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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.

clock December 9, 2016Amanda Kaiser and Tiffany Ap

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.

clock December 8, 2016Layla Ilchi

Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

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

clock December 8, 2016Nyima Pratten

Seeking Young Designers: New Wave of Money Men Scout Market for Brands

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Overview

Designers have a new set of eyes analyzing their wares this season: investment bankers, private equity funds and their silent partners.

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Beau Soleil was a new eco-friendly line at D&A.

Fashion Features

Dresses, Lean Looks Motor On at D&A

Floral summer dresses gave way to a slightly cleaner, more sophisticated look at the Designers & Agents show here last week, although the dress trend, while slowing down, will continue through spring.

clock September 25, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

A top from Iben Hý.

Fashion Features

Denmark-Based Designers Take to New York With Style

A battalion of Danish designers descended on D&A and, true to their design-friendly homeland, they did so with flair.

clock September 25, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

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People

Practical Magic

Author Ann Patchett has a confession to make — and she’s rather embarrassed by it.

clock September 25, 2007Vanessa Lawrence

Media

Pitt Stop

Some actors get hired for the ability to do accents. Others get hired because of how they might look with their clothes off.

clock September 25, 2007Constance Droganes

Figli di Michelangelo Calamai's recycled jersey.

Fashion Features

PV Dampened by Dollar Doldrums

The offering of eco-friendly fabrics, ultralightweight wools and shiny finishes drew praise from buyers attending the Premiere Vision textile show here last week.

clock September 25, 2007Emilie Marsh

A Silk print at Shanghai Frank Fashion.

Fashion Features

Eco-Trends, Price Drive Texworld

Sophisticated fabrics and eco-friendly fibers at bargain prices drove buyers to Texworld, which marked its 10th anniversary in the Parisian suburb of Le Bourget last week.

clock September 25, 2007Ellen Groves and Katia Yezli

Catherine Zeta-Jones in DiModolo's new campaign.

Media

Memo Pad: Church and State… From Italy to Madagascar… On Time…

NBC is offering its own episode downloads with unskippable ads.

clock September 25, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Group Calls for Crackdown On Labor Abuse Practices

Textile and apparel labor leaders and workers, were among the large and growing number of victims subjected last year to human rights violations, including killings, torture and beatings, for trying to defend their basic rights, a global survey said.

clock September 25, 2007John Zarocostas

Financial

Blue Holdings to Close Life & Death

Premium jeans company Blue Holdings Inc. said Monday that it will abandon the underperforming Life & Death brand.

clock September 25, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

3 Dems Speak Out Against Trade Deals

Three House Democrats took a defiant stance against their own leadership Monday over advancing a free trade deal with Peru and three other pending trade accords.

clock September 25, 2007Kristi Ellis

Spring '08 looks from Hussein Chalayan.

Fashion Features

Seeking Young Designers: New Wave of Money Men Scout Market for Brands

Designers have a new set of eyes analyzing their wares this season: investment bankers, private equity funds and their silent partners.

clock September 25, 2007WWD Staff

Cecile Cassel

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: For Pete’s Sake… Easy Does It… Smoke Signals…

Peter Dundas, the strapping Norwegian designer who exited Emanuel Ungaro in July, has resurfaced in Milan.

clock September 25, 2007WWD Staff

Inside the Gucci store in Mumbai.

Fashion Features

Expanding Gucci Sets Sights on India

Indian consumers soon will be able to pair their silk saris with Gucci hobos by shopping locally.

clock September 25, 2007Luisa Zargani

The Maison Martin Margiela boutique on Milan's Via Spiga.

Fashion Features

Via Spiga Houses First Martin Margiela Store in Milan

Although located on Via Spiga, one of the busiest streets in Milan’s fashionable golden triangle, the new Maison Martin Margiela boutique reflects the “Margiela way,” according to the company’s chief executive officer, Giovanni Pungetti.

clock September 25, 2007Luisa Zargani

Bryan by Bryan Bradley's scoopneck merino sweater with double-heart motif.

Fashion Features

L&T’s American Initiative Begins With Bryan Bradley

Lord & Taylor’s strategy to promote American design talent takes a first step this week with the debut of its exclusive Bryan by Bryan Bradley collection.

clock September 25, 2007David Moin

Retail

Elie Tahari Doing Belts

Elie Tahari is expanding in accessories.

clock September 25, 2007Caroline Tell

Mark Carrasquillo

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Calvin Klein Taps Carrasquillo For Global Makeup Artist Role… Urban Retreat Entering Boots…

Calvin Klein Inc. has named Mark Carrasquillo global makeup artist for its new ck Calvin Klein color cosmetics line.

clock September 25, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Prada Sees Solid Profit Growth

Prada SpA saw double-digit profit and sales growth in the first half despite the strength of the euro against the dollar and yen.

clock September 25, 2007Amanda Kaiser

Financial

Wal-Mart to Study Its Energy Use

Sounding the theme of environmental awareness, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Monday that it has begun a project to measure the amount of energy used to create products across its huge supply chain.

clock September 25, 2007Sharon Edelson

Financial

In Brief: L.A. Fashion Week Lineup… Mall’s Agenda… Leto to Receive Amy Award…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios has revealed the preliminary lineup of designers for the spring 2008 Collections, which will take place at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, Calif., Oct. 14 to 18.

clock September 25, 2007WWD Staff

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