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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

European Brands View U.S. as Growth Market

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Overview

By the dawn's early light, Europe's biggest luxury players can see a wealth of expansion potential in the United States in 2014 — and beyond.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Paule Ka RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Paule Ka RTW Fall 2014

Creative director Serge Cajfinger imagined dressing a “well-traveled art advisor” for his fall collection.

clock March 2, 2014WWD Staff

Sacai RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Sacai RTW Fall 2014

Chitose Abe’s career trajectory has been unconventional, almost to the point of mythic by fashion standards.

clock March 3, 2014WWD Staff

Stella McCartney RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Stella McCartney RTW Fall 2014

Energy. Movement. Function. Utility. Those words, pulled from the designer’s show notes, sum up her overall ethos.

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Aluna Francis and Katy B

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Stella McCartney

Rihanna, Marianne Faithfull and Katy B attended the show.

clock March 3, 2014Joelle Diderich

Redemption Choppers

Fashion Scoops

Redemption Choppers Offers High-End Biker Chic

The Italian brand, now in its third season, has pledged to give 50 percent of its profits to charity.

clock March 3, 2014Alex Wynne

Leonard RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Leonard RTW Fall 2014

Yiqing Yin’s debut collection for the house featured an update on not only its trademark prints, but also on the way they were worn.

clock March 3, 2014WWD Staff

Giambattista Valli RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Giambattista Valli RTW Fall 2014

The designer channeled the notion of PYTs with a lineup that was sophisticated and full of youthful charm.

clock March 3, 2014WWD Staff

Elie Saab RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Elie Saab RTW Fall 2014

The designer’s fall collection was true to the house credo of swanky polish for day and red-carpet bankability for evening.

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Emanuel Ungaro RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Emanuel Ungaro RTW Fall 2014

Fausto Puglisi’s lineup was for “a girl who is tired of showing off, who prefers to dress for herself.”

clock March 3, 2014WWD Staff

Human Resources

Levi’s Bergh’s Compensation Drops in 2013

The executive saw his total compensation slip, while the cash portion of his pay package rose almost 30 percent to $3.5 million.

clock March 3, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Veronique Branquinho RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Veronique Branquinho RTW Fall 2014

A sartorial men’s wear vibe tempered by languid layering informed the designer’s polished lineup for fall.

clock March 3, 2014WWD Staff

Lupita Nyong'o in Miu Miu.

Parties

Aaaaaand Scene: Stars Party After the Oscars

Winners, losers, Oscar newbies and veterans retired to a slew of parties that extended the festivities a bit longer.

clock March 3, 2014Marcy Medina and Lindzi Scharf

Financial

Ascena Profits Drop 32% in Q2

The company saw softness across all of its brands, which includes the Dress Barn, Maurices, Catherines, Lane Bryant and Justice.

clock March 3, 2014David Moin

Alex Turner and Miles Kanes

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Saint Laurent

Miles Kane, Alex Turner, Kate Moss and Catherine Deneuve were part of the eclectic guest list.

clock March 3, 2014Joelle Diderich

Saint Laurent RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Saint Laurent RTW Fall 2014

Hedi Slimane delivered a strong, charming collection, one with an acknowledged debt to John Baldessari.

clock March 3, 2014WWD Staff

Human Resources

Wayne Meichner to Exit Ralph Lauren

Joy Herfel has been promoted to group president of wholesale and retail for the Americas, a new position.

clock March 3, 2014David Moin

A floral print from Alexander Henry Fabrics.

Textiles

L.A. Firms Seeing Production Boost

A resurgence in domestic manufacturing is fueling confidence for textile firms gearing up for the Los Angeles International Textile Show.

clock March 4, 2014Nola Sarkisian-Miller

Dior is planning to open a boutique in SoHo in the fall.

Designer and Luxury

European Brands See U.S. as Growth Market

Europe’s biggest luxury players can see a wealth of expansion potential in the United States this year — and beyond.

clock March 4, 2014Miles Socha

Lucien Pellat-Finet sweater.

Ready To Wear

Playboy Celebrates the Bunny

To mark its 60th anniversary, the brand has teamed up with Special Product Design to create a series of apparel and accessory items.

clock March 4, 2014Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Tory Burch Foundation Taps Bari Mattes

Mattes, who was a senior adviser to New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, joined the foundation as president Monday.

clock March 4, 2014Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

FIT Foundation Gala Honorees Named

This year’s event will honor Linda Fargo of Bergdorf Goodman, Jay Baker and Joan Hornig.

clock March 4, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

J. Crew Rumblings Propel Fast Retailing Stock

Investors in Tokyo liked the idea of Asia’s largest apparel retailer acquiring American retailer J. Crew Group Inc.

clock March 3, 2014Vicki M. Young and Kelly Wetherille and Amanda Kaiser and Sharon Edelson

Suzy Menkes and Jonathan Newhouse

Media

Suzy Menkes Discusses Her Big Move

During a wide-ranging interview on Monday, Menkes reflected on her career, the evolution of fashion journalism, and how people misconstrue her image.

clock March 4, 2014Miles Socha and Laure Guilbault

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

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

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Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

Social Studies