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Second edition of Metaverse Fashion Week to be held in 2023

Second edition of Metaverse Fashion Week to be held in 2023

The fashion and luxury industries are keen to reiterate that the metaverse will be an integral part of their future: a second Metaverse Fashion Week will be held in spring 2023.
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Kiabi France names Ouarda Ech-Chykry country manager

Kiabi France names Ouarda Ech-Chykry country manager

The family fashion retailer has promoted Ouarda Ech-Chykry, who has risen through the ranks at Kiabi, to the head of its French subsidiary, following the departure of Florian Dinel, who had held the post since 2019.
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Janie Samet, France’s most famous fashion critic, dies at 91

Janie Samet, France’s most famous fashion critic, dies at 91

Janie Samet, France’s most famous fashion critic and the long-time reviewer of Paris daily Le Figaro, has died. She passed away in Cannes on Sunday, aged 91.
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Wage demands trigger strike action at fashion retailers in France

Wage demands trigger strike action at fashion retailers in France

Galeries Lafayette, Zara and Primark are among the fashion retailers in France whose employees have staged demonstrations in recent weeks, prompted by wage demands.
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Is Jean Touitou ready to give up A.P.C.?

Is Jean Touitou ready to give up A.P.C.?

The Atelier de Création et Production, founded in 1987 in Paris by Jean Touitou, is looking for buyers according to the weekly Challenges. The mandate has been given to the investment bank Rothschild & Co.
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OvalX finance platform buys 5% stake in N Brown

OvalX finance platform buys 5% stake in N Brown

​A spread-betting company has become the latest investor to see value in buying a big chunk of shares in fashion retail group N Brown. 
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H&M makes a statement with eco-focused designs on Fashion Awards red carpet

H&M makes a statement with eco-focused designs on Fashion Awards red carpet

The Fashion Awards red carpet may have been largely about ultra-luxury designers on Monday evening, but high street chain H&M also made an impact with a big focus on sustainability
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Footasylum opens new store, has big plans for 2023

Footasylum opens new store, has big plans for 2023

​The headlines about Footasylum recently may have largely been about its failed purchase by JD Sports. But under the new ownership of Aurelius, it has opened its first store since 2021 and has been performing strongly.
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Consumer concerns dent November fashion spend, despite the need for cold-weather clothes

Consumer concerns dent November fashion spend, despite the need for cold-weather clothes

​UK consumer spending rose last month, but it didn’t manage to keep up with inflation so represented a drop in real terms, two key monthly surveys showed on Tuesday.
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Shein names new VP, global brand operations

Shein names new VP, global brand operations

Chinese fast-fashion company Shein announced it has appointed Jessica Liu to the role of vice president, global brand operations, effective immediately. 
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Steve Rendle retires as VF Corp CEO, interim chief named

Steve Rendle retires as VF Corp CEO, interim chief named

VF Corp announced on Monday that chairman, president and chief executive officer Steve Rendle will retire and named its lead independent director Benno Dorer as interim chief executive, effective immediately.
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Inditex launches detergent designed to reduce microfibre release

Inditex launches detergent designed to reduce microfibre release

The Inditex-owned homeware and decor brand, Zara Home, has launched a detergent that reduces microfibre release by up to 80%. The formula was developed together with BASF. 
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Back in vogue: Crisis-hit Venezuela hosts own fashion week

Back in vogue: Crisis-hit Venezuela hosts own fashion week

With a series of vibrant evening dresses and urban futuristic metallic ensembles, designers at a Venezuelan fashion week sought to revive an industry in the doldrums after years of economic turmoil.
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Power of pink helps Valentino's Piccioli to another top designer title at Fashion Awards

Power of pink helps Valentino's Piccioli to another top designer title at Fashion Awards

Valentino’s creative director scooped the top prize at the Fashion Awards in London on Monday evening. Pierpaolo Piccioli was named designer of the year at the British Fashion Council-organised event.
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Viktor & Rolf appoints Matteo Franceschini as CEO

Viktor & Rolf appoints Matteo Franceschini as CEO

The Dutch label has picked new CEO Matteo Franceschini from within Italian fashion group OTB, owner of Viktor & Rolf. He succeeds Andrea Collesei, who will instead concentrate on Jil Sander, another label owned by OTB.
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Fausto Puglisi unveils a transatlantic Roberto Cavalli pre-fall

Fausto Puglisi unveils a transatlantic Roberto Cavalli pre-fall

Barely off the plane from Miami, Fausto Puglisi has unveiled pre-fall Roberto Cavalli, and it’s also a meeting of USA and Italy; Southwest and Sicily; Millicent Rogers and la moda.
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