News

The Canadian fashion industry hopes that Toronto Fashion Week can be revived in some form following IMG's decision to pull out.

Retail

Uniqlo Set to Enter Canada with Two Toronto Stores

The Japanese fast-fashion chain, owned by Fast Retailing, will enter its 18th geographic market this fall.

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Looks from Marie France Van Damme

Fashion

Marie France Van Damme to Open Seventh Store

The Hong Kong-based designer, who produces a line of luxury resort wear and swimwear, will open a 700-square-foot boutique at the Elements shopping mall in Kowloon’s International Commerce Centre.

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Business

Billabong Books Full-Year Loss on Higher Taxes

Sales rose 4.6 percent. They were down 1.4 percent on a constant currency basis.

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Looks from Issey Miyake’s Homme Plissé line.

Men's

Issey Miyake’s Homme Plissé Gains Global Following

Pleated garments have come to be a signature of Issey Miyake.

– August 24, 2016

Guo Pei met with Apple's Tim Cook in her Beijing atelier earlier this month.

Media

Apple’s Tim Cook Meets Guo Pei, Thanks Indirectly to Rihanna

Haute couture designer will be honored September 27 at the China Institute’s 90th annual gala in New York.

– August 23, 2016

A look from NikeLab's collaboration with Kim Jones.

Business

Apple, Nike and Adidas Win Over China’s Generation Y and Z

WeChat, Uniqlo and Zara are also “relevant” brands for China’s younger consumers, according to a new report from Shanghai-based RTG Consulting.

– August 19, 2016

Consumers in rural china.

Retail

China Retail Market Set to Eclipse U.S.

China is on track to achieve $4.89 trillion in retail sales over the course of 2016, compared with an expected $4.82 trillion in the U.S., according to new data from eMarketer.

– August 19, 2016

Marie France Van Damme

Fashion

Marie France Van Damme Snags Mytheresa.com Exec

Claude-Alain Descamps, formerly a manager of VIP relations and head of personal shopping at Mytheresa.com, is joining the Hong Kong-based company in a newly created role as brand and VIP relations manager.

– August 19, 2016

The Mo & Co. fashion show

Fashion

Mo & Co. Taps into China’s Desire for Homegrown Fashion

When Jenny Kim founded her fashion brand, Mo & Co., twelve years ago in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, she had barely any experience in design. Now the brand counts some 600 stores across China and will post sales this year of more than $300 million.

– August 18, 2016

Consumers in rural china.

Retail

E-commerce in China’s Rural Areas Posts Strong Growth

Growth in online shopping by China’s rural residents has outstripped that of the country’s urban population in the second quarter of this year.

– August 18, 2016

The Markets

Hunstman Signs Deal With China’s Jihua Group for Black Dyes

Huntsman has also awarded Jihua Group the right to sub-license its patented Super Black dyes in China.

– August 17, 2016

Justin Bieber in Saint Laurent

Fashion

Justin Bieber Teams With Forever 21 and Bravado for Purpose Limited-Edition Apparel

Justin Bieber may have deleted his Instagram account over fans’ disapproval of his rumored girlfriend Sofia Richie, but the musician has a new business partnership with Forever 21.

– August 17, 2016