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Coats acquires Texon as athleisure footwear market booms

Coats acquires Texon as athleisure footwear market booms

Coat Group has acquired Texon, “a global leader in premium structural components and materials for the footwear, accessories and apparel industries”, as the new owner “expands its presence in athleisure footwear”.
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Battersea Power Station makeover is 'complete' as it prepares for autumn opening

Battersea Power Station makeover is 'complete' as it prepares for autumn opening

The radical makeover of Battersea Power Station has reached “practical completion” ahead of the grand opening as a major London retail destination this autumn.
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Givenchy’s second New York retail outpost on Greene Street cements the Soho block’s luxury rep

Givenchy’s second New York retail outpost on Greene Street cements the Soho block’s luxury rep

With Givenchy planting roots on Greene Street and joining a multitude of European-founded and owned brands—the unassuming Soho corridor may soon earn the 'Miracle Block' moniker. 
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Bottega Veneta to open its first monobrand store in Mexico this July

Bottega Veneta to open its first monobrand store in Mexico this July

Bottega Veneta will make its debut this July in Artz Pedregal with the opening of its first monobrand store in the country. This will also be the company's first stand-alone store in Latin America.
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Manager close to Leonardo Del Vecchio takes charge of Delfin holding company

Manager close to Leonardo Del Vecchio takes charge of Delfin holding company

On Monday, Francesco Milleri, a close collaborator of Leonardo Del Vecchio, the Italian billionaire who died aged 87 on June 27, took charge of Del Vecchio’s holding company, whose assets are worth €27 billion.
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Paris couture opens with Schiaparelli and Iris van Herpen

Paris couture opens with Schiaparelli and Iris van Herpen

Paris haute couture kicked off with a brilliant series of shows on a sunny Monday in the French capital, with notably organic twists in collections by Schiaparelli and Iris Van Herpen. 
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Christian Dior: Tree of Life couture

Christian Dior: Tree of Life couture

Folkloric couture at Christian Dior, in a show inspired by the idea of the Tree of Life, whose result was majestic mode, finished with technical wizardry and superlative embroidery.
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66°North to open on Regent Street, will be Europe flagship

66°North to open on Regent Street, will be Europe flagship

​Icelandic clothing brand 66°North is to open a UK flagship store in London’s West End this autumn. It will be the outdoor heritage label's Europe flagship, marking its first venture outside of Iceland and Denmark.
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Adidas in new ongoing MrBailey collab for "unexpected" launches and content

Adidas in new ongoing MrBailey collab for "unexpected" launches and content

​Adidas Originals is linking up again with London-based MrBailey “to ignite the start of an ongoing partnership that will see the innovative designer reimagine the Trefoil’s futuristic Ozworld family of silhouettes”.
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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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Karl Lagerfeld sketches go under the hammer at Sotheby's

Karl Lagerfeld sketches go under the hammer at Sotheby's

Testimony to Karl Lagerfeld's passion for both fashion and drawing, a collection of 180 sketches by the legendary designer will go under the hammer on July 6.
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Slowear opens second New York Store in Noho

Slowear opens second New York Store in Noho

The Venetian retailer unveils its third U.S. location in the buzzy Noho shopping district on Lafayette, twice the size of its first Manhattan location with added amenities.
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Castore opens Brompton Road flagship

Castore opens Brompton Road flagship

​Castore is continuing to expand at retail and has just opened a new flagship store in London, in the heart of one of the city’s key shopping districts. The company has opened on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge.
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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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Botter wins ANDAM 2022 Grand Prize; Robert Wun the Prix Spécial

Botter wins ANDAM 2022 Grand Prize; Robert Wun the Prix Spécial

Botter, the duo of Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herreburgh, has won the ANDAM 2022 Grand Prize; as Robert Wun was awarded the Prix Spécial, and Anthony Alvarez of Bluemarble picked up the Pierre Bergé Prize.
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