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Bally signs Johnny Huang as first Chinese global ambassador

Bally signs Johnny Huang as first Chinese global ambassador

​Bally is underlining the strength of the Chinese consumer with its latest campaign as it has signed up Chinese actor and model Huang Jingyu, also known as Johnny Huang, as the campaign’s star and as brand ambassador.
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Mulberry bounce-back starts, swings to profit despite lower sales

Mulberry bounce-back starts, swings to profit despite lower sales

​Mulberry group had some good news as it released its results for the year to March 27, showing that it coped reasonably well with the pandemic and that since the end of the period it has started to bounce back. 
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Dior opens temporary Fifth Avenue store

Dior opens temporary Fifth Avenue store

Dior opened the doors to a new temporary boutique on Monday on New York’s iconic Fifth Avenue and the southeast corner of 59th Street.
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Vetements' new brand to launch in Paris on Thursday

Vetements' new brand to launch in Paris on Thursday

Vetements, the Zurich-based fashion brand founded by Demna Gvasalia and his brother Guram, is finally set to reveal its “secret project” involving the launch of a new brand, in Paris, on Thursday. 
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Sales at Ferragamo almost double in second quarter

Sales at Ferragamo almost double in second quarter

Sales at luxury goods group Salvatore Ferragamo almost doubled in the second quarter after a pandemic-led slump in the same period of last year, with China, the Americas and Korea driving the rebound.
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More brands dump Chinese popstar accused of sexual assault

More brands dump Chinese popstar accused of sexual assault

Louis Vuitton and Bulgari on Tuesday joined a legion of brands in dropping Chinese-Canadian pop idol Kris Wu, as sexual assault allegations swirling around the star drew condemnation across Chinese social media.
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Know the Origin opens zero-waste pop-up

Know the Origin opens zero-waste pop-up

Know the Origin has just opened its latest pop-up and first zero-waste store at community-led retail and leisure destination Angel Central that has recently benefited from a £16 million refurbishment.
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Fausto Puglisi on reviving Cavalli; partisan chic and working with Mike Tyson

Fausto Puglisi on reviving Cavalli; partisan chic and working with Mike Tyson

Fausto Puglisi has unveiled his debut collection for the house of Roberto Cavalli, and the designer has come out swinging.  Here's the maximalist from Messina on his colorful vision for the brand.
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LVMH to buy 60% stake in Off-White, Abloh to expand role in the group

LVMH to buy 60% stake in Off-White, Abloh to expand role in the group

​In a month that's shaping up to be huge as far as luxury deals are concerned, the latest news is that LVMH is boosting its stake in Off-White. Virgil Abloh's streetwear label will now be 60% owned by the French giant. 
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Tiffany, Costco settle 8-year lawsuit over fake 'Tiffany' rings

Tiffany, Costco settle 8-year lawsuit over fake 'Tiffany' rings

Tiffany & Co has settled its more than eight-year-old lawsuit accusing Costco Wholesale Corp of trademark infringement and counterfeiting for selling generic diamond engagement rings bearing the "Tiffany" name.
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Alan Kim stars in Thom Browne childrenswear campaign

Alan Kim stars in Thom Browne childrenswear campaign

Nine-year-old actor Alan Kim is making his debut as the face of New York-based designer Thom Browne’s latest childrenswear campaign.
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Dolce & Gabbana hires former Condé Nast exec for communication & marketing

Dolce & Gabbana hires former Condé Nast exec for communication & marketing

The former CEO of Condé Nast Italy will assume the newly created post of communication and marketing director for the Italian luxury label, which also put him in charge of the new homeware division.
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Cavalli menswear: Fausto Puglisi debuts with Mike Tyson techno-Tuscan badass bling

Cavalli menswear: Fausto Puglisi debuts with Mike Tyson techno-Tuscan badass bling

Techno tribal-print mania at Cavalli, and all the better for it, in the debut menswear collection and video starring Mike Tyson for the house by designer Fausto Puglisi, unveiled Monday evening online.
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UK footfall flat last week but expect 'Freedom Week' jump - Springboard

UK footfall flat last week but expect 'Freedom Week' jump - Springboard

Footfall across UK destinations rose by a meagre 0.9% week-on-week in the last seven days (11-17 July). But expect footfall to jump almost 20% this 'Freedom Week' across the country, predicts Springboard.
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Consumers eager to spend, confidence highest since late 2019, reports say

Consumers eager to spend, confidence highest since late 2019, reports say

​Two pieces of good news for Monday. Consumers are now the most eager they’ve been to spend in 13 years, and consumer confidence is at its strongest since the end of 2019. That’s according to PwC and Deloitte surveys.
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Fashion brands "too slow" on sustainability and ethics transparency - report

Fashion brands "too slow" on sustainability and ethics transparency - report

The fashion industry is continuing to be “too slow” to deliver details on ethical practices, according to a new report by The Fashion Transparency Index, which tracks 250 of the world’s biggest brands and retailers.
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