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Hermès Homme: Performance broadcast from the world’s greatest furniture warehouse

Hermès Homme: Performance broadcast from the world’s greatest furniture warehouse

The architecture was almost as much a star as the clothes in the latest "performance broadcast" by the esteemed house of Hermès, which unveiled its Fall 2021 collection for men on Saturday. 
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Loewe's latest menswear: Clothing in a literary context

Loewe's latest menswear: Clothing in a literary context

Fashion’s latest show-in-a-book came from Loewe, in a collection unveiled Saturday that revolves around the work of Joe Brainard, the New York artist noted for Pop Art, subversive comic books and faux religious collage.
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Wales Bonner completes her fashion trilogy with Saint Lucia chic

Wales Bonner completes her fashion trilogy with Saint Lucia chic

Black culture encountered British classicism again at Wales Bonner, where the leitmotif this season was the poetry of Derek Walcott, the Nobel Prize winner born on the small Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. 
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Paul Smith’s remastered Greatest Hits for second half-century

Paul Smith’s remastered Greatest Hits for second half-century

Not many designers can ever boast that they have entered a second half-century of career, but Sir Paul Smith can, and did, this week – celebrating with a remastered menswear collection of many of his greatest hits.
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Despite the pandemic, Paris Haute Couture Week enjoying a renaissance

Despite the pandemic, Paris Haute Couture Week enjoying a renaissance

Pandemic or not, the ultimate expression of luxury in fashion, the Paris haute couture season, will debut digitally Monday with almost 30 houses vying for the attention of the world’s most expensively dressed women.
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Dior Men: Dandy militarism before a private audience

Dior Men: Dandy militarism before a private audience

No live runway show, but some phygital fun on Friday in Paris menswear fashion season from Kim Jones at Dior Men, who melded the tropical moodiness of artist Peter Doig with the pop-militarist mode of his imagination.
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UK consumer confidence suffers from the January blues, outlook dips

UK consumer confidence suffers from the January blues, outlook dips

‘Vaccination no shot in the arm for UK consumer confidence’ is Friday’s telling headline from GfK’s economic reading for January that reflects a less optimistic view from a population stuck in winter lockdown.
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Rikard Frost is new Filippa K CEO, starts this spring

Rikard Frost is new Filippa K CEO, starts this spring

Scandinavian fashion label Filippa K has named Alexander Wang’s Rikard Frost as its new CEO as of April, marking “an exciting new chapter for the brand” as it grows internationally.
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Charles Tyrwhitt sales plunged last year, but CEO hopeful of rebound

Charles Tyrwhitt sales plunged last year, but CEO hopeful of rebound

​The founder of shirts specialist Charles Tyrwhitt said business “fell off a cliff” last year as stores were forced to close, consumers reined-in spending and worked from home so his products stayed on the rails.
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Fashion sales rose in December but 2020 a disaster, NWEC urges more support

Fashion sales rose in December but 2020 a disaster, NWEC urges more support

December’s official retail sales on Friday drew a line under what was a disastrous year for retailing and especially for fashion, although the month itself was relatively buoyant in the circumstances.
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Victoria Beckham pre-Covid losses grow, underlying progress in right direction

Victoria Beckham pre-Covid losses grow, underlying progress in right direction

Losses widened at Victoria Beckham’s fashion company, despite rising sales, in the year before the pandemic as it invested in its beauty launch, results due to be filed at Companies House have shown.
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Australian Fashion Week gains new title partner, announces schedule

Australian Fashion Week gains new title partner, announces schedule

Ahead of the 2021 fashion season, Australian Fashion Week has gained a new title sponsor as it evolves its mission to focus on accessibility, diversity and inclusion, and sustainability. 
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Kamala Harris’ inauguration looks boost buzz around Black-led brands

Kamala Harris’ inauguration looks boost buzz around Black-led brands

According to LaunchMetrics, the looks worn by the U.S.’s first female vice president at this week’s Presidential Inauguration stirred up significant interest around Christopher John Rogers, Sergio Hudson and Pyer Moss.
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Louis Vuitton: The new Black office culture

Louis Vuitton: The new Black office culture

Nice to finally see someone spending a ton of money on a fashion video, as Louis Vuitton unveiled an elegiac collection video on Thursday in Paris menswear week that addressed Black culture head on.
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Rick Owens: Fashionable heroes at a Venetian military shrine

Rick Owens: Fashionable heroes at a Venetian military shrine

President Joe Biden began his presidency honoring the fallen dead at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington on Wednesday. A day later, Rick Owens staged his  show at a Venetian shrine to soldiers lost in war.
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Mytheresa CEO Michael Kliger on taking fashion’s latest billion-dollar brand public

Mytheresa CEO Michael Kliger on taking fashion’s latest billion-dollar brand public

If anyone is enjoying a great January it has to be Michael Kliger, CEO of Mytheresa.com, who this month pulled off an IPO valuing the online retailer at $2.2 billion. We spoke with him three hours before going  public.
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