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Vestiaire Collective valuation rises to $1.7bn as it raises more funds

Vestiaire Collective valuation rises to $1.7bn as it raises more funds

French luxury resale site Vestiaire Collective’s onward march is continuing with news that it has raised a further €178m in new finance, six months after a previous funding round. The firm is now valued at $1.7bn.
Luxury
Balenciaga makes phygital haute couture with Fortnite

Balenciaga makes phygital haute couture with Fortnite

Four characters from the video game – Doggo, Ramirez, Knight and Banshee – will now be able to don pieces inspired by collections from the French luxury house, which is also releasing physical Fortnite apparel. 
Luxury
Matchesfashion names Paolo de Cesare CEO

Matchesfashion names Paolo de Cesare CEO

Matchesfashion has named a new CEO, six months after the departure of its previous leader Ajay Kavan. The new chief executive is Paolo de Cesare, who had run Paris-based department store group Printemps until March 2020.
Luxury
YNAP opens "cutting-edge" distribution centre, boosts Net-A-Porter stock capaity

YNAP opens "cutting-edge" distribution centre, boosts Net-A-Porter stock capaity

Net-A-Porter and Mr Porter have received a major logistics boost as owner Yoox Net-A-Porter has officially opened its new “cutting-edge” logistics hub in Landriano, near Milan.
Luxury
LFW: Simone Rocha, Roksanda, Paul & Joe and Osman

LFW: Simone Rocha, Roksanda, Paul & Joe and Osman

London Fashion Week’s final day of major shows on Monday was the latest tour around the capital, from outdoor Hyde Park art centre to East End church with stops in Mayfair, from gentleman’s club to concept restaurant.
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Milan prepares for intense fashion week spread around four corners of the city

Milan prepares for intense fashion week spread around four corners of the city

The Milan women’s fashion week starts on Tuesday with a schedule of 173 events, 65of them catwalk shows, featuring the return of Cavalli, Versace and Jil Sander, MM6’s first physicalshow and many interesting new names.
Fashion
Isabel Marant appoints Kim Bekker as artistic director

Isabel Marant appoints Kim Bekker as artistic director

The Parisian fashion house has appointed the Dutch designer, who has worked in its studio for more than ten years, as its new artistic director. She will be responsible for both the brand's men's and womenswear.
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Cavalli to open $545 million luxury skyscraper in Dubai with Damac

Cavalli to open $545 million luxury skyscraper in Dubai with Damac

Italian fashion house Cavalli said on Monday it would open a $545 million ultra-luxurious skyscraper in Dubai in collaboration with real estate developer Damac Properties, aimed at reviving the luxury brand.
Luxury
​Fix UK’s ‘broken’ business rates system or many more stores will shut - BRC

​Fix UK’s ‘broken’ business rates system or many more stores will shut - BRC

Britain’s “broken” business rates system needs urgent reform otherwise over 80% of bricks-and-mortar retailers could permanently close stores, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) warns.
Fashion
Saint Laurent Rive Droite drops magazine dedicated to emerging artists

Saint Laurent Rive Droite drops magazine dedicated to emerging artists

The Parisian concept store opened in 2019 by Anthony Vaccarello and dedicated to art and design has launched FANZINE, a magazine showcasing emerging artists.
Luxury
Icon Outlet enjoys record August sales, beats pre-Covid period

Icon Outlet enjoys record August sales, beats pre-Covid period

South London outlet mall Icon Outlet at The O2 said sales during August reached record levels compared to the pre-pandemic period in 2019. Sales rose by 24%, average transaction value grew 11%, and footfall rose 10%.
Fashion
Television's best bring glamour to Emmys red carpet

Television's best bring glamour to Emmys red carpet

Television's A-list returned to the red carpet in high style for the Emmys on Sunday -- a more traditional display of sartorial savoir faire after the pajamas and hoodies seen at last year's mostly virtual event.
Luxury
Mulberry unveils Richard Malone collab

Mulberry unveils Richard Malone collab

Mulberry is continuing its series of high-profile collaborations to mark its 50th anniversary, the latest under the Mulberry Editions title being with Richard Malone.
Luxury
Lil Nas X helps catapult Versace to top of Met Gala media impact charts

Lil Nas X helps catapult Versace to top of Met Gala media impact charts

According to a report from Launchmetrics, the “Montero” singer’s three-in-one Versace look helped the Italian brand make a big impression at this year’s Met Gala, dedicated to American fashion.
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London Fashion Week day two: Labrum London, Molly Goddard, KNWLS and Edeline Lee

London Fashion Week day two: Labrum London, Molly Goddard, KNWLS and Edeline Lee

Not that many shows, but plenty of ideas this weekend at London Fashion Week, with the highlight on Saturday an explosive show by Labrum London, staged before live band Balimaya Project.
Fashion
OTB entrusts North American operations to Laura Dubin-Wander

OTB entrusts North American operations to Laura Dubin-Wander

The veteran of Dior and Givenchy was previously responsible for Coach's activities in the North American market, a role that she will now take on at the Italian group owned by Renzo Rosso.
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