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Demna and Balenciaga issue apologies for kids S&M ad campaign, and drop court case

Demna and Balenciaga issue apologies for kids S&M ad campaign, and drop court case

Demna, the creative director of Balenciaga, and the house's CEO have issued a personal apology for its kids S&M ad campaign that ignited a firestorm of criticism, and dropped its court case against the production company
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Chanel acquires Italian expert in high-end denim FashionArt

Chanel acquires Italian expert in high-end denim FashionArt

The luxury house has taken a majority stake in FashionArt, a manufacturer based in Veneto and specializing in high-end denim. It has been supplying big names in the sector, including Chanel, for fifteen years.
Luxury
Fendi puts Alessandra Basso in charge of France

Fendi puts Alessandra Basso in charge of France

The manager, who previously oversaw Italy and Spain, will head the French subsidiary of the Roman luxury house owned by LVMH. She succeeds Leslie Serrero, who has left the company.
Luxury
Covent Garden's The Yards launches unique festive activation

Covent Garden's The Yards launches unique festive activation

It’s a UK retail first for The Yards. The newest shopping location in London’s Covent Garden has chosen pioneering geo-located technology for its ‘12 Drops of Christmas’ festive campaign.
Fashion
Mackage’s Tanya Golesic on the opening of Paris flagship, linking with site specific artist Letha Wilson

Mackage’s Tanya Golesic on the opening of Paris flagship, linking with site specific artist Letha Wilson

Mackage, the uber luxury outerwear label, opens its first Paris store on Saturday, and its picked the city’s busiest prestige shopping thoroughfare – the rue St Honoré. 
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Maison Goyard to open larger London flagship as Mount Street strength continues

Maison Goyard to open larger London flagship as Mount Street strength continues

Trinova has announced that French leather goods and trunk maker Maison Goyard is relocating to 103 Mount Street, Mayfair, in London to launch its new flagship UK store. It’s currently in a smaller space on the street.
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Farfetch shares plummet as cost of ambitious investment is revealed

Farfetch shares plummet as cost of ambitious investment is revealed

​Farfetch shares are more than a quarter down from where they were this time last week. And the reason? The company held a capital markets day Thursday and the cost of its ambitious plans didn’t please its investors.
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Pantone names Viva Magenta as colour of the year 2023

Pantone names Viva Magenta as colour of the year 2023

Pantone has introduced Pantone 18-1750 Viva Magenta as the colour of the Year. A nuanced crimson red tone with a balance between warm and cool, it's a hybrid colour.
Fashion
Gucci to stage menswear show in Milan in January

Gucci to stage menswear show in Milan in January

Gucci is to stage a dedicated menswear runway show in Milan in January, in the first major change in strategy at the house since last week’s departure of Alessandro Michele.
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UK footfall gap widens against 2019 in November, malls suffering

UK footfall gap widens against 2019 in November, malls suffering

Despite a much-needed boost from Black Friday, November’s retail footfall numbers across the UK fell from October “as consumers continue to hold out for cheaper discounts at the end of December", says Springboard.
Fashion
Jacquemus unveils its home universe with Tekla

Jacquemus unveils its home universe with Tekla

Simon Porte Jacquemus is venturing into the world of bedding and homewear via a collaboration with Danish home textiles brand Tekla available on their e-commerce and its Paris boutique.
Luxury
The LVMH 2023 Prize launches its call for entries

The LVMH 2023 Prize launches its call for entries

After crowning S.S. Daley, ERL and Winnie New York in 2022, the luxury group is launching the tenth edition of its competition dedicated to young designers. Entries are open until January 29, 2023.
Luxury
Re-SEE: ex leader of Showroomprivé and "Emily in Paris" producer become shareholders

Re-SEE: ex leader of Showroomprivé and "Emily in Paris" producer become shareholders

Founded in Paris in 2013 by Sabrina Marshall and Sofia Bernardin, the high-end second-hand site welcomes Michael Dayan (ex-Showroomprivé), producer Darren Star and entrepreneur Shari Glazer to its capital.
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GN3RA metaverse for creators partners with Royal College of Art

GN3RA metaverse for creators partners with Royal College of Art

GN3RA, which described itself as “the world’s first fashion metaverse for creators” has announced a link-up with The Royal College of Art (RCA), “the world’s most influential postgraduate institution of art and design”.
Fashion
Mobile commerce made global Cyber Weekend 'breakthrough' - report

Mobile commerce made global Cyber Weekend 'breakthrough' - report

The fact that Black Friday weekend was better than predicted means it's easy to overlook exactly how consumers shopped, rather than just how much they spent. But a new report says the period was all about m-commerce.
Fashion
Mulberry H1 sales dip, CEO begs for tax-free tourist shopping U-turn

Mulberry H1 sales dip, CEO begs for tax-free tourist shopping U-turn

​Luxury accessories brand Mulberry reported its results for the 26 weeks up to 1 October on Wednesday and seemed upbeat, calling the performance “resilient”, despite a small sales dip and a swing to a pre-tax loss.
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