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Paris menswear season; six shows and over 20 live presentations

Paris menswear season; six shows and over 20 live presentations

With Paris finally exiting the lockdown, and Parisians enjoying their city without masks, the international menswear runway season climaxes with six days of Paris shows this week, albeit within the penumbra of Covid.
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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.
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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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Fabergé owner faces shareholder revolt over bonus scheme

Fabergé owner faces shareholder revolt over bonus scheme

Investors in Gemfields, the parent of high-end jeweller Fabergé, are unhappy. The gem producer and brand owner can expect a backlash over executive bonuses and the lack of transparency in its bonus scheme.
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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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Andy Murray to make Wimbledon return in Castore kit partly made of wool

Andy Murray to make Wimbledon return in Castore kit partly made of wool

​The start of Wimbledon next Monday will see former champion Andy Murray competing in an “innovative” Merino wool kit that was developed by Castore’s Andy Murray-dedicated AMC brand and The Woolmark Company.
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Seiko launches watch capsule with Rowing Blazers

Seiko launches watch capsule with Rowing Blazers

Japan’s largest watchmaker Seiko and New York sport and fashion brand, Rowing Blazers, announced on Thursday a collaboration to release a capsule of three Seiko 5 Sports watches.
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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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Lawrence Steele reveals first ideas in his return to Aspesi

Lawrence Steele reveals first ideas in his return to Aspesi

Two decades after he first began creating for Aspesi, Lawrence Steele has returned to helm the house, and unveiled his first new ideas for the Italian label with a family-and-friends photoshoot by Vanina Sorrenti.
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Maria Grazia Chiuri on her metaphysical-mode Cruise collection for Dior

Maria Grazia Chiuri on her metaphysical-mode Cruise collection for Dior

Christian Dior’s creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri just staged a magisterial metaphysical fashion show and cruise collection in Athens on Thursday night. So, we caught up with the Roman-born designer.
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