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Tomorrow buys control of indie store Machine-A, founder to widen role

Tomorrow buys control of indie store Machine-A, founder to widen role

Tomorrow, the London brand consultancy, has announced an investment in independent concept store Machine-A and will become its majority shareholder as it works to expand the business. 
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Tommy Hilfiger names Avery Baker as president and chief brand officer

Tommy Hilfiger names Avery Baker as president and chief brand officer

Baker, who first joined Tommy Hilfiger in 1998, will now have global responsibility for the brand’s products, marketing and experiences across all categories, regions and channels.
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French Federation sets January menswear and haute seasons dates; calculates Media Impact Value of $123 million for previous season

French Federation sets January menswear and haute seasons dates; calculates Media Impact Value of $123 million for previous season

The Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, French fashion’s governing body, has announced the dates for its next menswear and haute couture runway seasons in January 2021, confirming they will take place.
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Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield gets new CEO after shareholder revolt

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield gets new CEO after shareholder revolt

The shopping mall group said its supervisory board has named Jean-Marie Tritant as its new chief to replace Christophe Cuvillier. He will take the reins of the company from January 1.
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Valentino, 'naked' dresses and bra tops are key for upbeat luxe shopper says Moda Operandi

Valentino, 'naked' dresses and bra tops are key for upbeat luxe shopper says Moda Operandi

​There may be a consensus that stuck-at-home consumers will be buying sweatpants and other comfort clothing for the foreseeable future, but a new Moda Operandi trend report suggests the future for fashion is brighter.
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Farfetch brings Second Life handbag resale service to U.S. market

Farfetch brings Second Life handbag resale service to U.S. market

The service, which has already launched in the EU and U.K., allows users to trade in their designer handbags for credit to be used towards future purchases on Farfetch. 
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Calvin Klein names Nike exec Jessica Lomax as global head of design

Calvin Klein names Nike exec Jessica Lomax as global head of design

Lomax will lead the brand's global design strategy, provide creative direction across all areas of the business and will be responsible for defining and strengthening all product categories, among other responsibilities.
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Chanel to stage next Métiers d’Art show behind closed doors

Chanel to stage next Métiers d’Art show behind closed doors

Bowing to the inevitable restrictions imposed by the latest Covid lockdown in France, Chanel has decided to hold its next Métiers d’Art show - originally scheduled for December 1 -  behind closed doors. 
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Global luxury goods sales set for largest ever fall in Bain forecast

Global luxury goods sales set for largest ever fall in Bain forecast

Sales of luxury goods worldwide are set to fall by 23% to 217 billion euros this year, their largest ever drop and first since 2009, due to the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, consultancy Bain said on Wednesday.
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Burberry gets sustainability index boost

Burberry gets sustainability index boost

​Hot on the heels of Moncler revealing its strong showing in the new Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), Burberry said it has been included in the ranking for the sixth consecutive year with its highest ever score. 
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Dolce & Gabbana stages first digital ‘see now, buy now’ mini-show

Dolce & Gabbana stages first digital ‘see now, buy now’ mini-show

The Italian label has launched DG Digital Show, a series of monthly mini-shows streamed live online, featuring D&G’s women’s and men’s pre-collections, whose items are immediately available at the label’s own shops.
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Face masks, comfort and 'nap dresses' make 2020 a unique fashion year - Lyst report

Face masks, comfort and 'nap dresses' make 2020 a unique fashion year - Lyst report

​Lyst's 2020 Year in Fashion report is an interesting one with face masks, Nike joggers and Birkenstocks in demand, Marine Serre really breaking through and politicians becoming influencers.
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Gucci unspools new collection in online fashion TV series, Ouverture of Something That Never Ended

Gucci unspools new collection in online fashion TV series, Ouverture of Something That Never Ended

Gucci debuted its fashion TV series on Monday evening, featuring its latest collection, an online innovation entitled Ouverture of Something That Never Ended, jointly directed by Alessandro Michele and Gus Van Sant.
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BFC names Priyanka Chopra Jonas as ambassador for positive change

BFC names Priyanka Chopra Jonas as ambassador for positive change

She starts this month, “raising awareness and promoting best practice within the fashion industry, celebrating those that adhere to inclusive and ethical principles”.
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Fendi begins work on a new production site in Tuscany

Fendi begins work on a new production site in Tuscany

LVMH Group’s new bag manufacturing plant, ‘Fendi Factory,’ is set to open in 2022 in Bagno a Ripoli in the south of Florence, Italy. It will employ 380 people with an investment of close to €60 million ($71 million).
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JD Sports is possible Debenhams buyer

JD Sports is possible Debenhams buyer

As the Debenhams auction continues, it looks like JD Sports is seriously interested in the UK's largest department store chain. But questions remain around how much of it JD would want to buy.
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