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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.
Luxury
Kering appoints Sabato De Sarno as creative director of Gucci

Kering appoints Sabato De Sarno as creative director of Gucci

French luxury group Kering has appointed Sabato De Sarno as creative director of Gucci, it said on Saturday. He will present his debut runway collection at Milan Women’s Fashion Week in September 2023.
Luxury
LVMH markets level out in 2022, betting on the recovery in China for 2023

LVMH markets level out in 2022, betting on the recovery in China for 2023

The luxury giant's main markets levelled out last year, with Asia, the US and Europe each accounting for around 25-30%, while it is betting on a strong recovery in China in 2023.
Luxury
Discounts not enough? CBI cites early signs that January retail has been weak

Discounts not enough? CBI cites early signs that January retail has been weak

What did Friday’s CBI survey report show for January? Lower sales volumes as retail got off to a slow start despite the clearance sales. They're expected to decline again next month too, “but at a slightly slower pace”.
Fashion
Canada Goose launches rental via Selfridges

Canada Goose launches rental via Selfridges

Luxury outerwear brand Canada Goose has become the latest in-demand name to launch a rental edit with Selfridges via the department store’s website and its London flagship.
Luxury
Pure London launches 'sustainability toolkit' for next month's event

Pure London launches 'sustainability toolkit' for next month's event

Pure London will be launching The Independent Fashion Retailer Sustainability Toolkit on the Sustainability stand during its 12-14 February trade show at Olympia London.
Fashion
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.
Luxury
Patou: Polished, pretty and powerful in Samaritaine

Patou: Polished, pretty and powerful in Samaritaine

Fashion weeks never seem to stop in Paris. On Friday morning, the day after the haute couture season ended, Patou unveiled its Fall/Winter 2023 ready-to-wear collection. Guillaume Henry’s best for the house.
Fashion
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.
Luxury
Alexandre Vauthier, Julie de Libran and Zuhair Murad's empowered women

Alexandre Vauthier, Julie de Libran and Zuhair Murad's empowered women

There were three different ways of representing female empowerment during the last few days of haute couture fashion shows: maximalist glamour, explosive sensuality and embracing female communities. 
Luxury
Ferragamo sales grow in 2022, but China Covid curbs hit Q4

Ferragamo sales grow in 2022, but China Covid curbs hit Q4

Sales at Italian luxury goods group Salvatore Ferragamo rose by 5.7% at constant exchange rates last year, with a slowdown in the fourth quarter blamed on Covid restrictions in China.
Luxury
Couture final day: Fendi, Robert Wun and Mugler

Couture final day: Fendi, Robert Wun and Mugler

Paris couture week ended with a stock market display by Roman powerhouse marque Fendi, a Chinese debutant and a cinematic rockin’ ready-to-wear show in a former slaughterhouse from Mugler.
Luxury
Harvey Nichols is latest big name to say no thanks to fur

Harvey Nichols is latest big name to say no thanks to fur

​Harvey Nichols has become the latest key fashion vendor to say it will go fur-free, joining other stores and brands that have made the move as campaign groups continue working to drive fur out of the fashion industry.
Fashion
Luxury giant LVMH sales rise 9% in fourth quarter

Luxury giant LVMH sales rise 9% in fourth quarter

Luxury goods group LVMH posted a 9% rise in sales in the fourth quarter as shoppers in Europe and the United States splurged over the crucial holiday season, helping to partly offset Covid disruptions in China.
Luxury
After the sales come the returns, and fashion tops list of most likely items

After the sales come the returns, and fashion tops list of most likely items

Returns season is upon us, and it’s going to be a particularly busy period, especially for the fashion and beauty sectors, a survey says. Gifts worth £232 million will be returned in the UK, a poll of 2,000 people shows,
Fashion
Thom Browne takes control of its South Korean operations

Thom Browne takes control of its South Korean operations

The luxury brand of the eponymous designer has reached an agreement with its partner Samsung C&T Corporation to take over direct operation of its business in South Korea through the creation of a new company.
Fashion