News

Five ensembles from “18th Century Punk,” autumn/winter 2016-17.

Eye

‘Rei Kawakubo/Commes des Garçons: Art of the In-Between’ Debuts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute

A year in the making, the exhibition will run May 4 through Sept. 4, displaying 140 of Kawakubo’s designs for Comme des Garçons from the early Eighties to her most recent collection.

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A Staccato store.

Accessories

Footwear Retailer Belle International to Delist in $6.8B Deal

The transaction would be among Asia’s largest consumer buyouts.

– April 28, 2017

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Eye

Uniqlo’s Global Brand Ambassador Marin Minamiya Hikes All Seven Summits, Completes Explorer’s Grand Slam

The intrepid 20-year-old hiker faced winds of 100 miles per hour and temperatures of -35 degrees while carrying a 77-pound backpack.

– April 27, 2017

Workers put finishing touches on a Bangkok shopping mall.

Business

State of the Mall: A Worldwide Surge, Driven by China and Mexico

Global supply of malls is expanding by the double-digits but that growth rate won’t last, a CBRE survey found.

– April 27, 2017

Xia Ding jd.com

Business

Xia Ding Looking to Bring More Western Brands to JD

The new head of JD.com’s fashion business is looking to grow by bringing new names on board.

– April 27, 2017

Furla's Pacific Fair flagship

Accessories

Furla Buys Its Australian Distribution

The company’s goal is to strengthen its business in Australia and New Zealand, with plans to open five additional stores by the end of the year, reaching a total of 20 in the region.

– April 26, 2017

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.

– April 24, 2017

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.

– April 24, 2017

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.

– April 23, 2017

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