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Paul Smith and Officine Générale bring tailoring back

Paul Smith and Officine Générale bring tailoring back

Paris Fashion Week presented the collections of two lovers of precise and relaxed tailoring: Sir Paul Smith and his '80's-inspired pieces and a French chic lineup by Pierre Mahéo.  
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Kenzo goes back to high school, Gunther gets a taste of the country club

Kenzo goes back to high school, Gunther gets a taste of the country club

Nigo’s second fashion show for Kenzo saw a preppy return to the classroom and references to the brand's archives. Gunther, on the other hand, revisited femininity with an effortlessly chic collection. 
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New virtual fashion exhibit highlights influential designers, seamstresses for first ladies

New virtual fashion exhibit highlights influential designers, seamstresses for first ladies

Dubbed 'Glamour and Innovation: The Women Behind the Seams of Fashion at the White House', the exhibit will cover more than a hundred years in fashion history. 
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Prosus to trim Tencent stake as core headline earnings slump

Prosus to trim Tencent stake as core headline earnings slump

Prosus will gradually sell down its massive 28.9% stake in Chinese software giant Tencent, owner of WeChat, as the group announced a major share repurchasing programme.
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Pomellato poaches chief marketing & product officer Boris Barboni from Bulgari

Pomellato poaches chief marketing & product officer Boris Barboni from Bulgari

The jewellery brand owned by French group Kering has appointed to the newly created role of chief marketing and product officer Boris Barboni, who was formerly at Bulgari, a brand owned by Kering’s competitor LVMH.
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Eyewear indie Kirk & Kirk predicts explosive growth, plans store expansion

Eyewear indie Kirk & Kirk predicts explosive growth, plans store expansion

​British indie eyewear brand Kirk & Kirk is targeting fast growth and has announced “major expansion plans after a boom in demand following the pandemic”.
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Mr Porter expands luxury watches offer with vintage debut in US

Mr Porter expands luxury watches offer with vintage debut in US

YNAP’s men’s luxury fashion and lifestyle platform Mr Porter is expanding its luxury watch category — initially for US customers — introducing a “unique assortment of vintage timepieces”.
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Luxottica founder Leonardo Del Vecchio has died

Luxottica founder Leonardo Del Vecchio has died

​Leonardo Del Vecchio, the billionaire founder of eyewear giant Luxottica and president of EssilorLuxottica, has died aged 87. 
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Hyve Group update shows faster-than-expected tradeshows recovery

Hyve Group update shows faster-than-expected tradeshows recovery

Hyve Group, the organiser of Pure London, Moda and many other tradeshows, has issued a business update and said that the pace of in-person event recovery is “considerably ahead of anticipated levels”.
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Moose Knuckles boosts management team with three new appointments

Moose Knuckles boosts management team with three new appointments

The Canadian luxury outerwear label has announced three new senior appointments, as it aims to bolster growth and achieve its strategic objectives.
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Paris menswear Sunday: Contrasting visions at Thom Browne and Celine

Paris menswear Sunday: Contrasting visions at Thom Browne and Celine

Paris menswear witnessed two contrasting visions on Sunday: Thom Browne posh demi-cross dressing in wool bouclé, and Hedi Slimane’s retro rocker statement amid thousands of millennial teeny boppers.
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Ukraine war robs India's 'Diamond City' of its sparkle

Ukraine war robs India's 'Diamond City' of its sparkle

Yogesh Zanzamera lays out his bed on the floor of the factory where he works and lives, one of around two million Indians polishing diamonds in an industry being hit hard by the Ukraine war.
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Ralph Lauren nominates Microsoft North America president to board

Ralph Lauren nominates Microsoft North America president to board

Ralph Lauren Corporation named on Friday Deb Cupp, president of Microsoft North America, as a director for election at the company’s 2022 annual meeting of stockholders. 
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Paris menswear Saturday: Intensity and nonchalance at Craig Green, Loewe and Hermès

Paris menswear Saturday: Intensity and nonchalance at Craig Green, Loewe and Hermès

Menswear’s two most defiantly artistic designers – Craig Green and Jonathan Anderson – began Saturday with two strikingly unique visions in Paris, before Hermès presented a salutary lesson in nonchalant chic.
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Paris menswear Friday: Paul Smith, Dior Men and Comme des Garçons

Paris menswear Friday: Paul Smith, Dior Men and Comme des Garçons

Fashionistas roamed across Paris on Friday, beginning the day in a disused post office with Paul Smith, moving to a holy site for a Dior Men runway, and pausing near the Opera for Comme des Garçons.
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Kering's chief client & digital officer on digital innovation strategy

Kering's chief client & digital officer on digital innovation strategy

At Kering’s Imagination Lab in Paris, Grégory Boutté, the luxury group's chief client & digital officer, spoke to the press about cryptocurrencies, AI, test-and-learn and his vision for the metaverse and Web3.
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