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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

J Brand Thinks Big Under Fast Retailing

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Overview

The Japanese fashion giant is paying $290 million, plus $10 million in advisory fees, for 80.1 percent of the growing denim-cum-sportswear brand.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Just Cavalli Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Just Cavalli Pre-Fall 2013

In keeping with the brand’s DNA, the designer incorporated military-inspired references into the rock ’n’ roll-influenced collection.

clock November 29, 2012WWD Staff

Helmut Lang Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Helmut Lang Pre-Fall 2013

After their colorful, print-heavy romp for spring, Michael and Nicole Colovos returned to their signature clean lines and neutral palette.

clock November 29, 2012WWD Staff

Inside Topshop's store at Sandton City shopping center in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Retail

Topshop Opens in South Africa

The store, a few doors away from competitor Zara, carries all of the Topshop and Topman collections, including beauty and accessories.

clock November 30, 2012Bambina Wise

Ming Xi is signed with Elite.

Fashion Features

Elite Models Faces Chinese Challenges

The agency opened a Shanghai branch this month.

clock November 30, 2012Lara Farrar

Belstaff Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Belstaff Pre-Fall 2013

There were several great coats with an urban, almost utilitarian touch.

clock December 3, 2012WWD Staff

Rachel Roy Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Rachel Roy Pre-Fall 2013

For pre-fall, the designer added ethnic and tribal touches that one might discover on travels to exotic destinations.

clock November 30, 2012WWD Staff

Reed Krakoff Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Reed Krakoff Pre-Fall 2013

“Shape, texture, proportion” is how Krakoff summed up his new season, and the designer made a statement for all three with this lineup.

clock November 30, 2012WWD Staff

De Grisogono rings.

Jewelry

De Grisogono’s Balancing Act

The new owners of the Geneva-based fine jewelry and watch brand are making numerous changes to ramp up the volume and build the customer base.

clock December 3, 2012David Moin

Jamie Hince and Kate Moss

Parties

Miu Miu’s Women-only Members’ Club Kicks Off in London

The party was in full swing at the-miumiu-london on the ultimate night of its three-day run at Café Royal on London’s Regent Street.

clock December 2, 2012Julia Neel

A beach chair by Maarten Baas.

Designer and Luxury

Louis Vuitton Unfolds New Items in Miami

The brand is slated to unveil a collection of foldable furniture and travel accessories at the Design Miami fair this week.

clock December 3, 2012Miles Socha

Paul Blum

Business Features

Paul Blum Joins Juicy Couture as CEO

The post had been vacant since the departure of Edgar Huber in February 2011.

clock December 3, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Missoni Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Missoni Pre-Fall 2013

Men’s wear served as an inspiration for creative director Angela Missoni.

clock December 3, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Karl Lagerfeld Ties Up With Melissa

The designer has signed on for four seasons with the Brazilian maker of colorful jelly shoes.

clock December 3, 2012Miles Socha

The Duchess of Cambridge.

Fashion Scoops

Duchess of Cambridge Visits St. Andrews

She paid a visit to her former school in Berkshire, England, to meet students and teachers and to open a new artificial Astroturf playing field.

clock December 3, 2012Julia Neel

Carl Hagelin, Aziz Ansari, Peter Facinelli and Todd English.

Fashion Scoops

Tommy Hilfiger, GQ Fete ‘Men of New York’

Comedian Aziz Ansari, actor Peter Facinelli, chef Todd English and New York Ranger Carl Hagelin were the titular men of honor at the cocktail reception.

clock December 3, 2012Matthew Lynch

Sky Ferreira performing.

Fashion Scoops

Sky Ferreira Enthralls at New York Show

The perpetually on-the-verge, oft-rebooted pop starlet headlined at Brooklyn’s Glasslands Gallery with a new arrow in her quiver: a genuine hit song.

clock December 3, 2012Lexie Moreland

Alison Yeung

Jewelry

Building an Accessory Brand From China

A few expatriate designers are taking a different approach — coming from the U.S. and Europe to launch their brands from within China.

clock December 3, 2012Casey Hall

A view of the Selfridges men's footwear space.

Retail

Selfridges Puts Best Foot Forward

The department store now has a men’s footwear space to rival its one for women.

clock December 3, 2012Samantha Conti

Designer and Luxury

Jean Paul Gaultier in Deal With Ittierre

The brand is rolling out a new streetwear line for both men and women to bow in June for spring 2014 under a new licensing agreement.

clock December 3, 2012Luisa Zargani and Miles Socha

The Unbelievable UnWire bra from Warner's.

Activewear

Warner’s Goes Wireless With Next Product Launch

The company’s innovative new bra features a flexible patented “unwire” that can be twisted, washed, or crumpled, only to spring back to its original shape.

clock December 3, 2012Karyn Monget

Jeff Rudes

Denim

J Brand Thinks Big Under Fast Retailing

The Japanese fashion giant’s expertise will prove useful as the brand bulks up its business in the Asia-Pacific Rim.

clock December 3, 2012Evan Clark and Marc Karimzadeh and Amanda Kaiser

Media

Say Media Poaches Talent From Rodale, Condé Nast

The company is set to reveal today that it has hired Men’s Health’s associate publisher Tim Koorbusch.

clock December 3, 2012Erik Maza

Media

Kimberly Cutter Joins Harper’s Bazaar

The former features director at Brides will succeed Kristina O’Neill.

clock December 3, 2012Erik Maza

Media

Le Figaro Names Godfrey Deeny Editor at Large

The veteran journalist is joining the French daily to write features and “cover collections worldwide with a Parisian eye,” he explained.

clock December 3, 2012Miles Socha

Media

Sephora Sounds Off in Le Journal du Dimanche

Beauty retailer took out a full-page ad decrying a possible law that would force its Paris flagship to close earlier than midnight on Sundays.

clock December 3, 2012Jennifer Weil

Polaroids of the scene during Fashion Week by Manon Leloup.

People

Manon Leloup Shines Behind the Lens Too

The upstart French model played photojournalist during her first runway season.

clock December 3, 2012Taylor Harris

The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum in Mumbai, India.

Lifestyle

Ermenegildo Zegna Gets Arty

The company showcased its artistic side when it introduced Reena Kallat, the first artist to take part in the ZegnArt project.

clock December 3, 2012Cynthia Martens

Angelo Stoppani, Pietro Marzotto and Leone Marzotto.

Business Features

Pietro Marzotto Turns to Food

With a majority stake in Milan’s historical gourmand store Peck, Marzotto has renovated the brand’s restaurant, with plans for franchises around the world.

clock December 3, 2012Luisa Zargani

Selena Gomez checks out her latest Dream Out Loud line at Kmart last month in White Plains, N.Y.

Marketing and Promotion

Hispanics Tip the Fashion Vote

As the U.S.’ fastest-growing demographic, stores, brands and consultants are trying to get a deeper understanding of the preferences of the Hispanic consumer.

clock December 3, 2012Lisa Lockwood

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