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BFC launches new podcast series

BFC launches new podcast series

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has released its third Fashion Forum podcast with the 10-episode series running until October.
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Lockdown end means UK online sales drop, but fashion is still on a high

Lockdown end means UK online sales drop, but fashion is still on a high

​Online sales in the UK fell 9.1% year-on-year last month, although this was against a 61% increase in May 2020. And even with the fall, spend remain strong with sales volumes rising 46% compared to May 2019.
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Mytheresa links with Vestiaire Collective for major resale launch

Mytheresa links with Vestiaire Collective for major resale launch

​Luxury e-tailer Mytheresa unveiled a partnership with upscale resale specialist Vestiaire Collective on Wednesday, the latter operating a resale service for the webstore’s customers. 
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Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2021: All that glitters is an anemone

Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2021: All that glitters is an anemone

In mythology, the beautiful anemone flower has a rather murderous reputation, but in fashion, at least in the hands of Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen it can lead to magic.
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Sequoia Capital invests in Canada's Ssense, values firm at C$5bn+

Sequoia Capital invests in Canada's Ssense, values firm at C$5bn+

​Canadian e-tailer and tech platform Ssense has received a major funding boost with investment firm Sequoia Capital taking a minority stake in a deal that values the business at more than C$5 billion.
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Kering accelerates circularity drive

Kering accelerates circularity drive

The French luxury group has published a report on the circular economy, outlining its ambitions in this domain and adding a new element to its sustainable development strategy.
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Paris Couture Week: eight houses to stage shows in July, as Paris reopens further

Paris Couture Week: eight houses to stage shows in July, as Paris reopens further

Paris Couture Week will feature eight live runway shows in its next season in July, the largest number seen at an important fashion week since the pandemic led to the global lockdown last spring.
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Young consumers use pandemic savings to invest in sneakers - StockX

Young consumers use pandemic savings to invest in sneakers - StockX

Young people having saved money during the pandemic lockdowns are helping to drive the sneaker resale market and are buying such products as investments, specialist reseller StockX said this week.
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Copenhagen Fashion Week announces SS22 line-up

Copenhagen Fashion Week announces SS22 line-up

Copenhagen Fashion Week’s return to a physical format for SS22 comes with a strong line-up of labels showing at the event from August 10-13. There will be 38 labels showing, including established names and new talent.
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Kendra Scott launches first men's collection

Kendra Scott launches first men's collection

Dubbed 'Scott Bros', the line borrows the brand’s signature use of natural stones and elevated details to create a collection of men's jewelry and gender-neutral designs.
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Balenciaga: For Spring 2022, non-conformist clones and a Gucci collab

Balenciaga: For Spring 2022, non-conformist clones and a Gucci collab

The entire audience was all dressed essentially in conformist black for the latest iconoclastic show video of Balenciaga, a Spring 2022 collection revealed in a show video this weekend that was worn by just one model.
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French Federation launches two digital tools to measure ecological impact

French Federation launches two digital tools to measure ecological impact

The Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, the organization that controls the calendar of Paris runway seasons, has unveiled two new digital devices allowing fashion houses to measure their ecological impact.
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Prevayl gets funding boost to grow tech-based luxe sportswear offer

Prevayl gets funding boost to grow tech-based luxe sportswear offer

Prevayl, a luxe ‘smart’ sportswear company, has raised £7.5 million to help drive its launch and expansion with the firm's products set to debut on the market during Q4.
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LVMH partners with Canopy on sustainable fashion initiative

LVMH partners with Canopy on sustainable fashion initiative

LVMH announced on Friday a new partnership with environmental not-for-profit, Canopy.
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Brooklyn Museum to welcome major Dior retrospective this fall

Brooklyn Museum to welcome major Dior retrospective this fall

After successful runs in Paris, London and Shanghai, the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition touches down in New York this September, bringing over 200 haute couture garments to the Brooklyn Museum.
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John Lobb unveils new store concept in Paris; highlighting By Request service

John Lobb unveils new store concept in Paris; highlighting By Request service

John Lobb has unveiled a new store concept in Paris that feels as much an art gallery or gentleman’s club as a traditional shoe shop; part of a global expansion that includes openings in California and the Middle East.
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