bryant Park, New York

Fashion Week Designers Fight Gloom With Cost Cuts, Shared Tents (Bloomberg)
“As 64 couturiers head into New York Fashion Week, sobered designers plan to slash prices and offer practical clothes in more subdued colors and with fewer flourishes.”

Testing Her Strong Suit (New York Times)
Anna Sui, a part of the broad middle of the fashion designers, attempts to navigate through the rough retail terrain.

Revlon Profits Fall in Quarter (WWD)
Revlon’s profits fall 17 percent and hit a 52 week low. (Subscription required)

Are Your Favorite Fashions Disappearing? (Forbes)
“Smaller selections, more subdued designs and lower prices will hit shelves later this year.”