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Paris menswear Saturday: Intensity and nonchalance at Craig Green, Loewe and Hermès

Paris menswear Saturday: Intensity and nonchalance at Craig Green, Loewe and Hermès

Menswear’s two most defiantly artistic designers – Craig Green and Jonathan Anderson – began Saturday with two strikingly unique visions in Paris, before Hermès presented a salutary lesson in nonchalant chic.
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Paris menswear Friday: Paul Smith, Dior Men and Comme des Garçons

Paris menswear Friday: Paul Smith, Dior Men and Comme des Garçons

Fashionistas roamed across Paris on Friday, beginning the day in a disused post office with Paul Smith, moving to a holy site for a Dior Men runway, and pausing near the Opera for Comme des Garçons.
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Kering's chief client & digital officer on digital innovation strategy

Kering's chief client & digital officer on digital innovation strategy

At Kering’s Imagination Lab in Paris, Grégory Boutté, the luxury group's chief client & digital officer, spoke to the press about cryptocurrencies, AI, test-and-learn and his vision for the metaverse and Web3.
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Cool T.M. and Rains make their mark at Paris Fashion Week

Cool T.M. and Rains make their mark at Paris Fashion Week

Rains designed a lineup suitable for next summer's warm weather featuring optimistic colors and cuts, while Cool T.M. stood out for its ironic street couture. 
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Alexander McQueen suspends its McQ line

Alexander McQueen suspends its McQ line

The brand owned by the Kering group is putting its youth line on hold, which may well be discontinued for good, due to changes in the market. 
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UK consumer confidence dips to record low in June - GfK

UK consumer confidence dips to record low in June - GfK

UK consumer confidence fell to a record low in June as shoppers grappled with a stark new economic reality, figures from Gfk’s long-running series of reports show. Its confidence Index dipped one point to -41.
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Zalando revises guidance downwards as economy struggles

Zalando revises guidance downwards as economy struggles

German online fashion e-tailer Zalando has been forced to revise its guidance for the year. It cited a further deterioration in macroeconomic conditions as the EU consumer confidence index fell further in June.
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June UK retail sales dip again, July looks flat - CBI

June UK retail sales dip again, July looks flat - CBI

​The first monthly retail sales report for June is out and it doesn’t look good. The Confederation of British Industry has released its regular report and said retail sales volumes fell slightly in the year to June.
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Ministry of Sound to take over Westfield London House of Fraser space

Ministry of Sound to take over Westfield London House of Fraser space

With experiences becoming ever more important in post-pandemic retail, this move must be music to the ears of one major mall. Ministry of Sound is to take over the former House of Fraser store at Westfield London.
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Paris Fashion Week opens with Egonlab, Taakk, Etudes

Paris Fashion Week opens with Egonlab, Taakk, Etudes

Paris Fashion Week Men's opened on Tuesday with interesting collections by Egonlab, Taakk and Etudes, giving a foretaste of what looks like an extremely promising programme.
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Walter Van Beirendonck, LGN, Y/Project: When fashion runs riot

Walter Van Beirendonck, LGN, Y/Project: When fashion runs riot

On Wednesday, the three labels closed the second day of Paris Fashion Week Men's with panache, each broadcasting their message loudly and clearly.
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Ferragamo opens concept store in SoHo

Ferragamo opens concept store in SoHo

Salvatore Ferragamo is set to open on Friday a concept store in SoHo designed to offer a new retail experience and creative hub. 
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Louis Vuitton to open dedicated men’s store in Beverly Hills

Louis Vuitton to open dedicated men’s store in Beverly Hills

On July 14, Louis Vuitton will open its newest freestanding store dedicated to the men’s universe on Rodeo Drive. Ready-to-wear, accessories, publishing, iconic trunks and Objets Nomades will be presented.  
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Yann Rivoallan appointed new president of the Fédération Française du Prêt-à-Porter Féminin

Yann Rivoallan appointed new president of the Fédération Française du Prêt-à-Porter Féminin

The co-founder of The Other Store, an e-commerce specialist for fashion brands, and most recently of training company Everywhere Anytime, was elected chairman on Thursday for a three-year term.
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Paris Menswear Thursday: Louis Vuitton and Rick Owens

Paris Menswear Thursday: Louis Vuitton and Rick Owens

Paris will always be a city of contrasting ideas. Like this Thursday, where luxury brand Louis Vuitton blended French romanticism with hip hop, as Californian-born Rick Owens sought inspiration from Ancient Egypt.
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Chanel presents its next Métiers d'Art collection in Dakar

Chanel presents its next Métiers d'Art collection in Dakar

The French luxury fashion house is back to traveling far and wide and will hold its next Métiers d'Art 2022/23 show in the Senegalese capital on December 6.
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