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Lyst Index: Balenciaga tops ranking, cold weather clothes and partywear all strong

Lyst Index: Balenciaga tops ranking, cold weather clothes and partywear all strong

Q4's Lyst Index saw a trio of power brands at the top, but also a significant faller and a major name leaping six places, possibly due to the return of winter sports in Europe after two tough years.
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Elsewhere in couture: Classicism with many twists

Elsewhere in couture: Classicism with many twists

Three Paris-based couturiers - Olivier Theyskens at Azzaro, Stéphane Rolland and Alexandre Vauthier - reminded how much life there is in the métier with inventive, classicism-with-a-twist shows and videos.
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Tod's sales jump 40% in 2021, beating expectations

Tod's sales jump 40% in 2021, beating expectations

Sales at Italian fashion group Tod's in 2021 rose by 40%, the first increase after five years of consecutive declines, beating market expectations.
Luxury
Kurt Geiger wins new customers, will open more UK stores

Kurt Geiger wins new customers, will open more UK stores

​Footwear retailer Kurt Geiger has ambitious plans to open more UK stores this year as the company continues to attract more new customers.
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Max Mara taking next cruise show to Lisbon

Max Mara taking next cruise show to Lisbon

Max Mara is taking its next resort show on the road again, as the Italian marque reveals plans to stage its next cruise collection in Lisbon, marking the latest foreign jaunt by the Italian luxury fashion marque.
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American Golf hails return of sport after strong Christmas trading

American Golf hails return of sport after strong Christmas trading

Golf looks to be climbing back up the leaderboard again as a sport of choice in the UK. Having spent a number of years in the doldrums, it’s now back in the swing, according to retailer American Golf.
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Sustainability, tech, flexibility are key factors when buying luxury - report

Sustainability, tech, flexibility are key factors when buying luxury - report

​Sustainability is not just a consideration but “a major factor when making a luxurious purchase with 51% seeing it as a sustainable and environmentally-friendly choice”, a Klarna study claims.
Luxury
Fashion designer Thierry Mugler dies aged 73

Fashion designer Thierry Mugler dies aged 73

French designer Thierry Mugler, who reigned over fashion in the 1980s, died on Sunday at the age of 73 of "natural causes", according to his agent.
Luxury
Sunday in Paris: Magnificent Alaïa, liberated Paco Rabanne

Sunday in Paris: Magnificent Alaïa, liberated Paco Rabanne

The Paris menswear season hadn’t quite ended, and the haute couture season has not begun. Nonetheless, the city witnessed two striking women’s ready-to-wear shows by Paco Rabanne and Alaïa on Sunday evening.
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Y/Project’s trompe l’oeil pays tribute to Jean Paul Gaultier

Y/Project’s trompe l’oeil pays tribute to Jean Paul Gaultier

Belgian-born designer Glenn Martens presented a surprise evening fashion show in northern Paris featuring Olivier Theyskens strutting down the runway, prior to his collection for Jean-Paul Gaultier presenting next week.
Luxury
Ouest Paris merges the Wild West with surf culture

Ouest Paris merges the Wild West with surf culture

Arthur Robert gathered inspiration from the surf culture of the Southwestern coast of France along with elements of the American Wild West to create his first collection presented at Tranöi on Thursday.
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Lemaire takes us on an elegant journey against a twilight desert backdrop

Lemaire takes us on an elegant journey against a twilight desert backdrop

The fashion house launched a versatile co-ed collection featuring Christophe Lemaire and Sarah-Linh Tran’s signature relaxed silhouettes.
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Kenzo: Nigo debuts with flowers and finesse

Kenzo: Nigo debuts with flowers and finesse

This Paris menswear season’s big debut was by Nigo at Kenzo on Sunday morning, and the Japanese cult designer’s first collection for the Japanese-born house was certainly made with finesse and a floral flourish.
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Paris Menswear Day Five: Loewe, Vuarnet and Hermès

Paris Menswear Day Five: Loewe, Vuarnet and Hermès

All about breaking boundaries this Saturday in Paris in the menswear season, between clothes and accessories at Loewe; weekend and work chez Hermès; mountains and club at Vuarnet.
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Paris Menswear Day Four: Jil Sander, Paul Smith, Isabel Marant and Jeanerica

Paris Menswear Day Four: Jil Sander, Paul Smith, Isabel Marant and Jeanerica

Friday in Paris Menswear was a tour of the city from an evangelical cathedral, cut-stone mansion, Marais showroom and Place des Victoires townhouse. We caught up with Jil Sander, Paul Smith, Isabel Marant and Jeanerica.
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Real lawsuit over virtual Hermes Birkin bags

Real lawsuit over virtual Hermes Birkin bags

French luxury group Hermes has started legal proceedings against a US artist over virtual versions inspired by its iconic Birkin bags.
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