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Revenues halve at leather goods maker Pittards as pandemic takes its toll

Revenues halve at leather goods maker Pittards as pandemic takes its toll

Revenues at UK-based leather goods manufacturer Pittards dipped by more 45% to £6.6 million in the first half of the year, hurt by the impact of the global pandemic.
Fashion
Business
N Brown sales fall but recovery has begun

N Brown sales fall but recovery has begun

The ​JD Williams, Simply Be and Jacamo owner said its challenges have continued in 2020 and on Wednesday, the company updated the market on its six months to the end of August, saying product sales fell more than 20%.
Fashion
Business

Studio Retail upbeat after first half, strength continues

​Budget clothing and general merchandise retailer Studio Retail has seen a “strong retail performance” continuing at its Studio operation, driven by strength in its online offer during the first half.
Fashion
Business

The Hut Group buys Perricone MD for $60m

​The news just keeps coming from The Hut Group, the giant UK-based beauty retailer and technology company. On Wednesday, it announced that it had acquired Perricone MD, the popular US prestige skincare brand, for $60m.
Beauty
Business

Design

Marine Serre: Survivalist crinolines in a French THX 1138

Marine Serre: Survivalist crinolines in a French THX 1138

Ninja survivalist fashion from Marine Serre, in a wonderful video shot in giant clouds of mist and never-ending space and featuring many characters of indeterminate sex. Paris Fashion Week never ceases to surprise.
Fashion
Catwalks
Koché’s fashionable resistance in a Paris park

Koché’s fashionable resistance in a Paris park

Good to see Christelle Kocher back to doing what she does best – blending athletic sportswear with French street couture in an outdoor show at the Buttes-Chaumont, a fantastic park in northeastern Paris.
Fashion
Catwalks

Valentino promotes simplified fashion for everyday living

The Rome-based fashion brand brought Milan Fashion Week to a close with a beautiful runway showcasing a simultaneously laid-back and understated attitude condensed into an affirmative collection. 
Fashion
Catwalks

Paris Fashion Week opens virtually with calendar debuts

Paris Fashion Week opened with an entirely digital Monday, as a half-dozen designers, many of them making their French debuts, kicked off the runway season here in the capital.
Fashion
Catwalks

Appointments

Hammerson's new CEO is international property exec

Hammerson's new CEO is international property exec

Hammerson has announced its new CEO, an executive who’s prepared to take on one of the toughest current jobs in the real estate sector as retail property owners remain under intense, even existential, pressure.
Fashion
Appointments
LVMH names new CEO at DFS

LVMH names new CEO at DFS

LVMH has appointed Benjamin Vuchot as CEO and chairman of tax-free luxury product specialist DFS Group, which has been especially affected by the coronavirus crisis. 
Luxury
Appointments

Marcolin names Beccarini to key global director role

Eyewear giant Marcolin has named Alessandro Beccarini as its Style & Product Development Director with responsibility for the management and development of all the group’s eyewear collections worldwide.
Fashion
Appointments

Ryan Gellert takes over as CEO of Patagonia

Having headed up the American outdoor brand's European business for the last six years, the executive will succeed the charismatic Rose Marcario, who has held the role of CEO since 2014. 
Fashion
Appointments

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