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Diane von Furstenberg shutters rental service

Diane von Furstenberg shutters rental service

The American luxury brand has deactivated its DVF Link online rental subscription service as part of streamlining efforts being implemented as the company prioritizes the launch of its new e-commerce platform.
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Akris walks the line

Akris walks the line

Albert Kriemler went back to his roots this season with a collection that celebrated his hometown of St. Gallen. His brightest idea was a series of bold looks based on an antique map of the Swiss city.
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Maison Rabih Kayrouz launches new ready-to-wear line MRK

Maison Rabih Kayrouz launches new ready-to-wear line MRK

For Paris Fashion Week, the Lebanese designer has unveiled MRK, a new, more affordable ready-to-wear line revisiting the classic women’s wardrobe staples with a sophisticated, minimalistic mood.
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Schiaparelli: Man Ray mode for 2021

Schiaparelli: Man Ray mode for 2021

A golden metallic ear, with its own rings in the form of tiny worms; grasped by a black model, whose hand is covered in four golden knot-sized rings. She is dressed in a hooded jumpsuit and treats the ear as a mobile. 
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Retail parks see strong rise in weekly footfall on eve of England schools reopening

Retail parks see strong rise in weekly footfall on eve of England schools reopening

In the countdown to non-essential stores reopening, how has UK footfall fared in the latest recorded week? In a nutshell, high streets poor, shopping centres not bad, retail parks good.
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Retail space conversions accelerate as landlords seek more profitable tenants

Retail space conversions accelerate as landlords seek more profitable tenants

What had once seemed unthinkable is now not only happening but accelerating as failed UK retailers' giant spaces are transformed for new uses. And a spate of news on Monday showed the extent of the issue.
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Exor buys 24% stake in shoemaker Louboutin

Exor buys 24% stake in shoemaker Louboutin

The Agnelli family's investment holding company Exor will buy a 25% stake in luxury shoemaker Louboutin for 541 million euros ($643 million), the two companies said on Monday.
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This weekend in Paris: Altuzarra, Elie Saab, Dice Kayek, Zadig & Voltaire and Givenchy

This weekend in Paris: Altuzarra, Elie Saab, Dice Kayek, Zadig & Voltaire and Givenchy

A busy weekend of action at the virtual Paris Fashion Week, where most of the online videos were shot thousands of miles away from the French capital. We look at five of the most notable houses over this past 48 hours.
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Hermès Live: One collection, two choreographers, three cities

Hermès Live: One collection, two choreographers, three cities

Leave it to Hermès to dream up a happy marriage between technology, choreography and fashion – and the smoothest and safest live event in an otherwise almost entirely virtual Paris Fashion Week.
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Loewe and JW Anderson: Double-header box shows

Loewe and JW Anderson: Double-header box shows

No season in fashion since the pandemic hit is complete without the arrival of a  show-in-a-box from Jonathan Anderson, both for his own house and for Loewe. Two boxes, one week apart, the second, from Loewe, on Friday.
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Stella McCartney losses widened pre-pandemic, says recovery will be "gradual"

Stella McCartney losses widened pre-pandemic, says recovery will be "gradual"

Stella McCartney was hit hard by the pandemic last year but isn't worried about Brexit and is looking forward to a gradual bounce-back under its changed ownership structure.
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Renzo Rosso’s OTB acquires Jil Sander

Renzo Rosso’s OTB acquires Jil Sander

It’s official. Only the Brave (OTB), the key company in the fashion empire of Renzo Rosso, has acquired Jil Sander, the Hamburg-born label known as the highest expression of minimalism in fashion.
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Frasers calls business rates relief "near worthless", reviews portfolio

Frasers calls business rates relief "near worthless", reviews portfolio

​In a typically blunt statement, Frasers Group has blasted Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget as doing virtually nothing for hard-pressed retailers on business rates. And it seems some of its stores are at risk as a result.
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Coperni: Drive-in catwalk show inside the AccorArena

Coperni: Drive-in catwalk show inside the AccorArena

Finally, Paris Fashion Week had an actual live catwalk show. A drive-in runway event witnessed Thursday night by a few score of editors and influencers from inside Citroen DS7s and staged inside the AccorArena.
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Kate Spade creative director Nicola Glass to exit

Kate Spade creative director Nicola Glass to exit

Tapestry Inc fashion house Kate Spade New York said on Thursday its creative director, Nicola Glass, would leave in April, as it looks to reorganize its business.
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Rick Owens: Garden of Gethsemane on an Adriatic jetty

Rick Owens: Garden of Gethsemane on an Adriatic jetty

Only Rick Owens could find this vision of Venice, a worn concrete military-style jetty jutting out into a gray Adriatic. Which felt a thousand miles from Piazza San Marco, but was only a 20-minute Riva boat ride away.
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