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Mr Porter launches vibrant summer collab with Tom Ford

Mr Porter launches vibrant summer collab with Tom Ford

The online men’s fashion destination has released the second installment of its “Hosted by” initiative, teaming up with iconic American luxury brand Tom Ford for an exclusive collection inspired by 1970s Los Angeles.
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Parley for the Oceans launches eyewear with M.I.A.

Parley for the Oceans launches eyewear with M.I.A.

Parley for the Oceans unveiled on Tuesday a new luxury eyewear collection created in collaboration with Sri Lanka born, UK-based artist Maya Arulpragasam, who performs as M.I.A.
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Garrett Leight sells majority stake

Garrett Leight sells majority stake

Los Angeles-based eyewear lifestyle brand Garrett Leight California Optical (GLCO) announced a strategic investment from The Untitled Group to drive growth for global expansion. 
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Accessories Council opens applications for 2021 Design Excellence Awards

Accessories Council opens applications for 2021 Design Excellence Awards

The New York-based non-profit has announced that entries are now open for the third annual Design Excellence Awards, a competition that seeks to recognize outstanding products in the fashion accessories sector.
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Francesco Ragazzi, founder of Palm Angels, on launching eyewear and brand building worldwide

Francesco Ragazzi, founder of Palm Angels, on launching eyewear and brand building worldwide

This week, following in the footsteps of mighty conglomerates like LVMH and Kering, New Guards launched its own eyewear division, spearheaded by Francesco Ragazzi, the creative director and founder of Palm Angels.
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Fashion's green future of seaweed coats and mushroom shoes

Fashion's green future of seaweed coats and mushroom shoes

From making algae-sequin dresses, dyeing clothes with bacteria to planting trackable pigments in cotton, an emerging tide of innovations offers the fashion industry a chance to clean up its woeful environmental record.
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Cole's Wires label links with Future Forest, Kane's More Joy launches for Le Specs

Cole's Wires label links with Future Forest, Kane's More Joy launches for Le Specs

As consumers gear up for a summer fashion season that might be able to include some getaways to sunshine destinations (given the successful vaccine rollouts), there’s plenty of news on the sunglasses front.
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Safilo enjoys good Q1 as e-tail and new brands shine

Safilo enjoys good Q1 as e-tail and new brands shine

​Eyewear giant Safilo has reported that sales in the first quarter rose 20% at constant exchange rates to reach €251.4 million. Online sales, new licenses and the US and China all boosted the company.
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Safilo bags five-year DSquared2 eyewear deal

Safilo bags five-year DSquared2 eyewear deal

​Safilo announced on Tuesday that it has struck a global eyewear license deal with the DSquared2 label with the company to make eyewear for Dean and Dan Caten’s brand for the next five years.
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The Kooples in eyewear debut via Retrosuperfuture deal

The Kooples in eyewear debut via Retrosuperfuture deal

​French premium fashion retailer The Kooples has entered the eyewear segment for the first time in a music-inspired link-up with Italy’s Retrosuperfuture.
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Maya Lakis in collab boot project with Melanie Huynh for charity

Maya Lakis in collab boot project with Melanie Huynh for charity

Shoe designer Maya Lakis has teamed up with her good friend Melanie Huynh, the noted stylist and founder of beauty brand Holidermie, to create a capsule boot collection for a Cambodian girls' charity.
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French Federation planning live Paris menswear shows this summer

French Federation planning live Paris menswear shows this summer

The Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode confirmed Friday that it is planning to host live catwalk shows in Paris this summer, during the upcoming menswear season in June.
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Online share of retail sales jumps to 19% amid lockdowns - U.N.

Online share of retail sales jumps to 19% amid lockdowns - U.N.

Online sales accounted for nearly a fifth of total retail turnover last year as lockdowns to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic fuelled a boom in e-commerce, a United Nations study released on Monday showed.
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Inspecs says Q1 trading is "strong"

Inspecs says Q1 trading is "strong"

​Eyewear specialist Inspecs issued a trading update on Thursday and said that trading in the three months to March 31 was buoyant.
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Harrods opens second H Beauty store with super-sized Milton Keynes debut

Harrods opens second H Beauty store with super-sized Milton Keynes debut

Harrods has unveiled the 29,000 sq ft store at Centre:mk with a massive mix of premium and luxury brands and experiences that it says "bring the magic of Harrods Beauty to Milton Keynes".
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Hilfiger plans third new store after Scotland comeback

Hilfiger plans third new store after Scotland comeback

Forget opening two new stores to mark a return to Scotland. Tommy Hilfiger has now upped that to three, all of them opening between now and June.
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