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Pitti to host LVMH Prize finalists this summer; amid first signs of momentum

Pitti to host LVMH Prize finalists this summer; amid first signs of momentum

Pitti, the giant Florentine menswear salon, will host this year’s LVMH Prize finalists with a major installation in this summer’s reschedule edition, amid fresh signs of momentum at the giant trade show.
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Rag & Bone opens in Harrods, uses SME tech to boost e-sales

Rag & Bone opens in Harrods, uses SME tech to boost e-sales

​US label Rag & Bone has expanded its presence in the key London market as well as boosting its e-tail reach using text message tech to get to customers and increase online sales.
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Selfridges launches garden centres with fashion twist

Selfridges launches garden centres with fashion twist

​Gardens are the new black and now Selfridges has launched garden centres at several stores. They’re not just any old garden centres as it’s bringing a Selfridges-style and fashion-focused twist to the category.
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Dolce & Gabbana shines a thousand lights in Milan

Dolce & Gabbana shines a thousand lights in Milan

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, the first designers to host a physical show at Milan Fashion Week, revealed a glittering collection on Saturday, taking inspiration from the artistic light shows of southern Italy.
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LVMH acquires the rest of Emilio Pucci

LVMH acquires the rest of Emilio Pucci

The French luxury group, which previously held 67% of the Italian brand, has purchased the remaining 33% from Laudomia Pucci, who is stepping down from her role as vice president and image director at the house. 
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La Samaritaine revealed: a beautiful store; somewhat formulaic product mix

La Samaritaine revealed: a beautiful store; somewhat formulaic product mix

Finally after 16 years closed; municipal headaches; massive rebuilding and Covid delays, France’s most storied department store La Samaritaine revealed itself on Monday, after an estimated €750m investment by owner LVMH.
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From Balenciaga to summer sandals, fashion celebrates Pride Month

From Balenciaga to summer sandals, fashion celebrates Pride Month

To celebrate Pride Month, several labels have decided to pay tribute to the LGBTQ+ community with collections festooned with the colours of the rainbow. Among them Puma, Victoria Beckham, Balenciaga and Ralph Lauren.
Luxury
Brand values soar in pandemic, Nike, ASOS, Uniqlo and Vuitton all prosper

Brand values soar in pandemic, Nike, ASOS, Uniqlo and Vuitton all prosper

The world's most valuable apparel and luxury labels saw their values surging during the pandemic, according to Kantar’s BrandZ Most Valuable Global Brands 2021 report released Monday. 
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​Bad weather and delay of full lockdown end hit UK footfall

​Bad weather and delay of full lockdown end hit UK footfall

It was all looking so good at the beginning of June. But more bad weather and the announcement of a further delay to the complete reopening of retail saw UK footfall again dipping for a second consecutive week.
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Landlords unhappy over eviction ban extension, reel from new lower rent ruling

Landlords unhappy over eviction ban extension, reel from new lower rent ruling

Angry commercial property owners plan to fight the legal extension to protect tenants from eviction. And more bad news came after a judge ruled a retailer was paying too much rent.
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Champagne and sequins as Nigeria models look to rock the runways

Champagne and sequins as Nigeria models look to rock the runways

Champagne corks popped and sequins sparkled like a thousand tiny stars in Nigeria's economic capital Lagos, where an international model casting was on the hunt for the face of the future.
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Gucci unveils centenary collection in Milan

Gucci unveils centenary collection in Milan

During the opening of Milan Fashion Week Men's, the Italian label organised an exclusive presentation revealing its anniversary collection, which will go on sale at the end of September. 
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Prada: Logo light on a Mediterranean beach

Prada: Logo light on a Mediterranean beach

Light-hearted logomania at Prada in its Spring/Summer 2022 menswear collection, where the arrival of Raf Simons alongside Miuccia Prada has led to multiple expressions of the brand’s signature crest.
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Chez Tod’s, Peter Beard revived on the Italian Peninsula

Chez Tod’s, Peter Beard revived on the Italian Peninsula

Few individuals had a more romantic life in the past half-century than Peter Beard, the photographer, playboy, artist and lover of Africa who inspired the latest menswear collection from Tod’s on Sunday. 
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Fendi Roma: Eternal City panache at a Rationalist masterpiece

Fendi Roma: Eternal City panache at a Rationalist masterpiece

Fendi’s invitation to its Spring/Summer 2022 collection, unveiled Saturday, classily telegraphed its designer’s message: a sophisticated ode to the Eternal City and its fashionable dolce far niente sense of style.
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Ermenegildo Zegna subtly recomposes the menswear wardrobe

Ermenegildo Zegna subtly recomposes the menswear wardrobe

The label opened Milan Fashion Week Men's beautifully on Friday, with a film revealing a collection that is simultaneously minimalist and hyper-sophisticated, with pieces that can be easily mixed and matched. 
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