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Eileen Fisher to step back from CEO role at namesake brand

Eileen Fisher to step back from CEO role at namesake brand

The 71-year-old designer is planning to step down as chief executive officer before the start of 2022, but will continue to lead design at the apparel brand she founded 37 years ago.
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British designer Ifeanyi Okwuadi wins fashion prize at 2021 Hyères Festival

British designer Ifeanyi Okwuadi wins fashion prize at 2021 Hyères Festival

London-based designer Ifeanyi Okwuadi won the fashion prize hands down at the 36th edition of the French festival, which placed a strong emphasis on sustainability, while Capucine Huguet won the accessories prize.
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Laura Ashley is back as a fashion brand in Batsheva collaboration

Laura Ashley is back as a fashion brand in Batsheva collaboration

​The comeback of Laura Ashley in the fashion sector has begun as Batsheva Hay’s eponymous Batsheva label has linked up with the UK brand in a way makes the most of its heritage and targets the upscale shopper.
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Ex-Gucci boss lined up by Carlyle as End chairman

Ex-Gucci boss lined up by Carlyle as End chairman

​Patrizio di Marco, is believed to be teaming up with private equity giant Carlyle again with a report that he’s set to take over as chairman of UK luxury retailer End.
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Harrods and Printemps owner in talks to buy Selfridges

Harrods and Printemps owner in talks to buy Selfridges

​Could London's two top luxury department stores end up with the same owner? That's the question being asked on Monday as it has emerged that the owner of Harrods is possibly front-runner to buy up-for-sale Selfridges.
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Saks Fifth Avenue e-commerce unit said to be aiming for IPO at $6 bln valuation

Saks Fifth Avenue e-commerce unit said to be aiming for IPO at $6 bln valuation

The e-commerce business of luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue is preparing for an initial public offering and targeting a $6 billion valuation, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, citing sources. 
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The Egyptian modelling agency 'decolonising beauty standards'

The Egyptian modelling agency 'decolonising beauty standards'

Between the frenzied rush of wardrobe changes and photographers readying for shoots, Iman Eldeeb's agency is slowly breaking new ground for Egypt's fashion scene by hiring a diverse line-up of models.
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Reliance Brands takes 40% stake in Manish Malhotra

Reliance Brands takes 40% stake in Manish Malhotra

Indian retail giant Reliance Brands Ltd (RBL) and designer Manish Malhotra have announced a strategic partnership to acquire a 40 percent stake in Malhotra's MM Styles Private Limited.
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Saks Off 5th increases minimum wage

Saks Off 5th increases minimum wage

As retailers continue to deal with a national labor shortage, the off-price luxury destination has announced that it has increased the minimum wage for all its hourly associates in North America to $15 per hour.
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Calvin Klein signs permanently at London Designer Outlet

Calvin Klein signs permanently at London Designer Outlet

​London Designer Outlet (LDO) is firing on all cylinders. The north London shopping centre has been given another major boost with news Calvin Klein is set to open a permanent store following the success of its pop-up. 
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Miss Dior exhibition opens in Monsieur’s Provençal chateau

Miss Dior exhibition opens in Monsieur’s Provençal chateau

Parfums Christian Dior has opened the Miss Dior Exhibition 12 Women Artists featuring interpretations of the fragrance in Monsieur Dior’s Chateau de la Colle Noire, opening it for the first time to the general public.
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The big office comeback sees beige, oversized blazers, chunky loafers as key

The big office comeback sees beige, oversized blazers, chunky loafers as key

​There's been a debate around whether consumers will return to traditional office clothing after having worked from home in comfy loungewear, and current shop and search behaviour is giving us plenty of clues. 
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Moncler celebrates winter and human connections in AW21 campaign

Moncler celebrates winter and human connections in AW21 campaign

​Moncler is on a roll at the moment and with winter approaching and the world opening up for travel again, it has launched a campaign to capitalise on pent-up demand for its upscale outdoor clothing.
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Loro Piana drops first-ever collaboration with Hiroshi Fujiwara

Loro Piana drops first-ever collaboration with Hiroshi Fujiwara

Loro Piana has unveiled its very first collaboration. The Italian label has chosen to work with Japanese artist Hiroshi Fujiwara, who has incorporated the label’s design codes into a unisex streetwear capsule collection.
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Hugo Boss raises 2021 outlook after strong third quarter

Hugo Boss raises 2021 outlook after strong third quarter

German fashion retailer Hugo Boss on Thursday raised its outlook for the current year after third-quarter earnings rebounded above pre-pandemic levels on the back of strong demand in Europe and the Americas.
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In Kyoto, a fashion brand is turning kimonos into couture dresses

In Kyoto, a fashion brand is turning kimonos into couture dresses

In a bid to tackle overproduction and waste, Japanese company Kien has turned to upcycling, transforming kimonos once left in the closet into couture dresses.
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