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Valentino reorganises structure, creates two new management roles

Valentino reorganises structure, creates two new management roles

Italian fashion house Valentino said on Monday it had reorganised its finance and operations structure into two distinct units to separate its business and control divisions.
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Pierre Cardin plans Paris comeback after founder's death

Pierre Cardin plans Paris comeback after founder's death

Luxury label Pierre Cardin is set to return to Paris Fashion Week in a bid to breathe new life into the brand, its new boss told AFP, just over a year after the death of its legendary founder.
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Gucci taps Superplastic for NFT, ceramic artwork collection

Gucci taps Superplastic for NFT, ceramic artwork collection

Gucci is teaming up with animated celebrity and digital collectibles creator Superplastic to launch a series of CryptoJanky NFTs and handmade ceramic sculptures. 
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Black diamond, largest ever cut, goes on show in Dubai

Black diamond, largest ever cut, goes on show in Dubai

The world's largest known cut diamond went on public display for the first time Monday ahead of its sale, when it is expected to reach five million dollars.
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UK weekly footfall rises as more office workers hit high streets

UK weekly footfall rises as more office workers hit high streets

​Early signs of the confidence shown by workers returning to their offices saw a boost for UK high street footfall in the latest week. Footfall across UK retail destinations rose 1.5%, according to Springboard.
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Fashion, beauty saw Christmas surge - Virgin Money spending report

Fashion, beauty saw Christmas surge - Virgin Money spending report

​All dressed up and somewhere to go. Christmas 2021 was a season of a return to socialising, albeit on a slimmed-down scale compared to 2020’s restrictions. That meant consumers upped their spend on fashion and beauty.
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Milan Menswear Presentations: Brioni, Tod’s, Aspesi, Andrea Incontri, Massimo Alba, Dhruv Kapoor and Almini

Milan Menswear Presentations: Brioni, Tod’s, Aspesi, Andrea Incontri, Massimo Alba, Dhruv Kapoor and Almini

This weekend in Milano Moda Uomo, ending Monday, was a season of new designers and venerable insider's labels making important statements, as creative minds profited from the lockdown to explore new options. 
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Fortnum & Mason has strong Christmas, despite making full-year loss

Fortnum & Mason has strong Christmas, despite making full-year loss

​Fortnum & Mason had a strong Christmas period, but its latest accounts for the year to last July also showed it swinging to a pre-tax loss for the first time since 2009.
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Richemont names Laurent Malecaze CEO of Dunhill, Mauro Grimaldi strategic advisor in charge of AZ Factory

Richemont names Laurent Malecaze CEO of Dunhill, Mauro Grimaldi strategic advisor in charge of AZ Factory

Richemont has restructured its fashion division: AZ Factory’s ex-boss is now in charge of Dunhill, and Mauro Grimaldi, now strategic advisor of the Swiss giant's fashion & accessories division, will head AZ Factory.
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Filippa K names Saint Laurent's Kessler as its creative chief

Filippa K names Saint Laurent's Kessler as its creative chief

​Swedish fashion house Filippa K has named Liisa Kessler as its new Creative Director. It’s a big move for the label as she succeeds brand founder Filippa Knutsson, who stepped away from the role as far back as 2019.
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Ex-Farfetch COO Robb said to be key candidate for ASOS chief executive post

Ex-Farfetch COO Robb said to be key candidate for ASOS chief executive post

Former Farfetch COO Andrew Robb is in the running to be the next CEO of ASOS, a report has claimed. There had been speculation in recent weeks that Robb was a contender for one of global fashion's top leadership posts.
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New £300m loan puts green goals at heart of Burberry finances

New £300m loan puts green goals at heart of Burberry finances

​Burberry is the latest big name in fashion to link its finances to its drive to operate a greener and more ethical business. It has refinanced its revolving credit facility to a £300m sustainability-linked loan.
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Prada: Stasi chic on Hollywood hipsters

Prada: Stasi chic on Hollywood hipsters

A welcome return to ruddy health at Prada, where Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons unveiled their best menswear collection to date, worn by the city’s best cast, on a sunny Sunday in Milan.
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Etro: The apparel and the ecstasy

Etro: The apparel and the ecstasy

Nothing like a new management to liberate a venerable brand and unleash the potential of a talented designer. Which was very much the case on Sunday, when Kean Etro staged one of his snappiest collections for the house.
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Neiman Marcus homes in on supply chain, tech with two new appointments

Neiman Marcus homes in on supply chain, tech with two new appointments

Neiman Marcus Group announced of Friday the appointments of two senior leaders to its management team, as the U.S. luxury retail group looks to strengthen supply chain capabilities and boost its technological prowess.  
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Michael Kors teams up with emerging accessories brand Ashya

Michael Kors teams up with emerging accessories brand Ashya

American fashion brand Michael Kors has teamed up with emerging accessories brand Ashya to launch a limited-edition collection. 
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