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Hawes & Curtis enters loungewear category

Hawes & Curtis enters loungewear category

​Another day, another loungewear launch. This time it’s British heritage brand Hawes & Curtis that has unveiled its first ever luxury loungewear collection “to reflect consumer demand during the pandemic”. 
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Gucci intensifies eco drive as it unveils 'nature-positive' climate strategy

Gucci intensifies eco drive as it unveils 'nature-positive' climate strategy

​Gucci is deepening its dive into sustainability and on Wednesday unveiled a new evolution of its strategy that takes it “beyond carbon neutrality towards a nature-positive approach”.
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Gucci wins again at top of Lyst Index, North Face has hottest product of Q4

Gucci wins again at top of Lyst Index, North Face has hottest product of Q4

Gucci has hung on to its most-in-demand number one position in the latest Lyst Index while The North Face had the hottest product in Q4, topping both the women’s and men’s list - a first for the index.
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Giorgio Armani Privé celebrates girls in the bloom of youth

Giorgio Armani Privé celebrates girls in the bloom of youth

For the first time, the Italian designer has presented his couture collection in Milan, channeling the fresh, carefree attitude of young sophisticates with an aesthetic that is both sober and precious. 
Luxury
Mytheresa announces closing of IPO

Mytheresa announces closing of IPO

The offering of 17,994,117 American Depositary Shares (ADSs) represents 17,994,117 ordinary shares, including the full exercise by the underwriters of their option to purchase 2,347,058 additional ADSs.
Luxury
Alber Elbaz debuts his brand new democratic brand AZ Factory

Alber Elbaz debuts his brand new democratic brand AZ Factory

Alber Elbaz debuted his brand new AZ Factory Tuesday evening in this week’s Paris haute couture season, marking a dynamic change in direction by one of fashion’s most influential designers.
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Furla names Mauro Sabatini as new CEO

Furla names Mauro Sabatini as new CEO

Furla is reorganizing its management, confiding the role of president to current CEO Alberto Camerlengo, who will be replaced as chief executive by Mauro Sabatini, previously head of leather goods manufacturer Effeuno. 
Fashion
Dior, Chanel turn to arthouse directors for online fashion week

Dior, Chanel turn to arthouse directors for online fashion week

With the pandemic forcing Paris Fashion week online, haute couture designers have turned to celebrated arthouse filmmakers to give a little spectacle to their presentations.
Luxury
Valentino couture: AI from a Roman Palazzo

Valentino couture: AI from a Roman Palazzo

Paris fashion weeks shows often don’t only take place in Paris anymore. Due to the pandemic, entire seasons now take place online, and many “phygital” shows actually take place in other countries, or even continents. 
Luxury
Alexandre Vauthier: Purist couture in Le Palace

Alexandre Vauthier: Purist couture in Le Palace

No independent French couturier in Paris has built as successful a brand in the past decade as Alexandre Vauthier, a designer whose leitmotif is unadulterated glamour.
Luxury
Thriving Louis Vuitton offsets drop in sales at luxury group LVMH

Thriving Louis Vuitton offsets drop in sales at luxury group LVMH

French luxury goods group LVMH reported a 3% drop in comparable sales for the fourth quarter, as a boom in revenues at its big fashion brands like Louis Vuitton offset a weak performance at its duty free shops.
Fashion
Chanel couture: All in the family

Chanel couture: All in the family

Chanel presented its latest haute couture collection on Tuesday before barely a half-dozen guests, presenting a collection where one could imagine Coco Chanel wearing every look.
Luxury
Radley London makes Selfridges debut online

Radley London makes Selfridges debut online

Premium leathergoods specialist Radley London said on Tuesday that its products are now available via the Selfridges webstore. 
Fashion
'Lockdown fatigue' sets in as weekly retail footfall rises, London the biggest draw

'Lockdown fatigue' sets in as weekly retail footfall rises, London the biggest draw

Some consumers are finding it hard to stay at home. It seems footfall across all UK retail destinations rose last week, despite lockdown restrictions and the onset of winter weather in many parts of the country.
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Global shoppers prefer real consumer photos, not brand shots - study

Global shoppers prefer real consumer photos, not brand shots - study

​Retailers and brands have been including a lot more photos from real people on their social channels and websites in recent periods and it seems that this is a good move as a new study shows that shoppers like this.
Fashion
Spain's Alled-Martínez and Arturo Obegero spotlight knitwear and velvet in Paris

Spain's Alled-Martínez and Arturo Obegero spotlight knitwear and velvet in Paris

Spanish representation at this season's Paris Fashion Week Men's was bolstered by innovative offerings for avant-garde gents, designed by talents honed at Givenchy and Lanvin.  
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