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BFC reveals schedule for second annual IPF Forum

BFC reveals schedule for second annual IPF Forum

The British Fashion Council (BFC) is to stage its second annual Institute of Positive Fashion (IPF) Forum with an extensive day-long programme on 30 June. It will take place at 180 Studios, 180 The Strand, London.
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H&M has strong first half but June sales will fall

H&M has strong first half but June sales will fall

​H&M’s first half and Q2 were all about its ongoing recovery as the retail giant benefited from “increased full-price sales and lower markdowns”. But there remain challenges and comparison periods are getting tougher.
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From hemp to wood fibers: Greener alternatives to classic cotton tote bags

From hemp to wood fibers: Greener alternatives to classic cotton tote bags

What if we made reusable bags more eco-friendly? That's a niche that several brands are currently carving out, including a Swiss company making tote bags from wood fibers.
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Graduate Fashion Foundation winners named after GFW22

Graduate Fashion Foundation winners named after GFW22

​Graduate Fashion Week has named the winners of the Graduate Fashion Foundation’s 20 portfolio awards that were judged at the recent GFW event in London.
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Mango in major global expansion for Kids chain, also adds new Teen stores

Mango in major global expansion for Kids chain, also adds new Teen stores

​Mango is putting major support behind its kids’ and young adults’ offer with new stores under the Mango Kids banner and also the rollout of a new Mango Teen chain.
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Armani Exchange is latest signing on Regent Street, Marc Jacobs also joins line-up

Armani Exchange is latest signing on Regent Street, Marc Jacobs also joins line-up

​London’s Regent Street has received another vote of confidence with Armani Exchange set to open there. The brand is taking over the space left vacant by Zara Home.
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Senior UK economist warns inflation will persist

Senior UK economist warns inflation will persist

The British economy could be in line for a “painful inflation spiral”, the Bank of England’s chief economist Huw Pill has warned. He points to a shortage of workers and businesses’ willingness to pass on higher costs.
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John Lewis names Ferrer new fashion director of design

John Lewis names Ferrer new fashion director of design

John Lewis has made a major new appointment, naming Queralt Ferrer as its first director of design for the fashion super-category, as part of its plan to bolster its own-brand strategy.
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Hyve Group update shows faster-than-expected tradeshows recovery

Hyve Group update shows faster-than-expected tradeshows recovery

Hyve Group, the organiser of Pure London, Moda and many other tradeshows, has issued a business update and said that the pace of in-person event recovery is “considerably ahead of anticipated levels”.
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Cath Kidston reportedly up for sale

Cath Kidston reportedly up for sale

It looks like Cath Kidston could be up for sale just two years after the company's pandemic-linked collapse saw it retreating from much of its physical retail chain and cutting close to a thousand jobs.
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Paris menswear Sunday: Contrasting visions at Thom Browne and Celine

Paris menswear Sunday: Contrasting visions at Thom Browne and Celine

Paris menswear witnessed two contrasting visions on Sunday: Thom Browne posh demi-cross dressing in wool bouclé, and Hedi Slimane’s retro rocker statement amid thousands of millennial teeny boppers.
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Paris menswear Saturday: Intensity and nonchalance at Craig Green, Loewe and Hermès

Paris menswear Saturday: Intensity and nonchalance at Craig Green, Loewe and Hermès

Menswear’s two most defiantly artistic designers – Craig Green and Jonathan Anderson – began Saturday with two strikingly unique visions in Paris, before Hermès presented a salutary lesson in nonchalant chic.
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Cool T.M. and Rains make their mark at Paris Fashion Week

Cool T.M. and Rains make their mark at Paris Fashion Week

Rains designed a lineup suitable for next summer's warm weather featuring optimistic colors and cuts, while Cool T.M. stood out for its ironic street couture. 
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H&M closes Shanghai flagship store, hurt by lockdowns and consumer backlash

H&M closes Shanghai flagship store, hurt by lockdowns and consumer backlash

H&M has shut its flagship Shanghai store, its latest closure in China where consumer demand has slumped amid COVID-19 lockdowns and it has received backlash against companies that refuse to use Xinjiang cotton.
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UK consumer confidence dips to record low in June - GfK

UK consumer confidence dips to record low in June - GfK

UK consumer confidence fell to a record low in June as shoppers grappled with a stark new economic reality, figures from Gfk’s long-running series of reports show. Its confidence Index dipped one point to -41.
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Zalando revises guidance downwards as economy struggles

Zalando revises guidance downwards as economy struggles

German online fashion e-tailer Zalando has been forced to revise its guidance for the year. It cited a further deterioration in macroeconomic conditions as the EU consumer confidence index fell further in June.
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