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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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Wes Gordon, the adopted Native New Yorker, on designing for Carolina Herrera

Wes Gordon, the adopted Native New Yorker, on designing for Carolina Herrera

It’s hard to think of a designer more in synch with a great fashion house than Wes Gordon, the creative director of Carolina Herrera. We Zoomed Wes to discuss creating for an iconic house and designing in the pandemic.
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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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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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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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Mytheresa rides growth wave in Q2, profits continue to climb

Mytheresa rides growth wave in Q2, profits continue to climb

​Mytheresa was yet another luxury e-tailer seeing its sales soaring during the pandemic with the newly-listed German company saying it enjoyed a sales uplift of 32.9% in its second quarter.
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Prada mutates for next winter; Moschino goes retro

Prada mutates for next winter; Moschino goes retro

Two diametrically opposed women walked the Milanese runway on Thursday. On the one hand, there was Moschino's sensuously sophisticated 1940s lady, on the other, the shifting, enshrouding silhouette proposed by Prada. 
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Net loss soars at Farfetch, but it hails sales surge and key EBITDA milestone

Net loss soars at Farfetch, but it hails sales surge and key EBITDA milestone

Like many other online fashion retailers, Farfetch saw soaring demand last year and said on Thursday that its 2020 gross merchandise value topped $3bn, up 49% year-on-year. Meanwhile revenue rose 64% to $1.7bn.
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Max Mara fetes its 70th anniversary with élan

Max Mara fetes its 70th anniversary with élan

Max Mara feted the 70th anniversary of the Italian fashion house with energy and élan on Thursday, in a show video shot inside the Triennale, Milan’s famed art exhibition space.
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Brunello Cucinelli: A rare runway display from headquarters in Solomeo

Brunello Cucinelli: A rare runway display from headquarters in Solomeo

Brunello Cuccinelli staged a rare runway show, albeit without leaving his headquarters in Solomeo, his philanthropic village in Umbria and featuring a score of stationary models. 
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Welcome back! Shaftesbury promises London shoppers excitement post-lockdown

Welcome back! Shaftesbury promises London shoppers excitement post-lockdown

Shopper can expect an “animated, interesting and welcoming” return when retail restrictions are lifted next month. That’s the upbeat promise from London retail property giant Shaftesbury Thursday. 
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Birkenstock 'to be sold' to L Catterton for €4bn - report

Birkenstock 'to be sold' to L Catterton for €4bn - report

​It looks like the long rumoured private equity takeover of family-owned Birkenstock could actually be happening soon. L Catterton, the group with close links to LVMH, is said to be “nearing an agreement” to buy it.
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Kith opens first European store in Paris

Kith opens first European store in Paris

The American brand founded by Ronnie Fieg is opening a store in the French capital. Spread over three floors, the 16,000-square-foot location not only offers the label's latest collections, but also a restaurant. 
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