The WWD Global Stock Tracker registered a 0.1 percent gain in its first day of operation, moving to 100.10 from its baseline of 100.
The largest gains among the 100 international fashion, retail and beauty issues now tracked by WWD came from Elizabeth Arden Inc. and Inter Parfums Inc., which rose 3.3 and 2.9 percent, respectively, to close at $21.30 and $29.49. Under Armour Inc. and Kate Spade & Co. finished nearly as strongly, with gains of 2.9 percent to end the day at $59.91 and $38.12, respectively. Click Here for the WWD Global Stock Tracker >>
Among issues pulling back on the day were Quiksilver Inc., down 6.4 percent to $3.36; Safilo Group SpA, down 5.1 percent to $15.33; Youngor Group Co., down 2.5 percent to 6.69 yuan, or $1.08 at current exchange; and Shanghai Metersbonwe Fashion & Accessories, down 2.4 percent to 8.17 yuan, or $1.32.
Shares of Coach Inc. were off 1.4 percent to $34.50 after analysts at Buckingham Research downgraded the stock to “underperform” from “neutral” and cut their price target to $28 from $32.
A number of British retail stocks fell in the day’s trading, after the British Retail Consortium reported late Tuesday that prices in British shops fell 1.8 percent in June compared to the same month last year. That marked the biggest annual drop in prices since 2006, the BRC said.
That contributed to a 2.4 percent dip in shares of Marks and Spencer Group, which closed at 4.18 pounds, or $7.15.
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @@Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.
@beyonce chose a custom gown by @falgunishanepeacockindia for mother @mstinalawson 's second annual Wearable Art Gala last night. The gown, which took 10 days to make, was inspired by Nubian warrior queen Amanishakheto. Reporting by @hernameislex . #wwdeye 👑 🐝#beyonce
After dressing @justintimberlake for his Super Bowl halftime performance last month, @stellamccartney has designed the star’s "Man of the Woods" tour wardrobe. Timberlake will be wearing a mix of pieces from McCartney’s fall men's collection as well as custom designs and items from his own closet. #wwdfashion