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From samurais to Jedi knights, kimono stars in London show

From samurais to Jedi knights, kimono stars in London show

Freddie Mercury, Yves Saint Laurent and George Lucas were all seduced by the charms of the kimono, whose evolution from medieval times in Japan will be on show at a major exhibition in London.
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Paris Fashion Week: Medieval inspiration at Paco Rabanne and Ann Demeulemeester

Paris Fashion Week: Medieval inspiration at Paco Rabanne and Ann Demeulemeester

Designers looked to the past for inspiration on Thursday at Paris Fashion Week with Ann Demeulemeester’s Renaissance woman, Paco Rabanne’s medieval undertones, and Leonard’s rendering of Asia.
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Walpole names Brands of Tomorrow for 2020

Walpole names Brands of Tomorrow for 2020

Sustainable jewellery brand Anabela Chan, womenswear business Dai and English knitwear specialist Country of Origin are some of the names taking part in Walpole’s Brands of Tomorrow programme this year.
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Selfridges wins Retailer of the Year at Positive Luxury awards

Selfridges wins Retailer of the Year at Positive Luxury awards

Selfridges has been recognised for its commitment to sustainability at the inaugural Positive Luxury awards, which celebrate companies and individuals that are working towards affecting positive change in businesses.
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House of Holland founder to step back, KPMG seeks new investors

House of Holland founder to step back, KPMG seeks new investors

Designer Henry Holland is leaving the fashion brand he founded 14 years ago to work as a brand consultant, House of Holland announced on Friday. 
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Balmain: Power pop à la française

Balmain: Power pop à la française

We witnessed a true celebration of French popular culture chez Balmain this season where the entire soundtrack featured Gallic New Wave and pop disco.
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Isabel Marant goes neo-classical

Isabel Marant goes neo-classical

The French designer sent out a collection of nonchalant essentials in her characteristic "easy chic" style at Paris Fashion Week on Thursday, once again channelling a decidedly 80s aesthetic. 
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Hong Kong retailers in rent battle to survive virus, protests blow

Hong Kong retailers in rent battle to survive virus, protests blow

Retailers in Hong Kong are battling with the city’s landlords for deeper and longer-term rental cuts, as they reel from the double whammy of the coronavirus epidemic and months of political unrest.
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Baselworld watch fair cancelled over coronavirus fears

Baselworld watch fair cancelled over coronavirus fears

The organisers of Baselworld, one of the world's biggest watch fairs, said Friday they would cancel the 2020 event after the Swiss government banned mass assemblies over the spread of the deadly new coronavirus.
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Loewe’s ceramic chic

Loewe’s ceramic chic

Jonathan Anderson presented a novel, notable and noble collection for Loewe on a chilly Friday morning in Paris.
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Net-A-Porter unveils charity link-ups with McCartney, Marant and more for Women's Day

Net-A-Porter unveils charity link-ups with McCartney, Marant and more for Women's Day

Net-A-Porter has unveiled its products in support of International Women’s Day on March 8 with 20 exclusive T-shirt designs. The collection launches on Friday.
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Peter Pilotto label takes a break as design duo assess their futures

Peter Pilotto label takes a break as design duo assess their futures

The Peter Pilotto label is being paused while its design duo Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos look at the business and conduct a strategic review.
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Off-White: Ever so faintly "Slightly Off"

Off-White: Ever so faintly "Slightly Off"

Abloh certainly creates a good set – a selection of Mercedes cars, chopped in half, horizontally and vertically, were the focal point of a group of squares around which his cast walked in his latest show.
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StockX names Amazon veteran as new chief technology officer

StockX names Amazon veteran as new chief technology officer

Patankar most recently served as vice president and CTO of Groupon's Groupon Goods, and previously spent ten years with Amazon, in a variety of roles. 
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No Farfetch profits yet, but sales leap ahead, Off-White sales soar on Marketplace

No Farfetch profits yet, but sales leap ahead, Off-White sales soar on Marketplace

Farfetch losses widened in the last year and in its final quarter, but the company is brimming with confidence as its revenue continues to surge and its New Guards acquisition drives turnover higher.
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HBC shareholders vote to take company private

HBC shareholders vote to take company private

Following months of negotiations, Hudson’s Bay Company shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favor of a deal to take the Canadian company private at a special meeting held on Thursday.
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