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A Tale of Three Cities, with collections from MM6, Pucci, Tom Ford and Sonia Rykiel

A Tale of Three Cities, with collections from MM6, Pucci, Tom Ford and Sonia Rykiel

Serious editors had to open Sunday watching an MM6 show video in Milan, tune into New York for Tom Ford’s latest ideas, and finish in Paris, where Sonia Rykiel unveiled its first collection since insolvency in 2019.
Fashion
£5bn funding due in Budget to get stores up and running again

£5bn funding due in Budget to get stores up and running again

This week’s UK Budget is set to include £5 billion of funding for grants (known as restart grants) to struggling businesses, including shops and salons.
Fashion
At Giorgio Armani, lush iridescence; at Sportmax, femme fatale fun

At Giorgio Armani, lush iridescence; at Sportmax, femme fatale fun

A study in contrasts on Saturday morning at Milan Fashion Week, as two key fashion marques played against their reputations. Giorgio Armani showing evening ideas but as daywear, Sportmax revolutionizing its DNA.
Fashion
Paris Fashion Week: 92 shows this March, a Tik Tok collab and a V&A linkup

Paris Fashion Week: 92 shows this March, a Tik Tok collab and a V&A linkup

Pandemic or not, Paris Fashion Week, which starts a 10-day season on Monday, March 1, can boast a schedule with 92 women’s ready-to-wear brands, almost a dozen newcomers and several important debuts.
Fashion
Margaret Zhang named editor-in-chief of Vogue China

Margaret Zhang named editor-in-chief of Vogue China

The 27-year-old Chinese-Australian fashion influencer has been appointed as editor-in-chief of Vogue China, becoming the youngest person to hold the position at any of the magazine’s international editions.
Fashion
Louis Vuitton drops out of Parisian calendar this season

Louis Vuitton drops out of Parisian calendar this season

LVMH's star label, which was set to show at the close of Paris Fashion Week, has postponed its virtual presentation by one day. The house will now unveil its collection for Fall/Winter 2021-22 on Wednesday, March 10. 
Fashion
Wes Gordon, the adopted Native New Yorker, on designing for Carolina Herrera

Wes Gordon, the adopted Native New Yorker, on designing for Carolina Herrera

It’s hard to think of a designer more in synch with a great fashion house than Wes Gordon, the creative director of Carolina Herrera. We Zoomed Wes to discuss creating for an iconic house and designing in the pandemic.
Luxury
Birkenstock steps into big league with new luxury owners

Birkenstock steps into big league with new luxury owners

Germany's flat sandal maker Birkenstock stepped into the luxury league on Friday, with an LVMH-backed company and the French group's billionaire owner Bernard Arnault snapping up the iconic brand.
Fashion
Mytheresa rides growth wave in Q2, profits continue to climb

Mytheresa rides growth wave in Q2, profits continue to climb

​Mytheresa was yet another luxury e-tailer seeing its sales soaring during the pandemic with the newly-listed German company saying it enjoyed a sales uplift of 32.9% in its second quarter.
Luxury
Prada mutates for next winter; Moschino goes retro

Prada mutates for next winter; Moschino goes retro

Two diametrically opposed women walked the Milanese runway on Thursday. On the one hand, there was Moschino's sensuously sophisticated 1940s lady, on the other, the shifting, enshrouding silhouette proposed by Prada. 
Luxury
Net loss soars at Farfetch, but it hails sales surge and key EBITDA milestone

Net loss soars at Farfetch, but it hails sales surge and key EBITDA milestone

Like many other online fashion retailers, Farfetch saw soaring demand last year and said on Thursday that its 2020 gross merchandise value topped $3bn, up 49% year-on-year. Meanwhile revenue rose 64% to $1.7bn.
Luxury
Welcome back! Shaftesbury promises London shoppers excitement post-lockdown

Welcome back! Shaftesbury promises London shoppers excitement post-lockdown

Shoppers can expect an “animated, interesting and welcoming” return when retail restrictions are lifted next month. That’s the upbeat promise from London retail property giant Shaftesbury Thursday. 
Fashion
Happy April 12: retail reopening to see footfall leap - Springboard

Happy April 12: retail reopening to see footfall leap - Springboard

Prepare for the footfall surge. With the 12 April date set for the long-awaited reopening of non-essential retail in England, UK stores can expected a 47.9% week-on-week leap in footfall, according to Springboard data.
Fashion
Consumers seek physical-digital shopping mix, embrace social commerce - report

Consumers seek physical-digital shopping mix, embrace social commerce - report

Consumers have shifted to e-shopping in the past year, but when stores reopen, they'll be glad to get back to physical shopping. Yet digital habits are ingrained for consumers globally and social commerce is on the rise.
Fashion
John Lewis fashion buying director to quit this spring

John Lewis fashion buying director to quit this spring

​John Lewis’s buying director of fashion is set to stand down after many years at the firm. But it seems the move isn't linked to the retailer’s general restructuring. Christine Kasoulis will leave to focus on her MBA. 
Fashion
Vogue names Juan Costa Paz as global creative director

Vogue names Juan Costa Paz as global creative director

Costa Paz will oversee the creative direction for the brand in the U.S. and the U.K. and help guide Vogue’s approach to content in all formats through all of the company’s owned and operated editions worldwide.
Luxury