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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 4hAmanda 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 11hLayla Ilchi

Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

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

clock 19hNyima Pratten

H&M Goes Va-Va-Voom With Versace

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Overview

Donatella Versace is the latest to link with H&M for a limited edition collection that launches Nov. 17.

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Eyewear

Valentino Inks Eyewear Deal With Marchon

Italian firm to wind up pact with Safilo Group.

clock June 17, 2011Alessandra Ilari

Jesse Williams, Dizzee Rascal and Joaquin Cortes.

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Roberto Cavalli

Jesse Williams, Dizzee Rascal and Joaquin Cortes took in Cavalli’s show at Milan’s Palazzo Serbelloni.

clock June 18, 2011WWD Staff

Oliver Jackson Cohen

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Emporio Armani

Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Takeshi Kaneshiro, and tenor Vittorio Grigolo took in the Emporio Armani show.

clock June 19, 2011WWD Staff

Donatella Versace at work on looks for the H&M collection.

Designer and Luxury

Versace Amps It Up for H&M Line

A one-time collection launches Nov. 17 in 300 stores worldwide, as well as online.

clock June 21, 2011Alessandra Ilari and Joelle Diderich

Financial

Carrefour Shareholders Green-Light Dia Spin-off

Vote opens path for hard discount chain to be listed on the Madrid stock exchange.

clock June 21, 2011Joelle Diderich

Chace Crawford, Darren Criss, Ryan Kwanten and Zachary Quinto

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Versace

Chace Crawford from “Gossip Girl,” Ryan Kwanten of “True Blood,” and NBA players Carmelo Anthony and Dwayne Wade stirred a paparazzi frenzy at Versace.

clock June 21, 2011WWD Staff

German cover band The Baseballs at the Moschino show.

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Moschino

German cover band The Baseballs played a rockabilly version of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” at the Moschino show.

clock June 21, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Dsquared2

Elisabetta Canalis posed for photos backstage at Dsquared with a pack of buff models dressed in itsy-bitsy bathing trunks.

clock June 21, 2011WWD Staff

On the runway at the Los Angeles Majors Market.

Markets

L.A. Fairs Cast Wide Net

Trade show organizers are implementing new strategies set themselves apart.

clock June 22, 2011Khanh T.L. Tran

Prints on the runway in Atlanta.

Markets

Regional Mart Focus: Atlanta

AmericasMart Apparel has pinpointed three drivers responsible for the resurgence in growth it’s experiencing.

clock June 22, 2011Brenda Lloyd

Designers & Agents at the Chelsea Art Museum.

Markets

New York Shows Look to Add Value

Organizers are facing economic realities with fresh concepts such as increasing the number to international exhibitors and adding social media and Web programs.

clock June 22, 2011WWD Staff

Markets

Regional Mart Focus: Chicago

In August, Stylemax is unveiling a new section devoted to contemporary lines that offer men’s and women’s fashions.

clock June 22, 2011Beth Wilson

The Desiron Lounge at Project New York.

Sportswear

Men’s Shows Ready to Battle Conditions

Fairs including ENK NYC, Project and Capsule are spicing up their offerings with new initiatives and exclusive lines.

clock June 22, 2011David Lipke

On the runway in Chicago.

Markets

Domestic Trade Show Calendar

A guide to events for the next six months.

clock June 22, 2011WWD Staff

Project’s outerwear array.

Ready To Wear

Las Vegas Venues Turn to Innovation

Trade fair organizers are taking advantage of the recovering economic climate to energize and update their events.

clock June 22, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Markets

Regional Mart Focus: Dallas

With a strengthening local economy and increased attendance, things are looking up for Dallas Market Center and Fashion Industry Gallery.

clock June 22, 2011Holly Haber

Business Features

BCBG Max Azria in $230 Million Refinancing

Company is shuttering a mass market line, which likely spells the end for the Miley Cyrus & Max Azria brand sold exclusively at Wal-Mart.

clock June 22, 2011Evan Clark

Bottega Veneta Men's RTW Spring 2012

Designer and Luxury

Buyers Praise Milan’s Saleable Options

The season was filled with modern sportswear and relaxed-yet-sophisticated loose and light tailoring that evoked dreamy summertime ease.

clock June 22, 2011WWD Staff

An enamel and diamond cuff by David Webb.

Jewelry

David Webb’s Next Era

The 63-year-old fine jewelry brand opened the doors to its new store and headquarters in New York on Tuesday.

clock June 22, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Notify jeans for fall 2011.

Denim

The French Twist on Fall Jeans

Nods to the Seventies — high waists, flared legs, boot cuts and plush fabrics — headline the news in European denim this season.

clock June 22, 2011Natasha Montrose

Naomi Campbell and Fiorucci and Itier Management

Fashion Scoops

Naomi Campbell’s Capsule Collection… Marcolin Toasts 50 Years…

Fiorucci on Tuesday introduced a 15-piece capsule collection designed by Naomi Campbell at Ittierre’s sprawling new Milan headquarters.

clock June 22, 2011WWD Staff

John Galliano arrives at court in Paris.

Designer and Luxury

John Galliano Trial in Paris Set for Today

Designer is likely to put forth medical testimony about his long-standing battle with substance abuse.

clock June 22, 2011Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich

Fur designer Frédéric Castet with Sophia Loren

Designer and Luxury

Frédéric Castet, Christian Dior Fur Designer, Dies at 81

The Frenchman joined Dior in 1953 and inaugurated its ready-to-wear fur division in 1973.

clock June 22, 2011Joelle Diderich

Dirk Barnett, Arem Duplessis and Florian Bachleda

Media

Power Shift: Convention Augurs Design Revolution

At the Abstract Conference, a new breed of digitally attuned art directors, creative directors and designers looked to the future.

clock June 22, 2011Zeke Turner

Christian Lacroix beachwear look.

Activewear

Christian Lacroix Launches Innerwear

Sacha Walckhoff drew on house traditions for the lingerie collection, which consists of five lines inspired by Provençal themes.

clock June 22, 2011Joelle Diderich

Thakoon Addition Resort 2012

Sportswear

Thakoon’s Contemporary Addition

Beginning this resort season, the designer has repositioned capsule collections Addition and Carbon Copy for the contemporary market.

clock June 22, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Dov Charney Absent From American Apparel Annual Meeting

In response to a WWD query, ceo sent a text message saying he was in Japan on company business.

clock June 22, 2011Evan Clark and Rachel Brown

A Bottega Veneta Fall 2011 ad.

Media

Memo Pad: Bottega Veneta Taps Robert Polidori… L’Oréal’s iPad Entree…

Robert Polidori is the latest in a string of artists and photographers to shoot Bottega Veneta’s ad campaigns.

clock June 22, 2011WWD Staff

Jewelry

Splendid, Ella Moss to Create Shoe Lines

Both contemporary brands, owned by VF Corp., will unveil their collections at the Fashion Footwear Association of New York trade show.

clock June 22, 2011Rachel Strugatz

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