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Mulberry strong despite global volatility, says it wants to reopen in Paris

Mulberry strong despite global volatility, says it wants to reopen in Paris

Mulberry was upbeat Wednesday as its reported annual results, with a slew of strong figures and a determination to eventually reopen in Paris. But it has predicted slower growth ahead due to the volatile global backdrop.
Fashion
Loewe sales jump 38% in 2021 to €456 million

Loewe sales jump 38% in 2021 to €456 million

The LVMH-owned luxury brand increased its revenue by 32% compared to 2019. It also increased its net profit eightfold to €68 million.
Luxury
Max Mara cruise: Erotic feminism in Lisbon

Max Mara cruise: Erotic feminism in Lisbon

All about the power of inspiration at Max Mara cruise, in a collection motivated by a Natália Correia, the Portuguese free-thinker, arty grand dame and café society star, presented with flourish in Lisbon on Tuesday. 
Luxury
Graduate Fashion Foundation winners named after GFW22

Graduate Fashion Foundation winners named after GFW22

​Graduate Fashion Week has named the winners of the Graduate Fashion Foundation’s 20 portfolio awards that were judged at the recent GFW event in London.
Fashion
Armani Exchange is latest signing on Regent Street, Marc Jacobs also joins line-up

Armani Exchange is latest signing on Regent Street, Marc Jacobs also joins line-up

​London’s Regent Street has received another vote of confidence with Armani Exchange set to open there. The brand is taking over the space left vacant by Zara Home.
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Senior UK economist warns inflation will persist

Senior UK economist warns inflation will persist

The British economy could be in line for a “painful inflation spiral”, the Bank of England’s chief economist Huw Pill has warned. He points to a shortage of workers and businesses’ willingness to pass on higher costs.
Fashion
Paul Smith and Officine Générale bring tailoring back

Paul Smith and Officine Générale bring tailoring back

Paris Fashion Week presented the collections of two lovers of precise and relaxed tailoring: Sir Paul Smith and his '80's-inspired pieces and a French chic lineup by Pierre Mahéo.  
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Kenzo goes back to high school, Gunther gets a taste of the country club

Kenzo goes back to high school, Gunther gets a taste of the country club

Nigo’s second fashion show for Kenzo saw a preppy return to the classroom and references to the brand's archives. Gunther, on the other hand, revisited femininity with an effortlessly chic collection. 
Luxury
Luxottica founder Leonardo Del Vecchio has died

Luxottica founder Leonardo Del Vecchio has died

​Leonardo Del Vecchio, the billionaire founder of eyewear giant Luxottica and president of EssilorLuxottica, has died aged 87. 
Fashion
Hyve Group update shows faster-than-expected tradeshows recovery

Hyve Group update shows faster-than-expected tradeshows recovery

Hyve Group, the organiser of Pure London, Moda and many other tradeshows, has issued a business update and said that the pace of in-person event recovery is “considerably ahead of anticipated levels”.
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Paris menswear Sunday: Contrasting visions at Thom Browne and Celine

Paris menswear Sunday: Contrasting visions at Thom Browne and Celine

Paris menswear witnessed two contrasting visions on Sunday: Thom Browne posh demi-cross dressing in wool bouclé, and Hedi Slimane’s retro rocker statement amid thousands of millennial teeny boppers.
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Paris menswear Saturday: Intensity and nonchalance at Craig Green, Loewe and Hermès

Paris menswear Saturday: Intensity and nonchalance at Craig Green, Loewe and Hermès

Menswear’s two most defiantly artistic designers – Craig Green and Jonathan Anderson – began Saturday with two strikingly unique visions in Paris, before Hermès presented a salutary lesson in nonchalant chic.
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Paris menswear Friday: Paul Smith, Dior Men and Comme des Garçons

Paris menswear Friday: Paul Smith, Dior Men and Comme des Garçons

Fashionistas roamed across Paris on Friday, beginning the day in a disused post office with Paul Smith, moving to a holy site for a Dior Men runway, and pausing near the Opera for Comme des Garçons.
Luxury
Kering's chief client & digital officer on digital innovation strategy

Kering's chief client & digital officer on digital innovation strategy

At Kering’s Imagination Lab in Paris, Grégory Boutté, the luxury group's chief client & digital officer, spoke to the press about cryptocurrencies, AI, test-and-learn and his vision for the metaverse and Web3.
Luxury
Cool T.M. and Rains make their mark at Paris Fashion Week

Cool T.M. and Rains make their mark at Paris Fashion Week

Rains designed a lineup suitable for next summer's warm weather featuring optimistic colors and cuts, while Cool T.M. stood out for its ironic street couture. 
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Alexander McQueen suspends its McQ line

Alexander McQueen suspends its McQ line

The brand owned by the Kering group is putting its youth line on hold, which may well be discontinued for good, due to changes in the market. 
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