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Giorgio Armani: Rather timely thoughts

Giorgio Armani: Rather timely thoughts

Few designers have had as remarkable a career as Giorgio Armani. His unique fashion history was the subject of a hagiographic video that preceded the presentation of the latest collection by Italy's most famous designer.
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Marni: Gathered narratives from around the globe

Marni: Gathered narratives from around the globe

Marni went on fashion’s biggest long-distance video adventure this season, with a live online show on Friday afternoon that rambled around eight cities and four continents.
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Neiman Marcus makes cuts to store staff on way out of bankruptcy

Neiman Marcus makes cuts to store staff on way out of bankruptcy

As the Dallas, Texas-based department store operator emerges from bankruptcy, it has announced that it is reducing its retail workforce as part of a review of its business.
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Prada with Raf Simons: A newer New Look

Prada with Raf Simons: A newer New Look

Raf Simons made his collaborative debut with Miuccia Prada on Thursday afternoon, in the most keenly anticipated runway show in the world this year. And the result was a powerful collection, a newer New Look.
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Icon Outlet outperforms as post-lockdown sales and footfall rise

Icon Outlet outperforms as post-lockdown sales and footfall rise

​UK retail seems to be recovering in a very uneven way with some destination types recovering faster than others and local high streets faring better than city centres. Outlet malls in particular seem to be doing well.
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Vivienne Westwood sales, profits rise, stays confident despite tough times

Vivienne Westwood sales, profits rise, stays confident despite tough times

Vivienne Westwood reported 2019 results this week and while the figures pre-date the current crisis, it seems confident that it has the strength to continue, despite saying that Covid-19 had a “profound impact”.
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Luxury spend within China to soar says Boston Consulting

Luxury spend within China to soar says Boston Consulting

​As luxury reels from the effects of the pandemic as much as other sectors, there’s some good news in that Chinese demand for luxury goods is predicted to grow as much as 30% this year.
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BFC makes second round of 'Covid grants' to UK designer labels

BFC makes second round of 'Covid grants' to UK designer labels

The British Fashion Council has announced the second round of recipients of the BFC Foundation Fashion Fund, supporting creative fashion businesses and individuals to help them survive the Covid-19 crisis. 
Luxury
Sergio Rossi unveils new Grazie Sergio collection

Sergio Rossi unveils new Grazie Sergio collection

Five months after the Sergio Rossi passed way, the house he founded has unveiled a new archive driven collection of the famed shoemaker’s greatest hits named Grazie Sergio.
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Hugo Boss comms chief exits, promotes Westermann

Hugo Boss comms chief exits, promotes Westermann

​Hugo Boss has announced the imminent departure of its long-standing Head of Corporate Communications, Dr Hjördis Kettenbach. She’ll be replaced by internal candidate Carolin Westermann.
Luxury
J.Crew shuts UK stores, opts for online focus

J.Crew shuts UK stores, opts for online focus

J.Crew is closing all six of its UK locations, including the massive flagship on Regent Street, calling in liquidators to its British operation and will serve the British market via its global webstore.
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Mytheresa's e-commerce revenues jump 20%

Mytheresa's e-commerce revenues jump 20%

The German luxury retailer has reported annual revenues of 450 million euros, up from 377 million euros in the previous year, growth driven by a 20% rise in the company's e-commerce sales. 
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UK retail in shock as government to end tax-free shopping for non-EU tourists

UK retail in shock as government to end tax-free shopping for non-EU tourists

The UK government is being urged to reconsider its decision to almost completely opt out of tax-free shopping at the end of the year with retailers and the bodies that represent them saying it would be a catastrophe.
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Edward Crutchley’s Yakuza wives confirm him as a truly major talent

Edward Crutchley’s Yakuza wives confirm him as a truly major talent

Few designers in London today pack as much punch and panache as Edward Crutchley, whose latest collection was an ode to a beautifully histrionic Yakuza gangster film, and all the better for that.
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On its final day, NYFW fuses fun and activism

On its final day, NYFW fuses fun and activism

The final day of this New York fashion season concluded with a surprise collaboration between Christian Cowan and Lil Nas X, a voter registration campaign from Tanya Taylor, and a backyard party from Christian Siriano.
Luxury
Hard-edged, performance-art chic by Burberry opens London Fashion Week

Hard-edged, performance-art chic by Burberry opens London Fashion Week

Hard-edged chic at Burberry; where a cool cult met for an alternative ceremony inside a soaring forest, in a work of performance art created by Anne Imhof and unveiled Thursday lunchtime, opening London Fashion Week.
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