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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. 
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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.
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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.
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West End bounce-back starts, Saturday gets closer to pre-pandemic norm

West End bounce-back starts, Saturday gets closer to pre-pandemic norm

​Reopening week seems to have been a good one for retailers in England and Wales, and especially for the hard hit West End of London, even though international tourists are still absent.
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Hugo Boss names Sullivan to key marketing role

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

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”.
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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.
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UK approves extradition of Indian celebrity jeweller Nirav Modi

UK approves extradition of Indian celebrity jeweller Nirav Modi

Britain's interior ministry said Friday it had approved the extradition of fugitive Indian jeweller Nirav Modi to his homeland, where he is accused of defrauding one of the largest banks of $1.8 billion.
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Tmall Luxury Pavilion gives digital boost to Watches and Wonders

Tmall Luxury Pavilion gives digital boost to Watches and Wonders

Alibaba’s luxury e-commerce platform has partnered with the luxury watch fair organized by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie in order to enhance the event’s digital capabilities.
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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.
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Brioni to lay off 320 people across its production plants in Italy

Brioni to lay off 320 people across its production plants in Italy

Kering’s menswear label Brioni’s recovery plan focuses on its accessories line and new product categories. The brand aims to streamline its costs and business structure, planning 320 lay-offs by 2025.
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Michele fetes Gucci’s century with fetish cosmography collection and Balenciaga linkup

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.
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LPOL exits Coal Drops Yard, opens East Sussex studio

LPOL exits Coal Drops Yard, opens East Sussex studio

​Sustainable leather and upcycled goods brand LPOL said this week that it’s exiting its “much-loved shop” at Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross after three years.
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N Ireland rejoins rest of UK retail with 30 April non-essential stores reopening

N Ireland rejoins rest of UK retail with 30 April non-essential stores reopening

Northern Ireland will be allowed to catch up with the rest of the UK when non-essential retail and outdoor hospitality will reopen from 30 April. First Minister Arlene Foster told the NI Assembly it was a "landmark day”.
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Coach makes Todd Kahn permanent CEO

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.
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LVMH sees sparkling prospects for Tiffany

LVMH sees sparkling prospects for Tiffany

During its annual general meeting, the French luxury giant highlighted its "remarkable resilience" during the pandemic and claimed to be well-positioned for strong growth in 2021, thanks particularly to Tiffany & Co..  
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