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Latest from Fashion Week: Victoria/Tomas, Lutz Huelle, Leonard Paris and August Getty

Latest from Fashion Week: Victoria/Tomas, Lutz Huelle, Leonard Paris and August Getty

Rarely has the fashion season seemed so heterogeneous, even if designers are united by one goal, creating novel show formats. Vital this season, in the almost entirely online Paris Fashion Week.
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Milan Fashion Week: Optimistic trends for next winter

Milan Fashion Week: Optimistic trends for next winter

The curtain fell Monday on another Milan fashion week -- or at least the screen went dark on this season's all-digital affair, in which designers looked ahead to better times.
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Eco-Age appoints Simon Whitehouse as new CEO

Eco-Age appoints Simon Whitehouse as new CEO

Eco-Age, the sustainability and creative communications agency founded in 2008 by Livia Firth and her brother Nicola Giuggioli, has appointed Simon Whitehouse as its new CEO.
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HBC to launch Saks Fifth Avenue's online business as separate entity

HBC to launch Saks Fifth Avenue's online business as separate entity

HBC, the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue, said on Friday it would launch the luxury department store’s e-commerce segment as a separate business following a $500 million infusion from a U.S. private equity firm.
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MPs demand action from Boohoo on supplier issues

MPs demand action from Boohoo on supplier issues

Fast fashion retailer Boohoo is facing additional pressure to address issues linked to its supply chain working practices.
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Brass to join M&S as operations director, delivering new vision for retail ops

Brass to join M&S as operations director, delivering new vision for retail ops

Deep into its well-publicised transformation strategy, UK retailer Marks & Spencer has appointed Alastair Brass as retail operations director, effective April.
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British luxury producers cheer US tariff suspension

British luxury producers cheer US tariff suspension

The UK luxury industry has praised a move by the US to suspend retaliatory tariffs of 25% imposed on a range of high-end products, including cashmere, wool, tailoring, and bedlinen, albeit for just four months.
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Renzo Rosso’s OTB acquires Jil Sander

Renzo Rosso’s OTB acquires Jil Sander

It’s official. Only the Brave (OTB), the key company in the fashion empire of Renzo Rosso, has acquired Jil Sander, the Hamburg-born label known as the highest expression of minimalism in fashion.
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Frasers calls business rates relief "near worthless", reviews portfolio

Frasers calls business rates relief "near worthless", reviews portfolio

​In a typically blunt statement, Frasers Group has blasted Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget as doing virtually nothing for hard-pressed retailers on business rates. And it seems some of its stores are at risk as a result.
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Redress Design Award collaborates with Timberland

Redress Design Award collaborates with Timberland

The Redress Design Award, a sustainable fashion competition for young fashion designers, has opened applications for its 2021 cycle with a new design opportunity with Timberland. 
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Reebok names New Balance veteran VP of apparel

Reebok names New Balance veteran VP of apparel

Reebok announced on Thursday the appointment of New Balance veteran Portia Blunt to vice president, apparel. 
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Walmart to spend an additional $350 billion on US-made products over next 10 years

Walmart to spend an additional $350 billion on US-made products over next 10 years

The American retail giant has announced that it plans to support national manufacturers with $350 billion in added business over the next decade, with focus areas including textiles and small electrical appliances.
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Muge Erderik Dogan takes over as president of Amazon Fashion

Muge Erderik Dogan takes over as president of Amazon Fashion

The executive, who led the company’s beauty, grooming and personal care category from 2014 to 2017, has been named as president of Amazon Fashion, a role in which she succeeds Christine Beauchamp.
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Coperni: Drive-in catwalk show inside the AccorArena

Coperni: Drive-in catwalk show inside the AccorArena

Finally, Paris Fashion Week had an actual live catwalk show. A drive-in runway event witnessed Thursday night by a few score of editors and influencers from inside Citroen DS7s and staged inside the AccorArena.
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Gap projects return to growth with Old Navy and Athleta's help

Gap projects return to growth with Old Navy and Athleta's help

Apparel retailer Gap Inc on Thursday forecast a return to sales growth this year, as it expects the roll-out of vaccines to drive traffic at its Old Navy and Athleta stores.
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Baggy jeans and crop tops: TikTok drives Y2K fashion search surge says Stylight

Baggy jeans and crop tops: TikTok drives Y2K fashion search surge says Stylight

​Every generation has an era whose vintage looks it likes to adopt and adapt and with Gen Z, it seems that the year 2000 is a key reference point.
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