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BFC announces first IPF Forum, McQueen and Burberry CEOs among speakers

BFC announces first IPF Forum, McQueen and Burberry CEOs among speakers

As sustainability events go, this is big. The British Fashion Council (BFC) is hosting an inaugural 'Institute of Positive Fashion Forum' (IPF Forum) on 10 June with a heavyweight line-up of topics and presenters. 
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Sales at Italy's Moncler rise 21% in the first quarter

Sales at Italy's Moncler rise 21% in the first quarter

Luxury puffer jacket maker Moncler said on Thursday sales increased by 21% at constant exchange rates in the first quarter of the year, pushed by a strong growth in Asia and solid signs of recovery in North America.
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Pandemic impact: Farfetch says consumers shop more sustainably now

Pandemic impact: Farfetch says consumers shop more sustainably now

​Farfetch has just published its first annual Conscious Luxury Trends Report, examining how luxury consumers are shopping more responsibly.
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Hermès opens third store in London's Harrods

Hermès opens third store in London's Harrods

​Hermès has opened an entirely new space inside London’s Harrods, dedicated exclusively to women’s product. The store celebrates the “depth and richness” of its female-focused collections”.
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World's most valuable apparel brands: Nike, Gucci top again, ASOS and Boohoo are buoyant

World's most valuable apparel brands: Nike, Gucci top again, ASOS and Boohoo are buoyant

Nike has once again claimed the title of the world’s most valuable apparel brand. It’s the seventh year in a row that it has taken top spot in the annual Brand Finance ranking.
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Hermès buoyant in Q1 as Asia, US and online soar

Hermès buoyant in Q1 as Asia, US and online soar

​Hermès had a good first quarter as all of its business lines returned to growth and the company said it saw "a remarkable increase" in ready-to-wear and accessories, as well as watches and other categories. 
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Heather Kaminetsky joins Mytheresa as president for North America

Heather Kaminetsky joins Mytheresa as president for North America

The German luxury e-tailer announced on Wednesday that, as part of its aggressive expansion strategy in the U.S. and Canada, Heather Kaminetsky will be joining the company as president for North America on June 1, 2021.
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Fourth edition of Loewe Foundation’s Craft Prize will be 100% digital, opening on May 25

Fourth edition of Loewe Foundation’s Craft Prize will be 100% digital, opening on May 25

The showcase features 30 finalists whose works are made out of materials as diverse as textiles, ceramics, wood, copper and resin, among others, and will use 3D technology and augmented reality.
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Burberry Autumn/Winter 2021: Warrior-woman feminism with flags

Burberry Autumn/Winter 2021: Warrior-woman feminism with flags

Burberry’s chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci dedicated his latest collection to warrior women like his mother; a homage to feminine power featuring all manner of flags, unveiled online on Wednsday.
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Simone Rocha adds webstore, offers collection edit

Simone Rocha adds webstore, offers collection edit

​Simone Rocha has added e-commerce to its website with consumers now able to shop an edit of its collection online.
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Kering's shares climb after luxury goods group posts higher Q1 sales

Kering's shares climb after luxury goods group posts higher Q1 sales

Shares in French luxury goods group Kering, whose brands include Gucci, rose on Wednesday after Gucci's revenues rebounded strongly in the first quarter.
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Tiffany unveils Blackpink singer Rosé as new brand ambassador

Tiffany unveils Blackpink singer Rosé as new brand ambassador

Tiffany has unveiled Blackpink’s singer Rosé as its new brand ambassador, in the first bold move in image under the house’s new LVMH management team.
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Robert Buchbauer announces new sustainability goals for Swarovski

Robert Buchbauer announces new sustainability goals for Swarovski

Just short of a year after his appointment as the crystal maker’s CEO, Robert Buchbauer has reaffirmed the 126-year old company’s dedication to sustainability with the announcement of six new key commitments.
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Kris Van Assche leaves Berluti, as brand plots new direction

Kris Van Assche leaves Berluti, as brand plots new direction

Kris Van Assche has quit as creative director of Berluti, as the tony, LVMH-owned Paris men’s couture brand plots a new strategy for the future, it was announced Tuesday.
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Lutz Huelle and Delpozo end creative partnership

Lutz Huelle and Delpozo end creative partnership

The association between the Madrid fashion label and the German designer, named creative director to replace Josep Font in 2018, has come to an end, without Huelle’s first collection seeing the light of day.
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Gucci rebound drives Kering's sales up 26% in Q1

Gucci rebound drives Kering's sales up 26% in Q1

Sales at Kering rose by 26% in the first quarter of 2021, led by a strong rebound for its star label Gucci, with growth in Asia and the United States more than offsetting new coronavirus lockdowns in much of Europe.
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