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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

Cambodia Building Collapse Shows Safety a Global Issue

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Overview

As the fashion industry absorbed another deadly disaster — a shoe factory in Cambodia collapsed, killing at least three people and injuring 11 — the industry continued to deal with the Rana Plaza catastrophe.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Akris Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Akris Resort 2014

Albert Kriemler found inspiration in tomes about the works of Mexican architect Luis Barragán.

clock May 15, 2013WWD Staff

Just Cavalli Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Just Cavalli Resort 2014

The vivid aesthetic of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood served as the main inspiration for the young and fun collection.

clock May 15, 2013WWD Staff

Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo

Footwear

Amid Bangladesh Fallout, Cambodian Factory Collapses

Shoe factory floor falls in, killing at least three.

clock May 16, 2013Kristiano Ang and John Zarocostas and Arthur Friedman and Mengly Taing and Mayu Saini and Kelly Wetherille

The Cartier store at the NorthPark Center in Dallas.

Financial

Richemont Full-Year Net Rockets 30.2%; Rupert Sets Sabbatical

The chairman, controlling shareholder of the world’s second-largest luxury goods group will take a yearlong sabbatical beginning in September.

clock May 16, 2013Samantha Conti

A Wal-Mart store.

Financial

Wal-Mart Corruption Probe Costs Rise

The world’s largest retailer on Thursday revealed it spent $73 million in the first quarter on matters related to FCPA-related issues.

clock May 16, 2013Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

Luxury Enters Single-Digit Era

Bain study predicts growth of 4 to 5 percent in 2013.

clock May 16, 2013Luisa Zargani

Giorgio Armani

Designer and Luxury

Giorgio Armani Speaks Out on Milan

The designer explained the reasons behind his decision to remain a non-member of Italy’s Chamber of Fashion.

clock May 16, 2013Luisa Zargani

An ad for Marc Jacobs' Honey fragrance.

Fragrance

Marc Jacobs Talks Honey Fragrance

The new scent is intended to be a flanker to Jacobs’ August 2012 launch, Dot.

clock May 16, 2013Julie Naughton

Bongo's beauty collection is currently shipping to Kmart stores.

Retail

Critical Mass: Bongo Beauty to Launch Exclusively at Kmart

At a time when merchants are scrambling to court teens, Kmart has a fashionable leg up on the competition with a new beauty collection.

clock May 16, 2013Faye Brookman

Action skincare products for men.

Skin Care

Anthony Brands Expanding Reach

The company, which is in major revamp mode, is taking on new categories including women’s, prestige body care and the masstige market.

clock May 16, 2013Belisa Silva

Kerry Washington

Parties

Kerry Washington’s Elle Cover Party

Tod’s and Elle Magazine hosted a dinner for the “Scandal” star, who will grace the June cover.

clock May 16, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Leigh Lezark in a Versus dress and Versace jacket.

Parties

Versace Shows Off Versus With a Bang

Angel Haze, Dead Sara and Grimes perfomed at the debut of the J.W. Anderson-helmed capsule collection.

clock May 16, 2013Jessica Iredale and Taylor Harris

Human Resources

Kohl’s Shareholders Vote for Independent Chairman

Proposal allows the company to wait to make the change with the next ceo.

clock May 16, 2013Doris Hajewski

Beauty Equation products

Color Cosmetics

Nigel Barker to Launch Mass and Class Beauty Lines

Along with his makeup artist wife of 14 years, the photographer will launch two comprehensive beauty lines, Beauty Equation and BE Cosmetics.

clock May 17, 2013Belisa Silva

Kate Moss being photographed for the ad campaign.

Hair

Kérastase Launching Skin Care-Inspired Styling Range

The brand is also gearing up to debut its first consumer ads — starring Kate Moss — which will break in August.

clock May 17, 2013Belisa Silva

Exterior of J.C. Penney store.

Business Features

J.C. Penney Loss Widens to $348M in Q1

Myron “Mike” Ullman said retailer is refocusing on the customer after failed transformation effort.

clock May 16, 2013Evan Clark

A view of the Nordstrom store.

Business Features

Nordstrom Sees Success With Topshop

On its first-quarter earnings call, retailer said the collection will be rolled out to another 28 stores this fall and 30 additional stores in early 2014.

clock May 16, 2013Vicki M. Young and Jean E. Palmieri

Georeg Lois

Marketing and Promotion

Clio Awards Honor George Lois, Patricia Field, Will.i.am

Guests also learned of a new partnership with Women’s Wear Daily to launch the Clio Image Awards next spring, with online submissions starting in November.

clock May 16, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Claire Vivier Creates Tote for Shutters on the Beach

The Los Angeles handbag designer is the third brand to collaborate on the hotel’s designer beach bag program, after Joie and Kate Spade.

clock May 16, 2013Marcy Medina

Cate Blanchett

Human Resources

Cate Blanchett’s Armani Role Is Confirmed

The Australian actress has been named the new face of Giorgio Armani Parfums, a division of L’Oréal Luxe.

clock May 17, 2013Cynthia Martens

The Downtown ad campaign features Rooney Mara.

Fragrance

Rooney Mara Fronts for Calvin Klein’s New Scent

The designer’s latest fragrance, Downtown, aims to bottle city cool and distribute it around the world.

clock May 17, 2013Julie Naughton

Media

John Galliano Said to Be Considering TV Interview

Talks are in the early stages, and it’s not clear which would come first, TV or the print interview with Vanity Fair.

clock May 17, 2013Erik Maza

Media

French Edition of Harper’s Bazaar to Launch

French journalist Alexandra Senes has been appointed editor in chief.

clock May 17, 2013Laure Guilbault

Fashion Scoops

Michael Jeffries’ Compensation Drops at Abercrombie & Fitch

The retailer’s ceo received $8.2 million last year, down from the $48.1 million, pumped up by $43.2 million in option awards, reported for 2011.

clock May 17, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Scott Campbell, Richard Phillips, Tommy Hilfiger and Lola Schnabel.

Fashion Scoops

Tommy Hilfiger, APF Kick Off Surf Shack Project

A customized bus will travel across North America this summer, opening up as a pop-up shop to sell the line, the artist-designed surfboards and other products.

clock May 17, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

More Fashion in David Beckham’s Future?

Now that he’s retiring as a professional soccer player, might Beckham get more of his kicks from clothes and beauty products?

clock May 17, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Kering and Parsons Student Contest Names Winners

This year’s “Empowering Imagination” contest was won by Harim Jung for women’s ready-to-wear, and Yunxiang Zhou for men’s rtw.

clock May 17, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Vilebrequin Entering Skin Care With Sun Range

In July the brand will launch an SPF face cream, body cream, kids’ cream and after-sun moisturizing spray.

clock May 17, 2013David Lipke

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