Sister Act

Designers Tia and Fiona Cibani have built a stronghold of style in mainland China with their popular Ports line

Family Affairs

Despite the increasingly corporate nature of the luxury business, three pioneering brands demonstrate the advantage of running their companies family style and keeping them close to home

IN THE TENTS AT NEW YORK Fashion Week this month, many of the spring 2007 shows will include clothes destined to be manufactured in China. It's a safe bet, though, that only one of the clothing lines will have been entirely conceived and designed in the southern Chinese city of Xiamen. That distinction belongs to Ports 1961, a newcomer to the U.S. fashion scene, whose origins redefine words like globalization and Made...

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