News

Asian Exhibits Reorganizing.

Business

Chinese, Japanese Trade Fairs Looking to Increase Attention

There has been some doubt as to whether China still has its edge as the place to do fashion sourcing and manufacturing.

– 9h

Business

Japan Slashes Q3 GDP, China Sees Imports, Exports Grow

Asia’s two biggest economies delivered diverging indicators Thursday.

– 11h

Song Hye-kyo

Fashion

South Korean Stars Fronting Brands in China Face an Uncertain Future

Celebrities have fronted for brands such as Gucci, Calvin Klein and Esprit, but China’s apparent ban on South Korean entertainment and celebrity appearances could force some brands to tweak their strategies.

– December 7, 2016

Marin Minamiya

Fashion

Japanese Mountaineer Becomes Uniqlo’s First Female Ambassador

Marin Minamiya, the youngest Japanese person to ever summit Mount Everest at 19, ends the brand’s streak of all-male brand emissaries, including tennis stars Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori.

– December 7, 2016

Beauty

Sephora’s Virtual Artist Expands Into Asian Markets

The interest of the Asian consumer in virtually trying on products before buying is expected to fuel use of the new app.

– December 5, 2016

Sydney, Australia

Business

Australia Clears Way for Chinese Tourist Influx

2017 has been designated the “Australia-China Year of Tourism.”

– December 5, 2016

Christopher Bailey and Jefferson Hack at an event in Tokyo

Fashion

Burberry, Jefferson Hack Hit Tokyo

Japan’s fashion elite descended on the British brand’s Omotesando store to fete the local launch of Jefferson’s book: “We Can’t Do This Alone: Jefferson Hack the System”.

– December 2, 2016

Isetan in Tokyo.

Business

Japanese Retailers See Mixed Nov. Comps

Cold weather buoyed sales of winter items, while construction projects and one fewer Sunday compared with the same month last year bit into some companies’ revenue.

– December 2, 2016

Beauty

Shiseido’s Ipsa Brand Site Suffers Cyberattack

The hack possibly compromised the personal data of more than 400,000 customers in Japan.

– December 2, 2016

Business

China’s New Monitoring Plan Seen Having Minimal Impact on Consumers

Though many of the details of the policy are still unclear, observers here are largely downplaying its potential influence on a category of consumers who are already accustomed to being closely watched.

– December 2, 2016

Business

Report Shows Negative Impacts to Myanmar’s Minimum Wage

A report published by Progressive Voices ranged from concerns about working conditions and hours to trade union disputes and settlements.

– December 2, 2016

Looks from the first Reclothing Bank show. The line is designed by Zhang Na, perhaps best known for her main Fake Natoo.

Fashion

Recycled Clothing Brand Stages First Show in Shanghai

Chinese designer Zhang Na, perhaps best known for her Fake Natoo label, staged a runway show for her second brand called Reclothing Bank.

– December 1, 2016

From left, Mette Hay, Seungi Mun, Tino Seubert, Philippe Malouin, Lucy Kurrein and Marjan van Aubel.

Fashion

COS Taps Six Furniture Designers to Play Musical Chairs for Holiday Film by Lernert & Sander

The artists and filmmakers known simply as Lernert & Sander certainly know how to work the fashion crowd, having provided a bevy of creative services for such companies as Kenzo, Hermès, Brioni, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Colette and others.

– December 1, 2016

Yun's Berlin store

Accessories

South Korea’s Yun Eyewear Focuses on Berlin, Sees Success

The Seoul-based family-owned glasses firm has made a splash in a competitive eyewear market.

– December 1, 2016

Business

Hong Kong Retail Sales Set to Fall 7% This Year

But there is some good news: sales were down just 2.9 percent in October.

– December 1, 2016