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Hong Kong Loses Ralph Lauren Flagship, Braces for More Closures

Ralph Lauren quietly shuttered its two-year-old 20,000-square-foot store last week. Other brands are expected to close boutiques in a city that has lost its luster for cash-rich mainland Chinese tourists.

clock 16hAmanda Kaiser and Tiffany Ap

Beauty

WWD Beauty Inc Honors the Industry’s Best for 2016

The 15th-annual awards ceremony recognized the accomplishments of a cross section of beauty executives.

clock 23hLayla Ilchi

Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

The decision could be a landmark ruling for Western brands in China.

clock December 8, 2016Nyima Pratten

Denim

DL1961 Denim Doctor digital kiosk

Denim

How an iPad Helps DL1961 to Fit Customers in Jeans and to Expand Overseas

After installing Denim Doctor in Nordstrom stores across the U.S. over the past two years, DL1961 eyes the U.K. and the Middle East next.

clock December 5, 2016Khanh T.L. Tran

Customizing Denim Works jeans.

Denim

Personalized Denim: Japan’s Custom Craze

Personalized denim treatments are a growing means of self-expression.

clock November 25, 2016Kelly Wetherille

Fast Retailing Denim Innovation Center Los Angeles

Denim

Fast Retailing Opens Denim Innovation Center in Los Angeles

The Japanese company that owns Uniqlo and J Brand is proving its seriousness in the jeans market by opening an R&D center focusing on denim.

clock November 17, 2016Khanh T.L. Tran

GoldSign Spring 2017 Springer Jeans

Denim

Goldsign Re-brands for Spring Under Creative Director Karen Phelps

Formerly with Calvin Klein Jeans and J Brand, Karen Phelps adapts ready-to-wear construction to denim and aims to broaden the line.

clock November 9, 2016Khanh T.L. Tran

Archroma's EarthColors natural dye denim.

Denim

Sustainable Denim Highlights Kingpins New York

Exhibitors stressed new fibers, collaboration and fabrics that take issues such as energy, waste and materials usage into consideration.

clock November 7, 2016Arthur Friedman

Skateboarder and photographer Srto Saari wearing Volcom jeans.

Denim

Denim’s Next Generation Takes Rugged Approach

Rugged denim has taken the long road from the mines to the skateboard tracks.

clock October 27, 2016Arthur Friedman

COREY OLSEN FASHION, STILL-LIFE Levi’s Made & Crafted x Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh’s cotton denim jacket, Joe’s Jeans’ cotton T-shirt and Won Hundred’s cotton denim jeans. MAYA LANER PROP STYLING Frame’s leather jacket and Levi’s cotton jeans. (Model’s own top.)

Denim

Denim Brands Blur Lines to Gain Focus

Denim brands and retailers move well beyond the traditional five pockets.

clock October 27, 2016Khanh T.L. Tran

Adriano Goldschmied

Denim

Adriano Goldschmied Goes Back to the Future

Denim guru Adriano Goldschmied talks about his career and new endeavors.

clock October 27, 2016Khanh T.L. Tran

Aitor Throup

Denim

G-Star Raw Appoints Aitor Throup as Executive Creative Director

His appointment is effective immediately and Throup will report to Jos van Tilburg, chief executive officer and founder.

clock October 25, 2016Lorelei Marfil

Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche

Denim

Stores Tailor a New Approach to Selling Jeans

European and U.S. denim manufacturers and retailers are embracing the retail concept of an in-store atelier.

clock October 20, 2016Laure Guilbault

Levi's and Off-White collaboration coat

Denim

Levi’s and Off-White: The Story Behind Their Fall Collaboration

Thanks to a Levi’s intern and Virgil Abloh’s fondness of 501s, Levi’s Made & Crafted and Off-White are designing jeans that push boundaries.

clock October 19, 2016Khanh T.L. Tran

Isko

Denim

Italian Denim Industry Battles Foreign Competition

Italy’s network of local manufacturers are jeopardized by solid competition from the U.S. and China, and growing markets such as Turkey and Bangladesh.

clock October 18, 2016Sandra Salibian

Maryley Denim

Denim

Maryley Launches Bespoke Denim Program at Coterie

The program involves a partnership with the Berto premium denim mill.

clock September 30, 2016Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Denim

Levi Strauss Sets Water Education Partnership

Consisting of three in-classroom lessons, the “Our Watery World” program will introduce students to the concept of a water footprint.

clock September 27, 2016Arthur Friedman

Maná's Ritos del Sol

Denim

Mexican Rock Band Maná Launches Denim Brand: Ritos del Sol

Known for social activism like motivating its U.S. fans to vote, Maná launches its first denim line to benefit its eco-charity.

clock September 26, 2016Khanh T.L. Tran

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clock December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

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