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Ermenegildo Zegna subtly recomposes the menswear wardrobe

Ermenegildo Zegna subtly recomposes the menswear wardrobe

The label opened Milan Fashion Week Men's beautifully on Friday, with a film revealing a collection that is simultaneously minimalist and hyper-sophisticated, with pieces that can be easily mixed and matched. 
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Lawrence Steele reveals first ideas in his return to Aspesi

Lawrence Steele reveals first ideas in his return to Aspesi

Two decades after he first began creating for Aspesi, Lawrence Steele has returned to helm the house, and unveiled his first new ideas for the Italian label with a family-and-friends photoshoot by Vanina Sorrenti.
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Maria Grazia Chiuri on her metaphysical-mode Cruise collection for Dior

Maria Grazia Chiuri on her metaphysical-mode Cruise collection for Dior

Christian Dior’s creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri just staged a magisterial metaphysical fashion show and cruise collection in Athens on Thursday night. So, we caught up with the Roman-born designer.
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Luxury sector relieved as UK and US settle trade dispute

Luxury sector relieved as UK and US settle trade dispute

A long-running trade dispute between the UK and the US that hit export sales of luxury goods has been suspended until 2026. UK luxury goods industry body Walpole welcomed the agreement, calling it “fantastic news”.
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Two senior Dr Martens execs to leave

Two senior Dr Martens execs to leave

​After its first set of results as a listed company this week, news has emerged that two senior executives are leaving Dr Martens and that it's also trying to find a suitably durable vegan leather to use for its boots.
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Good American launches in Harrods with wide offer

Good American launches in Harrods with wide offer

​The UK’s luxury department stores continue to add new brands to their line-ups and the latest addition is Good American, which this week launched a brand-new space in Knightsbridge luxury mega-emporium Harrods. 
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Strong prospects for cycling market as Britons embrace the activity

Strong prospects for cycling market as Britons embrace the activity

​The prospects are looking good for the UK cycling clothing market as interest among consumers in cycling is at a high, having been boosted by the pandemic, a Mintel report showed on Friday.
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Inspecs makes loss in pandemic year but momentum is positive

Inspecs makes loss in pandemic year but momentum is positive

Eyewear specialist Inspecs reported results for last year on Friday with plunging revenues and a net loss, although the company highlighted its “positive momentum in 2020 creating a strong platform for growth in 2021”.
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UK fashion purchases dipped last month, but long-term trend remains good

UK fashion purchases dipped last month, but long-term trend remains good

Fashion sales in stores were lower last month compared to April, the ONS said on Friday. But they remained buoyant online and in a reasonably strong position generally, the figures showed.
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Cool caryatid Christian Dior Cruise 2022 in Athens

Cool caryatid Christian Dior Cruise 2022 in Athens

Christian Dior unveiled a caryatid Cruise 2022 collection in Athens on Thursday evening, metaphysical mode by its creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, unveiled inside the city’s giant Panathenaic Stadium.
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Milan Fashion Week Men's kicks off in phygital form on Friday

Milan Fashion Week Men's kicks off in phygital form on Friday

The almost fully virtual fashion week runs until Tuesday, with only Armani, Dolce & Gabbana and Etro hosting physical shows. Highlights include the first collection by Glenn Martens for Diesel and eight new labels.
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Burberry and Ssense team up for immersive phygital experience in NYC

Burberry and Ssense team up for immersive phygital experience in NYC

The British luxury brand has invited the fashion e-tailer to take over its store in Soho, New York, a partnership that has resulted in Imaginary Cities, a consumer experience that can be experienced both on- and offline.
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Use of cash plummets in UK as payments switch to cards and digital

Use of cash plummets in UK as payments switch to cards and digital

Cash continues to lose its appeal, especially among young consumers, as payments using bank notes and coins dropped 35% last year. More than eight in 10 people in Britain now use contactless payment.
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Birkenstock names new Europe MD

Birkenstock names new Europe MD

Popular German footwear brand Birkenstock has a new managing director for Europe. Nico Bouyakhf will be responsible for the entire region across all sales channels, including consumer.
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Dr Martens continues to stride ahead, despite tough year

Dr Martens continues to stride ahead, despite tough year

​Dr Martens released its first set of results as a listed company on Thursday and the figures showed just why its recent IPO was such a success.
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Gucci launches eco material Demetra, makes it available to other companies

Gucci launches eco material Demetra, makes it available to other companies

Italian fashion brand Gucci has introduced Demetra, a new luxury material that combines quality, softness, durability and scalability with an eco-friendly ethos.
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