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Alessandra Facchinetti named creative director of Harlan + Holden

Alessandra Facchinetti named creative director of Harlan + Holden

Alessandra Facchinetti has been named creative director of Harlan + Holden, an Asian fashion company that defines itself as the world’s first “time-saving” clothing brand.
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Puig names new president at Dries Van Noten

Puig names new president at Dries Van Noten

In the first business development since it was acquired by Puig in 2018, Dries Van Noten has appointed Matteo de Rosa as president. The former Ports 1961 managing director will join on 1 February.
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Jacket Required changes get 'upbeat' response

Jacket Required changes get 'upbeat' response

Exhibitors and visitors to Jacket Required’s latest show this week welcomed the new curated layout and increased focus on premium and sustainable collections, the trade fair said.
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Louis Vuitton to open largest store in Japan this February with attached restaurant

Louis Vuitton to open largest store in Japan this February with attached restaurant

LVMH brand Louis Vuitton will open its largest flagship store in Japan in Osaka’s Shinsaibashi on February 1 and will open its first café and restaurant inside the flagship store on February 15.  
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2nd Street opens 4th US location

2nd Street opens 4th US location

The second-hand clothing chain owned by Japan’s GEO Holdings announced on Thursday that it is opening its fourth U.S. location in Torrance, California.
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Franck Sorbier astounds with a breathtaking equestrian show

Franck Sorbier astounds with a breathtaking equestrian show

The couturier orchestrated an intense show at Paris Haute Couture Week, where a collection full of emotion, poetry and rhythm, was joined on the runway by two horses ridden by Clémence Faivre and her son Marco Luraschi. 
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Paris couture: somber, spiritual and classical

Paris couture: somber, spiritual and classical

They say fashion is a reflection of our times, and at a somber moment in the world – from Australian forest fires to conflict in the Middle East – this was the most reined-in Haute Couture season in Paris in many years.
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Juana Martín celebrates the courtyards of Córdoba and her gitano roots

Juana Martín celebrates the courtyards of Córdoba and her gitano roots

The designer from Córdoba paid homage to her roots and her hometown with a contemporary flamenco-inspired runway show featuring flowers, polka dots, frills and a dance from Rossy de Palma herself. 
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Frasers to open luxury department store at Meadowhall

Frasers to open luxury department store at Meadowhall

When retail mogul Mike Ashley added House of Fraser to his portfolio in 2018, he spoke about converting the chain into the “Harrods of the high street”. And two years later, his vision is starting to take shape.
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Jigsaw to open new concept store in Shop at Bluebird's ex-home

Jigsaw to open new concept store in Shop at Bluebird's ex-home

A major landlord in London’s Covent Garden has announced a number of new openings in the area with one of the most interesting being a forthcoming flagship/concept store from Jigsaw.
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China virus is threat to European luxury ahead of New Year shopping fest, says Planet

China virus is threat to European luxury ahead of New Year shopping fest, says Planet

The spread of the deadly coronavirus in China could mean the world’s luxury industry seeing sales dented by fewer Chinese shoppers travelling abroad, tax-free payments specialist Planet said on Thursday.
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Wolf & Badger sales surge in 2019, more of the same expected this year

Wolf & Badger sales surge in 2019, more of the same expected this year

Multibrand retailer Wolf & Badger has seen a “consistent rise in overall global sales and strong performance from its flagship stores in London and New York” to give it another period of higher full-year revenues.
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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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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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Jacket Required to relocate to new venue as part of premium push

Jacket Required to relocate to new venue as part of premium push

​From July 2020, Jacket Required, the contemporary menswear show, is relocating to Saatchi Gallery in south west London to emphasise its premium positioning.
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