The China Edit | Cult of Luxury, Hermès Weathers Slowdown, Jean-Marc Loubier, Alibaba Plans U.S. Site, Anna Sui

Birkin bag and Citroen 2CV at Hermès exhibition in Shanghai | Source: Flickr

The China Edit is a weekly curation of the most important fashion business news and analysis from and about the world’s largest luxury market.

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The China Edit | Asian Designers, Second-Tier Cities, Shangpin’s New Model, E-Commerce Booms

Dresses by Chinese designer Huishan Zhang | Source: Huishan Zhang

The China Edit is a weekly curation of the most important fashion business news and analysis from and about the world’s largest luxury market.

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Photo Diary | NYFW, Day 7: Michael Kors, Proenza Schouler, Reed Krakoff

Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2014 | Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

NEW YORK, United States — Straight from day seven of New York Fashion Week, BoF's contributing photographer Sonny Vandevelde brings us backstage images from the Michael Kors, Proenza Schouler, Jeremy Scott, Reed Krakoff, Anna Sui and Dion Lee shows.

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Photo Diary | NYFW, Days 6-8: Rodarte, Siki Im, Diesel, Sophie Theallet, Jeremy Scott, Reed Krakoff, Calvin Klein

Rodarte A/W 2013 | Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

NEW YORK, United States — Today, contributing photographer Sonny Vandevelde files backstage imagery from the Rodarte, Siki Im, Diesel, Sophie Theallet, Jeremy Scott, Reed Krakoff, Perry Ellis, Anna Sui and Calvin Klein shows, held over days six, seven and eight of New York fashion week. Sonny Vandevelde is a contributing photographer at The Business of Fashion.

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Hilfiger dreams, Strong Cyber Monday, Saunders for Escada Sport, Primark sets record, Anna Sui book

Tommy Hilfiger | Source: Badische Zeitung

Tommy Hilfiger Dreams of Limitless Horizons (IHT) “‘We are really living the American dream,’ Mr. Hilfiger said, ‘to be a successful brand in the States and in Europe and to steep ourselves in our heritage. But we do it with a sense of humor. We don’t take ourselves too seriously in fashion.’” ‘Cyber Monday’ Sales Show Strength (WSJ) “Online retailers experienced a sales surge

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Adidas sees loss, Sui for Target, Zegna expands in Middle East, Kenneth Cole posts Q1 drop

Adidas ad camapaign, courtesy of Adidas

Adidas issues profit warning (Drapers) “Pre-tax profits at the Adidas group sunk by 97% to just €5 million (£4.4m) in the first three months of 2009. Currency-neutral group sales fell 6% to €2.58 billion (£2.28bn), compared to €2.62bn (£2.32bn) in the first three months of 2009.” The Sui Target (Vogue UK) “ANNA SUI has become the second designer to participate in discount retailer Target’s Designer

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Designers’ cost cutting techniques, Ann Sui’s strategy, Revlon profits fall, Disappearing fashions

The Fashion Week tents at Bryant Park. Image courtesy of Keith Sirchio for BizBash

Fashion Week Designers Fight Gloom With Cost Cuts, Shared Tents (Bloomberg) “As 64 couturiers head into New York Fashion Week, sobered designers plan to slash prices and offer practical clothes in more subdued colors and with fewer flourishes.” Testing Her Strong Suit (New York Times) Anna Sui, a part of the broad middle of the fashion designers, attempts to navigate through the rough retail terrain. Revlon Profits Fall

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