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Versace: Foulard fantasies with lotharios

Versace: Foulard fantasies with lotharios

The odd thing about attending Versace’s runway show at Milan Fashion Week on Friday night was that all anyone could talk about was what Donatella was going to announce on Sunday evening.
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Sportmax leads a futuristic baroque dance

Sportmax leads a futuristic baroque dance

Sportmax threw couture codes out the window in Milan on Friday, staging a perilous balancing act between minimalism and the baroque with its bold collection for next summer. 
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MM6 offers aperitifs in Milan, GCDS hits the club at the beach

MM6 offers aperitifs in Milan, GCDS hits the club at the beach

The catwalks were graced with playful and magnetic shows on Thursday, with MM6 hosting a cocktail hour runway show at a cult Milan bar, while GCDS unveiled a sexy and sparkly collection that screamed Studio 54. 
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K-pop star Jennie becomes Chanel brand ambassador

K-pop star Jennie becomes Chanel brand ambassador

Jennie's youthful style and musicality have won over the French label. Always on the look-out for new trends, Chanel is adapting to the changing times to make inroads with Millennial consumers.
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Prada: Miuccia and Raf make their joint runway debut

Prada: Miuccia and Raf make their joint runway debut

The season’s biggest runway debut in Milan was Raf Simons in tandem with Miuccia Prada, a show staged Friday afternoon CET time in the brand’s foundation, and simultaneously in Shanghai. 
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Milan Fashion Week: Tod’s triumphs, Missoni was mass with no class

Milan Fashion Week: Tod’s triumphs, Missoni was mass with no class

Friday morning in Milan was all about two labels built on Italian savoir-faire – Tod’s and Missoni, but where the former staged its best-ever ready-to-wear collection; the latter lost its way under a new designer.
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UK retail sales growth slows, stores fret over supply chain woes

UK retail sales growth slows, stores fret over supply chain woes

Hopes that strong retail sales in the summer would continue into early autumn seem to have been dashed — at least that’s the case according to the earliest of the monthly retail sales reports to come out.
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Piñatex creator Ananas Anam plans expansion

Piñatex creator Ananas Anam plans expansion

London-based sustainable textile brand Ananas Anam is looking to expand after securing a £250,000 investment that should help it add more staff and further develop its offer.
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Kering says it will be going entirely fur free

Kering says it will be going entirely fur free

France's Kering said it had decided to stop using animal fur for all of its brands, in the fashion industry's latest response to concerns over animal treatment and the environment.
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J.C. Penney partners with Juicy Couture on new brand expansion

J.C. Penney partners with Juicy Couture on new brand expansion

The department store chain has joined forces with the pioneering athleisure label to launch Juicy by Juicy Couture, an exclusive brand expansion offering an affordable and inclusive take on the label’s signature styles.
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Sonia Rykiel to be acquired by G-III

Sonia Rykiel to be acquired by G-III

Having been purchased by Eric and Michaël Dayan in 2019, the Sonia Rykiel brand is set to change hands again, joining the portfolio of American fashion group G-III Apparel, owner of labels including Donna Karan. 
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MFW Day Two: Max Mara's Bonjour Tristesse in Bocconi

MFW Day Two: Max Mara's Bonjour Tristesse in Bocconi

Day Two at Milan Fashion Week opened with a smooth and subtle collection of post-lockdown clothes at Max Mara, inspired by the great feminist and existentialist novel Bonjour Tristesse.
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Cocoon boosts subscription package

Cocoon boosts subscription package

​Luxury handbag subscription business Cocoon has launched a new service “in response to growing consumer demand”. The new Flexi Membership will allow subscribers to tap into Cocoon's collection for a week at a time.
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Milan Fashion Week: Alberta Ferretti and Cavalli from Fausto Puglisi

Milan Fashion Week: Alberta Ferretti and Cavalli from Fausto Puglisi

Alberta Ferretti and Fausto Puglisi for Cavalli showed contrasting visions of femininity; one based on crochet and craftsmanship, the other on posh-punk rebellion, as Milan Fashion Week suddenly gathers major momentum.
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Shang Xia names Yang Li creative director, will show in Paris

Shang Xia names Yang Li creative director, will show in Paris

The understated Chinese luxury label, bought by the Exor holding company at the end of 2020, has taken a more directional turn by naming young designer Yang Li as creative director, and will show in Paris on October 4.
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VIA Outlets unveils new branding with big digital focus

VIA Outlets unveils new branding with big digital focus

European outlet malls operator VIA Outlets has unveiled a new corporate look and feel “following an extensive rebranding undertaking”.
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