The WWD Global Stock Tracker rose 0.3 percent to close at 99.06 today.
The company that saw the biggest gain was Pandora A/S, up 3.8 percent to 429.50 Danish krones, or $77.90, followed by Matsuya Co., up 3.5 percent to 1,064.00 yen, or $10.50. Three U.S.-based firms rounded up the top five gainers for the day: Elizabeth Arden Inc., up 2.3 percent to $21.30; Inter Parfums Inc. gaining 2.2 percent to $27.37, and Under Armour Inc., rising 2.2 percent to $60.26.
Of the top five stocks to lose the most in the day’s trading sessions, three were from the U.S.-equity market and two trade on overseas exchanges. American Apparel Inc. slid 6 percent to close at $1.09, while Li Ning Co. fell 4.5 percent to 4.51 in Hong Kong dollars, or 58 cents at current exchange. The Swatch Group Ltd. was down 2.9 percent to 498.60 in Swiss francs, or $554.71. Rounding out the top five were Quiksilver Inc., down 2.1 percent to $3.28 and Abercrombie & Fitch Co., sliding 1.9 percent to $38.51.
In New York, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.4 percent to 17,113.54.
In Europe, the FTSE MIB in Milan led the way, gaining 2.2 percent to 20,873.50. Next was the CAC 40 in Paris, which rose 1.5 percent to 4,369.52, followed by the DAX in Frankfurt, gaining 1.3 percent to 9,734.33. The FTSE 100 in London increased 1 percent to 6,795.34.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia