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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 8hAmanda 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 15hLayla Ilchi

Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

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

clock 22hNyima Pratten

Couture’s New Wave: Faces, Shows, Markets

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Overview

Couture Week, which kicked off Sunday, looks as fizzy as a glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Italia Independent Shares Gain in IPO Debut

Lapo Elkann’s group is the first fashion company to bow on the AIM, a segment of the Italian Stock Exchange for small and medium-sized companies.

clock June 30, 2013Luisa Zargani

Junya Watanabe Man Men's RTW Spring 2014

Fashion

Junya Watanabe Man Men’s RTW Spring 2014

The Japanese designer collaborated with rope and rucksack specialist Seil Marschall.

clock June 30, 2013WWD Staff

Ann Demeulemeester Men's RTW Spring 2014

Fashion

Ann Demeulemeester Men’s RTW Spring 2014

The 19th century — and its high-collared shirts and cutaway coats — informed the Belgian designer’s spring collection.

clock June 30, 2013WWD Staff

Loewe Men's RTW Spring 2014

Fashion

Loewe Men’s RTW Spring 2014

Luxurious outerwear took cues from the yachting tradition of Spanish Sotogrande.

clock June 30, 2013WWD Staff

Kris Van Assche Men's RTW Spring 2014

Fashion

Kris Van Assche Men’s RTW Spring 2014

In his quest to unite sport and chic, the designer yielded new hybrid garments and a crisp, youthful collection.

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Cerruti 1881 Men's RTW Spring 2014

Fashion

Cerruti 1881 Men’s RTW Spring 2014

With his confident debut last season, Aldo Maria Camillo performed a feat: reviving interest in the house.

clock June 30, 2013WWD Staff

Ann Taylor Holiday 2013

Fashion Features

Ann Taylor Holiday 2013

“It’s holiday time, so we all want a little bit of sparkle,” said creative director Lisa Axelson.

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Tommy Hilfiger and George Esquivel

Footwear

Tommy Hilfiger Teams With George Esquivel

The two will launch a limited-edition collection for men and women set to debut Aug. 23 on tommy.com and in select stores on Sept. 1.

clock June 30, 2013Marcy Medina

A watch from the new collection.

Watches

Glashütte Original Relaunching Pavonina Collection

The collection marks the first full women’s line to be offered in decades by the 168-year-old Dresden, Germany-based watchmaker, a subsidiary of Swatch Group.

clock July 1, 2013Melissa Drier

Comme des Garçons Homme Plus Men's RTW Spring 2014

Fashion

Comme des Garçons Homme Plus Men’s RTW Spring 2014

Rei Kawakubo’s punk-inspired collection was a wonder to behold: daring and yet right on trend.

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Givenchy Men's RTW Spring 2014

Fashion

Givenchy Men’s RTW Spring 2014

Riccardo Tisci laid claim to many of the men’s trends that he ignited, now gaining currency on other Paris runways.

clock June 30, 2013WWD Staff

John Galliano Men's RTW Spring 2014

Fashion

John Galliano Men’s RTW Spring 2014

The lineup provided retailers with some solid commercial options.

clock June 30, 2013WWD Staff

Berluti Men's RTW Spring 2014

Fashion

Berluti Men’s RTW Spring 2014

Taking cues from Impressionist painting, Alessandro Sartori introduced an innovative palette.

clock June 30, 2013WWD Staff

Kenzo Men's RTW Spring 2014

Fashion

Kenzo Men’s RTW Spring 2014

Guests who trekked out to the circus arts school on the outskirts of Paris for the Kenzo show might have been hoping for some trapeze action.

clock June 30, 2013WWD Staff

Gérard Pipart, 1987

Couture

Former Nina Ricci Couture Designer Gérard Pipart Dies

He was behind the brand’s couture creations from 1964 until 1998.

clock June 29, 2013Alex Wynne

Sacai Men's RTW Spring 2014

Fashion

Sacai Men’s RTW Spring 2014

Among the standouts of Chitose Abe’s spring collection was a wide-striped parka so voluminous it could be mistaken for a cape.

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Dior Homme Men's RTW Spring 2014

Fashion

Dior Homme Men’s RTW Spring 2014

Kris Van Assche generously poured on the Bordeaux — plus a gorgeous range of smoky blues — for a mix and match collection of minimalist tailoring.

clock June 30, 2013WWD Staff

A.P.C. Men's RTW Spring 2014

Fashion

A.P.C. Men’s RTW Spring 2014

Founder Jean Touitou summed up the collection as “invisible dandyism,” referring to its deceptively relaxed, casual style.

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Caroline de Maigret

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Dior Homme

Zachary Quinto, Karl Lagerfeld and Miguel-Ángel Silvestre attended the show.

clock June 29, 2013Joelle Diderich

Miharayasuhiro Men's RTW Spring 2014

Fashion

Miharayasuhiro Men’s RTW Spring 2014

Prints took center stage at the Japanese designer’s manga-inspired collection.

clock June 30, 2013WWD Staff

Damir Doma Men's RTW Spring 2014

Fashion

Damir Doma Men’s RTW Spring 2014

Papery fabrics and a limited palette gave Doma’s familiar, generous shapes a clinical, uniform flavor.

clock June 30, 2013WWD Staff

Hermès Men's Spring 2014

Fashion

Hermès Men’s RTW Spring 2014

For her spring men’s collection, Véronique Nichanian took her cue from loungewear for tie-print jackets and pants that looked as comfortable as pajamas.

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Lanvin Men's RTW Spring 2014

Fashion

Lanvin Men’s RTW Spring 2014

Alber Elbaz and his men’s wear designer Lucas Ossendrijver sent out snug three-button jackets worn over billowing “Great Gatsby” trousers.

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Christophe Lemaire Men's RTW Spring 2014

Fashion

Christophe Lemaire Men’s RTW Spring 2014

The designer gave his timeless uniform a slightly tropical twist for spring.

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Maison Martin Margiela Men's RTW Spring 2014

Fashion

Maison Martin Margiela Men’s RTW Spring 2014

Harking back to the old Margiela vocabulary, the suit jackets boasted inside-out effects, raw edges, and sliced sleeves and lapels.

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Ami Men's RTW Spring 2014

Fashion

Ami Men’s RTW Spring 2014

The collection was built on separates, more tailored than usual.

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Paul Smith Men's RTW Spring 2014

Fashion

Paul Smith Men’s RTW Spring 2014

Known for his irreverent humor, the British designer teleported back to the Seventies via a series of mushroom prints and psychedelic colors.

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Thom Browne Men's RTW Spring 2014

Fashion

Thom Browne Men’s RTW Spring 2014

With his show set in a military school, the designer unleashed an army of doll soldiers wearing red lipstick, reflective sunglasses and heeled loafers.

clock June 30, 2013WWD Staff

A look from Marni's Evening Collection.

Designer and Luxury

Marni Launches Evening Collection

Positioned as a special-occasion collection for Marni loyalists, the evening range includes ready-to-wear and a full accessories line.

clock July 1, 2013Alessandra Turra

A view of the Century 21 flagship.

Retail

Century 21 Plots New Paths for Growth

Panache is creeping into presentation, and that’s not easy for a low-cost business ruled by deep discounts, piled-high product and value-crazed crowds.

clock July 1, 2013David Moin

Saint Laurent Men's RTW Spring 2014

Fashion

Saint Laurent Men’s RTW Spring 2014

Rock style is the opposite of a passing fancy for Hedi Slimane, whose second men’s show for the house was an ode to an imaginary band of beanpole Teddy Boys.

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Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture and Chopard

Media

September’s Cover Set

For fall, fashion titles are banking on reliable bestsellers with all-American sex appeal and relatability.

clock July 1, 2013Erik Maza

An image from Candie's back-to-school campaign featuring Carly Rae Jepsen.

Media

Carly Rae Jepsen Links With Candie’s for B-t-s

The “Call Me Maybe” songstress will appear in a series of six commercials during the “Teen Choice 2013” broadcast, as well as a series of print advertisements.

clock July 1, 2013David Lipke

Mirte Maas in a fall ad for Carolina Herrera.

Media

Carolina Herrera, Nathaniel Goldberg Reunite

For the second consecutive season, the designer has turned to Goldberg to shoot her advertising.

clock July 1, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Atelier Versace Couture Fall 2013

Couture

Atelier Versace Couture Fall 2013

Donatella Versace’s couture collection was an elegant rendering of the house’s sexy vernacular.

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Uma Thurman

Fashion Scoops

Couture Kicks Off With Versace Show, Party

Couture week got off to a glittering start on Sunday night with Donatella Versace’s Atelier Versace show and after party.

clock June 30, 2013Joelle Diderich

Salma Hayek and Michael Pitt

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Saint Laurent

Pierre Bergé attended the show with the director and star of a new biopic about Yves Saint Laurent.

clock June 30, 2013Joelle Diderich

A rendering of the new H&M store on Fulton Street in Brooklyn.

Retail

H&M Set to Open Brooklyn Store

The Swedish retailer on Wednesday will unveil a 29,000-square-foot store on the heavily trafficked Fulton Street shopping thoroughfare.

clock July 1, 2013Sharon Edelson

A sketch of Armani Privé, to be presented in Paris on July 2.

Couture

Couture’s New Wave: Faces, Shows, Markets

Expect a of variety of fashion comebacks — from double Dutch to major league, plus a mystery one — along with enough parties to empty a wine cellar.

clock July 1, 2013Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Dior’s Social Media Plan for Couture

Word has it the show will feature “exclusive interventions” by the likes of Paolo Roversi, Patrick Demarchelier, Terry Richardson and Willy Vanderperre.

clock July 1, 2013Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld Headed for Dallas

For his next Métiers d’Art show, slated for Dec. 10, the designer is also planning to make a mini movie.

clock July 1, 2013Miles Socha

Penélope Cruz in Loewe’s fall campaign.

Fashion Scoops

Cruz Sisters Design Handbag for Loewe

The Cruz bag was designed by Loewe brand ambassador Penélope Cruz and her sister, Mónica, in collaboration with Stuart Vevers.

clock July 1, 2013Joelle Diderich

Christopher Bailey, Sienna Miller and Mario Testino behind the scenes at Burberry's fall 2013 campaign shoot.

Fashion Scoops

Burberry Taps Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge

The real life loves have been confirmed as the faces of the label’s fall collection.

clock July 1, 2013Belisa Silva

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

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

Business

Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock 16hKristi Ellis

Social Studies