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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 9hAmanda 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 16hLayla Ilchi

Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

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

clock 23hNyima Pratten

Rudes Exits J Brand, CEO Search Begins

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Overview

Jeff Rudes seems to prefer being an entrepreneur rather than a manager. Rudes on Tuesday stepped down as chief executive officer of J Brand, the premium denim leader he founded nearly a decade ago.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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In the southern town of Gurao, more than 1,000 large underwear and bra factories have sprung up in the past decade. Recent economic changes have created tougher competition and smaller profit margins.

Activewear

Spotlight on Gurao, China’s ‘Hometown of Underwear’

Featuring more than 1,000 full-scale factories, the town has become one of China’s prime hot spots for making intimate apparel.

clock May 22, 2014Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Resort 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Resort 2015

Named “Urban Poetry,” Sonia by Sonia Rykiel’s resort collection offered city ease with a subversive edge.

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Veronica Beard Resort 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Veronica Beard Resort 2015

Iconic New York socialites such as Babe Paley in “midcentury Jamaica” informed Veronica Swanson Beard and Veronica Miele Beard for resort.

clock May 22, 2014WWD Staff

Maison Martin Margiela Resort 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Maison Martin Margiela Resort 2015

“Detachable cuts where garments open and close around a free moving body” is how the press notes described the brand’s resort lineup.

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MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Resort 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Resort 2015

The design team merged Japanese and American influences.

clock May 22, 2014WWD Staff

M Missoni Resort 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

M Missoni Resort 2015

Inspired by the laid-back spirit of Jamaica, Angela Missoni imbued a relaxed, youthful mood on her lineup.

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DKNY Resort 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

DKNY Resort 2015

Feather, fringe and fantasy were key ingredients in DKNY’s resort collection.

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Bella Thorne

People

Bella Thorne Talks ‘Blended,’ Modeling, Fashion and More

The actress stars in the big summer comedy “Blended” alongside Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler.

clock May 23, 2014Sharon Edelson

Selfridges in London.

Retail

Selfridges to Expand Accessories Area

London retailer plans to more than double the size of its luxury handbag space.

clock May 26, 2014Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Rosita Missoni, Claudio Del Vecchio and Simonetta Stronati Awarded

They were made Cavaliere del Lavoro, one of the highest honors bestowed by the president of the Italian Republic.

clock May 26, 2014Luisa Zargani

A look from Coven Garden.

Sportswear

China’s Trendy Launches New Brand

Coven Garden is aimed at women aged 30 to 45, counterbalancing the company’s portfolio of more youth-orientated labels.

clock May 27, 2014Lara Farrar

House of Holland RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Features

DHL, IMG Fashion Reveal Award Winners

Four designers have won the opportunity to further their international growth plans for showing their collections during fashion week events.

clock May 27, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Missoni Resort 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Missoni Resort 2015

Angela Missoni played on the brand’s signature graphic motifs, juxtaposing bold, summery colors with black.

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Retail

Levi’s Scales Back Orders in Cambodia

Recent government crackdown has been a major cause of concern for international unions and major clothing brands.

clock May 27, 2014Dene-Hern Chen

Escada Resort 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Escada Resort 2015

A trip to Los Angeles provided the foundation for fashion director Daniel Wingate’s latest collection for the brand.

clock May 27, 2014WWD Staff

Denim

Jeff Rudes Exits J Brand, CEO Search Begins

On an interim basis, he will be succeeded by Andrew Rosen. Lynne Koplin continues as president.

clock May 27, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Kiesza in Fendi.

People

Kiesza Gets Into the Groove

WWD caught up with the 25-year-old Canadian pop star on the rise in Cannes, France, where she parachuted in to fete a collaboration with Fendi.

clock May 28, 2014Paulina Szmydke

A rendering of a bus shelter featuring Comptoir des Cotonniers’ Fast Shopping concept.

Retail

Comptoir des Cotonniers Launches ‘Fast Shopping’ Concept

European customers can use their mobile phones to scan and buy tagged items on bus shelters, café tables, Uber cars, magazines, T-shirts or tote bags.

clock May 28, 2014Joelle Diderich

Esteban Cortazar

Designer and Luxury

Esteban Cortazar Gets Investor

London-based MH Luxe Ltd. has taken a significant minority stake in the label, which Cortazar relaunched in 2012 as an online exclusive with Net-a-porter.

clock May 28, 2014Miles Socha and Nina Jones

Burberry Prorsum Resort 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Burberry Prorsum Resort 2015

Inspired by the graphic covers of poetry and fiction works from the early 20th century, Christopher Bailey took a bookish turn for resort.

clock May 28, 2014WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Donata Minelli Tapped as Adam Lippes CEO

Prior to this, Minelli had been serving as an adviser to the designer, who relaunched his brand last year.

clock May 28, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Tacori’s rings

Jewelry

JCK Preview: Glittering in Vegas

A multitude of launches will greet retailers amid the shine.

clock May 28, 2014Marcy Medina

Blackbird and the Snow

Jewelry

JCK Preview: Ones to Watch

These four jewelry lines are making their JCK debuts.

clock May 28, 2014Rebecca Dancer

Stroili Italian Jewels’ 23-karat rose gold-plated bronze earrings with diamond-cut rhodium-plated bronze wire.

Jewelry

JCK Preview: Coming Up Rosy

Fast becoming the new gold standard in fine jewelry, rose gold looks spectacular when paired with diamonds, real or faux.

clock May 28, 2014Roxanne Robinson

Media

Kim and Kanye Release First Wedding Images Over Social Media

In an uncharacteristically camera-shy move, Kardashian and West have chosen not to shop around their wedding photos to the celebrity tabloids.

clock May 28, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Media

Cosmopolitan Launching Fun Fearless Life Conference

The two-day event is geared toward young women primarily in their 20s who are looking for career advice and inspiration.

clock May 28, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Massimo Vignelli

Human Resources

Massimo Vignelli Dies at 83

Ambidextrous as he was in many disciplines of design, Vignelli spoke of the profession with the same degree of precision he used in his work.

clock May 28, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Milan Men’s Fashion Week Sees Calendar Changes

Jil Sander will forgo a runway show, opting for a presentation on June 22. Meanwhile, Tod’s now has a slot on the calendar.

clock May 28, 2014Luisa Zargani

Sneakers from Tom Ford.

Fashion Scoops

Tom Ford Launching Luxe Sneakers for Fall

The designer will offer high- and low-top models in seven colors of leather and five in velvet.

clock May 28, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Italian Retailer OVS Partners With Google Enterprise

The tech firm will develop a range of technological tools for both the company’s retail network and internal organization.

clock May 28, 2014Alessandra Turra

Essentialist

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

Business

Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock 17hKristi Ellis

Social Studies