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A look from Yoshikazu Yamagata's 2012 collection "The Seven Gods: Clothes from Chaos" for Writtenafterwards

Fashion Scoops

Yoshikazu Yamagata Stages Show and Exhibit at Tokyo’s Teien Museum

The events coincide with the tenth anniversary of Yamagata’s brand Writtenafterwards.

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Victoria's Secret angels pose in front of the Shanghai skyline.

Business Features

China Fashion Insiders Explain Victoria’s Secret Chaos

The event management process is unique in China, but Alibaba’s recent celebrity-filled Singles’ Day gala shows it can be done.

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Michael Kors and Kate Hudson Host Dinner in Tokyo

Parties

Michael Kors and Kate Hudson Host Dinner in Tokyo

The intimate event was in celebration of Kors’ partnership with the World Food Programme.

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A Chinese messenger transfer packages into his three-wheel delivery cart at a distribution centre for JD.com on Singles' Day.

Financial

JD.com Forecasts 35 to 39% Q4 Revenue Growth, Headwinds in Apparel Category

Management said apparel would be challenged over the next two to three quarters due to brands coerced into leaving the platform.

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JD.com packages waiting for delivery on Nov. 11, 2017.

Business Features

Alibaba and JD.com Squabble Over Singles’ Day Sale Calculations

Alibaba reported $25.4 billion in GMV for the 24 hours of Singles’ Day, while JD.com reported $19.1 billion for Nov. 1 to 11.

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A screenshot of Rakuten's English shopping page.

Financial

Rakuten’s Nine-Month Profit Jumps More Than 60%

The Japanese e-commerce giant benefited from aggressive sales activities and investments in other companies.

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Technology

Singles’ Day 2017: Alibaba Rakes In $8.59B in One Hour

China’s largest ecommerce company could drive sales of $24 billion in 24 hours, according to a Citigroup estimate.

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US First Lady Melania Trump (L) and South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-Sook (R) walk during a welcoming ceremony held at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, 07 November 2017. Trump is on a two-day official visit to South Korea, the second stop on his 12 day tour of Asia.US President Donald J. Trump visits South Korea, Seoul - 07 Nov 2017

Fashion Scoops

Melania Trump Plans Return to the White House After Nonstop, Stylish State Visit Throughout Asia

Gucci, Delpozo, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Valentiono and Dior were among the labels worn by the First Lady during this week’s trip to Asia.

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Designer Dion Lee, winner of the 2017 Australian Fashion Laureate, with model Gemma Ward, one of the presenters at the Australian Fashion Laureate Awards, Sydney, November 9, 2017. Photo: Myles Kalus

Fashion Scoops

Dion Lee Named the 2017 Australian Fashion Laureate

The 32-year-old is the youngest recipient of the award, which is considered the Australian fashion industry’s most prestigious honor.

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Shiseido's office in Tokyo.

Financial

Shiseido Posts Nine-Month Net Loss of 17 Billion Yen

An impairment loss related to Bare Escentuals cut into the company’s bottom line, despite higher operating income and net sales.

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Fashion Features

Chanel Lavishes Love on Chengdu Clientele

Higher Brothers and William Chan performed at Chanel’s party, capping off a series of events including replica shows and styling sessions with Caroline de Maigret.

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Salvatore Ferragamo's creative head of women's Paul Andrew, and chief executive officer, Eraldo Poletto.

Fashion Features

Exclusive: Finding Ferragamo’s New Direction

Designer Paul Andrew and ceo Eraldo Poletto discuss their plans to rejuvenate the storied Italian house after a year of shake-ups.

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Retail

Landlords See Improved Performance in Hong Kong

Industry expectations are positive for the end of the year and through to 2018.

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Sonita Alizadeh at the Asia Society's Game Changer Awards in New York.

People

Afghanistan-Born, Self-Taught Rapper Sonita Alizadeh Talks About Child Labor, College Application Essays and Skydiving

The 20-year-old senior is working on her college applications with the hope of going on to law school, practicing law in Afghanistan and touring the world rapping in English.

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Rula Ghani, Laura BushAsia Game Changer Awards, New York, USA - 01 Nov 2017

Parties

Uniqlo’s Tadashi Yanai, the Aga Khan, Dev Patel and More Honored by Asia Society

Fast Retailing Tadashi Yanai’s son Kazumi said his father “is running faster than anyone in the company right now.”

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The "Snow White" Saks holiday windows with dresses by  Alberta Ferretti and Naeem Khan.

Business

Breakfast at Saks, Disney-Style, in a ‘Snow White’ Holiday Campaign

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