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Bouchra Jarrar and Julie de Libran treat guests to intimate Haute Couture shows

Bouchra Jarrar and Julie de Libran treat guests to intimate Haute Couture shows

Both designers opted to reveal their Haute Couture collections for Spring-Summer 2020 at home, harking back to a certain confidential air in couture shows and presenting ultra-chic ensembles fit to wear every day.
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Louis Vuitton deepens U.S. ties with NBA basketball deal

Louis Vuitton deepens U.S. ties with NBA basketball deal

Louis Vuitton said on Wednesday it had struck a partnership with the National Basketball Association, as the luxury goods brand ramps up its efforts to make a splash in the United States. 
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Jean-Paul Gaultier bid farewell with giant 50th anniversary show

Jean-Paul Gaultier bid farewell with giant 50th anniversary show

Jean-Paul Gaultier bowed out of fashion on Wednesday, the last full day of the Paris haute couture season, with a gigantic show in a storied Paris theatre bringing down the curtains on a 50-year career in fashion.
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Retailers feel unable to keep up with demands of hyperadoptive consumers

Retailers feel unable to keep up with demands of hyperadoptive consumers

According to a new study, although increasing numbers of retailers are prioritizing customer-centric initiatives, a vast majority believe that they are not effectively adapting to the demands of hyperadoptive consumers.
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Ulyana Sergeenko throws a glamorous party with Dita von Teese

Ulyana Sergeenko throws a glamorous party with Dita von Teese

Ulyana Sergeenko showed her new couture collection at Paris' Hôtel Mona Bismarck, unveiling pieces partly inspired by the famous style icon that owned the mansion, with Dita von Teese on hand to present the creations.
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Condé Nast names new chief product and technology officer

Condé Nast names new chief product and technology officer

Sanjay Bhakta will start his new job on 27 January, overseeing all areas of Condé Nast’s global technology strategy and services and product development. 
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Escada CEO Iris Epple-Righi steps down

Escada CEO Iris Epple-Righi steps down

CEO Iris Epple-Righi is no longer with the German luxury label, which was bought by US private equity firm Regent last autumn. She left of her own initiative, according to an article published in the German media. 
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Burberry hails strong Q3, sales rise despite Hong Kong halving

Burberry hails strong Q3, sales rise despite Hong Kong halving

Burberry’s Q3 update offered further signs of the strength of the firm’s growth strategy. It had “a good quarter” and “continued to shift consumer perceptions of our brand and align the network to our new vision”.
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Haute Couture shows its vitality in Paris

Haute Couture shows its vitality in Paris

Along with big names like Chanel and Dior, a number of other brands showed their vitality on Tuesday, with Julien Fournié, Stephane Rolland, Alexandre Vauthier and RVDK all presenting their contemporary twist on couture.
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Armani Privé: An Ikat collection for the Oscars

Armani Privé: An Ikat collection for the Oscars

One of the key arguments for attending the haute couture shows in Paris in January is that one can get a first hand look, a sneak preview, at what movie stars may be wearing at Oscar time one month later.
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Chanel’s austere Aubazine spiritual chic

Chanel’s austere Aubazine spiritual chic

Chanel couturier Virginie Viard went back to the roots of the house for inspiration this couture season, back before Coco imagined she would be a designer – all the way to her convent school deep in rural France.
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Jigsaw to close luxe emporium The Shop at Bluebird this weekend

Jigsaw to close luxe emporium The Shop at Bluebird this weekend

The Jigsaw-owned luxury multi-brand store The Shop at Bluebird is to close on Sunday, a further sign of the challenges in the UK retail sector at present.
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Fashion Trust Arabia unveils judging panel for 2020 FTA Awards

Fashion Trust Arabia unveils judging panel for 2020 FTA Awards

The panel, which includes the likes of Carine Roitfeld, Elie Saab, Naomi Campbell, Pierpaolo Piccioli, and Yoon Ahn, will assemble in Doha, Qatar to choose five winners from five womenswear categories.
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Balenciaga to return to Haute Couture

Balenciaga to return to Haute Couture

The brand founded in 1917 by Cristóbal Balenciaga, considered one of the great masters of couture, will return to Paris Haute Couture Week in July, under the creative direction of Demna Gvasalia. 
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Schiaparelli’s surrealist seductresses

Schiaparelli’s surrealist seductresses

Couturier Daniel Roseberry promised his guests a double fantasy at Schiaparelli – a meeting of the surrealism of the founder and the seductiveness of her fashion. He delivered on his promise.
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Fashionable feminism at Christian Dior Couture

Fashionable feminism at Christian Dior Couture

​The tent for the Christian Dior couture show on Monday was a giant sculpture of a woman’s torso, announcing the theme of yet another bold and dramatic show by the houseʼs couturier Maria Grazia Chiuri.
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