Pantone Picks Color of the Year 2017

“Greenery” is described as “a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring.”

– 3h

Maekan launched December 5th.


Former Hypebeast Staffers Launch Online Audio Magazine Maekan

The new audio visual publication is members only and carries no advertising.

– 5h


South Korea Lawmakers Vote to Impeach President Park

This is the latest development in a political saga that has rocked Asia’s fourth-largest economy.

– 7h

The store in Causeway Bay is boarded up.


Hong Kong Loses Ralph Lauren Flagship, Braces for More Closures

Ralph Lauren quietly shuttered its two-year-old 20,000-square-foot store last week. Other brands are expected to close boutiques in a city that has lost its luster for cash-rich mainland Chinese tourists.

– 10h

Central Emporium in New Delhi.


India’s Future Group Makes Bold Statement With New Beauty Department

India’s largest retailer Central makes a bold statement with its newest beauty department.

– 11h

The Dior Bar suit, spring-summer 1947 haute couture collection


Dior Retrospective Set For Melbourne

Showcasing 140 couture garments spanning 1947 until the present day and exclusive to the National Gallery of Victoria, “House of Dior: 70 Years of Haute Couture” will run from Aug. 27 through Nov. 7, 2017.

– 16h



Cosmoprof Asia Sets Exhibitor Record, Despite Jitters

The number of exhibitors increased by 7 percent and visitor count swelled to more than 60,000 people.

– 24h

Michael Jordan won a major ruling in China


Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

The ruling could be a landmark case in trademark law in China.

– December 8, 2016

Asian Exhibits Reorganizing.


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.

– December 8, 2016


Japan Slashes Q3 GDP, China Sees Imports, Exports Grow

Asia’s two biggest economies delivered diverging indicators Thursday.

– December 7, 2016

Song Hye-kyo


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


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


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


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


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