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Salvatore Ferragamo succumbs to logomania

Salvatore Ferragamo succumbs to logomania

The Italian luxury label has launched its new SF logo, consisting of two slim, stylised capital letters, featured for the first time on the accessories of the men’s Fall 2021 pre-collection.
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Liberty hit hard by flagship Covid closure, but online booms

Liberty hit hard by flagship Covid closure, but online booms

Department store Liberty has filed its results for the year to the end of January and said that it was "significantly impacted" by the three separate Covid lockdown in the UK that dented footfall to its London flagship.
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Pyer Moss celebrates Black inventors in couture show

Pyer Moss celebrates Black inventors in couture show

The New York-based fashion brand led by Kerby Jean-Raymond hit the runway on Saturday, becoming the first Black designer to officially show on the couture schedule.
Luxury
Gucci maintains top spot on Lyst Index; relaxing restrictions drive growth in travel and leisurewear

Gucci maintains top spot on Lyst Index; relaxing restrictions drive growth in travel and leisurewear

Gucci has been named as the hottest brand in fashion for the fourth consecutive quarter by Lyst, with the return of dressier options and styles for travel and leisure also being identified as key quarterly trends.
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Paul Smith swings to loss as Covid dents sales

Paul Smith swings to loss as Covid dents sales

Paul Smith Group Holdings, the company that owns the Paul Smith trademarks, has filed its annual results for the year to June 30 2020 and said that the final quarter of that year was hit hard by the pandemic.
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Edit LDN says sales are soaring, targets £30m value next year

Edit LDN says sales are soaring, targets £30m value next year

​Premium trainers business The Edit LDN is targeting a £30 million valuation during 2022 after saying its sales have been rising by 60% month-on-month lately. And it’s raising new finance to expand further.
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Hermès reopens upsized Milan flagship

Hermès reopens upsized Milan flagship

​Hermès reopened its via Montenapoleone store in Milan on July 9 and said it starts a “a new chapter in the history that has linked Italy to the French house since 1987”.
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Dior CEO Pietro Beccari on pop-ups; collabs and brand desirability

Dior CEO Pietro Beccari on pop-ups; collabs and brand desirability

Few management jobs anywhere are more high profile that being CEO of Christian Dior. The brand is a sacred institution in France, and quite probably the most famous French name of all time.
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Kingham exits Matchesfashion, won't be replaced

Kingham exits Matchesfashion, won't be replaced

​Matchesfashion has lost its global fashion director with Natalie Kingham having left the business, despite only recently being promoted to the role. She’s pursuing new opportunities.
Luxury
Paris Couture Day Two: Alexandre Vauthier, Ronald van der Kemp and Viktor & Rolf

Paris Couture Day Two: Alexandre Vauthier, Ronald van der Kemp and Viktor & Rolf

Paris couture is not just about dressing billionaires' wives. It’s also about experimentation, and fashionable irony, as seen in three collections Tuesday: Alexandre Vauthier, Viktor & Rolf and Ronald van der Kemp.
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Herrera, Van Noten and other Puig labels ban exotic skins

Herrera, Van Noten and other Puig labels ban exotic skins

​Animal rights group PETA claimed a victory on Tuesday as it said labels in the portfolio of Spain’s Puig have confirmed they’ll stop selling items made out of the skins of snakes, crocodiles, and other ‘exotic’ animals.
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Walpole launches film series to support British luxury and creativity

Walpole launches film series to support British luxury and creativity

​With 80% of its the UK’s luxury products being destined for export, the body representing many British luxury firms — Walpole — has launched a new campaign to promote the segment on the world stage.
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AMI spring/summer 2022: Uniquely commercial escapism

AMI spring/summer 2022: Uniquely commercial escapism

A moment of restrained escapism at AMI, with founder designer Alexandre Mattiussi creating a collection for a world finally emerging from Covid tentatively. Nothing tentative, however, about the brand's explosive growth.
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Mr Porter puts artisans to the fore with Small World debut

Mr Porter puts artisans to the fore with Small World debut

​As luxury continues to work hard to differentiate itself in a crowded market, YNAP’s menswear webstore Mr Porter has launched Small World, a focus on craft-based and sustainable brands.
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Versace and McQueen bosses among tips for Burberry top job

Versace and McQueen bosses among tips for Burberry top job

​Widespread speculation about who might take over from outgoing Marco Gobbetti at Burberry has offered up the names Jonathan Akeroyd, Emmanuel Gintzburger and Alessandro Bogliolo.
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Max Mara cruise: 'Local Color', refined sophistication

Max Mara cruise: 'Local Color', refined sophistication

There is a great debate in fashion. Will women want elegance and sophistication when the pandemic eventually ends or will their biggest needs just be ease and comfort? Ian Griffiths of Max Mara, believes in the former.
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