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Raf Simons to show debut signature women’s collections on October 23

Raf Simons to show debut signature women’s collections on October 23

Raf Simons has announced plans to show his signature collections next month, when the Belgian designer will finally debut a women’s collection some two and a half decades after launching his own label.
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H&M splits from Chinese supplier following Uyghur forced labour accusations

H&M splits from Chinese supplier following Uyghur forced labour accusations

Swedish ready-to-wear giant H&M announced on Tuesday that it is cutting all ties with a Chinese yarn producer amid accusations of “forced labour” of Uyghurs in the Chinese province of Xinjiang.
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BFC creates diversity and inclusion committee

BFC creates diversity and inclusion committee

The British Fashion Council is stepping up its efforts to fight prejudice and discrimination.
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Tom Ford climaxes New York Fashion Week with Flower Power elegance

Tom Ford climaxes New York Fashion Week with Flower Power elegance

Ending a New York Fashion Week obsessed with escapism and optimism, as designers struggled to make sense of their role amid the pandemic, nobody harked back quite as much to a happier era as Tom Ford. 
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Westfield owner boosts finances, says sales and footfall improve

Westfield owner boosts finances, says sales and footfall improve

The French shopping centres giant has updated on footfall, sales and rent collections, as well as announcing a plan to “strengthen its balance sheet and increase financial flexibility to execute its long-term strategy”.
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John Lewis makes another loss, could convert part of flagship to offices

John Lewis makes another loss, could convert part of flagship to offices

John Lewis Partnership’s half-year results made difficult reading on Thursday as the department stores and supermarkets retailer that formerly could do no wrong continued to struggle.
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Next is strong despite lockdown sales falls, online and beauty power ahead

Next is strong despite lockdown sales falls, online and beauty power ahead

​Next delivered a well-received set of half-year results on Thursday and as well as demonstrating its relative strength during the pandemic, they highlighted some very encouraging current trading. 
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Retail entrepreneur Claudio Antonioli acquires Ann Demeulemeester

Retail entrepreneur Claudio Antonioli acquires Ann Demeulemeester

​Italian fashion entrepreneur Claudio Antonioli has acquired Antwerp-based Ann Demeulemeester. The designer, who exited her label in 2013, welcomed the news that the New Guards Group co-founder has taken control.
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NYFW Day 3: Brands look on the bright side

NYFW Day 3: Brands look on the bright side

​​On the penultimate day of this week's New York Fashion Week calendar, vivid looks reigned supreme, as designers focused on joy and optimism. 
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Alibaba Group opens China factory as part of new manufacturing initiative

Alibaba Group opens China factory as part of new manufacturing initiative

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Wednesday unveiled a pilot factory in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou as part of its “smart manufacturing” business initiative.
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Apex Global Brands reports 22% revenue decline, highlights future challenges

Apex Global Brands reports 22% revenue decline, highlights future challenges

The brand ownership and licensing company announced a 22% drop in second-quarter revenues on Wednesday and outlined some of the challenges it anticipates that it will face as the coronavirus crisis evolves.
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Chanel names Agathe Derain head of human rights

Chanel names Agathe Derain head of human rights

The French luxury house has promoted Agathe Derain, previously the responsible sourcing director for the brand's fragrance and beauty division, to a newly created role dedicated to human rights. 
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Arkadiusz Likus on creating Poland’s most fashionable shopping destination

Arkadiusz Likus on creating Poland’s most fashionable shopping destination

A decade ago, Arkadiusz Likus opened Vitkac, realizing a dream – launching Warsaw’s one and only truly fashionable department store. And he honed his game plan from a famed fashion executive, the late Yves Carcelle.
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Walmart's Flipkart eyes overseas listing as early as 2021 - sources

Walmart's Flipkart eyes overseas listing as early as 2021 - sources

Walmart Inc-controlled Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart is preparing for an initial public offering overseas as early as 2021, which could value the firm up to $50 billion.
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Sport brand On drops recyclable running shoes available to subscribers only

Sport brand On drops recyclable running shoes available to subscribers only

Swiss sport equipment brand On has unveiled a new recyclable shoe model available via subscription only, a concept that may well prompt a fresh wind of change to blow through the sport equipment distribution landscape.
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Circular fashion: Kate Moss and Naomie Harris to sell fashion items for charity

Circular fashion: Kate Moss and Naomie Harris to sell fashion items for charity

Kate Moss, Naomie Harris, Carey Mulligan and Chloë Sevigny are among the celebrities taking part in Oxfam's "Second Hand September" initiative, in partnership with resale website Vestiaire Collective.
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