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Selfridges gets licence to host weddings

Selfridges gets licence to host weddings

​After a year in which weddings were cancelled across Britain, they're back on the agenda, so with supreme good timing, Selfridges has just been granted a licence to host the ceremonies and receptions.
Luxury
Jane Lewis rebrands her Goat label

Jane Lewis rebrands her Goat label

The upscale Goat womenswear label has been rebranded as Jane with founder Jane Lewis selling her Goat trademark to Goat Group for an undisclosed sum.
Fashion
Debenhams Bournemouth exit gives opportunity for indie replacement

Debenhams Bournemouth exit gives opportunity for indie replacement

​As Debenhams exits the high street, many of its former stores are being converted to non-retail uses. But there appears to be an opportunity opening up for the return of smaller department store operators. 
Fashion
Ralph Lauren partners up with Major League Baseball for 3-part collab

Ralph Lauren partners up with Major League Baseball for 3-part collab

The American fashion company has joined forces with MLB to launch three collaborative collections featuring iconic teams including the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals.
Fashion
Dior brings collaborative men’s pop-up to Vancouver

Dior brings collaborative men’s pop-up to Vancouver

The playful pop-up was created for the brand’s pre-fall 2021 men’s collection and was designed by Dior’s menswear creative director, Kim Jones, in collaboration with American street artist, Kenny Scharf.
Luxury
Gucci to stage next runway show in LA in November

Gucci to stage next runway show in LA in November

Gucci plans to stage its next runway show in Los Angeles, the first time the Florentine marque has staged a show in the United States in six years. In the label's centennial year, it will hold a catwalk event on Nov. 3.
Luxury
JD Sports buys Oi Polloi, speculation that Cowgill to step down as JD CEO

JD Sports buys Oi Polloi, speculation that Cowgill to step down as JD CEO

JD sports has been on the acquisition trail again with news that it's bought menswear retailer Oi Polloi. It's also been reported that CEO Peter Cowgill could step back from day-to-day control of JD this year.
Fashion
Valentino names Masumi Shinohara as CEO Japan and Korea

Valentino names Masumi Shinohara as CEO Japan and Korea

The Italian luxury company has announced the appointment of industry veteran Masumi Shinohara as the new CEO of its businesses in Japan and Korea, effective May 1, 2021. 
Luxury
French Federation planning live Paris menswear shows this summer

French Federation planning live Paris menswear shows this summer

The Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode confirmed Friday that it is planning to host live catwalk shows in Paris this summer, during the upcoming menswear season in June.
Fashion
Virgil Abloh to speak at BFC's first IPF Forum

Virgil Abloh to speak at BFC's first IPF Forum

True to its word, The British Fashion Council is building a strong line-up for its inaugural Institute of Positive Fashion Forum, to be presented digitally on 10 June.
Fashion
Selfridges offers designer label rental service online for first time

Selfridges offers designer label rental service online for first time

​Selfridges has dived deeper into the rental market with the debut of Selfridges Rental online, moving it from an exclusively store-based offer previously.
Luxury
Browns Focus incubator relaunched as "collaboration platform" with new collections

Browns Focus incubator relaunched as "collaboration platform" with new collections

Browns relaunched its incubator Browns Focus brand on Thursday with a series of unique collections by emerging talent being marked with an installation in the Focus area at Browns Brook Street and Browns East.
Luxury
'Making the Cut' season 2 debuts date, designers revealed

'Making the Cut' season 2 debuts date, designers revealed

Amazon Studios announced on Wednesday the 10 designers and entrepreneurs who will compete to take their brands to the next level on season two of its fashion competition series 'Making the Cut’. 
Luxury
Will Vetements rename itself VTMNTS?

Will Vetements rename itself VTMNTS?

Vetements has increased its number of trademark applications for using ‘VTMNTS’. The information, released by The Fashion Law, reignited debates on the evolution of the ‘street couture’ brand, which is seeking a renewal.
Fashion
The RealReal unveils upcycled line in collaboration with top designers

The RealReal unveils upcycled line in collaboration with top designers

The American luxury resale platform has teamed up with brands including Jacquemus and Stella McCartney to launch ReCollection, an upcycling project repurposing defective items or dead stock from these labels. 
Fashion
‘Marvel’ Bethany Williams wins 2021 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund award

‘Marvel’ Bethany Williams wins 2021 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund award

Bethany Williams is a star in the making. She’s the winner of the 2021 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, meaning Williams wins a £200,000 cash prize and bespoke mentoring to take her fledgling business to the next level.
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