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Philipp Plein sparks outrage over botched Kobe Bryant tribute

Philipp Plein sparks outrage over botched Kobe Bryant tribute

The runway set's inclusion of gilded helicopters was interpreted by many as insensitive, considering Bryant's tragic death in a helicopter crash. 
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Saint Laurent's bourgeoise finds her kink

Saint Laurent's bourgeoise finds her kink

Saint Laurent sent out an unusual collection for next winter at Paris Fashion Week, presenting a wardrobe where the classic aesthetic of the house's founder clashed with the fetish stylings of Anthony Vaccarello. 
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Revolve sales boosted by Forward business

Revolve sales boosted by Forward business

The online fashion retailer reported a 16% increase in sales in the fourth quarter on Tuesday, as the company's high-end Forward business came into its own, posting particularly strong growth.  
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Claudia Marcocci named brand general director of Parfums Christian Dior

Claudia Marcocci named brand general director of Parfums Christian Dior

Claudia Marcocci, former SVP of Coty's Gucci Beauty, is taking over as brand general director of Parfums Christian Dior, succeeding Véronique Courtois, who stepped down from the role to lead Guerlain in November 2019.
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Dior: Rivolta Femminile

Dior: Rivolta Femminile

A return to the roots at Dior, though mainly to Maria Grazia Chiuri’s youth in Rome and not to Christian’s boyhood in Paris, in a composed, commercial and chic collection for fall/winter 2020/21.
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Act N°1: Milan’s up-and-coming young design label

Act N°1: Milan’s up-and-coming young design label

Designers Galib Gassanoff and Luca Lin presented their fourth show to date for brand Act N°1 at Milan Fashion Week and once again confirmed their talent with a collection as creative as it was commercially viable. 
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Cambridge Satchel Company gets funding for further expansion, focus on Asia

Cambridge Satchel Company gets funding for further expansion, focus on Asia

The undisclosed sum from private equity firm Cassia Investments will go towards supporting the company’s expansion plans, following the opening of a townhouse-style store in Oxford earlier this month. 
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Burberry launches AR shopping tool with Google

Burberry launches AR shopping tool with Google

After activations in Tokyo in London, Burberry has unveiled its latest augmented reality (AR) experience, a shopping tool that can be accessed through Google Search. 
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Hammerson results show times are tough, but UK, French flagship footfall rises

Hammerson results show times are tough, but UK, French flagship footfall rises

Shopping malls giant Hammerson was focusing on its “further progress in portfolio optimisation" in its annual results statement, which underlined the tough times in UK retail at present. 
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Macron fêtes fashion at Dîner de la Mode in the Élysée Palace; praises contribution of foreign designers to France

Macron fêtes fashion at Dîner de la Mode in the Élysée Palace; praises contribution of foreign designers to France

Emmanuel Macron fêted fashion creativity with a gilded dinner inside the Élysée Palace on Monday night, praising the imaginative foreign elements in the industry, but picking out Jean-Paul Gaultier for special praise.
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Off-White opens pop-up at Paris Fashion Week

Off-White opens pop-up at Paris Fashion Week

Off-White has taken advantage of Paris Fashion Week to open a pop-up boutique focused on its jewellery and eyewear lines, on the French capital's Rue Saint-Honoré. 
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Super-high heels free women, says shoe king Louboutin

Super-high heels free women, says shoe king Louboutin

Super-high heels can free women, says legendary French shoe designer Christian Louboutin, who insists that wearing his towering six-inch stilettos is a "form of liberty".
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Milan: Polished presentations, even as Milan empties dramatically

Milan: Polished presentations, even as Milan empties dramatically

No city stages fashion presentations as succinctly as Milan, all the way through the past week, which ended with the city closing its doors dramatically on Sunday after the first deaths from the coronavirus in Italy.
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Aquascutum auditors won't commit to firm being a going concern - report

Aquascutum auditors won't commit to firm being a going concern - report

Auditors at Grant Thornton have raised concerns over the luxury brand’s financial viability as its Chinese owner struggles to repay its debts.
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Luxe Pack Shanghai postponed until July on coronavirus fears

Luxe Pack Shanghai postponed until July on coronavirus fears

Luxe Pack has announced the postponement of its planned Shanghai event on the back of the “recent cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in China”.
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Invicta Watch Group taps Shaquille O'Neal for multi-year deal and watch collection

Invicta Watch Group taps Shaquille O'Neal for multi-year deal and watch collection

Set to launch in Spring 2020, the watch collection will be available at Invicta stores, via ShopHQ, the nationally distributed TV shopping network owned by iMedia Brands Inc., and through select retailers worldwide. 
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