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DFS chief executive officer Philippe Schaus (center left) at the signing ceremony with Chow Tai Fook managing director Kent Wong (center right).

Fashion

Chow Tai Fook Expands U.S. Footprint With Hawaii DFS Store

It will be the second American store for the Chinese jeweler.

– 13h

Fendi's new Ginza Six boutique

Business

Japan a Focus for Fendi

The company is opening a pop-up store in Omotesando today, which follows the unveiling of a flagship in Tokyo’s new Ginza Six complex, where Fendi introduced a new “furwear” made-to-order service.

– 20h

Lakme products.

Beauty

Premiumization and Natural Cosmetics Trends Shift the Market for Lakmé

The Indian makeup giant makes a statement with argan-oil-infused lipsticks.

– 21h

An ad campaign by Dolce & Gabbana that ran in China, criticized for being culturally insensitive.

Business

Dolce & Gabbana Under Fire From Chinese ‘Netizens’ Over Ad Campaign

The brand pulled the images from Weibo, after people criticized it for being tone deaf and narrow in its view on China.

– April 22, 2017

Christine Innamorato

Fashion

Bonpoint’s Christine Innamorato Shows New Yorkers Mon Premier Diamant, Ramps Up E-commerce

By 2020, the company aims to open three more stores, with Toronto, Vancouver, Las Vegas and Costa Mesa being among the options.

– April 21, 2017

The Equipment store in Tokyo

Business

Equipment Goes International With Tokyo Boutique

The brand has been gradually growing since its relaunch in 2010.

– April 21, 2017

A Timberland rubber boot.

Accessories

Timberland Licenses Global Brands for Socks, Accessories

The deal is effective beginning in the spring of 2018.

– April 21, 2017

From left to right: Mac, Nikki "Sisi" Li, Mia, Lulu, and Fu Longfei.

Fashion

China’s Rising Creatives Front H&M’s Asia Keys Campaign

The brand tapped five of the country’s young influencers for a special collection.

– April 21, 2017

A relative of a Rana Plaza victim cries at a 2016 memorial created for the garment factory workers.

Business

Ahead of Rana Plaza Anniversary, Human Rights Watch Asks for Transparency Pledge

Companies that have not signed on include Wal-Mart and The Children’s Place — two brands linked to the Bangladesh tragedy.

– April 20, 2017

Melbourne menswear label Ex Infinitas at the International Woolmark Prize 2016/2017 menswear finals at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, January 23 2017.

Fashion

Australian Designers to Be Showcased at Pitti Uomo

Seven designers from Sydney and Melbourne are to be promoted as part of the Italian men’s wear trade show’s guest nation program.

– April 19, 2017

Models in the eight Dior couture looks Maria Grazia Chiuri designed specifically for the Tokyo show.

Fashion

Dior Fetes Tokyo Boutique With Couture Show and Men’s Presentation

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Kris Van Assche put on two very different events to emphasize the strength of the brand’s relationship with Japan.

– April 19, 2017

The exterior of the new Dior flagship in Tokyo's Ginza Six development.

Business

Dior Plans Two Shows to Mark Its Largest Boutique in Japan

The house will stage both a couture show and a men’s show in Tokyo on Wednesday.

– April 18, 2017

Ivanka Trump at a state dinner during Chinese president Xi Jinping's first meeting with Donald Trump.

Business

Ivanka Trump Brand Wins Chinese Trademarks

The report said the trademarks were approved the day the U.S. president’s daughter dined with China’s president, raising more ethics questions.

– April 18, 2017

Business

China’s Q1 GDP Rises 6.9%

Better-than-expected economic data attributed to strong consumer, factory output and export trends.

– April 17, 2017

Business

Michael Kors Taps Thomas Edwards Jr. as Chief Financial Officer

He succeeds Joseph B. Parsons, who is retiring after 13 years with the company.

– April 17, 2017