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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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White-hot looks, strapless gowns and crazy nails at the Grammys

White-hot looks, strapless gowns and crazy nails at the Grammys

Celebrities strutted their stuff along the Grammys red carpet in Los Angeles on Sunday, where white was a big trend, along with strapless gowns -- and super-long glittering nails.
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Chinese New Year will boost UK shopping but growth is slowing says Global Blue

Chinese New Year will boost UK shopping but growth is slowing says Global Blue

Chinese New Year remains a key shopping event for visitors to the UK but it’s seeing rivals to its status as the biggest spending period for Chinese ‘globe shoppers’.
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West End expects £17m boost from Chinese New Year shoppers

West End expects £17m boost from Chinese New Year shoppers

Coronavirus may be causing some uncertainty around the Lunar New Year shopping event for Chinese travellers, but London’s West End is still expecting high spending from tourists.
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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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Valentino goes on a diet at Paris Couture

Valentino goes on a diet at Paris Couture

Valentino couture this season went on a diet, losing metres off the silhouette (not kilos off the figure). After being behind a wave of volume in Europe for several seasons, Pierpaolo Piccioli slimmed down his cut.
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LVMH launches 'delivery promise' in deal with OneStock

LVMH launches 'delivery promise' in deal with OneStock

LVMH is introducing a “delivery promise” feature designed to boost the omnichannel shopping experience for consumers for one of its brands in the US and Europe.
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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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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 bids farewell with giant 50th anniversary show

Jean-Paul Gaultier bids 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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