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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

Pakistan Factory Fire Stirs Global Outcry

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Overview

Murder charges were brought against the fugitive owners of Ali Enterprises, a garment manufacturer in Karachi, where a fire earlier this week led to the deaths of 264 workers.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Anna Sui RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Anna Sui RTW Spring 2013

You can always count on a playful romp through a solid theme from the designer, and this season was no exception.

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Vivienne Tam RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Vivienne Tam RTW Spring 2013

The designer gave a lesson in geometry for spring, playing with shapes like triangles, circles and squares.

clock September 13, 2012WWD Staff

Clover Canyon RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Clover Canyon RTW Spring 2013

In her first New York show, Los Angeles-based Rozae Nichols sent out an explosion of color and patterns.

clock September 13, 2012WWD Staff

Louise Goldin RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Louise Goldin RTW Spring 2013

This was the first New York showing for the London designer, who presented a more laid-back look than in her past collections.

clock September 13, 2012WWD Staff

Proenza Schouler RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Proenza Schouler RTW Spring 2013

Solid looks came precision perforated with pixel-like dots, but patchworks were the collection’s mainstay.

clock September 12, 2012WWD Staff

Karl Lagerfeld

Parties

Paris Fetes Biennale des Antiquaires

A black-tie gala opens the glamorous art and antiques fair.

clock September 13, 2012Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich

Neiman Marcus

Business Features

Neiman Marcus Closes Out Solid Fiscal Year

The luxury retailer has momentum heading into Christmas, China and possibly an initial public offering down the road.

clock September 13, 2012David Moin and Evan Clark

Jessica Alba

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Ralph Lauren

Jessica Alba was searching for a way to describe the range of her social calendar over the past few weeks.

clock September 13, 2012Matthew Lynch

Ralph Lauren RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Ralph Lauren RTW Spring 2013

The clothes flaunted an unexpected visual bravado, without betraying a bit of the designer’s ethos, and many of them looked great.

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Brood RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Brood RTW Spring 2013

One of the most promising new voices on the New York scene, Serkan Sarier’s collection was a highlight of the week’s wind-down.

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Giulietta RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Giulietta RTW Spring 2013

Sofia Sizzi created an undersea fantasy world that showed she can be as playfully kitsch as she can elegant.

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Vena Cava RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Vena Cava RTW Spring 2013

Standouts included a great embroidered raffia bolero paired with a slim cropped trouser.

clock September 13, 2012WWD Staff

Blake Nordstrom

Retail

Nordstrom Sees Up to Nine Canadian Stores

Regarding other international ambitions, the retailer replied: “It’s way too premature without yet being in the number-one location in the world — Manhattan.”

clock September 13, 2012David Moin

Looks from Matthew Williamson.

Designer and Luxury

Matthew Williamson Marks 15 Years

The designer is planning a slew of new projects to help celebrate the milestone.

clock September 13, 2012Nina Jones

Lady Gaga arrives at the Guggenheim.

Fashion Scoops

We All Scream for Lady Gaga

The singer has a few surprises up her sleeve for the personal appearance she will make at Macy’s Herald Square on Friday.

clock September 13, 2012Julie Naughton

Some Avon brand extensions.

Financial

SEC Closes One Avon Probe

The agency doesn’t intend to recommend enforcement action against the company in connection with the Regulation FD, or fair disclosure, investigation.

clock September 13, 2012Vicki M. Young

Diane Kruger, Francisco Costa, Emma Stone and Amy Adams.

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Calvin Klein

Amy Adams, Emma Stone and Diane Kruger sat front row at the spring show.

clock September 13, 2012Matthew Lynch

A look inside the Brooks Brothers store.

Retail

Brooks Brothers Expanding Black Fleece, Flatiron Concepts

Retailer will continue to grow these concepts with additional retail stores and in-store shops this fall.

clock September 13, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

A view of the FIT Ivy Style exhibit.

Fashion Features

FIT Takes on Ivy League Style in New Exhibition

The looks on display blend historic and contemporary fashions and include sections focused on madras, sport coats, chinos and formalwear.

clock September 13, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Calvin Klein RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Calvin Klein RTW Spring 2013

“Erotic. Feminine. Urban. Chic. High sophistication.” These are the words Francisco Costa used to describe his spring lineup.

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Cynthia Rowley RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Cynthia Rowley RTW Spring 2013

This lineup was decidedly polished and more pared down than a typical collection from the designer.

clock September 13, 2012WWD Staff

The Beauty Workshop at Selfridges.

Retail

Selfridges Adds Services With The Beauty Workshop

The store’s Oxford Street flagship will unveil its latest beauty proposition on Saturday.

clock September 14, 2012Samantha Conti

Gwyneth Paltrow at the ad shoot for Max Factor.

Marketing and Promotion

Max Factor Signs Gwyneth Paltrow

The actress will star in a six-month campaign that launches in November.

clock September 14, 2012Nina Jones

Diane von Fustenberg and Fern Mallis

Fashion Features

Diane von Furstenberg Talks DVF at 92Y

The designer sat down with Fern Mallis for a tell-all talk in New York on Tuesday night.

clock September 14, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Media

Style.com to Launch in Middle East

The site has entered into its first licensing agreement with Nervora to launch Style.com Arabia, based in Dubai.

clock September 14, 2012Amy Wicks

Retail

Small Stores’ Momentum Continues

Small retailers in August continued their now yearlong run of superior sales results.

clock September 14, 2012Arnold J. Karr

The building that caught fire on Tuesday night, the next day.

Government and Trade

Pakistan Factory Fire Stirs Global Outcry

Murder charges have been brought against the fugitive owners of Ali Enterprises, a garment manufacturer where a fire this week led to the deaths of 264 workers.

clock September 14, 2012Mahlia S. Lone and Kristi Ellis and Arthur Friedman

Media

Mickey Drexler Sounds Off on CNBC’s ‘Squawk on the Street’

J. Crew Group’s chairman and chief executive officer didn’t hold back during the interview.

clock September 14, 2012Evan Clark

Media

More Chatter About Deborah Needleman, T Magazine

On Thursday, insiders insisted that not only was Needleman going to T, but she was also planning to take a bunch of editors with her.

clock September 14, 2012Amy Wicks

Fashion Scoops

Roberto Cavalli Lashes Out at Camera Nazionale della Moda

In a post on his blog, the designer accused the Italian Fashion Chamber of not taking care of the interests of its members equally.

clock September 14, 2012Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

CFDA’s ‘Americans in Paris’ Program Returns for Third Season

Nine former CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund designers will be heading to the French capital later this month.

clock September 14, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Gabriele Strehle Exiting Strenesse

The company’s creative director for the last 30 years is leaving at the end of the year.

clock September 14, 2012Melissa Drier

Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps and Conor Dwyer.

Fashion Scoops

Details and Hugo Boss Fete Michael Phelps Cover

Olympic swimmers Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Conor Dwyer were reunited at the rooftop pool party on top of the Hotel Americano on Wednesday.

clock September 14, 2012David Lipke

Anna Sui RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Features

New York Collections: The Finale

The shows came to a close with Ralph Lauren’s Latin twist, Calvin Klein Collection’s modern sensuality and Anna Sui’s playful Baroque romp.

clock September 14, 2012WWD Staff

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