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Christian Dior’s creative community couture

Christian Dior’s creative community couture

A collective display by Christian Dior on Monday, with a sober and somber collection of international couture, where the key message was less a singular designer’s vision than a collective team effort.
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Sales of LVMH's Hublot, Bulgari watches top pre-pandemic levels

Sales of LVMH's Hublot, Bulgari watches top pre-pandemic levels

LVMH's luxury watch brands Hublot and Bulgari have pushed sales above 2019 levels in the past year and more growth is expected this year on strong U.S. demand, company executives have said.
Luxury
Chiara Ferragni seeks investor to expand abroad

Chiara Ferragni seeks investor to expand abroad

Italian Instagram star Chiara Ferragni has mandated BNP Paribas to find a new investor to help grow her fashion brand internationally, one of her financial backers said on Monday.
Fashion
Crossrail's Bond Street delay is blow to retail

Crossrail's Bond Street delay is blow to retail

​The opening of the new Elizabeth Line that’s a key part of the London transport network will happen in the next few months without the opening of the Bond Street Crossrail station, Transport for London has announced.
Fashion
Plans approved to redevelop Altrincham House of Fraser store

Plans approved to redevelop Altrincham House of Fraser store

​The House of Fraser store in Altrincham, Greater Manchester might be no more, but the 75,000 sq ft site isn’t being lost to retail altogether.
Luxury
Sustainability, tech, flexibility are key factors when buying luxury - report

Sustainability, tech, flexibility are key factors when buying luxury - report

​Sustainability is not just a consideration but “a major factor when making a luxurious purchase with 51% seeing it as a sustainable and environmentally-friendly choice”, a Klarna study claims.
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Springboard 2021 footfall review shows Covid impact, permanent behaviour evolution

Springboard 2021 footfall review shows Covid impact, permanent behaviour evolution

​Footfall to retail destinations has been recovering since the original lockdown in 2020, but 2021 still saw a disastrous fall of 31.1% compared to 2019, tracking specialist Springboard said on Monday.
Fashion
Fashion designer Thierry Mugler dies aged 73

Fashion designer Thierry Mugler dies aged 73

French designer Thierry Mugler, who reigned over fashion in the 1980s, died on Sunday at the age of 73 of "natural causes", according to his agent.
Luxury
Sunday in Paris: Magnificent Alaïa, liberated Paco Rabanne

Sunday in Paris: Magnificent Alaïa, liberated Paco Rabanne

The Paris menswear season hadn’t quite ended, and the haute couture season has not begun. Nonetheless, the city witnessed two striking women’s ready-to-wear shows by Paco Rabanne and Alaïa on Sunday evening.
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Y/Project’s trompe l’oeil pays tribute to Jean Paul Gaultier

Y/Project’s trompe l’oeil pays tribute to Jean Paul Gaultier

Belgian-born designer Glenn Martens presented a surprise evening fashion show in northern Paris featuring Olivier Theyskens strutting down the runway, prior to his collection for Jean-Paul Gaultier presenting next week.
Luxury
Ouest Paris merges the Wild West with surf culture

Ouest Paris merges the Wild West with surf culture

Arthur Robert gathered inspiration from the surf culture of the Southwestern coast of France along with elements of the American Wild West to create his first collection presented at Tranöi on Thursday.
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Lemaire takes us on an elegant journey against a twilight desert backdrop

Lemaire takes us on an elegant journey against a twilight desert backdrop

The fashion house launched a versatile co-ed collection featuring Christophe Lemaire and Sarah-Linh Tran’s signature relaxed silhouettes.
Luxury
Kenzo: Nigo debuts with flowers and finesse

Kenzo: Nigo debuts with flowers and finesse

This Paris menswear season’s big debut was by Nigo at Kenzo on Sunday morning, and the Japanese cult designer’s first collection for the Japanese-born house was certainly made with finesse and a floral flourish.
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Paris Menswear Day Five: Loewe, Vuarnet and Hermès

Paris Menswear Day Five: Loewe, Vuarnet and Hermès

All about breaking boundaries this Saturday in Paris in the menswear season, between clothes and accessories at Loewe; weekend and work chez Hermès; mountains and club at Vuarnet.
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Paris Menswear Day Four: Jil Sander, Paul Smith, Isabel Marant and Jeanerica

Paris Menswear Day Four: Jil Sander, Paul Smith, Isabel Marant and Jeanerica

Friday in Paris Menswear was a tour of the city from an evangelical cathedral, cut-stone mansion, Marais showroom and Place des Victoires townhouse. We caught up with Jil Sander, Paul Smith, Isabel Marant and Jeanerica.
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Real lawsuit over virtual Hermes Birkin bags

Real lawsuit over virtual Hermes Birkin bags

French luxury group Hermes has started legal proceedings against a US artist over virtual versions inspired by its iconic Birkin bags.
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