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Giving Tuesday initiatives implemented by swath of luxury, apparel brands

Giving Tuesday initiatives implemented by swath of luxury, apparel brands

Giving Tuesday saw brands engage in and discover unique ways to give back to organizations devoted to helping people and the environment. 
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Westminster Uni launches menswear research project

Westminster Uni launches menswear research project

​What are the connections between British and Italian menswear? We’re told there are “critical gaps” so the University of Westminster aims to deliver an answer in time for London Fashion Week in February 2024.
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LVMH awards 40 virtuoso artisans its Métier d’Excellence award

LVMH awards 40 virtuoso artisans its Métier d’Excellence award

Praising them as “the beating heart” LVMH’s CEO Bernard Arnault celebrated, at a distance, the latest virtuoso artisans to win the luxury conglomerate’s Métier d’Excellence award on Wednesday.
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LVMH launches Heristoria.com, showcasing its labels’ finest archive items

LVMH launches Heristoria.com, showcasing its labels’ finest archive items

Heristoria is a new website developed as part of the DARE entrepreneurship programme promoted by LVMH, featuring the finest items from the group's labels’ archives, each sold with an exclusive experience.
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Former Luxottica CEO Guerra to join Prada to ease succession

Former Luxottica CEO Guerra to join Prada to ease succession

Italian fashion group Prada is set to hire former Luxottica chief executive Andrea Guerra in a top management role to ease a transition at the helm to the next generation of the founding family, as said by a source.
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Jodie Turner-Smith will host Fashion Awards

Jodie Turner-Smith will host Fashion Awards

​British and Jamaican actress and activist Jodie Turner-Smith will host the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Awards event next month, the BFC said on Tuesday.
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Peninsula fund, Percassi group buy 40% stake in MC2 Saint Barth label

Peninsula fund, Percassi group buy 40% stake in MC2 Saint Barth label

UK-based investment fund Peninsula and Italian retail group Percassi have bought a 40% stake in apparel and beachwear label MC2 Saint Barth, created by Italian company Lanikai, owned by Max Ferrari and Raffaele Noris.
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Rapid rebound in London West End's economy lifts Shaftesbury’s year

Rapid rebound in London West End's economy lifts Shaftesbury’s year

When a company’s results statement opens with an upbeat message, what generally follows is news of a business on the rise. And London-centric property giant Shaftesbury is no exception, judging by its year-end results.
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La Perla links with ISA for global swimwear licensing deal

La Perla links with ISA for global swimwear licensing deal

​La Perla Global Management (UK) and ISA SpA have announced the signing of a new license agreement for the development, manufacturing, and worldwide distribution of women’s swimwear products for the La Perla brand. 
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Dark days ahead as retailer gloom deepens, says CBI survey

Dark days ahead as retailer gloom deepens, says CBI survey

​Black Friday’s better-than-expected sales boost may have grabbed the headlines in recent days, but overall, the retail outlook has “darkened in November”. That's according to the new CBI distributive trades survey.
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Open for Vintage partners with Luxclusif for handbag buy-back option

Open for Vintage partners with Luxclusif for handbag buy-back option

​Open for Vintage (OFV) has unveiled a partnership with Farfetch-owned Luxclusif to power its new The Loop handbag buy-back service. It also comes with deeper ties to the Farfetch ecosystem via its new website upgrade.
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Miu Miu is 2022's top brand says Lyst; Diesel, Coperni, Birkenstock also score

Miu Miu is 2022's top brand says Lyst; Diesel, Coperni, Birkenstock also score

​With December looming, luxury fashion portal Lyst has been looking at the trends of 2022 and its Year in Fashion report has called out Miu Miu as the brand of the year.
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Kim Kardashian 're-evaluating' Balenciaga ties after controversial ads

Kim Kardashian 're-evaluating' Balenciaga ties after controversial ads

Kim Kardashian said she is "re-evaluating" her involvement with luxury fashion house Balenciaga, after it apologized for ads featuring children holding teddy bears wearing what critics called bondage gear.
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LVMH buys jewellery producer Pedemonte

LVMH buys jewellery producer Pedemonte

LVMH has acquired the Pedemonte group, a manufacturer of fine and series-produced jewellery based in Italy and France, a way for the world’s top luxury group to “significantly increase its production capabilities.”
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Sidney Toledano elected president of the French Haute Couture Union Chamber

Sidney Toledano elected president of the French Haute Couture Union Chamber

​The French fashion body, which has recently renewed its executive committee, has elected the CEO of LVMH Fashion Group as its new president, succeeding Ralph Toledano.
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Tous appoints Xavier Rebés new digital strategy insights and innovation director

Tous appoints Xavier Rebés new digital strategy insights and innovation director

The Spanish jewellery company announced that Xavier Rebés, former director of digital strategy and new business at Caixabank, has joined its executive committee and will be reporting directly to the company's CEO.
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