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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

China-U.S. Trade Sees Tensions Rise

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Overview

The trade relationship between the U.S. and China hit a new low as the two countries exchanged World Trade Organization cases.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Amy Robb Joins Tommy Hilfiger

Most recently, she was public relations director at Christian Dior Couture in New York.

clock September 6, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Sketches from Man Repeller x PJK…Just Sayin’.

Ready To Wear

The Man Repeller, PJK Team Up for Sportswear

Leandra Medine created a contemporary line called MR x PJK…Just Sayin’ for spring.

clock September 14, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fernando and Humberto Campana

Designer and Luxury

Campana Brothers Take Paris

The Brazilian design duo Fernando and Humberto Campana discuss their many projects, including the current exhibition of furniture pieces at Les Arts Décoratifs.

clock September 14, 2012Joelle Diderich

Eley Kishimoto RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Scoops

Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto Return to London Fashion Week

Their presentation, “Living With Patterns,” features the duo’s latest prints.

clock September 15, 2012Samantha Conti

Government and Trade

Protests in China Affect Japanese Stores

According to press reports, thousands of demonstrators took to the streets attacking Japanese-run businesses over the weekend.

clock September 17, 2012Amanda Kaiser and Lara Farrar

Peter Pilotto RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Peter Pilotto RTW Spring 2013

The best dresses were the simplest, with short, sculpted kimono-like sleeves and graphic necklines that exalted the prints, rather than overwhelming them.

clock September 17, 2012WWD Staff

Philip Treacy RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Philip Treacy RTW Spring 2013

Lady Gaga kicked off the designer’s explosive catwalk debut in London.

clock September 17, 2012WWD Staff

Jonathan Saunders RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Jonathan Saunders RTW Spring 2013

The designer tapped into a seductive vein, with looks that nodded to the Seventies.

clock September 17, 2012WWD Staff

Paul Smith RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Paul Smith RTW Spring 2013

Smith worked with blocks of color and texture, opening the show with a Piet Mondrian-inspired dress, with orange, black, and flesh-colored panels.

clock September 17, 2012WWD Staff

Inside McQ's Dover Street Store

Designer and Luxury

McQ Alexander McQueen Makes Dover Street Debut

The opening of the store for the British label’s younger line coincides with Alistair Carr’s appointment as head of design.

clock September 17, 2012Nina Jones

Mary Katrantzou RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Mary Katrantzou RTW Spring 2013

The designer used postage stamps from far-flung destinations such as Mongolia, Venezuela, and Finland as the visual fodder for her collection.

clock September 17, 2012WWD Staff

Christopher Kane RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Christopher Kane RTW Spring 2013

Bolts and wing nuts in transparent acrylic were the signature detail of this offbeat collection.

clock September 17, 2012WWD Staff

Erdem RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Erdem RTW Spring 2013

The designer let DayGlo-like colors and busy pattern seep into his ladylike fashion universe.

clock September 17, 2012WWD Staff

Rebekka Bay

Human Resources

Gap Names Rebekka Bay Creative Director

The executive, a former top designer at H&M, sat down for an exclusive interview with WWD on Monday.

clock September 17, 2012David Moin

Antonio Berardi RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Antonio Berardi RTW Spring 2013

The designer worked fluidity and volume into his form-fitting aesthetic.

clock September 17, 2012WWD Staff

Jelena Ristic, Novak Djokovic and Donna Karan.

Fashion Scoops

Novak Djokovic Foundation Hosts Gala

Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Anna Wintour and John McEnroe helped raise $1.4 million for the non-profit.

clock September 17, 2012David Lipke

Burberry Prorsum RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Burberry Prorsum RTW Spring 2013

Christopher Bailey turned out a collection full of intense color and sweetie wrapper shine — as well as flourishes of feather and lace.

clock September 17, 2012WWD Staff

Vivienne Westwood Red Label RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Vivienne Westwood Red Label RTW Spring 2013

The designer replaced fall’s hot babes with spring’s prim Ladies Who Lunch.

clock September 17, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Kids In Distressed Situations Lines Up Gold Medalist for Annual Event

Gymnast Jordyn Wieber will be the special guest emcee, and Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker will present the keynote address.

clock September 17, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Dita Von Teese

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Burberry Prorsum

Dita von Teese, Andy Murray, Samantha Cameron and Harold Tillman sat front row at the spring show.

clock September 17, 2012Stephanie Hirschmiller

Sourcing at MAGIC highlighted more than 800 apparel, accessories and footwear resources from some 40 countries at its show last month in Las Vegas.

Ready To Wear

Geography Plays Role at Vegas Sourcing Show

Experts at the Sourcing at MAGIC show said consumer interest and attention from politicians has raised the focus on where textile and apparel are manufactured.

clock September 17, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran

Acne RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Acne RTW Spring 2013

Creative director Jonny Johansson said he wanted to demonstrate that his design team works “in an abstract collage way, clashing inspiration and influences.”

clock September 17, 2012WWD Staff

Retail

Altagamma: Retail Integration Is Key

The Italian luxury goods association presented new market research at its annual retail insight summit in Milan on Monday.

clock September 17, 2012Luisa Zargani

The crystal carousel minaudière available for $6,195 at judithleiber.com.

Financial

Judith Leiber Said Close to a Sale

According to sources, the company has found a possible buyer in Harry Adjmi after two years on the market.

clock September 17, 2012Vicki M. Young

Jewelry

Van Cleef Wins Key Design Ruling

The French fine-jewelry house on Monday claimed a landmark victory in a court case pitting it against one of its former designers.

clock September 17, 2012Joelle Diderich

Government and Trade

Trade Tensions With China on the Rise

The trade relationship between the two countries hit a new low Monday as they exchanged World Trade Organization cases.

clock September 17, 2012Kristi Ellis

An oversized scarf by Yigal Azrouël.

Sportswear

New Designers Pitch In for Obama’s ‘Runway to Win’

The campaign has lined up nine new designers and celebrities to help create products to support its reelection efforts.

clock September 17, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

The collaborators.

Retail

Gap, GQ Team for Men’s Wear

The brand’s first-ever men’s wear designer collaboration is slated to hit stores Sept. 27.

clock September 18, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

The VFiles homepage.

Media

VFiles Officially Launches

Conceived and developed by Julie Anne Quay, a former executive editor at V magazine, the new social-media site is centered on fashion and style.

clock September 18, 2012David Lipke

Poppy Delevingne and Arizona Muse.

Parties

Rag & Bone Fetes Arrival in London

Poppy Delevingne, Arizona Muse, James Cook and Alison Mosshart joined founders Marcus Wainwright and David Neville at Annabel’s Saturday night.

clock September 18, 2012Julia Neel

Fashion Scoops

Derek Lam, Audi Host Pre-Emmy Bash

The party at West Hollywood restaurant Cecconi’s drew Emmy nominees Melissa McCarthy, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet and Cat Deeley.

clock September 18, 2012Fatima Rizwan

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Christopher Kane

Actress-turned-director Mary Nighy has established a company that specializes in making films for luxury brands.

clock September 18, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Barneys New York Names SVP of Digital

Matthew Woolsey worked with the retailer as it revamped its e-commerce site and launched the warehouse sale online while at Group SJR.

clock September 18, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Quincy Jones to Be Given Montblanc Award

He will join the company of previous winners Yoko Ono, Susan Sontag and Prince Charles in receiving this year’s Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award.

clock September 18, 2012Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Target Corp. CEO Makes $6.2M Profit on Stock Sale

Gregg Steinhafel exercised an option to buy 200,000 shares at $33.80 on Friday and turned around to sell off the stock at $64.57.

clock September 18, 2012Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

Designers Recoup From Fashion Week With Juice Generation

Peter Som will be leading staffers in a three-day Cooler Cleanse detox.

clock September 18, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Tom Ford RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Tom Ford RTW Spring 2013

For spring, the designer went for “a mix of chastity and perversity.”

clock September 18, 2012WWD Staff

Burberry Prorsum RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Features

London Collections: Spring 2013

The latest trends from the runways? Vibrant colors, bold patterns and a mélange of materials.

clock September 18, 2012WWD 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