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Business

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 7hAmanda 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 14hLayla Ilchi

Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

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

clock 21hNyima Pratten

Uniqlo and Jil Sander To End +J Collaboration

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Overview

Uniqlo and Jil Sander are parting ways, ending a collaboration that marked the German designer’s fashion comeback and created a new brand of well-crafted fast fashion called +J.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Jil Sander

Designer and Luxury

Uniqlo and Jil Sander to End +J Collaboration

Retailer said the fall 2011 season will be the designer’s last collection.

clock June 22, 2011Amanda Kaiser and Kelly Wetherille

Human Resources

Exec Moves at Tiffany & Co., Sears Canada and Chico’s

Tiffany & Co. elevated James Fernandez to the new position of chief operating officer Thursday.

clock June 23, 2011Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr

Sofia Vergara in Marchesa

Parties

Sofia Vergara Time at Harry Winston

The boisterous bombshell hosted a dinner party with the jeweler in honor of the new Midnight Collection of timepieces.

clock June 23, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Jean-Pascal Hesse and Lee Radziwill

Parties

Pierre Cardin Fetes 30 Years at Maxim’s

A black-tie dinner at the famed Parisian restaurant also celebrated the release of a book about its storied history.

clock June 24, 2011WWD Staff

A look from the Carven men’s spring collection.

Designer and Luxury

Guillaume Henry Makes Debut as Carven Men’s Designer

Under new creative guardianship, the brand’s off-the-radar men’s line is set to play catch-up with its trendy sister.

clock June 24, 2011Katya Foreman

Galliano Resort 2012

Designer and Luxury

House of John Galliano: The Shows Go On

Employees at the fashion house have been busy readying spring men’s wear for the runway — and a resort collection for which the firm’s ceo has high hopes.

clock June 24, 2011WWD Staff

Coach’s Poppy Flower.

Fragrance

A New Bloom for Coach’s Poppy

Poppy Flower could add as much as $50 million at retail globally to the brand’s fragrance sales.

clock June 24, 2011Julie Naughton

Nivea’s 100th anniversary body cream.

Skin Care

Nivea Turns 100, Plans Future

The global skin care brand is using its anniversary as a way to educate consumers about its skin care history, especially its latest innovation, Hydra IQ.

clock June 24, 2011Andrea Nagel

Justin Bieber at Macy’s.

Fashion Scoops

Braying for Justin Bieber… Jennifer Lopez to Launch Scent on HSN …

Long before Justin Bieber bounded on stage at Macy’s Herald Square, all that could be heard on the eighth floor was a chorus of adolescent screams.

clock June 24, 2011WWD Staff

Karmin on ThatsRocawear.com.

Media

Memo Pad: Rocawear Goes Viral… American Media Acquires OK Magazine…

Eschewing its traditional print campaign for fall, Rocawear launched a new online marketing campaign on Thursday that will run through the end of the year.

clock June 24, 2011WWD Staff

Gucci Westman uses her new lip palette, Bordeaux in the Snow, due in stores for fall.

Beauty Features

NACDS to Deliver D.I.Y. Looks

Consumers are seeking innovative “do-it-yourself” items to achieve and maintain a professionally styled look at home, and the industry is responding.

clock June 24, 2011Faye Brookman and Andrea Nagel

The restoration on the Colosseum will begin at the end of September and last 24 to 36 months.

Retail

Diego Della Valle Outlines Plans for Colosseum

Tod’s chairman and ceo hopes the restoration is the first step of a larger venture he has dubbed “Project Italia.”

clock June 24, 2011Luisa Zargani

Emanuel Chirico of Phillips-Van Heusen

Financial

Phillips-Van Heusen Lays Plans for Growth

At the annual meeting, firm’s chairman and ceo told shareholders PVH is ready for more acquisitions.

clock June 24, 2011Vicki M. Young and David Lipke

Government and Trade

Chinese Factories in South Africa Shut Down Amid Wage Dispute

Five factory owners take legal action against government, alleging that the closures were illegal and unfair.

clock June 24, 2011Bambina Wise

Eva Mendes in an Angel visual.

Fragrance

Clarins Taps Eva Mendes for Angel Fragrance

Actress tells WWD that she recalls having an affinity for the Thierry Mugler scent as a child.

clock June 24, 2011Julie Naughton

Naomi Watts in her Pantene print ad.

Marketing and Promotion

Pantene Turns to Actresses for Ad Campaign

Eva Mendes and Naomi Watts will share their hair secrets in TV and print campaigns, scheduled to break throughout July and August.

clock June 24, 2011Andrea Nagel

Designer and Luxury

Salvatore Ferragamo Initial Public Offering Values Firm at $2.1B

Company has priced its IPO in the midrange of its price guidance, setting each share at 9 euros, or $13 at current exchange.

clock June 24, 2011Luisa Zargani

Designer and Luxury

Ralph Lauren Pay Package Up 7.2%

Increases in stock and option awards were solely responsible for boost in Polo founder and ceo’s overall compensation to $29.7 million last year.

clock June 24, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Louis Vuitton Men's RTW Spring 2012

Fashion Features

Paris Scope: Men’s Spring 2012

The first day of Men’s Fashion Week put the accent on leisure pursuits, from technical outerwear and relaxed tailoring to summer knits and playful prints.

clock June 24, 2011WWD Staff

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

Business

Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock 16hKristi Ellis

Social Studies