Today's Headlines

February 24, 2011 BY CAPSULESNEWS

Hickey Freeman...Biometric fashion...Gen Art returns...Fabric Report

GiltMAN's got a brief history of Hickey Freeman (GiltMAN ual)

Biometrics take on a New Style: I.B.M. is working on a way to mesh retail and technology that, if successful, will produce a new market for its technology and place biometrics — automated ways of recognizing humans based on physical or behavioral traits — in the forefront of retail marketing. (NYT)

Gen Art Returns: After shuttering its doors and filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in May, Gen Art, an experiential and event marketing organization, re-launched Wednesday through an acquisition by Sandow Media. (WSJ)

Fabric report: Reports from Premiere Vision point to casual luxury as the driving trend in men’s wear fabrics for spring-summer 2012 (WWD)