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Paris couture season opens with three ready-to-wear shows and a garden party

Paris couture season opens with three ready-to-wear shows and a garden party

Paris haute couture week begins officially Monday morning, but smart brands love to express themselves in its slipstream, as did Paco Rabanne, Patou and Alaïa with three highly accomplished shows on Sunday evening.
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Britons rein in online shopping as cost of living bites - report

Britons rein in online shopping as cost of living bites - report

As the cost-of-living crisis escalates, a “significant” section of the UK public has pulled back on online shopping in the last six months, a new report from research platform Attest finds.
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Antoine Arnault stars in LVMH's Journées Particulières campaign

Antoine Arnault stars in LVMH's Journées Particulières campaign

After four years of absence, LVMH will once again organize its Journées Particulières. To celebrate this return, Antoine Arnault, the group's director of communications, starred in its campaign. 
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Palm Angels to open a store in Paris

Palm Angels to open a store in Paris

After opening its first flagship store in Milan, the high-end streetwear brand led by Francesco Ragazzi has just announced that it will open a store on Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris.
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Balenciaga to open a couture boutique in Paris

Balenciaga to open a couture boutique in Paris

Balenciaga is to open a path-breaking boutique fully devoted to couture next week in Paris, on the day of the house’s 51st couture show, on Wednesday, July 6.
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Kate Moss becomes Diet Coke 'Creative Director', brand also links with LFW

Kate Moss becomes Diet Coke 'Creative Director', brand also links with LFW

Here’s an interesting development. In the brand’s 40th year, Diet Coke has appointed its first Creative Director in over a decade with Kate Moss stepping up.
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Boss becomes F1 team Aston Martin's fashion partner

Boss becomes F1 team Aston Martin's fashion partner

Boss is continuing its marketing drive to reach key consumers and has announced a new deal with the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team (AMF1) that sees it being named the team’s official fashion partner. 
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Dior reveals Travis Scott collection drop date

Dior reveals Travis Scott collection drop date

Dior revealed this week it will drop this month the Travis Scott collaborative collection for men announced late last year, after it was put on hold following the Astroworld festival tragedy in January.  
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Korean artist Dahye Jeong wins the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize 2022

Korean artist Dahye Jeong wins the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize 2022

"A Time of Sincerity", a basket made of horsehair that revives a craft technique that dates back five centuries, was the work chosen this year from among the thirty finalists.
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Carlo Capasa re-elected chairman of the National Chamber of Italian Fashion

Carlo Capasa re-elected chairman of the National Chamber of Italian Fashion

Carlo Capasa has been confirmed for the fifth consecutive time as head of the National Chamber of Italian Fashion (CNMI). He has been re-elected after two particularly challenging years marked by the pandemic. 
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Richemont announces death of former vice-president Jean-Paul Aeschimann

Richemont announces death of former vice-president Jean-Paul Aeschimann

Richemont Group has announced that its former vice-president Jean-Paul Aeschimann passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. 
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Frasers Group buys major MySale stake to help with clearance activities

Frasers Group buys major MySale stake to help with clearance activities

​Frasers Group has acquired a big stake in Australian fashion marketplace, MySale. It sees it as "an opportunity for a strategic partnership" to sell end-of-line group products via an established clearance channel.
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New Valentino eyewear under Akoni deal to launch in July

New Valentino eyewear under Akoni deal to launch in July

​Valentino is entering what it says is “a new chapter” for its eyewear offer with the July launch of its first products under the exclusive deal it signed with Switzerland-based Akoni Group late last year.
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Luxury shoppers increasingly focus on sustainability, the metaverse - report

Luxury shoppers increasingly focus on sustainability, the metaverse - report

A new BCG and Comité Colbert study shows that 65% of consumers “take into account companies' commitment to sustainable development when deciding on their purchases” and that luxury still needs to do more to excel online.
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Chanel-backed 'activated silk' firm adds new investors

Chanel-backed 'activated silk' firm adds new investors

Evolved By Nature, a biotech firm backed by French fashion company Chanel, said on Thursday it has raised $120 million in a financing round, adding new investors including one of Canada's biggest pension funds.
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Mulberry strong despite global volatility, says it wants to reopen in Paris

Mulberry strong despite global volatility, says it wants to reopen in Paris

Mulberry was upbeat Wednesday as its reported annual results, with a slew of strong figures and a determination to eventually reopen in Paris. But it has predicted slower growth ahead due to the volatile global backdrop.
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