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Paris Menswear Day Five: Loewe, Vuarnet and Hermès

Paris Menswear Day Five: Loewe, Vuarnet and Hermès

All about breaking boundaries this Saturday in Paris in the menswear season, between clothes and accessories at Loewe; weekend and work chez Hermès; mountains and club at Vuarnet.
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Paris Menswear Day Four: Jil Sander, Paul Smith, Isabel Marant and Jeanerica

Paris Menswear Day Four: Jil Sander, Paul Smith, Isabel Marant and Jeanerica

Friday in Paris Menswear was a tour of the city from an evangelical cathedral, cut-stone mansion, Marais showroom and Place des Victoires townhouse. We caught up with Jil Sander, Paul Smith, Isabel Marant and Jeanerica.
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Real lawsuit over virtual Hermes Birkin bags

Real lawsuit over virtual Hermes Birkin bags

French luxury group Hermes has started legal proceedings against a US artist over virtual versions inspired by its iconic Birkin bags.
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Paris haute couture starts Monday, with over a dozen live shows, pandemic or not

Paris haute couture starts Monday, with over a dozen live shows, pandemic or not

Paris haute couture, the pinnacle of fashion, begins its next four-day runway season on Monday morning, and despite the pandemic, there will be no shortage of live shows.
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December disaster for UK retail as Omicron and inflation dent sales

December disaster for UK retail as Omicron and inflation dent sales

The UK's ONS has issued its official December retail sales figures and they're fairly bleak. Clothing stores and department stores reported falls of 8% and 6.3%, and were also below levels in February 2020.  
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Amiri continues U.S. store rollout with debut Miami store

Amiri continues U.S. store rollout with debut Miami store

Los Angeles-based luxury label Amiri continues its U.S. store expansion this month, opening its debut store in Miami, taking its domestic store count to four locations.
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Paris Menswear Day Three: Rains, Rick Owens and Uniforme

Paris Menswear Day Three: Rains, Rick Owens and Uniforme

Scandi fashion, which has been all the rage this past decade, finally made it onto a Paris runway Thursday lunchtime, doing so with a power puffer, super-hero show by Rains. Elsewhere, we review Rick Owens and Uniforme.
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Louis Vuitton is most popular luxury brand in UK - report

Louis Vuitton is most popular luxury brand in UK - report

​The prize for the most popular luxury brand in the UK goes to… Louis Vuitton. The LVMH-owned label came out top in a global study of online shopping habits by online savings solution specialist Raisin UK.
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Burberry boosts profit guidance as full-price sales take off

Burberry boosts profit guidance as full-price sales take off

​Burberry’s full-price sales continued to grow in double-digits compared with two years ago in the 13 weeks to December 25, underlining the ongoing recovery both at the company and in the luxury sector as a whole.
Luxury
LVMH Luxury Ventures invests in Aimé Leon Dore

LVMH Luxury Ventures invests in Aimé Leon Dore

LVMH investment arm Luxury Ventures has taken a minority stake in Aimé Leon Dore, the American streetwear brand founded by New York designer, Teddy Santis.
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Paris menswear opens with Lukhanyo Mdingi, Bluemarble and Egonlab

Paris menswear opens with Lukhanyo Mdingi, Bluemarble and Egonlab

Paris menswear season – showing clothes for winter 2022 - opened Tuesday with an impressive trio of collections from three very disparate young designers, underlining the city's ability to attract dynamic, new talent.
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Gen Z-focused Heat mystery fashion box platform gets funding from LVMH, Antler

Gen Z-focused Heat mystery fashion box platform gets funding from LVMH, Antler

​High-end streetwear mystery box specialist Heat has received a $5m seed funding investment from a group led by LVMH Luxury Ventures and venture capital firm Antler as it seeks to expand.
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Prada Group's commercial director Manzatto is new Church & Co CEO

Prada Group's commercial director Manzatto is new Church & Co CEO

​Prada Group’s luxury UK footwear operation, Church & Co, has a new boss. The company has announced the appointment of Denni Manzatto as the firm’s CEO. 
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Bally names new Creative Director, Rhude's Rhuigi Villaseñor takes the helm

Bally names new Creative Director, Rhude's Rhuigi Villaseñor takes the helm

​Bally has named Rhuigi Villaseñor its new Creative Director, with his first collection for the label set to debut for the SS23 season. He’ll be based between LA and Switzerland.
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Christophe Cuvillier is named SMCP chairman

Christophe Cuvillier is named SMCP chairman

​SMCP has named Christophe Cuvillier as Chairman of its board of directors following the change in the composition of that board decided at a meeting late last week.
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Pierre Cardin plans Paris comeback after founder's death

Pierre Cardin plans Paris comeback after founder's death

Luxury label Pierre Cardin is set to return to Paris Fashion Week in a bid to breathe new life into the brand, its new boss told AFP, just over a year after the death of its legendary founder.
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