Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com’s revenues grew at their slowest pace on record in the first quarter as China’s tech giants start to tap out their existing user bases, though its 21% expansion marginally beat forecasts.
The winter womenswear collections on show in Paris this weekend oscillated between a dark, rocky feel at Haider Ackermann, Balmain and Altuzarra, and a light and polychromatic aesthetic at Issey Miyake and Rahul Mishra.
The glitzy annual fashion show hits the stage in China on Monday night for the first time, but will do so without several stars who had been expected to attend, including model Gigi Hadid and pop singer Katy Perry.
Wood fashioned into lace and sculpted into evening dresses: the Hanae Mori Manuscrit label led the way this Tokyo Fashion Week in showing the world the original craftmanship that helps set Japan apart from the crowd.
Investors gearing up for the initial public offering of Ant Financial, the $60 bn online finance arm spun off by e-commerce giant Alibaba, will have to wait until at least late 2017 as the business puts growth first.