WWD Global Stock Tracker began the week with a 0.3 percent increase to 99.54.
Quiksilver Inc. logged the biggest increase, rising 3.3 percent to $3.41, expanding on the cushion it’s built since hitting a 52-week low of $3.13 on June 3.
Japan’s Shiseido Co. was next among those with gains in the group of 100 in the global fashion world. Shares gained 2.8 percent to 1,917 yen, or $18.91 at current exchange.
Coming off the attention focused on it by the just completed World Cup competition in Brazil, Adidas gained 2.7 percent to close at 73.48 euros, or $100, followed by American Apparel Inc., up another 2.5 percent to $1.21.
Germany emerged victorious in the World Cup competition, beating Argentina 1-0, and Germany’s Adidas reported strong sales of a new German football shirt bearing four stars — one each for Germany’s four World Cup victories — and selling for 84.95 euros, or $116.94, according to Reuters.
After disclosing plans to realign its financing to extend maturities and take advantage of favorable conditions in the credit markets, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. shares were up 0.4 percent to $41.46.
Equities on the losing side included Michael Kors Holdings Ltd., down 3.5 percent to $85.67; Lululemon Athletica Inc, down 3.2 percent to $38.87; Li Ning Co., down 2.7 percent to 5.32 Hong Kong dollars, or 69 cents, and Anta Sports Products Ltd., down 2 percent to 12.46 Hong Kong dollars, or $1.61.
The positive performance by the WWD Global Stock Tracker came on a day when markets in North America, Europe and Asia registered increases.
In New York, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.7 percent to $17,055.42, pulling up above the 17,000 milestone after hitting an all-time high of 17,088.43 in midday trading. European markets were led by the DAX in Frankfurt, up 1.2 percent to 9,783, while Shanghai’s SSE Composite Index rose 1 percent to 2,066.65.
“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
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast