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H&M expands to Central America in deal with local partner

H&M expands to Central America in deal with local partner

Swedish retail giant H&M is continuing its ambitious global rollout program with plans to open its first store for its biggest brand in Central America.
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Beales files for administration, but business as usual for now

Beales files for administration, but business as usual for now

It has survived for almost than 140 years, but department store chain Beales has gone into administration Monday as urgent talks to find a buyer failed to produce an offer for the firm.
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Intu confirms plan to raise more funds to cut debt

Intu confirms plan to raise more funds to cut debt

Under-pressure shopping centres giant Intu confirmed on Monday that it’s taking action to deal with its large debt load and said it “continues to make progress in its strategy to fix the balance sheet”.
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Menswear reveals its two faces in Paris

Menswear reveals its two faces in Paris

Men's fashion was hybrid at Sacai, rebellious and romantic at Dunhill, oscillating between past and future at Acné Studios, strength and fragility at Ludovic de Saint Sernin, and sportswear and couture at Pigalle. 
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Pendleton Woolen Mills forms outerwear division

Pendleton Woolen Mills forms outerwear division

The Portland, Oregon-based lifestyle brand has announced that it has bought back its outerwear license from Item House, a Tacoma, Washington-based outerwear designer manufacturer and distributor. 
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Palomo Spain invokes ecstasy and religion

Palomo Spain invokes ecstasy and religion

Influenced by El Greco, Alejandro Gómez Palomo presented a mature show in which electronic ravers dipped into the extreme baroque codes of the brand, all in front of a backdrop taken straight out of Holy Week. 
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Founder of South Korean retail giant Lotte dies

Founder of South Korean retail giant Lotte dies

Lotte Group founder Shin Kyuk-ho, who built the business into South Korea's No.5 conglomerate with interests ranging from retail to chemicals, died on Sunday, the company said. 
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Craig Green’s wandering warriors win over Paris

Craig Green’s wandering warriors win over Paris

There is something quite noble about any show by Craig Green, the king of nomadic chic, who made his Paris runway debut on a chilly Sunday morning.
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Lanvin: Corto Maltese chic

Lanvin: Corto Maltese chic

​A spirit of youthfulness at Lanvin, which staged a fine, optimistic show and collection, freely inspired by the dashing and eccentric cartoon character Corto Maltese.
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Hermès goes subtly radical, as the CGT protest outside

Hermès goes subtly radical, as the CGT protest outside

Hermès called its latest menswear collection "Radical," which it was, though subtly so with a capital "S." Véronique Nichanian stuck closely to the brand's DNA, but chose details that made a truly special collection.
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Jacquemus wafts a summer breeze through the heart of winter

Jacquemus wafts a summer breeze through the heart of winter

It was linen – perhaps the most summery material of them all – that the designer chose as his base for a fresh and ultra-sexy winter runway, starring top model Laetitia Casta, at Paris Fashion Week Men's on Saturday. 
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Vetements dives into the dark

Vetements dives into the dark

Having lost iconic designer Demna Gvasalia, the anti-establishment street-couture label sent out a host of celebrity lookalikes at its show at Paris Fashion Week Men's on Friday, with "Kate Moss" taking a starring role.
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Men and women share a wardrobe at Juun.J and Officine Générale

Men and women share a wardrobe at Juun.J and Officine Générale

Whether in the spirit of gender neutrality or as a sexy twist, the collections unveiled at Paris Fashion Week Men's this week presented an increasing number of similarities between men's and womenswear. 
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Olivier Saillard fêtes the new Weston Vintage project

Olivier Saillard fêtes the new Weston Vintage project

Leave it to Olivier Saillard and J.M. Weston to fête the debut of their new vintage project – a neat example of the circular economy – with a moment of Parisian performance art.
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Loewe’s playful vision of fashion, with a naughty twist

Loewe’s playful vision of fashion, with a naughty twist

Those looking for a playful, yet twisted vision of menswear, with a tincture of transgression and a soupçon of the surreal, need look no further than Loewe, whose latest collection was the definition of playful youth.
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Blame this epic Dior menswear show on Judy

Blame this epic Dior menswear show on Judy

​Kim Jones looked back to his youth in London for inspiration for the latest Dior menswear collection, a bold homage to the late great Judy Blame. The result was a stellar show that hit all the right notes.
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