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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

Grueling Pace Aside, Buyer’s Praise Milan For Color, New Shapes

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Overview

A strong euro, snarled traffic and grim weather notwithstanding, retailers left Milan in high spirits thanks to a gust of fresh, colorful and feminine fashions.

From This Issue

Annie Lennox

People

Annie’s Song

In order to remain relevant in today’s music world, many artists are forced to put out a new album almost every year and tour constantly.

clock October 1, 2007WWD Staff

Julie Kavanagh

People

The Dancer’s Secret

Ten years and more than 700 pages later, Kavanagh has produced the first authorized biography of the greatest male dancer of the 20th century.

clock October 1, 2007Samantha Conti

Tang Wei

People

Red Carpet Flash

Sexual positions worthy of the “Kama Sutra,” lingering shots of sweat-covered anatomy: It was just a normal downtown screening.

clock October 1, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Macy’s Passport Illuminates L.A.

Macy’s Passport celebrated its 25th anniversary here with star power to spare, namely Dame Elizabeth Taylor.

clock October 1, 2007Marcy Medina

Financial

U.S. Socks Producers Seek Honduran Relief

U.S. socks producers are making their case for safeguards against Honduran imports.

clock October 1, 2007Evan Clark

Zilli's store in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Fashion Features

Zilli Makes North American Debut in Montreal

French luxury brand Zilli has chosen to open its first North American store here to take advantage of the common use of the French language, the city’s European tastes and the company’s long association with local supplier Zuki Furs.

clock October 1, 2007Brian Dunn

"As black as midnight on a moonless night," from A Magazine.

Media

Memo Pad: Veronique’s Tale… Cheaper Than A Decorator… MTV Crib…

Veronique Branquinho celebrates her label’s 10th anniversary and readies a retrospective at the Antwerp, Belgium, fashion museum MoMu for March.

clock October 1, 2007WWD Staff

Polos from the essentials collection.

Fashion Features

Greg Norman Adds to Women’s Line

As the Greg Norman Collection prepares its biggest women’s collection yet for spring, the golf apparel line is adding a new women’s essentials collection.

clock October 1, 2007Whitney Beckett

Financial

Ferragamo Taps Greco for New Post

The house of Ferragamo has tapped Ernesto Greco as chief financial officer, a new post for the Florentine luxury goods house.

clock October 1, 2007WWD Staff

Media

Event Aids Boys and Girls Club

New York’s Metropolitan Club played host to philanthropists, and handbag lovers, last Wednesday at the second annual Purses and Pursenalities Luncheon benefiting the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club.

clock October 1, 2007Caroline Tell

Fashion Features

Activewear Sales Gain in ’06

Active apparel sales are growing as activewear becomes more accepted as fashion, according to The NPD Group’s second survey of the global sports market.

clock October 1, 2007Whitney Beckett

Financial

Rafaella Earnings Dive for Qtr., Year

Rafaella Apparel Group Inc. said its net earnings fell by half for both the fourth quarter and fiscal year.

clock October 1, 2007Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Chanel’s Artistic Director Helleu, 69

Jacques Helleu, Chanel’s artistic director for more than four decades, died Friday at age 69 after a long illness.

clock October 1, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Jewelry Designer Kazuko, 65

Kazuko Oshima, a Japanese jewelry designer and “guardian angel” to Barneys New York, died on Friday of what was believed to be esophageal cancer. She was 65.

clock October 1, 2007Caroline Tell

Fashion Features

Gaultier’s Board President, Dominique Emschwiller, 64

Dominique Emschwiller, one of Jean Paul Gaultier’s closest collaborators for almost three decades and president of the company’s supervisory board, died…

clock October 1, 2007WWD Staff

Heidi Minx and her husband, Benjamin Lowe.

Media

The Minx: One Woman, Many Talents

Heidi Minx, née Heidi Willis from Baltimore, is a hyphenate career extraordinaire.

clock October 1, 2007Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Features

Universities Offer Grad Program in Apparel Via Internet

The University of Delaware is now offering a graduate certificate program in Socially Responsible and Sustainable Apparel Business — a program also open to students attending Cornell University and Colorado State University

clock October 1, 2007Vicki M. Young

Efraim Grinberg

Media

Movado’s Museum Dial Turns 60

“When Albert Einstein congratulates you on your design, you know you’ve done something well,” said Movado Group Inc. president and chief executive officer Efraim Grinberg of the brand’s Museum Dial watch, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

clock October 1, 2007Sophia Chabbott

A Badgley Mischka watch covered in jet crystal.

Fashion Features

Dressing Up Watches

Mark Badgley and James Mischka describe their new watch collection as “jewelry that happens to tell time.”

clock October 1, 2007Caroline Tell

Breguet opened a flagship on the Place Vendome.

Retail

Luxe Time In Paris

With high-end watches enjoying strong business, more luxury watch brands are opening shops in the City of Light.

clock October 1, 2007Robert Murphy

Edon Manor is designed to look like a modern English library.

Retail

A British Sensibility Blossoms in TriBeCa

With its library shelves and rolling ladder, pale walls, comfortable wing chairs and glossy fireplace mantle, Edon Manor, looks like a modern interpretation of the proper English library.

clock October 1, 2007Sharon Edelson

Rolf Snoeren and Viktor Horsting

Fashion Features

Bag Brigade

Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren will soon have the accessories market in the bag – literally.

clock October 1, 2007WWD Staff

Chantelle's sexy African-inspired bra and string bikini.

Fashion Features

Brands in Tug-of-War With Private Label

The plethora of private label resources at last month’s Lyon, Mode City trade fair in Lyon, France, hit on a touchy topic in the intimates industry: brands versus private label.

clock October 1, 2007Karyn Monget

Wendy Glez's festive lace and chiffon baby doll.

Fashion Features

Intimate Notes: Showcasing Lingerie in London…

Designer Samantha Chang staged her first lingerie trade show in London at the Fifty-Four Boutique Hotel in South Kensington.

clock October 1, 2007WWD Staff

Christina Ricci

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: American Pie… Sitting Pretty… Get Shorty…

Dior is beefing up management in the U.S. with one of its key European deputies, WWD has learned.

clock October 1, 2007WWD Staff

Roberto Cavalli's store on Avenue Montaigne.

Fashion Features

Cavalli Opens in Paris

As part of his ambitious plans to take the French capital by storm, Roberto Cavalli has opened a boutique on Avenue Montaigne.

clock October 1, 2007WWD Staff

Prada

Fashion Features

Grueling Pace Aside, Buyers Praise Milan For Color, New Shapes

A strong euro, snarled traffic and grim weather notwithstanding, retailers left Milan in high spirits thanks to a gust of fresh, colorful and feminine fashions.

clock October 1, 2007WWD Staff

Retail

YSL Launches Upgraded Web Site

Interactive is the new black at Yves Saint Laurent’s revamped Web site, slated to go live today, complete with an online store for U.S. shoppers and lots of animated Web-only content.

clock October 1, 2007Miles Socha

Michael Stromberg

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Former BBW Exec to Crabtree & Evelyn… Marionnaud Ex-CEO Fined

Crabtree & Evelyn Ltd. has appointed Michael Stromberg, a former Bath & Body Works executive, chief executive officer of Crabtree & Evelyn Group.

clock October 1, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

In Brief: GAP Security Breach…

Gap Inc. said a laptop containing the personal information of an estimated 800,000 job applicants was stolen from the offices of a vendor that manages job applicant data for the company.

clock October 1, 2007WWD Staff

Essentialist

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