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At Giorgio Armani, lush iridescence; at Sportmax, femme fatale fun

At Giorgio Armani, lush iridescence; at Sportmax, femme fatale fun

A study in contrasts on Saturday morning at Milan Fashion Week, as two key fashion marques played against their reputations. Giorgio Armani showing evening ideas but as daywear, Sportmax revolutionizing its DNA.
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Paris Fashion Week: 92 shows this March, a Tik Tok collab and a V&A linkup

Paris Fashion Week: 92 shows this March, a Tik Tok collab and a V&A linkup

Pandemic or not, Paris Fashion Week, which starts a 10-day season on Monday, March 1, can boast a schedule with 92 women’s ready-to-wear brands, almost a dozen newcomers and several important debuts.
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Margaret Zhang named editor-in-chief of Vogue China

Margaret Zhang named editor-in-chief of Vogue China

The 27-year-old Chinese-Australian fashion influencer has been appointed as editor-in-chief of Vogue China, becoming the youngest person to hold the position at any of the magazine’s international editions.
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Louis Vuitton drops out of Parisian calendar this season

Louis Vuitton drops out of Parisian calendar this season

LVMH's star label, which was set to show at the close of Paris Fashion Week, has postponed its virtual presentation by one day. The house will now unveil its collection for Fall/Winter 2021-22 on Wednesday, March 10. 
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U.S. consumer spending rebounds in January

U.S. consumer spending rebounds in January

U.S. consumer spending rebounded strongly in January as the government doled out additional pandemic relief money to low-income households and new Covid-19 infections dropped, setting up the economy for faster growth.
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Klarna transactions value jumps amid 'buy now, pay later' boom

Klarna transactions value jumps amid 'buy now, pay later' boom

Swedish “buy now, pay later” company Klarna on Thursday reported a jump in transactions using its platform and in net operating income in 2020, helped by its expansion in the United States and other markets.
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Birkenstock steps into big league with new luxury owners

Birkenstock steps into big league with new luxury owners

Germany's flat sandal maker Birkenstock stepped into the luxury league on Friday, with an LVMH-backed company and the French group's billionaire owner Bernard Arnault snapping up the iconic brand.
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Digital edition of Première Vision show records 35,000 sessions

Digital edition of Première Vision show records 35,000 sessions

The online edition of the Parisian textile/apparel trade show recorded a strong rise in audience compared to last autumn. Its next physical edition, originally planned for July 2021, will be held instead in September.
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Tod’s: All about Italian irony

Tod’s: All about Italian irony

Post-modernist fashion is on the rise at Tod’s, where creative director Walter Chiapponi played ironically with many of the house’s codes in an eye-catching display.
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Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki launches new label, Hula

Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki launches new label, Hula

One of the most influential names in fashion of the last 60 years has launched a new label. Barbara Hulanicki – the founder of Biba – is unveiling a new wholesale brand that shows clear links to the Biba aesthetic.
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Allbirds launches plastic-free Plant Leather with Natural Fiber Welding investment

Allbirds launches plastic-free Plant Leather with Natural Fiber Welding investment

​Ethical footwear brand Allbirds has invested $2 million into a material innovation firm, Natural Fiber Welding, and the result is what it claims to be the world’s most sustainable leather alternative for fashion.
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Boss unveils first Chris Hemsworth campaign under new deal

Boss unveils first Chris Hemsworth campaign under new deal

​After the announcement by Hugo Boss that Chris Hemsworth would go from fronting fragrance to become the key international face of the Boss brand from SS21, it has unveiled its first fashion campaign featuring the actor
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Phase Eight chief Pickering to quit this spring

Phase Eight chief Pickering to quit this spring

UK women’s fashion brand Phase Eight is to part ways with its managing director Simon Pickering,  and doesn’t expect to hire a replacement.
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Protecting cashmere’s future: John Lewis to fund Inner Mongolia wool programme

Protecting cashmere’s future: John Lewis to fund Inner Mongolia wool programme

John Lewis is upping its eco credentials with three years of support for a sustainable cashmere programme run by the Sustainable Fibre Alliance (SFA).
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Outdoor Voices names Gabrielle Conforti as new CEO

Outdoor Voices names Gabrielle Conforti as new CEO

In the role, the former Urban Outfitters president will be focused on creating new products, building on the brand’s 'Recreationalist' community, and architecting the future vision of the brand. 
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Steve Madden ends year with revenue decline

Steve Madden ends year with revenue decline

Steve Madden Ltd. announced a 32.8 percent decrease in full year revenues on Thursday, as the company continues to feel the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. 
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