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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.

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Beauty

WWD Beauty Inc Honors the Industry’s Best for 2016

The 15th-annual awards ceremony recognized the accomplishments of a cross section of beauty executives.

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Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

The decision could be a landmark ruling for Western brands in China.

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To Hype or Not to Hype: Designer Divide Grows Over Role of N.Y. Shows

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Overview

Circus or salon — which does the fashion industry want?

From This Issue

Selfridges' Wonder Room.

Fashion Features

Scene

Lots to do and see in London.

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Roland Mouret

Fashion Features

Alternate Route

An increasing number of London designers are cautious about jumping on the big-bucks bandwagon.

clock September 11, 2007Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Show Calendar

Following is the schedule of ready-to-wear shows for London Fashion Week, Sept. 14-20. Information is accurate as of press time but attendees are encouraged to confirm times and locations.

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Matthew Williamson

Fashion Features

A Peacock’s Path

Matthew Williamson marks 10 years in business.

clock September 11, 2007Samantha Conti

Getting ready for Marc by Marc Jacobs last February.

Fashion Features

Backstage Banter

Cramped quarters, buzzing hair dryers, frazzled designers, harried journalists, stressed public relations agents and models in various states of undress hardly translate to a glamorous scene backstage.

clock September 11, 2007Brid Costello

Bluebretzal

Fashion Features

Off the Runway

The Exhibition @ London Fashion Week, running Sept. 16 to 19, will showcase a mix of established designers and fresh-faced start-ups. Take six-month-old T-shirt brand Bluebretzal, for example, which will share the floor with millenary maestro Stephen…

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Kim Jones

Fashion Features

It’s a Man’s World

Lulu Kennedy is the force behind Fashion East and Man, shows dedicated to featuring and supporting new British fashion design talent.

clock September 11, 2007Lucie Greene

Philip Colbert and Richard Ascott of Rodnik with a model.

Fashion Features

Ones to Watch

A few emerging designers on London’s fashion front.

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The ad for Z Zegna Extreme.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Z Zegna Extreme: A Fashionable Fragrance

Fashion and fragrance went hand in hand at the Z Zegna spring men’s show here Sunday evening, where the fashion house unveiled a limited edition version of its Z Zegna men’s scent, called Z Zegna Extreme.

clock September 11, 2007Matthew W. Evans

Financial

Lululemon Sees Sales, Net Rise

In its first earnings report as a public company, Lululemon Athletica Inc. said Monday that income more than doubled.

clock September 11, 2007Whitney Beckett

La Cite de L'Architecture & Patrimoine

Fashion Features

Scene

A look at places to go, eat and stay during Premiere Vision and Texworld.

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Sophie Hallette's sculpted mohair lace.

Fashion Features

Lace Firms Run the Trend Gamut

Lace manufacturers are ready to unveil a cornucopia of styles for the latest session of Premiere Vision, ranging from all-natural to experimental designs.

clock September 11, 2007Katya Foreman

Beauty Features

Clare Cain, 73

Funeral services will be held this morning for Clare Cain, a retired Elizabeth Arden Inc. executive who developed Elizabeth Taylor’s landmark White Diamonds…

clock September 11, 2007Pete Born

A view of Hall 2 at the last Texworld fair.

Retail

Texworld Expanding in Apparel Arena

Texworld will mark its 10th anniversary during the edition of the fabric fair slated to convene Sept. 17 to 20 at Le Bourget here.

clock September 11, 2007Katya Foreman

Inside Premiere Vision.

Financial

PV Rolls Out Creative Carpet

Premiere Vision continues to put the accent on quality and innovative designs in order to lure international buyers to its latest edition this month.

clock September 11, 2007Emilie Marsh

Financial

Trend Forecast: It’s in the Mix

Unusual mixes of synthetic and high-tech fibers with natural fibers, such as climatic and stain-resistant polyester fibers with wool, cotton and linen, are the key trends to watch at Première Vision, said fashion director Pascaline Wilhelm.

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Giles Deacon

Fashion Features

Designers Make a Shopping List

Where better to sniff out clues about next fall’s collections than at their starting points?

clock September 11, 2007Katya Foreman

WWD Image

Media

Memo Pad: First Look… Dashing Words… Signing On…

Though People was the only weekly to put Halle Berry on its cover after the Academy Award-winning star revealed last week that she’s pregnant.

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Financial

Iconix, Burberry Resolve Dispute

Burberry Group plc and Iconix Brand Group said Monday that they amicably resolved pending litigation. No details of the settlement were disclosed.

clock September 11, 2007Liza Casabona

Financial

Sears Holdings Names Reidy CFO

Sears Holdings Corp. said Monday that J. Miles Reidy will take the company’s chief financial officer post starting in October — ending a nine-month search.

clock September 11, 2007Erica Owen

Fashion Features

In Brief: Blacks and Fashion… Green Thumb…

Industry veteran Bethann Hardison will be moderating an open discussion Friday called “The Lack of the Black Image in Fashion Today.”

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Rachel Weisz in Narciso Rodriguez with the designer.

People

Familiar Faces

“Wait — you’re Lily Cole, you’re Roxanne Lowitt and you’re from Duran Duran. What’s going on here?”

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Delphine Krakoff

Fashion Features

Chop Shop

Front-row fixtures are taking the weight off for fall. Anne Grauso, Renee Rockefeller and Delphine Krakoff each swanned into Carolina Herrera’s Monday morning show with freshly shorn locks.

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People

Eye Scoop

Jamee Gregory’s beach weekend isn’t all that has her glowing.

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WWD Image

Beauty Features

Body Shop Founder Anita Roddick, 64

Dame Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop, died Monday after suffering a brain hemorrhage. She was 64.

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Barbara Hulanicki

Fashion Features

Biba’s Hulanicki Reflects on the Swinging Sixties

Barbara Hulanicki and her husband, Stephen Fitz-Simon, created one of London’s hottest labels in the Sixties — Biba — and their store on Kensington High Street became a hangout for the hip.

clock September 11, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

G-III Narrows Loss, Raises Guidance

G-III Apparel Group Ltd. on Monday narrowed its second-quarter loss from a year ago as the company’s sales jumped 21.5 percent.

clock September 11, 2007Vicki M. Young

The Janet Brown boutique in Port Washington, N.Y.

Fashion Features

Future of Janet Brown Boutique in Limbo

For 24 years, the late Janet Brown catered to the ultrachic and wealthy women of Nassau County on Long Island and beyond with her namesake designer boutique in a nondescript building on Carlton Avenue in sleepy Port Washington, N.Y

clock September 11, 2007Lisa Lockwood

A showgoer makes a T-shirt statement at the DVF show.

Fashion Features

To Hype or Not to Hype: Designer Divide Grows Over Role of N.Y. Shows

Circus or salon — which does the fashion industry want?

clock September 11, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg and Marc Karimzadeh

The T-shirt from the Anna Sui goodie bag.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Vigilante Justice… Oscar’s Aces… Brit Brigade…

Don’t mess with Anna Sui. As her many fans and friends know, the designer is one tough chick, and she proved it at her show Monday by taking the law into her own hands.

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