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Paris haute couture: Olivier Rousteing for Jean-Paul Gaultier, Maison Margiela, Elie Saab, and Viktor & Rolf

Paris haute couture: Olivier Rousteing for Jean-Paul Gaultier, Maison Margiela, Elie Saab, and Viktor & Rolf

In an uber busy Wednesday of shows, one flitted back and forth across the city as four highly individualistic couturiers delivered their visions of modern glamour, winning the applause throughout the day.
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Loewe Craft Prize, Yu Prize give out their 2022 awards

Loewe Craft Prize, Yu Prize give out their 2022 awards

Korean artisan Dahye Jeong won the Craft Prize awarded by Loewe, while the Chinese emerging talent prize recognised Alex Po and Derek Cheng of gender-fluid label Ponder.er. New talents to the fore.
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Jon Richard doubles presence in Next stores this summer

Jon Richard doubles presence in Next stores this summer

Jon Richard will be doubling its retail presence within Next stores. The British jewellery designer and retailer is expanding within the high street fashion and lifestyle giant this summer, taking its total to 20 units.
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Balenciaga Couture: Jean-Luc Godard directs Squid Game

Balenciaga Couture: Jean-Luc Godard directs Squid Game

Balenciaga Couture staged its second show by couturier Demna Gvasalia on Wednesday, and opened its first couture boutique immediately after, amid scenes of intense fandom at the brand’s headquarters on Avenue George V.
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ME+EM names new chairman as it prepares for rapid US growth

ME+EM names new chairman as it prepares for rapid US growth

​Luxury British label ME+EM has appointed Maurice Helfgott as its Chairman as it embarks on a new growth phase that will see fast expansion in the US.
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Social commerce operation SleekFlow launches in UK

Social commerce operation SleekFlow launches in UK

​SleekFlow, the Hong Kong-based omnichannel social commerce platform, has launched in Britain and has appointed a UK sales director, Craig Johnson.
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Coats acquires Texon as athleisure footwear market booms

Coats acquires Texon as athleisure footwear market booms

Coat Group has acquired Texon, “a global leader in premium structural components and materials for the footwear, accessories and apparel industries”, as the new owner “expands its presence in athleisure footwear”.
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Battersea Power Station makeover is 'complete' as it prepares for autumn opening

Battersea Power Station makeover is 'complete' as it prepares for autumn opening

The radical makeover of Battersea Power Station has reached “practical completion” ahead of the grand opening as a major London retail destination this autumn.
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Dunhill adds Rollagas accessories collection inspired by lighter heritage

Dunhill adds Rollagas accessories collection inspired by lighter heritage

​Next week, luxury label Dunhill will be making the most of its heritage in high-end lighters with the debut of its Rollagas clothing and accessories collection.
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Givenchy’s second New York retail outpost on Greene Street cements the Soho block’s luxury rep

Givenchy’s second New York retail outpost on Greene Street cements the Soho block’s luxury rep

With Givenchy planting roots on Greene Street and joining a multitude of European-founded and owned brands—the unassuming Soho corridor may soon earn the 'Miracle Block' moniker. 
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Bottega Veneta to open its first monobrand store in Mexico this July

Bottega Veneta to open its first monobrand store in Mexico this July

Bottega Veneta will make its debut this July in Artz Pedregal with the opening of its first monobrand store in the country. This will also be the company's first stand-alone store in Latin America.
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Indie haute couture: Giorgio Armani, Stephane Rolland and Alexandre Vauthier

Indie haute couture: Giorgio Armani, Stephane Rolland and Alexandre Vauthier

Paris couture has rarely had as many indie couturiers, ranging from a giant like Giorgio Armani to local couture houses like Stephane Rolland and Alexandre Vauthier. The common denominator is they do their own thing.
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Giambattista Valli celebrates a decade on haute couture calendar

Giambattista Valli celebrates a decade on haute couture calendar

The maison closed the first day of shows with the celebration of its 10th anniversary on the Haute Couture calendar at Place Vendôme, with a festive collection of more than 50 colorful and voluminous looks. 
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Manager close to Leonardo Del Vecchio takes charge of Delfin holding company

Manager close to Leonardo Del Vecchio takes charge of Delfin holding company

On Monday, Francesco Milleri, a close collaborator of Leonardo Del Vecchio, the Italian billionaire who died aged 87 on June 27, took charge of Del Vecchio’s holding company, whose assets are worth €27 billion.
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From Burberry to Missoni, labels are decking out seaside resorts

From Burberry to Missoni, labels are decking out seaside resorts

In addition to the pop-up stores they are opening as usual in summer resorts, luxury labels are taking over some of the world’s most chic destinations this season, decking them out in their own colours.
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Chanel haute couture: 1930s for today

Chanel haute couture: 1930s for today

Back to the '30s at Chanel haute couture, albeit with a youthful take on couture with a cool Western and equestrian twist inside the Etrier de Paris private riding club on a sunny Tuesday morning.
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