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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

Lululemon Surprise: Day to Exit as CEO

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Overview

Shares of Lululemon Athletica Inc. plummeted in after-market trading after the company said the woman credited with much of its explosive growth, Christine Day, would be leaving the yoga apparel retailer.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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A rendering of the Christian Louboutin shop inside Saks Fifth Avenue.

Retail

Saks to Open Christian Louboutin Shop

The New York flagship is being pumped up with a shop-in-shop for the designer, as part of a tweaking of the 10022-Shoe floor.

clock June 7, 2013David Moin

Jason Wu

Designer and Luxury

Jason Wu Named Boss Women’s Artistic Director

The designer will be responsible for the creative direction of all product lines and “image relevant” aspects of the womenswear and accessories collections.

clock June 10, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg and Melissa Drier

Givenchy Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Givenchy Resort 2014

The lineup was a smart continuation of the floral prints and layered bodice look Riccardo Tisci established for fall, done in a more commercially minded way.

clock June 10, 2013WWD Staff

Retail

Andrew Jennings to Run Karstadt Until Yearend

Executive would not specify his reasons for leaving the Essen-based department store group, other than to note that his contract is over.

clock June 10, 2013Melissa Drier

Fausto Puglisi Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Fausto Puglisi Resort 2014

The designer’s resort lineup was a combustible combination of Miami heat and Italian glitz.

clock June 10, 2013WWD Staff

Maiyet Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Maiyet Resort 2014

Fresh and sporty formed the baseline of the collection, which president and creative director Kristy Caylor likened to new takes on a uniform.

clock June 10, 2013WWD Staff

Diane von Furstenberg Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Diane von Furstenberg Resort 2014

She called the collection “Kaleidoscope” because of its wide range of pieces that can be worn together or stand on their own.

clock June 10, 2013WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Activists Push Wal-Mart on Bangladesh, Worker Treatment

North American alliance is moving forward with their own fire and safety plan for the Asian country.

clock June 10, 2013Kristi Ellis and Arthur Friedman

Pete Yorn and J.D. King

Lifestyle

Pete Yorn and J.D. King Talk New Band, The Olms

The musicians are prepping to tour the East Coast this summer.

clock June 10, 2013Khanh T.L. Tran

Alexander Lewis Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Alexander Lewis Resort 2014

The newbie designer from London showed a cool mix of summery basics and specialty pieces inspired by Asian expats and surf culture.

clock June 10, 2013WWD Staff

Nigo

Designer and Luxury

Nigo Talks Life After A Bathing Ape

Tomoaki Nagao will pursue different projects, including the development of his new clothing brand, Human Made, and a retail venture called Cold Coffee.

clock June 10, 2013Kaname Murakami and Chikako Ichinoi

Prabal Gurung Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Prabal Gurung Resort 2014

The designer amped up colors, prints and textures, often putting all three in the same look.

clock June 10, 2013WWD Staff

Ready To Wear

Ann Inc. Unveils FIT Scholarship

Kay Krill revealed that the company will endow a full-year scholarship annually and in perpetuity to a student with a passion for women’s design.

clock June 11, 2013David Moin

Christine Day

Human Resources

Lululemon’s Christine Day to Leave Firm

The announcement of the chief executive officer’s departure was made at the same time the company posted first-quarter results.

clock June 10, 2013Vicki M. Young

Acne Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Acne Resort 2014

Deconstructed tailoring contrasted with fluidity has become a staple at the brand, and for resort, Jonny Johansson toed that line again.

clock June 10, 2013WWD Staff

Rochas Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Rochas Resort 2014

Marco Zanini used motifs from the sea, like crabs, oysters, starfish and stingrays, which he featured as prints or jacquards on tops, skirts and dresses.

clock June 10, 2013WWD Staff

Jeans from the Stella McCartney denim line.

Denim

Stella McCartney to Expand Denim

The designer is hoping to make a bigger business out of jeans for spring 2014.

clock June 11, 2013Jessica Iredale

Chloé Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Chloé Resort 2014

Clare Waight Keller achieved a “barefoot attitude” mood beautifully via relaxed, sporty silhouettes with a chic undercurrent.

clock June 10, 2013WWD Staff

Norma Kamali Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Norma Kamali Resort 2014

This season, Kamali built on her iconic pin-up swimsuit style from the early Seventies with a broad line of new options.

clock June 10, 2013WWD Staff

Carol Ramsey designed the swimwear for the runway show.

Intimates

Sexy Swimsuits Set for ‘Magic City’ Show in Times Square

Eight women and two men will strut their vintage stuff in New York on Wednesday to promote the second season of the series, which begins Friday.

clock June 11, 2013Sharon Edelson

Badgley Mischka Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Badgley Mischka Resort 2014

Embellishments and beading were strategically placed to give the dresses, which referenced looks from the Sixties cult movie “The Party,” a modern twist.

clock June 10, 2013WWD Staff

Astrowives Pat White (right) and Pat McDivitt (left) and the Whites' children, Bonnie and Eddie III, visit Mission Control and sit with flight director Chris Kraft, during Gemini 4 (during which Ed White performed the first U.S. spacewalk), June 1965.

People

Married to the Moon: Lily Koppel Discusses ‘The Astronaut Wives Club’

As research for her latest tome, the author spent a year traveling around the country visiting the wives and delving through closets and photo albums.

clock June 11, 2013Alessandra Codinha

Carven Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Carven Resort 2014

A coffee-table book of Malian photographer Malick Sidibé’s work in the Sixties inspired Guillaume Henry this season.

clock June 10, 2013WWD Staff

Financial

Southeastern Cuts Stake in Saks Inc.

O. Mason Hawkins appears to have used the recent speculation about the retailer’s future as a profit-taking opportunity.

clock June 11, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Alberta Ferretti Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Alberta Ferretti Resort 2014

Resort is about a traveler who uses her world experiences and channels them in her wardrobe.

clock June 10, 2013WWD Staff

Arnaud Maillard and Alvaro Castejón

Designer and Luxury

Azzaro Taps Spanish Duo as Creative Directors

Arnaud Maillard and Alvaro Castejón will unveil a pre-collection of roughly 25 styles on July 5 at the French fashion house’s boutique in Paris.

clock June 11, 2013Barbara Barker

Philosophy by Natalie Ratabesi Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Philosophy by Natalie Ratabesi Resort 2014

The designer took inspiration from the open-air concert and music festival phenomenon.

clock June 10, 2013WWD Staff

Catherine Walsh

Human Resources

Catherine Walsh Promoted at Coty Inc.

After a dozen years marketing some of the biggest brands in the stable, she has been elevated to a role of marketing the entire parent company itself.

clock June 11, 2013Pete Born

Thom Browne Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Thom Browne Resort 2014

The designer’s clothes for resort were quite literally turned inside out, upside down and back to front.

clock June 10, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Céline Opts to Keep Resort Under Wraps

On Monday, the house held mini-shows for press, WWD included, although the plan is to keep Phoebe Philo’s most recent design activity secret for a while.

clock June 11, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Issey Miyake Taps Yusuke Takahashi for Men’s Wear

The designer’s first line, for spring 2014, will be shown in Paris on June 27.

clock June 11, 2013Katherine Grant Albert

Fashion Scoops

Commemorative Concert Mark Anniversary of Yves Saint Laurent’s Death

The likes of Catherine Deneuve, Betty Catroux and Thadée Klossowski de Rola filed into an intimate amphitheater at the Opéra Bastille for the two-hour session.

clock June 11, 2013Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Ermenegildo Zegna Planning Art Installation for Stefano Pilati’s Debut

The fashion show, scheduled for June 22, the first day of Milan Men’s Fashion Week, will be staged in Piazza VI Febbraio, the city’s old fairgrounds.

clock June 11, 2013Luisa Zargani

Media

John Galliano to Sit for Interview With Charlie Rose

He’ll be taping, on his own, with Rose on Wednesday for an hour with an air date yet to be determined, a spokeswoman for the designer said.

clock June 11, 2013Erik Maza

Sarah Jessica Parker

Media

Marie Claire Hosts Women Taking the Lead Lunch

Tory Burch, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Sarah Jessica Parker and Katie Couric were among the honorees.

clock June 11, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Media

Michael Kors Interviews Aerin Lauder for Aspen Peak Magazine

The designer, who’s been friends with Lauder for nearly 20 years, conducts a Q&A with her for the magazine’s summer issue.

clock June 11, 2013Lisa Lockwood

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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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