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Cédric Charbit named as mentor of 31st edition of ANDAM

Cédric Charbit named as mentor of 31st edition of ANDAM

The fashion competition dedicated to young design has named the CEO of Balenciaga as its designated mentor for its 31st edition. Charbit takes over from OTB's Renzo Rosso in the role.
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Sustainability and diversity shape conversation around fashion weeks

Sustainability and diversity shape conversation around fashion weeks

According to data analytics firm Launchmetrics, sustainability and diversity are two of the biggest themes currently driving the changing conversation around fashion weeks, as formats and front rows continue to evolve.
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Does fashion still make sense?

Does fashion still make sense?

While fashion weeks come to an end along with the imploding calendars they bring, some labels have questioned the future of this system and the industy's predilection for overproduction and hyper-consumerism. 
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Balenciaga, Alaïa feature in perfectionist fashion exhibition in Paris

Balenciaga, Alaïa feature in perfectionist fashion exhibition in Paris

Lightweight gowns and architectural suits, fine lace and dramatic frills: the creations of Cristobal Balenciaga and Azzedine Alaïa interact in a Parisian exhibition, telling a tale of perfectionist fashion.
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Europe's luxury brands want tougher rules for tech rivals

Europe's luxury brands want tougher rules for tech rivals

Europe's luxury brands want EU regulators to take a tougher line against online retailing giants like Amazon and Alibaba on issues like data protection and counterfeiting, the head of a leading industry group said.
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LVMH scores 15% increase in annual sales to €53.7 billion, Bernard Arnault predicts profitable 2020

LVMH scores 15% increase in annual sales to €53.7 billion, Bernard Arnault predicts profitable 2020

LVMH, the world’s largest luxury group, posted yet another year of record sales, racking up global turnover of €53.7 billion in 2020, a 15% increase on the previous year.
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Jeremy Scott cancels his RTW show in NYC, and plans to show at Paris couture

Jeremy Scott cancels his RTW show in NYC, and plans to show at Paris couture

Jeremy Scott has cancelled his upcoming runway show in New York, in a move that will significantly weaken the American fashion catwalk season. Instead, the designer will show during haute couture in Paris in July.
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Tommy Hilfiger celebrates 2020 Hahnenkamm Ski Races with The Black Eyed Peas

Tommy Hilfiger celebrates 2020 Hahnenkamm Ski Races with The Black Eyed Peas

Tommy Hilfiger has kicked off its sponsorship as official fashion partner of the 2020 Hahnenkamm Ski Races in Kitzbühel, Austria with a performance from The Black Eyed Peas at the annual Kitz-Race-Party.
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Alessandra Facchinetti named creative director of Harlan + Holden

Alessandra Facchinetti named creative director of Harlan + Holden

Alessandra Facchinetti has been named creative director of Harlan + Holden, an Asian fashion company that defines itself as the world’s first “time-saving” clothing brand.
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White-hot looks, strapless gowns and crazy nails at the Grammys

White-hot looks, strapless gowns and crazy nails at the Grammys

Celebrities strutted their stuff along the Grammys red carpet in Los Angeles on Sunday, where white was a big trend, along with strapless gowns -- and super-long glittering nails.
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Chinese New Year will boost UK shopping but growth is slowing says Global Blue

Chinese New Year will boost UK shopping but growth is slowing says Global Blue

Chinese New Year remains a key shopping event for visitors to the UK but it’s seeing rivals to its status as the biggest spending period for Chinese ‘globe shoppers’.
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West End expects £17m boost from Chinese New Year shoppers

West End expects £17m boost from Chinese New Year shoppers

Coronavirus may be causing some uncertainty around the Lunar New Year shopping event for Chinese travellers, but London’s West End is still expecting high spending from tourists.
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2nd Street opens 4th US location

2nd Street opens 4th US location

The second-hand clothing chain owned by Japan’s GEO Holdings announced on Thursday that it is opening its fourth U.S. location in Torrance, California.
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Franck Sorbier astounds with a breathtaking equestrian show

Franck Sorbier astounds with a breathtaking equestrian show

The couturier orchestrated an intense show at Paris Haute Couture Week, where a collection full of emotion, poetry and rhythm, was joined on the runway by two horses ridden by Clémence Faivre and her son Marco Luraschi. 
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Paris couture: somber, spiritual and classical

Paris couture: somber, spiritual and classical

They say fashion is a reflection of our times, and at a somber moment in the world – from Australian forest fires to conflict in the Middle East – this was the most reined-in Haute Couture season in Paris in many years.
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Juana Martín celebrates the courtyards of Córdoba and her gitano roots

Juana Martín celebrates the courtyards of Córdoba and her gitano roots

The designer from Córdoba paid homage to her roots and her hometown with a contemporary flamenco-inspired runway show featuring flowers, polka dots, frills and a dance from Rossy de Palma herself. 
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