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.
From overseeing America’s fastest-growing speciality retailers to codifying cool, WWD talked to the women who are leading the way for the future of beauty. Check out our Instagram Stories to see how these women built today and are creating tomorrow. (📸: @hannah_khymych) #wwdbeauty
For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)