News

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.

– 14h

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

Elle Macpherson Body on Myer's website

The Markets

Elle Macpherson Launching New Intimates Range

“The Body” is en route back to the intimate apparel sales floor with Melbourne-based Simon de Winter Group. The new range is set to bow in Australia, New Zealand and the U.K. on Aug. 29.

– August 17, 2016

Interior of a shopping centre mall in Hong Kong, China

Business

Hong Kong Retail Shares Feeling Pressure

A depressed local retail environment and a challenging global macroeconomic landscape is taking its toll on the city’s leading fashion, retail and beauty-related stocks.

– August 17, 2016

Patrick Chong and Wolfgang Baier

Beauty

Luxasia Taps Singapore Post Exec. as CEO

Wolfgang Baier replaces founder and owner Patrick Chong, who will become chairman. The company is aiming to become Asia’s largest omni-channel beauty player.

– August 17, 2016