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Busy Inspecs survives tough pandemic trading, expects growth for future

Busy Inspecs survives tough pandemic trading, expects growth for future

An "extraordinary year” could well sum up 2020 for most businesses. But for UK-based international eyewear group Inspecs it wasn’t just about surviving the pandemic.
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Will 2021 spell doom for department stores?

Will 2021 spell doom for department stores?

In 2020, department store groups worldwide took a battering, and the year that has just begun looks to be equally tough. Will 2021 put the very existence of department stores in doubt?
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Alber Elbaz debuts his brand new democratic brand AZ Factory

Alber Elbaz debuts his brand new democratic brand AZ Factory

Alber Elbaz debuted his brand new AZ Factory Tuesday evening in this week’s Paris haute couture season, marking a dynamic change in direction by one of fashion’s most influential designers.
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Paris Couture’s opening day: Giambattista Valli, Julie de Libran and Azzaro by Olivier Theyskens

Paris Couture’s opening day: Giambattista Valli, Julie de Libran and Azzaro by Olivier Theyskens

The opening day of Paris haute couture week ended with three experienced designers -- Giambattista Valli, Julie de Libran and Olivier Theyskens at Azzaro -- showing collections that captured the couture's energy.
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Marcolin boosts comms operation  with new marketing manager

Marcolin boosts comms operation with new marketing manager

​Eyewear giant Marcolin has announced a strengthening in the organisation of its communications department with Roberta Viganò taking over as Marketing Communication Manager. 
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Paris menswear season opens with a Berluti teaser

Paris menswear season opens with a Berluti teaser

It says a great deal about the current Covid confusion in fashion weeks when the Paris menswear season for fall 2021, the biggest annual series of menswear collections in the world, began on Tuesday with a teaser.
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Elie Saab skips couture presentation in Paris

Elie Saab skips couture presentation in Paris

Elie Saab has called off his haute couture presentation scheduled for the Paris season next week, as the couturier delays shooting any look-book video in the wake of the crisis in Lebanon. 
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Pierpaolo Piccioli on Valentino’s new experiential Re-signify Part One Shanghai

Pierpaolo Piccioli on Valentino’s new experiential Re-signify Part One Shanghai

Think of Valentino’s brand-new brand experience Re-signify Part One Shanghai, which opened this weekend, as the ultimate in semiotic chic from the Italian house, staged in China’s biggest boomtown.
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EssilorLuxottica restructures its management

EssilorLuxottica restructures its management

Essilor’s CEO Hubert Sagnières has decided to step down from his executive duties within the EssilorLuxottica group and its subsidiaries and will remain as non-executive vice president. 
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How fashion brought positivity to Gen Z during the pandemic

How fashion brought positivity to Gen Z during the pandemic

Generation Z sought solace in shopping -- no doubt online -- as a means to bring a touch of positivity to their lives in 2020, preferring to invest in fashion over entertainment and even social media.
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Pitti determined to go ahead with February event, says Napoleone

Pitti determined to go ahead with February event, says Napoleone

Pitti is determined to go ahead with its next physical trade show in February, and expects around 300 brands to attend, according to Raffaello Napoleone, CEO of the Florentine fashion salon.
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Saint Laurent Summer 2021: Strictly tailoring escapism in the Sahara

Saint Laurent Summer 2021: Strictly tailoring escapism in the Sahara

The house of Saint Laurent returned to Morocco, the home away from home and source of inspiration of its founder Yves, and the setting for a stylish collection by its current creative director Anthony Vaccarello.
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Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2021: Let's get this party started right

Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2021: Let's get this party started right

Dior released the lookbook and video of its Pre-Fall 2021 collection on Monday and these are definitely not clothes for blushing violets. Clearly Dior expects the good times to roll by in the second half of 2021.
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​EssilorLuxottica reconsidering GrandVision acquisition, sources say

​EssilorLuxottica reconsidering GrandVision acquisition, sources say

French-Italian eyewear group EssilorLuxottica is reconsidering its several-billion-dollar takeover of Dutch distributor Grandvision, sources told Bloomberg.
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Cartier debuts new Paris concept boutique, adds new vintage option

Cartier debuts new Paris concept boutique, adds new vintage option

Cartier has debuted a new boutique in central Paris, which reveals the top-shelf jeweler’s new vintage offer of rare watches, and underlines how Paris is slowly, but surely, wakening from the lockdown. 
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Balenciaga: Knights of the Round Table for Fall 2021

Balenciaga: Knights of the Round Table for Fall 2021

Balenciaga debuted a novel new runway show format on Sunday afternoon – though not a Paris catwalk, but instead in a customized video game named 'Afterworld: The Age of Tomorrow'.
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