All About Asia

Du Juan was the first major Chinese model to strike it big on the international fashion scene.

People

Chinese Modeling Pioneer Du Juan on #MeToo in China and Her Career Moves

A breakthrough face for Asian models, Du looks back on her career and what lies next.

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Australian vitamins line BEAR

Beauty Features

Lane Crawford Steps Up Well-being Offer With Australia’s Bear Vitamins

The luxury retailer will roll out the Australian supplement line into its eight stores in Hong Kong and China and lanecrawford.com.

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Kozue Akimoto

People

Kozue Akimoto Talks Being 30 and Celebrating Birthday at Fuji Rock

The Japanese beauty put out a book celebrating memories from her 30th year.

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Chinese shipping containers sit at a U.S. dock.

Business Features

Handbags, Textiles Hit in New $200 Billion Tariffs; China Promises Retaliation

The 10 percent levy could come into effect as early as September.

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Secoo's experiential showroom center in Shanghai.

Financial

JD.com and L Catterton to Invest $175 Million in Secoo

The transaction offers Secoo a chance to collaborate with existing L Catterton porfolio companies and boost its recognition internationally.

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The Asian semifinalists of the International Woolmark Prize 2018.

Fashion Features

Woolmark Prize Asia Semifinal Winners Named

The labels I-Am-Chen, Youser, Yohei Ohno, and Angel Chen will move on to compete in the finals in early 2019.

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Wang Jian, co-chairman of HNA Group

Human Resources

HNA Group Co-chairman Wang Jian Dies in France

Wang was in Provence on a business trip and died in an accident, the company said, but provided no further details.

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A Seafolly campaign.

Business Features

Seafolly Swimwear Heads to China

It will begin offering its quintessential Australian beachwear on Tmall starting in early July.

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Sydney industrial designer Tom Fereday, winner of Lane Crawford's inaugural Australian Creative Call Out

Fashion Scoops

Lane Crawford Reveals Australian Creative Call Out Winners

Thirteen Australian brands have been chosen to take part in the eighth round of the luxury retailer’s talent incubator program.

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Instagram's head of fashion partnerships Eva Chen speaking at an Instagram business breakfast at Sydney's Beta Bar, June 14, 2018.

Technology

Eva Chen’s Australian Road Show

Timed to coincide with the rollout of new business tools in Asia Pacific, Instagram’s head of fashion partnerships traveled down to speak in Sydney and Melbourne.

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The name 'K11 Musea' is an abbreviation of the phrase "a muse by the sea."

Retail

Adrian Cheng’s K11 Malls Goes Further Upscale With ‘Musea’ Opening

Positioned on Hong Kong’s waterfront, the venue will be the most premium of all the K11 art mall concepts.

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Anna Sui speaking at WWD's China summit in Xian.

Business Features

Anna Sui Thinks Fashion Newcomers Should Work in China and Learn Chinese

The designer talked about the growth of her brand in Asia, especially in beauty, and her upcoming ath-leisure line for China.

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Tod's ceo Diego Della Valle at WWD's China summit in Xian.

Business Features

Multiple Designers Could Be Way Forward at Tod’s

Chief executive officer Diego Della Valle said a sole designer is not necessarily the structure that best fits the modern young consumer.

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Sung-Joo Kim

Business Features

Sung Joo Kim on Catching Gen Z’s Attention, All Three Seconds of It

“They are enfant terrible. They are so smart,” owner Sung Joo Kim said.

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Designer Phillip Lim (left) and Wen Zhou ( right) at WWD's China summit in Xian.

Business Features

Phillip Lim, Wen Zhou on Holding Traditional Chinese Values

The Chinese-American designer who is helping to lead a crafted-in-China movement explains how his heritage has shaped his mind-set.

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