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Salvatore Ferragamo revenue up in 2019 despite big Q4 Hong Kong slump

Salvatore Ferragamo revenue up in 2019 despite big Q4 Hong Kong slump

Italian luxury label Salvatore Ferragamo recorded a 2.3% rise in revenue in 2019, reaching €1.37 billion, despite plummeting sales in Hong Kong in the third and fourth quarter of the year.
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Cédric Charbit named as mentor of 31st edition of ANDAM

Cédric Charbit named as mentor of 31st edition of ANDAM

The fashion competition dedicated to young design has named the CEO of Balenciaga as its designated mentor for its 31st edition. Charbit takes over from OTB's Renzo Rosso in the role.
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Naomi Watanabe named new face of Kate Spade New York

Naomi Watanabe named new face of Kate Spade New York

Watanabe, who will star in Kate Spade's Spring 2020 handbag campaign, earned the crown as Japan's most followed person on Instagram in 2019, with a current follower count of 9 million. 
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Accessories
Sustainability and diversity shape conversation around fashion weeks

Sustainability and diversity shape conversation around fashion weeks

According to data analytics firm Launchmetrics, sustainability and diversity are two of the biggest themes currently driving the changing conversation around fashion weeks, as formats and front rows continue to evolve.
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Does fashion still make sense?

Does fashion still make sense?

While fashion weeks come to an end along with the imploding calendars they bring, some labels have questioned the future of this system and the industy's predilection for overproduction and hyper-consumerism. 
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Swiss watch exports to Hong Kong plunge in 2019

Swiss watch exports to Hong Kong plunge in 2019

Swiss watch exports to Hong Kong, the sector's biggest market, plunged 11.4 percent in 2019 due to a wave of pro-democracy protests there, the Swiss watch industry federation said Tuesday.
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Watches
Balenciaga, Alaïa feature in perfectionist fashion exhibition in Paris

Balenciaga, Alaïa feature in perfectionist fashion exhibition in Paris

Lightweight gowns and architectural suits, fine lace and dramatic frills: the creations of Cristobal Balenciaga and Azzedine Alaïa interact in a Parisian exhibition, telling a tale of perfectionist fashion.
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Miscellaneous
Europe's luxury brands want tougher rules for tech rivals

Europe's luxury brands want tougher rules for tech rivals

Europe's luxury brands want EU regulators to take a tougher line against online retailing giants like Amazon and Alibaba on issues like data protection and counterfeiting, the head of a leading industry group said.
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Miscellaneous
LVMH scores 15% increase in annual sales to €53.7 billion, Bernard Arnault predicts profitable 2020

LVMH scores 15% increase in annual sales to €53.7 billion, Bernard Arnault predicts profitable 2020

LVMH, the world’s largest luxury group, posted yet another year of record sales, racking up global turnover of €53.7 billion in 2020, a 15% increase on the previous year.
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Luxury
Barbour and Laura Ashley collaborate on AW20 range

Barbour and Laura Ashley collaborate on AW20 range

​Heritage and rural identity meet in a new collaboration between Barbour and Laura Ashley. The collection, spanning wax jackets, knitwear, dresses, blouses and accessories, launches in July.
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Jeremy Scott cancels his RTW show in NYC, and plans to show at Paris couture

Jeremy Scott cancels his RTW show in NYC, and plans to show at Paris couture

Jeremy Scott has cancelled his upcoming runway show in New York, in a move that will significantly weaken the American fashion catwalk season. Instead, the designer will show during haute couture in Paris in July.
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Fashion
Allbirds, Joseph Cheaney and Martel + Ram open in Marylebone Village

Allbirds, Joseph Cheaney and Martel + Ram open in Marylebone Village

Marylebone is becoming a hub for footwear brands with news of more openings there, including a trio of key names that seem to be attracted by its neighbourhood feel, proximity to London's West End and upscale image. 
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Footwear
Tommy Hilfiger celebrates 2020 Hahnenkamm Ski Races with The Black Eyed Peas

Tommy Hilfiger celebrates 2020 Hahnenkamm Ski Races with The Black Eyed Peas

Tommy Hilfiger has kicked off its sponsorship as official fashion partner of the 2020 Hahnenkamm Ski Races in Kitzbühel, Austria with a performance from The Black Eyed Peas at the annual Kitz-Race-Party.
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Spain drops false advertising probe into jeweller Tous

Spain drops false advertising probe into jeweller Tous

Spain's top criminal court dropped an investigation into the jewellery chain Tous on Monday, saying there was no evidence it made false claims about its products being made of gold or silver.
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Jewellery
French Federation releases Paris ready-to-wear show schedule, with four new entries

French Federation releases Paris ready-to-wear show schedule, with four new entries

The Federation of Haute Couture and Fashion, French fashion’s governing body, has released the schedule for next month’s runway season in Paris, inviting four new designers onto its official calendar.
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CEO Scott Cutler keen to expand StockX by deploying IPO-for-products concept

CEO Scott Cutler keen to expand StockX by deploying IPO-for-products concept

The US e-tail site has been applying stock market-inspired concepts to the sale of sneakers for three years. CEO Scott Cutler told FashionNetwork.com he wants to go further in deploying the IPO-for-products model.
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Footwear