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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 18hAmanda 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

Powers of Persuasion: Europe’s Personal Touch

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Overview

With even wealthy consumers skittish about spending during the financial crisis, Europe’s luxury players are fast becoming expert event planners.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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A work of Zeng Fanzhi's.

People

All For China at Zeng Fanzhi Opening

Art world types and fellow Chinese A-listers showed up to fete the artist at the Acquavella galleries on the Upper East Side.

clock April 2, 2009WWD Staff

Sportswear

Private Equity Takes Majority Stake in Peter Millar

Golf and luxury apparel maker Peter Millar has a new majority owner.

clock April 6, 2009Brenner Thomas

Nicole Richie and Charlotte Ronson

Parties

Ronsons Take J.C. Penney Party Up a Notch

The Ronson clan headlined a boisterous bash hosted by J.C. Penney on Friday at Bar Marmont in honor of daughter Charlotte’s new line, I [Heart] Ronson.

clock April 6, 2009Khanh T.L. Tran

Designer and Luxury

Just Cavalli Extends License With Ittierre SpA

Five-year deal covers production, distribution.

clock April 6, 2009Andrew Roberts

At the moment, fun, colorful, rich looks have even more appeal than straight-up luxe. Take furs, for instance, in all those easy shapes and brazen neon shades. Here, Michael Kors’ shocking pink shredded fox coat worn with a Kors turtleneck and belt.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2009 Fashion Trend: On The Bright Side

Designers from Dennis Basso to Chris Benz create neon fur looks.

clock April 7, 2009Bobbi Queen

Lauren Ambrose at Alice’s Tea Cup.

People

Lauren Ambrose’s Regal Turn in ‘Exit the King’

The “Six Feet Under” actress plays Queen opposite Geoffrey Rush in Broadway’s “Exit the King.”

clock April 7, 2009Vanessa Lawrence

Looks for Loomstate for Barneys Green.

Textiles

When Green Is the New Black

Manufacturers and retailers, from Patagonia to LVMH to H&M, increase eco-friendly and sustainable practices.

clock April 7, 2009WWD Staff

Oasi cashmere coat by Ermenegildo Zegna.

Retail

Italian Firms Invest in Natural Fiber Production

Ermenegildo Zegna, Loro Piana and textile mill Cotonificio Honegger among those investing in development programs for natural fibers.

clock April 7, 2009Emilie Marsh

The U.N. plans to reverse trends in fiber production in 2009.

Government and Trade

U.N. Seeks to Reduce Synthetic Fabric

In an effort to improve the world’s supply of natural resources, the U.N. has declared 2009 the International Year of Natural Fibers.

clock April 7, 2009Rachel Mascetta

A red Alfa Romeo is parked on the main floor.

Retail

Argentine Store Etiquetta Negra Opens in N.Y.

Argentine brand launches in U.S.

clock April 7, 2009Sharon Edelson

Business Features

Italy Vows to Rebuild After Deadly Quake

Search continues for victims, survivors.

clock April 7, 2009Alessandra Ilari

Financial

Ackman, Target Trade Blows Over Board

Target’s retail shares dip 1.3%.

clock April 7, 2009Evan Clark

Business Features

McComb’s 2008 Pay Falls

Liz Claiborne CEO grossed $5.5M, including awards and perks.

clock April 7, 2009Evan Clark

Designer and Luxury

Aronsson’s New Turkish Venture

Aronsson Group co-founder Jeffry Aronsson’s aim is to create new retail concepts and boost distribution.

clock April 7, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Work by Alvaro

Media

Memo Pad: Drawing Lessons… Print It Says Variety…

Society of Illustrators celebrated its newest exhibit, “The Line of Fashion,” last Friday.

clock April 7, 2009WWD Staff

Attendance was up 11 percent to 7,000 visitors.

Textiles

Buyers Push for Price Cuts at Interstoff Asia

Buyers move toward cheaper fabrics and smaller orders prevails at Interstoff Asia textile fair.

clock April 7, 2009Andrea Li

Textiles

Filo Yarn Fair Scores on Innovation

Attendance uptick spurs confidence at Filo.

clock April 7, 2009Kerry Olsen

Designer and Luxury

Z Zegna to Show in Milan in June

Designer sportswear line Z Zegna is moving its runway show to Milan, WWD has learned.

clock April 7, 2009Emilie Marsh

Designer and Luxury

Burberry Seeks to End Hartmarx License

Burberry seeks to void its tailored clothing license with Hartmarx, citing failure to meet terms of the original agreement.

clock April 7, 2009Brenner Thomas

A photo by Erwin Wurm, displayed in Hermès shops, features its men’s wear.

Designer and Luxury

Europe’s Luxury Players Get Personal

Yves Saint Laurent and Hermes plan more in-store events, parties.

clock April 7, 2009Miles Socha and Samantha Conti and Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Scoops

Oscar Take Two… L&T Picks Up Liz… Stila Sale?

Michelle Obama’s apparent fondness for European designer labels has raised a few eyebrows.

clock April 7, 2009WWD Staff

“Monkey Train” by Jeff Koons.

People

Vuitton Art Show Set for Asia

Louis Vuitton exhibit provides look at some of brand’s art before Paris space is complete.

clock April 7, 2009WWD Staff

A look from The Wedding by Alabama Chanin.

Designer and Luxury

Wedding Belle: Alabama Chanin Launches Bridal

Not many bridal designers are like Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin.

clock April 7, 2009Venessa Lau

Financial

Beauty Beat: Jane Files Chapter 11

Cosmetic brand Jane blames ‘cash liquidity issues’ for bankruptcy.

clock April 7, 2009Andrea Nagel and Vicki M. Young

Uniqlo in Singapore

Retail

Uniqlo Enters Singapore

The Japanese brand Uniqlo will open its first store in Tampines, Singapore, on Thursday.

clock April 7, 2009Ong Soh Chin

Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady

Fashion Features

Famous for Misbehavin’: Pretty Girls and Bad Boys

By now you’ve no doubt heard about Gisele and Tom’s “Shotgun Wedding.” Here are some of their celebrity colleagues, from Kate Moss to Mike Tyson.

clock April 7, 2009Jessica Iredale and Sarah Haight

Business Features

Daily Stock Wrap: April 6, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock April 7, 2009WWD Staff

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Sen. Charles Schumer at podium with Leo Gerard of United Steelworkers.

Business

Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

Social Studies