The fashion world might be focused on New York right now, but it was an international crowd helped helped nudge the WWD Global Stock Tracker up 0.03 percent today to 101.98.
Leading the 100-stock tracker were Safilo Group SpA, up 3.5 percent to 12.15 euros, or $15.73; Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group, ahead 3.2 percent to 11.64 Hong Kong dollars, or $1.50, and Nike Inc., up 2.7 percent to $82.04.
Offsetting those declines was Quiksilver Inc., which plummeted 24.7 percent to $2.13 after the company late Thursday surprised Wall Street with a net loss of $220.1 million in the third quarter.
While the broader equity markets were generally off in Asia and Europe, the U.S. turned in a solid day despite disappointing job growth for August.
The S&P 500 closed at a new record high of 2,007.71 and gained 0.5 percent for the day as the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.4 percent to 17,137.36.
U.S. payrolls rose by 142,000 for the month, well below the 220,000 new jobs projected by economists.
The hardest hit European market was in London, where the FTSE 100 fell 0.3 percent to 6,855.10. The Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong slipped 0.2 percent to 25,240.15.