French retail and luxury group PPR returned to growth for the first time after five straight quarters of decline, with a 1.3 percent rise in first-quarter comparable sales, driven by a strong rebound at Gucci Group.
Australia's fashion industry is putting on the glitz for its major annual show next week with prospects brighter after the financial crisis and rising global interest in a new guard of down-under designers.
German premium fashion house Hugo Boss looks ahead to rising earnings in the second half of the year after cautious wholesale orders for the spring/summer collection dented its first-quarter performance.
Brioni, the go-to couturier for the likes of Donald Trump, Prince Andrew and Nelson Mandela, has soldiered on through the global recession doing what it does best, producing hand-sewn bespoke suits for men.
Rajesh Exports Ltd, one of India's top jewellery makers and exporters, plans to open 300 retail stores in India over the next three years, and has lined up a capex of 30-40 billion rupees, a top official said.