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Maison Rabih Kayrouz launches new ready-to-wear line MRK

Maison Rabih Kayrouz launches new ready-to-wear line MRK

For Paris Fashion Week, the Lebanese designer has unveiled MRK, a new, more affordable ready-to-wear line revisiting the classic women’s wardrobe staples with a sophisticated, minimalistic mood.
Fashion
Design
​Shoe Zone hails digital growth despite swinging to loss, sees no quick return to profits

​Shoe Zone hails digital growth despite swinging to loss, sees no quick return to profits

No surprises Shoe Zone joined the lengthy list of struggling firms when the UK’s largest value footwear retailer reported its financial results for the 52 weeks ended 3 October on Monday.
Fashion
Appointments

Asda mulls George clothing sale, could add beauty salons

​Asda’s new owners are planning a radical transformation of the chain that could see new services such as nail bars and beauty salons, more third-party concessions, and the sale of its George clothing operations.
Fashion
Business

Exor buys 24% stake in shoemaker Louboutin

The Agnelli family's investment holding company Exor will buy a 25% stake in luxury shoemaker Louboutin for 541 million euros ($643 million), the two companies said on Monday.
Luxury
Business

Trade shows

Momad, Intergift, Bisutex, MadridJoya trade shows to be staged virtually from April 15

Momad, Intergift, Bisutex, MadridJoya trade shows to be staged virtually from April 15

Spanish show organiser Ifema will exceptionally hold its forthcoming fashion, gift and jewellery events 100% online via the LiveConnect platform, with the next physical editions planned for September.
Fashion
Trade shows
Digital edition of Première Vision show records 35,000 sessions

Digital edition of Première Vision show records 35,000 sessions

The online edition of the Parisian textile/apparel trade show recorded a strong rise in audience compared to last autumn. Its next physical edition, originally planned for July 2021, will be held instead in September.
Fashion
Trade shows

Shanghai textile trade shows postponed

Intertextile, Yarn Expo, Chic and PH Value, scheduled in Shanghai on March 10-12, have been postponed. FashionNetwork.com has learned the possible new dates are March 17-19, if the authorities give the green light.
Fashion
Trade shows

WSN will not stage trade shows in Paris in March, only a Première Classe showroom

Health protection measures are once again preventing Paris’s trade shows from being held regularly. WSN’s joint event scheduled in early March has been cancelled, and only a reduced Première Classe show will be staged.
Fashion
Trade shows