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Australia's Afterpay mulls U.S. listing as 'buy now, pay later' takes off

Australia's Afterpay mulls U.S. listing as 'buy now, pay later' takes off

Australian buy-now-pay-later company Afterpay said on Tuesday it is exploring a U.S. listing after more than doubling its third-quarter sales. 
Fashion
Business
Italy's Etro is considering interest from L Catterton - source

Italy's Etro is considering interest from L Catterton - source

Italian fashion group Etro is considering an expression of interest from buyout firm L Catterton, a source close to the matter said on Monday.
Fashion
Business

Pep&Co chooses Poland for multi-billion euro IPO

The owner of the Pep&Co fashion brand has snubbed the London Stock Exchange and chosen to list its shares in Poland instead. The company is thought to be worth around €5 billion. 
Fashion
Business

Hammerson cuts store rents by 30% as it continues retailer support

Hammerson is to slash rents for its retail tenants by around 30% as UK stores reopen post-Lockdown 3. UK & Ireland MD Mark Bourgeois said that “typically, we're resetting our rents to more affordable levels”.
Fashion
Retail

Design

Balenciaga winter 2021 pre-collection: Yearning for global travel

Balenciaga winter 2021 pre-collection: Yearning for global travel

With European populations slowly but surely being vaccinated, designers on the Continent are suddenly expressing a new optimism. Few more so than Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga in Balenciaga's winter 2021 pre-collection.
Fashion
Design
CFDA launches network connecting regional fashion organizations

CFDA launches network connecting regional fashion organizations

The Council of Fashion Designers of America has announced the launch of CFDA Connects, a programming network aiming to support regional fashion weeks and organizations across the United States.
Fashion
Design

County of Milan launches collab SSC Napoli with Kappa

Marcelo Burlon’s County of Milan brand is launching a collab collection with Kappa that reinterprets the sporting uniform of SSC Napoli, the football team of Naples.
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Design

Michele fetes Gucci’s century with fetish cosmography collection and Balenciaga linkup

Gucci celebrates its 100th anniversary this year; and designer Alessandro Michele has observed the birthday by creating his best ever collection for the house, and a link up with Balenciaga.
Luxury
Design

Appointments

Elsa Lanzo takes over as president of the Chambre Syndicale de la Mode Masculine

Elsa Lanzo takes over as president of the Chambre Syndicale de la Mode Masculine

The French men's fashion institution has elected the Rick Owens CEO to the head of its governing board. She succeeds Celine's Séverine Merle, while Maison Margiela CEO Gianfranco Gianangeli has become vice president. 
Fashion
Appointments
Valentino puts Mitchell Bacha in charge of Greater China

Valentino puts Mitchell Bacha in charge of Greater China

The luxury label has appointed Mitchell Bacha, experienced in Asian markets and the luxury industry, to oversee its business in China, previously run by a director for the entire Asia-Pacific region.
Luxury
Appointments

Hugo Boss names Sullivan to key marketing role

​Hugo Boss has named a new marketing and comms chief with the appointment of Miah Sullivan. She joins on May 1 after having previously worked at Luxottica, Furla and St John Knits. 
Fashion
Appointments

Coach makes Todd Kahn permanent CEO

Having served as interim CEO and brand president of the New York-based designer accessories brand since July 2020, Kahn has now had his position at the head of the label made permanent.
Luxury
Appointments

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