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Westminster Uni launches menswear research project

Westminster Uni launches menswear research project

​What are the connections between British and Italian menswear? We’re told there are “critical gaps” so the University of Westminster aims to deliver an answer in time for London Fashion Week in February 2024.
Fashion
LVMH awards 40 virtuoso artisans its Métier d’Excellence award

LVMH awards 40 virtuoso artisans its Métier d’Excellence award

Praising them as “the beating heart” LVMH’s CEO Bernard Arnault celebrated, at a distance, the latest virtuoso artisans to win the luxury conglomerate’s Métier d’Excellence award on Wednesday.
Fashion
Former Luxottica CEO Guerra to join Prada to ease succession

Former Luxottica CEO Guerra to join Prada to ease succession

Italian fashion group Prada is set to hire former Luxottica chief executive Andrea Guerra in a top management role to ease a transition at the helm to the next generation of the founding family, as said by a source.
Luxury
Jodie Turner-Smith will host Fashion Awards

Jodie Turner-Smith will host Fashion Awards

​British and Jamaican actress and activist Jodie Turner-Smith will host the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Awards event next month, the BFC said on Tuesday.
Fashion
Peninsula fund, Percassi group buy 40% stake in MC2 Saint Barth label

Peninsula fund, Percassi group buy 40% stake in MC2 Saint Barth label

UK-based investment fund Peninsula and Italian retail group Percassi have bought a 40% stake in apparel and beachwear label MC2 Saint Barth, created by Italian company Lanikai, owned by Max Ferrari and Raffaele Noris.
Luxury
Miu Miu is 2022's top brand says Lyst; Diesel, Coperni, Birkenstock also score

Miu Miu is 2022's top brand says Lyst; Diesel, Coperni, Birkenstock also score

​With December looming, luxury fashion portal Lyst has been looking at the trends of 2022 and its Year in Fashion report has called out Miu Miu as the brand of the year.
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Sidney Toledano elected president of the French Haute Couture Union Chamber

Sidney Toledano elected president of the French Haute Couture Union Chamber

​The French fashion body, which has recently renewed its executive committee, has elected the CEO of LVMH Fashion Group as its new president, succeeding Ralph Toledano.
Luxury
Tous appoints Xavier Rebés new digital strategy insights and innovation director

Tous appoints Xavier Rebés new digital strategy insights and innovation director

The Spanish jewellery company announced that Xavier Rebés, former director of digital strategy and new business at Caixabank, has joined its executive committee and will be reporting directly to the company's CEO.
Luxury
Kiton opens in London's Mayfair

Kiton opens in London's Mayfair

​Upscale Italian tailoring brand Kiton is continuing its international expansion with the label setting foot in London with its first standalone there. It’s in the heart of the upscale Mayfair shopping district.
Luxury
Prada launches holiday-inspired time capsule NFT collection

Prada launches holiday-inspired time capsule NFT collection

Prada announced on Friday the launch of its latest installment of the 'Time Capsule NFT Collection' created with a holiday twist. 
Luxury
Elizabeth Taylor's 'lucky charm' Oscar dress found in suitcase in London

Elizabeth Taylor's 'lucky charm' Oscar dress found in suitcase in London

A "lucky charm" Christian Dior dress worn by Elizabeth Taylor on the night she won best actress at the 1961 Oscars is to be sold at auction next month, after being stored in a suitcase in London for over 50 years.
Luxury
Carlos Crespo exits Inditex after 20 years with the company

Carlos Crespo exits Inditex after 20 years with the company

The chief operating officer and head of sustainable and digital transformation, as well as former CEO of the group between 2019 and 2021, will be leaving Inditex at the end of this year.
Luxury
Frasers Group is new Gieves & Hawkes owner

Frasers Group is new Gieves & Hawkes owner

​Frasers Group has emerged as the winner in the race to buy upscale tailor Gieves & Hawkes, as expected. A purchase price hasn’t been disclosed.
Fashion
Kaia Gerber stars in new Alexander McQueen 'Slash bag' campaign

Kaia Gerber stars in new Alexander McQueen 'Slash bag' campaign

British fashion brand Alexander McQueen has introduced the 'Slash bag' in a new campaign starring Kaia Gerber. 
Luxury
Luxury: wealthy customers ready to spend more in 2023

Luxury: wealthy customers ready to spend more in 2023

Nearly 65% of the world's most wealthiest consumers intend to increase their luxury spending in 2023, especially for fashion in ready-to-wear and leather goods, according to a study by Kantar Insights and Altiant.
Luxury
Caviar Kaspia launches into fashion, reveals new skis and debuts in Saint Moritz

Caviar Kaspia launches into fashion, reveals new skis and debuts in Saint Moritz

The latest fashionable restaurant to reinvent itself as a fashionable fashion destination is Caviar Kaspia, which has just launched a signature cashmere knitwear collection, and debuted couture-worthy alpine skis.
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