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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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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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Paris haute couture starts Monday, with over a dozen live shows, pandemic or not

Paris haute couture starts Monday, with over a dozen live shows, pandemic or not

Paris haute couture, the pinnacle of fashion, begins its next four-day runway season on Monday morning, and despite the pandemic, there will be no shortage of live shows.
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Paris Menswear Day Three: Rains, Rick Owens and Uniforme

Paris Menswear Day Three: Rains, Rick Owens and Uniforme

Scandi fashion, which has been all the rage this past decade, finally made it onto a Paris runway Thursday lunchtime, doing so with a power puffer, super-hero show by Rains. Elsewhere, we review Rick Owens and Uniforme.
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Superdry sees "clear" improvement, but turnaround is still work-in-progress

Superdry sees "clear" improvement, but turnaround is still work-in-progress

​Superdry’s Christmas trading update and results for the first half showed “clear signs of brand and financial recovery” on Thursday, although the company isn’t yet where it would like to be, with sales still lagging.
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Primark continues recovery but sales still below pre-Covid levels

Primark continues recovery but sales still below pre-Covid levels

​A trading update from Primark's parent company on Thursday showed the fashion retail chain is bouncing back from the pandemic, with the US business a standout performer. But city centre stores globally still struggle.
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Jeanologia teams up with Archroma to create sustainable denim washing solution

Jeanologia teams up with Archroma to create sustainable denim washing solution

Denim washing using traditional methods requires large quantities of water and releases aniline, a substance that is toxic to aquatic life. The alternative presented by the two companies seeks to address these issues.
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Paris menswear opens with Lukhanyo Mdingi, Bluemarble and Egonlab

Paris menswear opens with Lukhanyo Mdingi, Bluemarble and Egonlab

Paris menswear season – showing clothes for winter 2022 - opened Tuesday with an impressive trio of collections from three very disparate young designers, underlining the city's ability to attract dynamic, new talent.
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Prada: Stasi chic on Hollywood hipsters

Prada: Stasi chic on Hollywood hipsters

A welcome return to ruddy health at Prada, where Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons unveiled their best menswear collection to date, worn by the city’s best cast, on a sunny Sunday in Milan.
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Etro: The apparel and the ecstasy

Etro: The apparel and the ecstasy

Nothing like a new management to liberate a venerable brand and unleash the potential of a talented designer. Which was very much the case on Sunday, when Kean Etro staged one of his snappiest collections for the house.
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Tommy Jeans drops second collaboration with AAPE by A Bathing Ape

Tommy Jeans drops second collaboration with AAPE by A Bathing Ape

Tommy Jeans, a division of PVH-owned Tommy Hilfiger, launched on Friday a second collaboration collection with cult Japanese streetwear label AAPE by A Bathing Ape. 
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Dolce & Gabbana: Moda alla Machine Gun Kelly

Dolce & Gabbana: Moda alla Machine Gun Kelly

Right when you were thinking one could drown in all the laudable sustainable menswear on display in Milan, along comes Dolce & Gabbana to wake the whole city up with some moda alla Machine Gun Kelly on Saturday. 
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Milan Fashion Week: DSquared2 dreams of Deep North dandies

Milan Fashion Week: DSquared2 dreams of Deep North dandies

The brothers Caten returned to their Canadian roots this season with a DSquared2 collection ideal for Deep North dandies and hipster trappers presented Friday, the opening day of the Milan menswear season.
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