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Consumers are demanding ethics and sustainability say industry's big names

Consumers are demanding ethics and sustainability say industry's big names

​The British Fashion Council’s inaugural (and virtual) Institute of Positive fashion Forum late last week made a plea for sustainable and inclusive behaviour from the industry to satisfy consumer demands for change.
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Ahluwalia wins BFC/GQ menswear prize on day Mulberry collab launches

Ahluwalia wins BFC/GQ menswear prize on day Mulberry collab launches

It’s big day for Priya Ahluwalia. Not only has her collaboration with Mulberry just launched, but on Monday, it was revealed that she’s the winner of the 2021 BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund.
Luxury
Dior planning Sacai men’s collab capsule for November 2021

Dior planning Sacai men’s collab capsule for November 2021

Kim Jones, Dior Men’s artistic director, and Chitose Abe, designer and founder of the acclaimed Japanese brand Sacai, have been holding a dialogue in a capsule collection. It will be released this fall.
Luxury
Ferrari debuts in fashion with a Generation-Z collection

Ferrari debuts in fashion with a Generation-Z collection

Ferrari, with its prancing stallion symbol, may be the ultimate masculine luxury symbol of Italy. But when it launched its first fashion collection this weekend there were more girls than guys on its catwalk.
Fashion
London Fashion Week opens with Bethany Williams, Auroboros, Qasimi and eco-responsibility

London Fashion Week opens with Bethany Williams, Auroboros, Qasimi and eco-responsibility

An almost entirely digital London Fashion Week opened Saturday with humanitarian and eco-responsible visions, best exemplified by Bethany Williams, the socially engaged designer who has long used recycled garments.
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Hermès opens first Michigan store in Troy

Hermès opens first Michigan store in Troy

The Parisian luxury brand has opened its first location in Michigan, at the Somerset Collection mall, in the northern suburb of Metro Detroit, Troy, revealing a store design that channels the landscape of the Midwest.
Luxury
Stella McCartney heads to G7, at BFC Forum says eco is "the future of fashion"

Stella McCartney heads to G7, at BFC Forum says eco is "the future of fashion"

One of fashion’s biggest names has issued a warning to the fashion sector not to get too complacent about current green drives as there’s a lot more work to be done, with legislation also needed. 
Fashion
Fear factors prevent UK shoppers from buying online from EU, says study

Fear factors prevent UK shoppers from buying online from EU, says study

Fakes, delays, customs and foreign languages. These are the biggest fears preventing UK e-commerce consumers making cross-border purchases from the EU, according to a new report commissioned by Weglot.
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​Gee joins Grosvenor Group, set to become chair of its Britain & Ireland board

​Gee joins Grosvenor Group, set to become chair of its Britain & Ireland board

Grosvenor Group has appointed Melanie Gee, initially as a non-executive director, with a view to her becoming chair of the Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (GBI) board. She is set to succeed Jonathon Bond from September.
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Klarna raises new finance, value approaches $46bn

Klarna raises new finance, value approaches $46bn

​Buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) giant Klarna has raised new capital in a deal that not only values it at a massive $45.6bn but gives it a valuation as much as $14bn higher than its last fundraising round as recently as March.
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Selfridges owners reportedly mull sale with £4bn price tag

Selfridges owners reportedly mull sale with £4bn price tag

​Selfridges is reportedly up for sale — or at least its owners are exploring their options — after a mystery buyer approached the business with an offer, reports claimed on Friday.
Luxury
Large number of Oxford Street units are empty - report

Large number of Oxford Street units are empty - report

Some 17% of Oxford Street’s properties are currently standing empty, it was claimed on Thursday, with the reason being about the rise of online shopping as well as the pandemic.
Fashion
VIA Outlets invests €17.5m in Sevilla Fashion Outlet extension

VIA Outlets invests €17.5m in Sevilla Fashion Outlet extension

​Fast-growing VIA Outlets is investing €17.5m in the Sevilla Fashion Outlet in Spain and will add an extra 2,680 sq m to the mall, creating space for 17 major brands to be added to the existing roster of 70+ stores.
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Burberry speeds up green goals, to be "climate positive" by 2040

Burberry speeds up green goals, to be "climate positive" by 2040

​Burberry said on Thursday that it would be “climate positive by 2040”, the new sustainability ambition making it the first luxury brand to aim for that target, it added
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Italian police probe subcontractor to Burberry over labour exploitation -warrant

Italian police probe subcontractor to Burberry over labour exploitation -warrant

Italian police have arrested a Chinese couple accused of running a leather goods business which exploited immigrant workers it employed to make handbags for a Burberry supplier, according to an arrest warrant.
Luxury
Luxe brand Crémieux opens on London's Savile Row

Luxe brand Crémieux opens on London's Savile Row

Bringing a touch of ‘Tropezian heritage’ to London’s high-end Savile Row is luxury menswear brand Crémieux’s aim. The family-owned business has opened its first UK store at 37 Savile Row.
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