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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 22hAmanda 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

Weary Retailers Battle Weak Demand, Traffic

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No, it’s not Black Friday. But retailers have been discounting like Christmas is coming and the price promotions are expected to take a big bite out of second-quarter profits.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fred Sathal Couture Fall 2014

Couture

Fred Sathal Couture Fall 2014

The French designer made her catwalk comeback after an eight-year hiatus.

clock July 6, 2014WWD Staff

"Cry now, laugh later" New York, 1982

Designer and Luxury

Jean-Paul Goude Exhibit Opens at Issey Miyake Museum

The show, titled “Image-Makers,” is part of a group exhibit that opened Friday and serves as a mini retrospective of Goude’s work.

clock July 8, 2014Amanda Kaiser

Delphine Manivet Couture Fall 2014

Couture

Delphine Manivet Couture Fall 2014

Having built a solid business with bespoke bridal, Delphine Manivet’s debut couture collection was a timid, yet promising first step into grand eveningwear.

clock July 9, 2014WWD Staff

Rad Hourani Couture Fall 2014

Couture

Rad Hourani Couture Fall 2014

For fall couture, Rad Hourani’s intricate layers included belted, kimono-wrap jackets and multicollared trenches.

clock July 9, 2014WWD Staff

Rami Kadi Couture Fall 2014

Couture

Rami Kadi Couture Fall 2014

Lebanon-raised designer Rami Kadi riffed on arabesque patterns for his first couture presentation in Paris after three years in business.

clock July 10, 2014WWD Staff

Inside the Gianfranco Lotti boutique

Leather Goods

Gianfranco Lotti Sets Paris Boutique

The Florentine brand is staging a comeback after its acquisition by German investment firm Halder.

clock July 10, 2014Alex Wynne

Serkan Cura Couture Fall 2014

Couture

Serkan Cura Couture Fall 2014

Serkan Cura’s arresting feather creations are finally becoming as wearable as they are dramatic.

clock July 10, 2014WWD Staff

Kate Winslet

Parties

Lancôme Celebrates Nouvelle Vague Project

Kate Winslet was among attendees at the brand’s bash in Paris Wednesday night.

clock July 10, 2014Jennifer Weil

Ralph & Russo Couture Fall 2014

Couture

Ralph & Russo Couture Fall 2014

London-based Ralph & Russo took a cue from interiors photographer Massimo Listri — especially the details and light in his images.

clock July 10, 2014WWD Staff

Julien Dossena and Anouck Duranteau-Loeper

Designer and Luxury

Puig: The Paco Rabanne Project

Designer Julien Dossena and manager Anouck Duranteau-Loeper have set about transforming a classic house.

clock July 11, 2014Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich

A Prada Candy ad featuring Léa Seydoux.

Marketing and Promotion

Puig: Every Picture Tells a Story

The company’s marketing spins tales to seduce consumers.

clock July 11, 2014Cynthia Martens

Jean Paul Gaultier

Designer and Luxury

Jean Paul Gaultier: Still at It

In a wide-ranging conversation with WWD, the designer talked about the allure of low culture, the reality of reality TV, and what women should wear to the moon.

clock July 11, 2014Miles Socha

José Manuel Albesa

Fragrance

Puig’s Brand Architect Talks Fragrance

Chief brand officer José Manuel Albesa commands a unique scope, thanks to a purview spanning all four layers of the company’s fragrance holdings.

clock July 11, 2014Jennifer Weil and Miles Socha and Cynthia Martens and Paulina Szmydke

Loris Azzaro Couture Fall 2014

Couture

Loris Azzaro Couture Fall 2014

Slithery gowns that exposed the flesh through tearlike portholes, as if clawed open by a wild cat, closed couture week in Paris at the Loris Azzaro show.

clock July 10, 2014WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Burberry Lowers Full-Year Guidance

Increasing headwinds from foreign exchange rates forced Burberry Group plc to lower its profit guidance.

clock July 10, 2014Miles Socha

Eileen Ford

Fashion Features

Eileen Ford Dead at 92

The modeling agency pioneer died Wednesday.

clock July 10, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Paco Rabanne’s best-selling 1 Million fragrance.

Fragrance

Puig’s Habit-Forming Fragrances

Senior perfumer Elisabeth Vidal uses the powers of scent to stir sales.

clock July 11, 2014Joelle Diderich

Backstage at Nina Ricci’s fall runway.

Designer and Luxury

Maintaining the Feminine Touch at Nina Ricci

Peter Copping keeps Nina Ricci’s design aesthetic true to the house’s roots.

clock July 11, 2014Miles Socha

Ralph Toledano

Business Features

Ralph Toledano: Puig’s Fashion Captain

The industry veteran and head of Puig’s fashion division is charged with energizing the sector.

clock July 11, 2014Miles Socha

Elana Drell-Szyfer

Human Resources

Elana Drell-Szyfer Named CEO at Laura Geller Beauty

The former executive vice president of global brand strategy at Kenneth Cole has been tapped as chief executive officer.

clock July 10, 2014Jayme Cyk

"Lane Crawford has such an interesting perspective on style and, to me, is one of the best specialty stores in the world...I couldn't resist leaving without a pair of Valentino flats I've been coveting and a Proenza Schouler top."

People

WWD Postcard: Aerin Lauder in Hong Kong

In town to celebrate the “World of Aerin” at Lane Crawford, she managed to fit in some time to explore the island.

clock July 11, 2014Aerin Lauder

Nancy Novogrod

Media

Travel + Leisure’s Nancy Novogrod Retiring

The editor-in-chief plans to write a book and travel for fun.

clock July 10, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Michael Pitt

Parties

Rag & Bone Toasts Men’s Collection

Michael Pitt, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey and assorted models turned out to the Dia Art Foundation’s Chelsea space in New York.

clock July 10, 2014Erik Maza

Versace's Yellow Diamond Intense fragrance.

Fragrance

More Sparkle for Versace’s Yellow Diamond

The brand is launching Versace Yellow Diamond Intense, a highly concentrated eau de parfum that picks up where its eau de toilette predecessor left off.

clock July 11, 2014Cynthia Martens

Kelly Killoren Bensimon and her candle Baiser Rose.

Human Resources

Crafting Beauty Launches Candle Inspired by Kelly Killoren Bensimon

The former model has teamed with François Damide to create Baiser Rose, the first candle in Damide’s new collection inspired by American muses.

clock July 10, 2014Jayme Cyk

Karl Lagerfeld photographing Choupette.

Marketing and Promotion

Karl Lagerfeld’s Choupette to Front Shu Uemura Campaign

Billing it as the first tie-up between a beauty name and a house pet, Shu Uemura will unveil the range in the fall.

clock July 10, 2014Miles Socha

Government and Trade

U.S., China Talk Currency Exchange Rates

The U.S. has pushed China once again toward agreeing in principle on adopting a more market-oriented rate.

clock July 10, 2014Kathleen E. McLaughlin

A Gap store.

Financial

Weary Retailers Battle Weak Demand, Traffic

Price promotions are expected to take a big bite out of second-quarter profits.

clock July 10, 2014David Moin and Arnold J. Karr

Diesel's Only the Brave Wild men's fragrance.

Fragrance

Diesel Turns Wild With New Men’s Scent

The brand’s fragrance franchise is showing a new facet with the Only the Brave Wild, due out next week.

clock July 10, 2014Jennifer Weil

Marc Puig

Beauty Features

Marc Puig Discusses Puig’s Ambitious Plans

The family’s third-generation chief executive officer outlines strategic initiatives to carry the company forward.

clock July 11, 2014Jennifer Weil

Antonio Puig

Beauty Features

Puig’s First Century: A Timeline

Highlights from Puig’s first hundred years.

clock July 11, 2014WWD Staff

Mariano Puig

Business Features

Puig at 100: A Patriarch Reflects

Born in Barcelona in 1927, Mariano Puig, one of founder Antonio Puig’s four sons, held the role of chief executive officer from 1957 until 1998.

clock July 11, 2014Jennifer Weil

Caroline Brown and Carolina Herrera

Designer and Luxury

Carolina Herrera’s Elegant World

The designer and brand president Caroline Brown discuss building a multidimensional house.

clock July 11, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Fashion Film Festival Milano to Run With Fashion Week

As part of its ongoing rejuvenation and internationalization, Milan Fashion Week in September will be bookended by the first Fashion Film Festival Milano.

clock July 11, 2014Luisa Zargani

Cole Haan’s brand ambassador Dree Hemingway is in the fall campaign.

Footwear

Cole Haan Expansion Takes Global Viewpoint

Now owned by Apax Partners, the brand is launching a multifaceted strategy to accelerate growth, which goes into high gear this fall.

clock July 11, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

The Reveal fragrance by Calvin Klein.

Fragrance

Calvin Klein Bares It All With Reveal

The house is hoping to unveil a new olfactory category with the fragrance launch: a solar oriental.

clock July 11, 2014Julie Naughton

Products from Philosophy's No Reason to Hide collection.

Skin Care

Philosophy Boosting Skin Care, Launching Charity

Next week, the brand will unveil its charity arm, the Hope & Grace Initiative.

clock July 11, 2014Julie Naughton

Financial

American Apparel Shares Jump

Investors drove shares of up 21.3 percent on Thursday.

clock July 10, 2014Evan Clark

Raf Simons Men's RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Scoops

E-commerce Site Launching for Raf Simons’ Men’s Collection With Sterling Ruby

Inthenameof.be is to open for business on Tuesday and close Sept. 1, each week offering a group of items for a limited time.

clock July 11, 2014Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Giuseppe Zanotti Celebrating 20th Anniversary in Ibiza

Giuseppe Zanotti continues the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of his luxury footwear label.

clock July 11, 2014Alessandra Turra

Essentialist

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

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clock December 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

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