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Iris van Herpen on the role of women in the fashion industry and the business potential of haute couture

Iris van Herpen on the role of women in the fashion industry and the business potential of haute couture

Coinciding with the presentation of her latest collection at Paris Haute Couture Week, FashionNetwork.com sat down with the Dutch designer to talk about creativity and feminism that goes against the grain.
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Alexandre Vauthier, Julie de Libran and Zuhair Murad's empowered women

Alexandre Vauthier, Julie de Libran and Zuhair Murad's empowered women

There were three different ways of representing female empowerment during the last few days of haute couture fashion shows: maximalist glamour, explosive sensuality and embracing female communities. 
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Italy's Safilo slightly beats FY guidance as sales reach 1.08 billion euros

Italy's Safilo slightly beats FY guidance as sales reach 1.08 billion euros

Safilo on Thursday narrowly beat its forecasts on full-year revenues, posting a 4.2% rise at constant exchange rates thanks to the positive performance of its own brands as well as of its licensed business.
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Ferragamo sales grow in 2022, but China Covid curbs hit Q4

Ferragamo sales grow in 2022, but China Covid curbs hit Q4

Sales at Italian luxury goods group Salvatore Ferragamo rose by 5.7% at constant exchange rates last year, with a slowdown in the fourth quarter blamed on Covid restrictions in China.
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Couture final day: Fendi, Robert Wun and Mugler

Couture final day: Fendi, Robert Wun and Mugler

Paris couture week ended with a stock market display by Roman powerhouse marque Fendi, a Chinese debutant and a cinematic rockin’ ready-to-wear show in a former slaughterhouse from Mugler.
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Harvey Nichols is latest big name to say no thanks to fur

Harvey Nichols is latest big name to say no thanks to fur

​Harvey Nichols has become the latest key fashion vendor to say it will go fur-free, joining other stores and brands that have made the move as campaign groups continue working to drive fur out of the fashion industry.
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Luxury giant LVMH sales rise 9% in fourth quarter

Luxury giant LVMH sales rise 9% in fourth quarter

Luxury goods group LVMH posted a 9% rise in sales in the fourth quarter as shoppers in Europe and the United States splurged over the crucial holiday season, helping to partly offset Covid disruptions in China.
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After the sales come the returns, and fashion tops list of most likely items

After the sales come the returns, and fashion tops list of most likely items

Returns season is upon us, and it’s going to be a particularly busy period, especially for the fashion and beauty sectors, a survey says. Gifts worth £232 million will be returned in the UK, a poll of 2,000 people shows,
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Thom Browne takes control of its South Korean operations

Thom Browne takes control of its South Korean operations

The luxury brand of the eponymous designer has reached an agreement with its partner Samsung C&T Corporation to take over direct operation of its business in South Korea through the creation of a new company.
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Boss unveils new ad campaign, announces Miami show in March

Boss unveils new ad campaign, announces Miami show in March

The German label has enlisted top model Gigi Hadid and Colombian pop singer Maluma for the ad campaign for the Spring/Summer 2023 collection, which will be unveiled at a ‘see now, buy now’ show in Miami on March 15.
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Inspecs revenue growth stalls, but order book is strong

Inspecs revenue growth stalls, but order book is strong

British eyewear specialist Inspecs’ full-year trading update on Thursday highlighted a challenging year that saw 2022 group revenue dipping to $246 million (it reports in US dollars) from $246.5 million in 2021.
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Retail footfall improved in 2022, but pre-pandemic gap is "long-term trend"

Retail footfall improved in 2022, but pre-pandemic gap is "long-term trend"

​Following an increasingly tough 2022 for UK retail, footfall this year won’t return to pre-pandemic levels and the gap from 2019 and will settle at between -5% and -10%, according to retail experts Springboard.
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Two UK shopping centres are first to achieve net zero carbon status

Two UK shopping centres are first to achieve net zero carbon status

Sustainability hats off to two retail destinations. Quayside MediaCity in Salford and Gloucester Quays have become the first shopping centres to achieve ‘Net Zero Carbon – Operational Energy’.
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Busy Brand Machine Group creates new menswear buying chief role

Busy Brand Machine Group creates new menswear buying chief role

​Brand owner and licensing house Brand Machine Group (BMG) has been very busy of late and just a month after announcing a new technology chief and welcoming a new CFO, it has unveiled another key role.
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Clare Vivier on her next store opening and strategy for her brand Clare V.

Clare Vivier on her next store opening and strategy for her brand Clare V.

Los Angeles-based designer Clare Vivier will open her fourteenth Clare V.'s boutique in Washington D.C. at the end of spring. FashionNetwork.com sat down with her to talk about strategies and projects with her brand. 
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Tod's sales exceed 1 billion euros in 2022

Tod's sales exceed 1 billion euros in 2022

Sales at Tod's came just over 1 billion euros at current exchange rates last year, up 10% compared to pre-pandemic level, pushed by the strong growth of its main homonymous brand despite Covid curbs in China.
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