Animal rights activists strutted naked through Tokyo's glitzy Ginza district Friday June 15th as they urged a boycott of fashion giant Burberry for using fur. Three women walked up to the Burberry store on the Ginza strip of high-end boutiques wearing nothing but a banner reading : "The naked truth : Burberry butchers bunnies."
Italian lifestyle and luxury brands company Burani Designer raised 104 million euros (70 million pounds) as part of a listing in London, saying on Friday it wanted to expand into beachwear, underwear and cosmetics.
Valentino will next month break with a 17-year tradition of unveiling his luxurious haute couture collections for women in Paris. Instead, to mark the 45th anniversary of his design house, the veteran 75-year-old designer is returning to Rome to present his made-to-order creations for autumn-winter 2007-08 on July 7.
Household products and cosmetics giant Procter and Gamble has signed an agreement to build a massive cosmetics plant in central Poland, a spokeswoman for the Polish subsidiary of the US multinational said Wednesday June 13th.
An Indian-born celebrity fashion designer has been charged with 13 more counts of sexual assault as six new victims were added to his rap sheet, Los Angeles justice officials said Tuesday June 12th. Anand Jon Alexander, 33, is now accused of 46 sex crimes against a total of 18 victims aged between 14 and 27, officials said.
With fur back in fashion, the illegal fur trade is also on the rise, wildlife crime experts said Thursday June 7th at a world forum in The Hague on regulating wildlife commerce. "Unfortunately, fashion takes cycles and fur is back in," said John Sellar, a wildlife crime expert.
A type of chromium highlighted in the film "Erin Brockovich" causes cancer in lab animals when they drink it in water, and it could be harmful to people, the U.S. National Institutes of Health said on Wednesday.
Private equity firm Permira PERM.UL is in exclusive talks to buy more than half of famed Italian fashion house Valentino V.MI, it said on Friday, dimming the chances of a bid battle with U.S. rival Carlyle.