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Elsewhere in Paris couture: Yuima Nakazato, Imane Ayissi and Aelis

Elsewhere in Paris couture: Yuima Nakazato, Imane Ayissi and Aelis

Paris couture remains a powerful magnate for experimental designers, as the final day witnessed collections from Yuima Nakazato of Japan, Imane Ayissi of Cameroon and Aelis of Italy.
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Swiss watch exports tick up to record level in 2021

Swiss watch exports tick up to record level in 2021

Swiss watch exports rebounded sharply in 2021, breaking the record set in 2014 by rising to nearly 22.3 billion Swiss francs ($24.1 billion, 21.5 billion euros), the industry federation announced Thursday.
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Vuitton, Dior lead soaring sales at LVMH

Vuitton, Dior lead soaring sales at LVMH

French luxury goods group LVMH posted a 27% rise in comparable sales for the fourth quarter, breezing past market forecasts as consumers snapped up high-end fashion and accessories over the holiday season.
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Paris Couture Day Three: Jean-Paul Gaultier Haute Couture by Glenn Martens; Elie Saab; Valentino and Zuhair Murad

Paris Couture Day Three: Jean-Paul Gaultier Haute Couture by Glenn Martens; Elie Saab; Valentino and Zuhair Murad

In a business couture day in Paris, FashionNetwork.com caught up with the contrasting visions of fashion by Jean-Paul Gaultier Haute Couture by Glenn Martens; Elie Saab; Valentino and Zuhair Murad.
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Lyst Index: Balenciaga tops ranking, cold weather clothes and partywear all strong

Lyst Index: Balenciaga tops ranking, cold weather clothes and partywear all strong

Q4's Lyst Index saw a trio of power brands at the top, but also a significant faller and a major name leaping six places, possibly due to the return of winter sports in Europe after two tough years.
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Elsewhere in couture: Classicism with many twists

Elsewhere in couture: Classicism with many twists

Three Paris-based couturiers - Olivier Theyskens at Azzaro, Stéphane Rolland and Alexandre Vauthier - reminded how much life there is in the métier with inventive, classicism-with-a-twist shows and videos.
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Swatch Group back in the black on sales recovery

Swatch Group back in the black on sales recovery

Swiss watch giant ​Swatch Group had good news on Tuesday as it made a 2021 profit on the back of rising sales. And it expects double-digit local currency sales growth this year too.
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Max Mara taking next cruise show to Lisbon

Max Mara taking next cruise show to Lisbon

Max Mara is taking its next resort show on the road again, as the Italian marque reveals plans to stage its next cruise collection in Lisbon, marking the latest foreign jaunt by the Italian luxury fashion marque.
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Sales of LVMH's Hublot, Bulgari watches top pre-pandemic levels

Sales of LVMH's Hublot, Bulgari watches top pre-pandemic levels

LVMH's luxury watch brands Hublot and Bulgari have pushed sales above 2019 levels in the past year and more growth is expected this year on strong U.S. demand, company executives have said.
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Kering to sell watches division

Kering to sell watches division

Kering is shedding its watches division, with plans to sell high-end labels Girard-Perregaux and Ulysse Nardin to current management, a move that will allow it to focus on activities in which it has scale.
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Fashion designer Thierry Mugler dies aged 73

Fashion designer Thierry Mugler dies aged 73

French designer Thierry Mugler, who reigned over fashion in the 1980s, died on Sunday at the age of 73 of "natural causes", according to his agent.
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Sunday in Paris: Magnificent Alaïa, liberated Paco Rabanne

Sunday in Paris: Magnificent Alaïa, liberated Paco Rabanne

The Paris menswear season hadn’t quite ended, and the haute couture season has not begun. Nonetheless, the city witnessed two striking women’s ready-to-wear shows by Paco Rabanne and Alaïa on Sunday evening.
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Y/Project’s trompe l’oeil pays tribute to Jean Paul Gaultier

Y/Project’s trompe l’oeil pays tribute to Jean Paul Gaultier

Belgian-born designer Glenn Martens presented a surprise evening fashion show in northern Paris featuring Olivier Theyskens strutting down the runway, prior to his collection for Jean-Paul Gaultier presenting next week.
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Ouest Paris merges the Wild West with surf culture

Ouest Paris merges the Wild West with surf culture

Arthur Robert gathered inspiration from the surf culture of the Southwestern coast of France along with elements of the American Wild West to create his first collection presented at Tranöi on Thursday.
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Lemaire takes us on an elegant journey against a twilight desert backdrop

Lemaire takes us on an elegant journey against a twilight desert backdrop

The fashion house launched a versatile co-ed collection featuring Christophe Lemaire and Sarah-Linh Tran’s signature relaxed silhouettes.
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Kenzo: Nigo debuts with flowers and finesse

Kenzo: Nigo debuts with flowers and finesse

This Paris menswear season’s big debut was by Nigo at Kenzo on Sunday morning, and the Japanese cult designer’s first collection for the Japanese-born house was certainly made with finesse and a floral flourish.
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