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Isabella Burley is new marketing chief at Acne Studios

Isabella Burley is new marketing chief at Acne Studios

​Isabella Burley has been named as the new chief marketing officer of Acne Studios. She continues the long tradition of prominent journalists moving into the fashion industry and particularly into marketing roles.
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Mr Jones watches launches debut clothing offer to mark 15th anniversary

Mr Jones watches launches debut clothing offer to mark 15th anniversary

Independent watchmaking brand Mr Jones Watches is celebrating its 15th anniversary with the launch a T-shirt range. But don’t expect a watch motif: the debut design honours the firm’s office dog, Stanley the dachshund.
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Baird Group gets funding injection to drive international growth

Baird Group gets funding injection to drive international growth

UK-based menswear retailer/wholesaler Baird Group has secured £7 million in funding from Bibby Financial Services (BFS). The additional financing will go to support international growth while increasing stock volumes.
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Frasers Group buys major MySale stake to help with clearance activities

Frasers Group buys major MySale stake to help with clearance activities

​Frasers Group has acquired a big stake in Australian fashion marketplace, MySale. It sees it as "an opportunity for a strategic partnership" to sell end-of-line group products via an established clearance channel.
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New Valentino eyewear under Akoni deal to launch in July

New Valentino eyewear under Akoni deal to launch in July

​Valentino is entering what it says is “a new chapter” for its eyewear offer with the July launch of its first products under the exclusive deal it signed with Switzerland-based Akoni Group late last year.
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Luxury shoppers increasingly focus on sustainability, the metaverse - report

Luxury shoppers increasingly focus on sustainability, the metaverse - report

A new BCG and Comité Colbert study shows that 65% of consumers “take into account companies' commitment to sustainable development when deciding on their purchases” and that luxury still needs to do more to excel online.
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Chanel-backed 'activated silk' firm adds new investors

Chanel-backed 'activated silk' firm adds new investors

Evolved By Nature, a biotech firm backed by French fashion company Chanel, said on Thursday it has raised $120 million in a financing round, adding new investors including one of Canada's biggest pension funds.
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Crocs teams up with MCM on limited-edition release

Crocs teams up with MCM on limited-edition release

Crocs debuted on Tuesday its latest collaboration with German luxury fashion house MCM introducing a reimagined version of the Classic Clog in two distinct styles. 
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Emporio Armani opens first Canadian store in Toronto

Emporio Armani opens first Canadian store in Toronto

The Armani Group opened on Wednesday its first Emporio Armani store in Canada, in Toronto, Ontario, at Yorkdale Shopping Centre. 
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Georges Hobeika confirms son Jad as joint creative director

Georges Hobeika confirms son Jad as joint creative director

The Lebanese fashion designer, who will be showing at the opening of Paris Haute Couture Week on July 4, has officially named his son Jad Hobeika as his label's joint creative director.
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Arturo Obegero, Oteyza, Alled-Martinez and Mans: Spanish menswear in Paris

Arturo Obegero, Oteyza, Alled-Martinez and Mans: Spanish menswear in Paris

Four Spanish names were present at Paris Fashion Week, with pieces that ranged from reinterpretations of tailoring in a contemporary way and others that challenged traditional ideas of masculinity.
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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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Mulberry strong despite global volatility, says it wants to reopen in Paris

Mulberry strong despite global volatility, says it wants to reopen in Paris

Mulberry was upbeat Wednesday as its reported annual results, with a slew of strong figures and a determination to eventually reopen in Paris. But it has predicted slower growth ahead due to the volatile global backdrop.
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De Beers, Botswana extend Debswana diamond sales agreement to June 2023

De Beers, Botswana extend Debswana diamond sales agreement to June 2023

The Botswana government and De Beers Group have extended their agreement for the sale of rough diamond production from its joint venture Debswana by an year to June 2023, the diamond miner said on Wednesday.
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Off-White taps Church's again for 'Meteor' footwear capsule

Off-White taps Church's again for 'Meteor' footwear capsule

Off-White has once again partnered with British formal shoe maker Church's, as the U.S. streetwear brand continues to take its iconic 'Meteor' motif into design collaborations with other brands and companies this season.
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Loewe sales jump 38% in 2021 to €456 million

Loewe sales jump 38% in 2021 to €456 million

The LVMH-owned luxury brand increased its revenue by 32% compared to 2019. It also increased its net profit eightfold to €68 million.
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