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Paris Fashion Week: Chloé, Rick Owens and Acne Studios

Paris Fashion Week: Chloé, Rick Owens and Acne Studios

Three designers with powerful yet diverse vistas staged striking shows in Paris, testifying to the city's status as fashion’s highest plateau. Chloé by Gabriela Hearst; Rick Owens and Acne Studios by Jonny Johansson.  
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Robert Triefus named new managing director of Gucci Vault and Metaverse Ventures

Robert Triefus named new managing director of Gucci Vault and Metaverse Ventures

Gucci has announced on Thursday September 29, 2022 the appointment of its new managing director of Gucci Vault and Metaverse Ventures, Robert Triefus, who will take up his post on November 1.
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In Paris, the anthem of joy by Dries Van Noten, Anrealage and Rochas

In Paris, the anthem of joy by Dries Van Noten, Anrealage and Rochas

While the planet is slipping towards a dark future, fashion designers want to believe in a better tomorrow. Like Dries Van Noten's bright, flowery fashion, Anrealage's virtuoso and Rochas's joyful fashion.
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French fashion giant LVMH announces bonus payment to help staff tackle inflation pressures

French fashion giant LVMH announces bonus payment to help staff tackle inflation pressures

French fashion giant LVMH announced a bonus payment for staff to help them cope with inflationary pressures, joining a growing list of blue-chip French companies which have announced similar bonuses for workers.
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Hugo Boss entrusts second-hand offering to French start-up Faume

Hugo Boss entrusts second-hand offering to French start-up Faume

Hugo Boss has enlisted the French start-up to launch its Pre-Loved second-hand line for its Hugo and Boss brands. The project is currently being tested on the French market.
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From Vaquera's American dream to Pressiat's Marilyn Monroes in Paris

From Vaquera's American dream to Pressiat's Marilyn Monroes in Paris

The two emerging brands presented their avant-garde reinterpretations of mainstream American iconography and classic Hollywood style, offering a contemporary and genderless wardrobe.
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Fashion tech app start-up Seamm gets $1.7m in funding

Fashion tech app start-up Seamm gets $1.7m in funding

Seamm, a start-up digitising fashion goods for virtual worlds, has raised $1.7 million in funding “to scale go-to-market activities, attract and hire top talent, and accelerate the development of its platform”.
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After investment drive, Open For Vintage raises €1.25m

After investment drive, Open For Vintage raises €1.25m

Pre-loved luxury designer goods etailer Open For Vintage is set to grow with new backing supporting its bid to take advantage of a booming high-end resale market. It has raised €1.25 million (£1.13 million).
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GPE upbeat on key London commercial property leasing

GPE upbeat on key London commercial property leasing

Major London commercial property landlord GPE reported strong leasing activity during in its first half as demand for key capital spaces continues to attract retailers.
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Fashion is sixth-most-polluting industry globally - report

Fashion is sixth-most-polluting industry globally - report

​A new report has called out fashion as one of the world's most polluting industries, despite efforts to be more sustainable and planet-friendly.
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Browns East closes with Brook Street in West End now the main focus

Browns East closes with Brook Street in West End now the main focus

​Browns has closed its much-talked-about Browns East branch in Shoreditch with the retailer saying the branch had originally been planned as a pop-up in 2017, but “was so successful that we stayed the course for longer”.
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Balenciaga moves to new premises in Paris

Balenciaga moves to new premises in Paris

The Spanish label is getting stronger. The proof is that the Kering group is moving the brand into new parisien premises, at 16-18 rue Vaneau, in the 7th arrondissement, covering almost 4,000 square meters, FashionNetwork.com has learned.
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EU executive proposes eighth batch of sanctions against Russia

EU executive proposes eighth batch of sanctions against Russia

The European Union executive proposed on Wednesday an eighth round of sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, including tighter trade restrictions on diamond imports from Russia.
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Desigual launches the second edition of its Awesome Lab program

Desigual launches the second edition of its Awesome Lab program

The Spanish fashion brand is launching the second edition of its Awesome Lab startup acceleration program, after it first launched in October 2021 in which seven companies participated.
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In Paris, the spotlight is on young designers with Victoria/Tomas, Botter and Mame Kurogouchi

In Paris, the spotlight is on young designers with Victoria/Tomas, Botter and Mame Kurogouchi

Beautiful collections marked the second day of the Paris shows on Tuesday, with Victoria/Tomas celebrating its 10th anniversary, Botter showing its ecological commitment and Mame Kurogouchi promoting Japanese know-how.
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Labour pledge to abolish business rates questioned by property specialist

Labour pledge to abolish business rates questioned by property specialist

As Labour surges in the UK polls, it’s clearly scenting opportunity in areas the Conservatives haven’t fully addresses and has pledged to abolish business rates and introduce initiatives to ‘save the high street’.
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