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LVMH Prize 2023 reveals names of nine finalists
LVMH Prize 2023 has revealed the names of the finalists in this year’s competition. And in a counterblast to the power of fashion schools, four of this year’s finalists are self-taught.
GfK UK consumer confidence rises again in March
UK consumer confidence rose for a second straight month in March following a dark period of consecutive declines going back to last autumn. Admittedly, it’s still in negative territory though.
Naomi Campbell is star of new Fendi Peekaboo bag campaign
Naomi Campbell is back as the face of the Fendi Peekaboo bag for its SS23 campaign, shot by British photographer David Sims.
Filippa K opens Amsterdam flagship
Filippa K has opened a store in Amsterdam, with the company saying its “serves as the latest chapter in the ongoing transformation, as Creative Director Liisa Kessler explores dualities within a single retail space”.
UK retail sales rise in February but values fail to match inflation
British retail sales volumes rose 1.2% in February compared to January, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed on Friday.
Gucci opens new store in Meatpacking District, reflecting a new design direction
The Italian luxury giant chose the vibrant artsy downtown Manhattan neighborhood for its latest retail space.
Christian Louboutin launches exclusive collection for Neiman Marcus with immersive installation
Neiman Marcus has partnered with Christian Louboutin to launch an exclusive collection of summer fashion and lifestyle products from newly added categories.
V&A releases details of and early tickets for first UK Coco Chanel exhibition
The V&A on Thursday released a limited number of tickets for the first UK exhibition dedicated to the work of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel. Called Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto, it opens In September.
Parfums Christian Dior names Philippe Farnier global executive vice-president
The LVMH luxury group has announced the appointment of Philippe Farnier to the position of global executive vice-president of Parfums Christian Dior.
Luxury bags are significantly more expensive in China than in Europe
While waiting for the Chinese to start traveling again, brands are betting on a rebound in domestic demand following the end of the anti-Covid measures, increasing their prices, reported a study by Retviews by Lectra.
Praise and criticism for European Commission's greenwashing directive
The European Commission’s latest proposals on tackling greenwashing have been welcomed, but also criticised for not pursuing the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) or any other standard methodology.
Royal College of Art gets top global art and design accolade for ninth year running
When it comes to long-standing accolades, The Royal College of Art (RCA) can have few rivals. The London institution has been ranked No 1 university for art & design internationally for the ninth consecutive year.
Selfridges Corner Shop sees Elton John takeover
The latest big name to take up residence in the Selfridges Corner Shop in London is Elton John with the takeover starting this week and running into mid-April.
UK inflation rises as womenswear prices jump
UK inflation has risen again, a sign that we’re not out of the woods yet and consumer activity is still being hurt by surging prices with fashion prices rising faster than they've done in over a decade.
Launchmetrics AW23 report: Dior and Burberry are big hits, but what else made an impact?
Major-name labels were the biggest attention grabbers at the recent runway shows with a new Launchmetrics report showing heavy interest in Dior, Chanel, the new Burberry, what Gucci's doing next and a revitalised Prada.
Dior taps designer’s daughter Rachele Regini for latest campaign
The house of Dior has tapped Rachele Regini, its cultural consultant, to star in its latest campaign for the Lady 95.22 handbag.