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Hermès fetes year of Astonishment in the Camargue
To thine own self be true, which Hermès certainly was with Astonishing Hermès - a performance art, equestrian ballet homage to the noble horses in the Camargue, Europe’s greatest wetland, on Tuesday evening.
Sportswear rules! Surge continues as data shows what's driving media impact
The latest data report from Launchmetrics shines the spotlight on sportswear and the headlines story is — perhaps unsurprisingly — that athleisure and sneakers continue to be key drivers while luxury is also important.
Swarovski launches 'other-worldly' campaign, works with Meisel, McGrath
High-profile jewellery brand Swarovski has launched a new campaign, Metamorphosis, to celebrate “joyful self-expression and the transformative power of crystals”.
Simone Bellotti is new Bally Design Director after Villaseñor's exit
Swiss luxury brand Bally on Wednesday named Simone Bellotti as its Design Director. It’s an internal promotion with Bellotti having joined the firm back in October after 16 years at Gucci.
Valentino strikes deal with unions for results bonus
The 2023-2025 three-year agreement stipulates that a result-based bonus will be awarded to all the luxury label's workers employed at its fashion division in Italy.
Rene Caovilla opens Selfridges pop-up
Late spring and summer are favourite times for pop-ups and with event season getting under way in the UK, many of them focus on the dressier end of the fashion story.
UK footfall enjoys spring positives in latest week... but not Central London
The positives certainly came together for UK retail in the 21-27 May trading week. The run-up to school half-term week, the late May public holiday weekend and good spring weather all contributed to strengthen footfall.
Jane Hebden to launch Amelia Scott affordable jewellery brand
A new jewellery and accessories brand will launch next month with Amelia Scott making its debut under the guidance of watch and jewellery designer Jane Hebden.
Balenciaga transforms Paris into "Capital B" for spring 2024
Balenciaga unveiled its Spring 2024 collection with a digital catwalk show at 3pm on Tuesday May 30, a celebration of everyday life that took place in the capital filmed in front of its Avenue George V boutique.
Alberta Ferretti showcased her Resort 2024 collection in Rimini
The renowned designer took to the runway near the Sismondo castle to present a collection that pays tribute to her birthplace and to the Rimini-born director of "La Dolce Vita."
Flannels X launches London Beyoncé pop-up on Oxford Street
Flannels on Tuesday opened a week-long pop-up selling merchandise from Beyonce’s Renaissance World Tour as well as limited-edition pieces from her Balmain link-up in a deal with her Parkwood Entertainment company
Will the Olympic Games make LVMH "a prophet in its own country"?
LVMH's sponsorship of the Paris 2024 Olympics is "under discussion". It could represent a great opportunity for the world's top luxury goods company, which generates 90% of its sales abroad.
Philipe Camperio talks about how ChimHaeres came to launch, its strategy and ambitions
The businessman, who was responsible for the revival of Borsalino, has founded the new ChimHaeres luxury division with the Emirati fund Chimera and bought the Vionnet company. He reveals his strategy and his projects.
Chanel to double London HQ space
News last week that Chanel’s sales rose in double digits in 2022 was followed by the company saying it would double the size of its global HQ in London’s Mayfair and will move in during 2025.
New official figures show UK tourist visits still well behind 2019
The Office for National Statistics International Passenger Survey has shown that tourist visitors to the UK are well below 2019 levels with the New West End Co directly blaming the abolition of tax-free tourist shopping.
Louis Vuitton unveils luxury lounge at Doha's Hamad International Airport
Louis Vuitton has announced the opening of the Louis Vuitton Lounge by Yannick Alléno, a new culinary concept in partnership with Qatar Duty Free at Hamad International Airport, Doha.