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Aura Blockchain Consortium to be led by Daniela Ott

Aura Blockchain Consortium to be led by Daniela Ott

Launched in April, the global blockchain platform dedicated to the luxury industry has appointed 15-year Kering veteran Daniela Ott as its general secretary.
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UK commercial eviction ban to be extended again

UK commercial eviction ban to be extended again

​Struggling retailers can breathe a sigh of relief. The UK has extended the ban on commercial evictions until March 2022. That means the moratorium for business tenants won't now expire at the end of this month.
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Oxford Circus to 'rival Times Square' in transformation drive

Oxford Circus to 'rival Times Square' in transformation drive

An ambitious plan to transform Oxford Circus into pedestrian-friendly piazzas has been announced with an international design competition kicking off to decide just how the key shopping area will look for decades ahead.
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LVMH inks game-changing tech deal with Google Cloud

LVMH inks game-changing tech deal with Google Cloud

​LVMH announced on Wednesday that it has entered a strategic partnership with Google Cloud to “accelerate innovation and develop new cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) solutions”.
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Ralph Lauren shoots for zero emissions by 2040

Ralph Lauren shoots for zero emissions by 2040

The American fashion company has published its Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report for 2021, revealing ambitious new responsibility targets, including the reduction of its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2040.
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Gucci publishes environmental and social impact report

Gucci publishes environmental and social impact report

Kering's flagship label has announced that it has already surpassed its 2025 targets for the reduction of its environmental impact and has outlined the initiatives the company took in 2020 in terms of inclusivity.
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Tranoï dives back into physical events

Tranoï dives back into physical events

From 25 to 27 June, during Paris Fashion Week Men's, the Tranoï trade show will run at the Palais de Tokyo. The event will feature 22 brands presenting their latest menswear offerings and women's pre-collections. 
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Monumental land art cruise from Louis Vuitton

Monumental land art cruise from Louis Vuitton

La mode inspired by monumental art at Louis Vuitton, where Nicolas Ghesquière’s latest collection for the house was unveiled before a massive work of art by Dani Karavan.
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JOOR raises $46m to aid faster growth and innovation

JOOR raises $46m to aid faster growth and innovation

​Major digital fashion wholesale platform JOOR has announced that it has raised $46 million in Series D funding and will use the new cash to accelerate its growth and focus even more on innovation.
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Chanel endures tough 2020 but recovery is on track

Chanel endures tough 2020 but recovery is on track

Chanel expects to be riding high again this year after a tough 2020, with sales forecast to rise in double-digits. That’s according to the company’s CFO on Tuesday after it released its pandemic-hit 2020 figures. 
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Burberry links with Mythical Games for NFTs move in Blankos Block Party

Burberry links with Mythical Games for NFTs move in Blankos Block Party

​Burberry continues to explore gaming as a key marketing channel and has announced its “first exploration into the world of NFTs”. It’s partnering with Mythical Games on a limited-edition Blanko in Blankos Block Party.
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Valentino results dragged down by pandemic

Valentino results dragged down by pandemic

The health crisis had a strong negative impact on the results of the Italian brand, which posted a net loss of 127 million euros in 2020, compared to earnings of 33 million euros in the previous year.
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​UK weekly footfall suffers as shopper numbers dip

​UK weekly footfall suffers as shopper numbers dip

Footfall across all UK retail destinations couldn’t maintain some impressive gains made at the start of the month, falling 6.7% week-on-week in the seven days spanning 6-12 June, latest Springboard data shows. 
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Premium rental brand Rotaro opens on Carnaby Street

Premium rental brand Rotaro opens on Carnaby Street

The onward march of rental is continuing with landlord Shaftesbury announcing the arrival of Rotaro, a premium womenswear rental pop-up at 45 Carnaby Street. 
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Consumers are demanding ethics and sustainability say industry's big names

Consumers are demanding ethics and sustainability say industry's big names

​The British Fashion Council’s inaugural (and virtual) Institute of Positive fashion Forum late last week made a plea for sustainable and inclusive behaviour from the industry to satisfy consumer demands for change.
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Ahluwalia wins BFC/GQ menswear prize on day Mulberry collab launches

Ahluwalia wins BFC/GQ menswear prize on day Mulberry collab launches

It’s big day for Priya Ahluwalia. Not only has her collaboration with Mulberry just launched, but on Monday, it was revealed that she’s the winner of the 2021 BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund.
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