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Nicholas Kirkwood closes, hopes to return with new green concept

Nicholas Kirkwood closes, hopes to return with new green concept

​Luxury footwear designer Nicholas Kirkwood is closing his 18-year-old business, he announced on instagram on Wednesday, also hinting at a new path he'll be following.
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Care & repair arrives at Net-A-Porter, Mr Porter and The Outnet in The Seam deal

Care & repair arrives at Net-A-Porter, Mr Porter and The Outnet in The Seam deal

​In another sign that repair is one of the key trends for 2023, YNAP said its in-season and off-price e-tailers Net-A-Porter, Mr Porter and The Outnet are launching their first dedicated customer care & repair offers.
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UK's competition body investigates Richemont-Farfetch deal for YNAP

UK's competition body investigates Richemont-Farfetch deal for YNAP

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is looking into Farfetch’s purchase of a stake in Yoox Net-A-Porter, owned by Swiss luxury goods group Richemont, claiming it might reduce competition in the UK market.
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Nike and Tiffany & Co. launch sneaker, accessories collaboration

Nike and Tiffany & Co. launch sneaker, accessories collaboration

Luxury jewelry brand Tiffany & Co. and sportswear brand Nike announced on Tuesday a collaboration with the debut of an Air Force 1 sneaker and limited-edition sterling silver accessories collection. 
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Lanvin Group CFO resigns ahead of full-year results announcement

Lanvin Group CFO resigns ahead of full-year results announcement

Lanvin Group announced on Tuesday the resignation of its chief financial officer, Shang Koo. David Chan, the Group's executive president, will serve as interim CFO while the luxury group searches for Koo's replacement. 
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Hunter Boot seeks £8m cash boost, sale talks are progressing - report

Hunter Boot seeks £8m cash boost, sale talks are progressing - report

​More detail has emerged around Hunter Boot’s search for new funding with a report saying it's seeking £8 million of working capital and is in talks with financiers including Gordon Brothers.
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StockX opens first authentication center in Mexico

StockX opens first authentication center in Mexico

Online resale platform StockX announced on Monday the opening of a new authentication center in Mexico City. 
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Australian fashion week to take place May 15

Australian fashion week to take place May 15

IMG announced on Tuesday its lineup of designer runway shows and programming for Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW): The Experience, taking place from May 15 – 19 at Sydney's Carriageworks. 
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Gucci's challenge: reigniting heat while boosting timeless appeal

Gucci's challenge: reigniting heat while boosting timeless appeal

Sabato De Sarno needs to spark heat with a new direction at Guicci, analysts say - a delicate task, given the emphasis executives have also put on the label's timeless appeal.
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Matchesfashion gets £60m cash injection from owner

Matchesfashion gets £60m cash injection from owner

​Matchesfashion’s owner Apax partners has agreed a £60m funding package for the luxury retailer as it continues to work on its turnaround. The new package comprises £40m of equity and £20m of additional debt.
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Mila Schön names Marc Audibet creative director in major investment plan

Mila Schön names Marc Audibet creative director in major investment plan

Famed Milanese fashion house Mila Schön has named Marc Audibet to be its new creative director in major investment plan to relaunch the brand, backed by new Italian investors.
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Bottega Veneta opens new boutique in Palisades Village, Los Angeles

Bottega Veneta opens new boutique in Palisades Village, Los Angeles

After the opening of its store in Melrose Place, West Hollywood, the Italian luxury label is now opening at Pacific Palisades neighborhood. This is the second luxury brand to enter the Palisades Village shopping center.
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Aelis, Juana Martín and Imane Ayissi's contemporary craftsmanship

Aelis, Juana Martín and Imane Ayissi's contemporary craftsmanship

The last day of Paris Haute Couture Week saw exquisite collections from several international brands, ranging from minimalist and artisanal collections, to Flamenco and African-inspired ones. 
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Prada appoints former Luxottica chief Guerra as new CEO

Prada appoints former Luxottica chief Guerra as new CEO

Italian fashion group Prada said on Friday it appointed former Luxottica chief Andrea Guerra as its new chief executive officer, taking the place of Patrizio Bertelli and Miuccia Prada as planned.
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Gaurav Gupta creates sculpture-like garments inspired by infinity for his Paris Haute Couture debut

Gaurav Gupta creates sculpture-like garments inspired by infinity for his Paris Haute Couture debut

The Indian designer, favourite of celebrities such as Sharon Stone, Megan Thee Stallion or Kylie Minogue, brought sophistication and seduction to the Parisian catwalk with his signature sculpture-like designs.
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Iris van Herpen on the role of women in the fashion industry and the business potential of haute couture

Iris van Herpen on the role of women in the fashion industry and the business potential of haute couture

Coinciding with the presentation of her latest collection at Paris Haute Couture Week, FashionNetwork.com sat down with the Dutch designer to talk about creativity and feminism that goes against the grain.
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