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Retail footfall improved in 2022, but pre-pandemic gap is "long-term trend"

Retail footfall improved in 2022, but pre-pandemic gap is "long-term trend"

​Following an increasingly tough 2022 for UK retail, footfall this year won’t return to pre-pandemic levels and the gap from 2019 and will settle at between -5% and -10%, according to retail experts Springboard.
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Busy Brand Machine Group creates new menswear buying chief role

Busy Brand Machine Group creates new menswear buying chief role

​Brand owner and licensing house Brand Machine Group (BMG) has been very busy of late and just a month after announcing a new technology chief and welcoming a new CFO, it has unveiled another key role.
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Clare Vivier on her next store opening and strategy for her brand Clare V.

Clare Vivier on her next store opening and strategy for her brand Clare V.

Los Angeles-based designer Clare Vivier will open her fourteenth Clare V.'s boutique in Washington D.C. at the end of spring. FashionNetwork.com sat down with her to talk about strategies and projects with her brand. 
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Valentino’s 'Impossible Rendez Vous' between couture and clubbing

Valentino’s 'Impossible Rendez Vous' between couture and clubbing

Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli went back to the 80s for inspiration this season in couture, blending the euphoria of that decade with today’s greater sense of inclusivity.
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Jean Paul Gaultier haute couture by Haider Ackermann: More H than JP

Jean Paul Gaultier haute couture by Haider Ackermann: More H than JP

Lots of Haider and not a huge quantity of Jean Paul at Jean Paul Gaultier haute couture By Haider Ackermann, the fourth edition of the project of inviting other designers to create one-off Gaultier couture collections. 
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Elie Saab and Viktor & Rolf: Golden Dawn in Thailand; Surrealist ball in Europe

Elie Saab and Viktor & Rolf: Golden Dawn in Thailand; Surrealist ball in Europe

Two influential couture houses concentrated on ball room clothes this season. Though where Elie Saab focused on a royal wedding soirée in Thailand, Viktor & Rolf sent their cast to a contemporary surrealist ball.
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Ermenegildo Zegna's performance slows down in 2022 due to China

Ermenegildo Zegna's performance slows down in 2022 due to China

The Italian luxury group reached 1.49 billion euros in 2022 with an increase of 15.5%, but it sees its progress slowing down in particular in the fourth quarter (-0.5%) penalized by the anti-Covid policy in China.
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DMIx launches photo-realistic virtual models

DMIx launches photo-realistic virtual models

It’s billed as “groundbreaking” in the world of digitalisation. Germany’s ColorDigital is launching DMIx StudioAvatars and DMIx 3D-Studio “for a full end-to-end digital product development workflow”.
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Stéphane Rolland’s totem dresses celebrate Brazil’s gold in Paris

Stéphane Rolland’s totem dresses celebrate Brazil’s gold in Paris

On Tuesday January 24, French couturier Stéphane Rolland presented his Spring/Summer 2023 haute couture collection at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, featuring lavish dresses decorated with gold and Brazilian symbols.
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Boss unveils Perfect Moment skiwear collab

Boss unveils Perfect Moment skiwear collab

​Hugo Boss’s youthful Boss label has returned to the slopes as Presenting Partner of the Hahnenkamm Races in Kitzbühel, Austria, and also unveiled its new collab with specialist skiwear brand Perfect Moment.
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Prada's Lorenzo Bertelli sets out 'soft transition" to new leadership

Prada's Lorenzo Bertelli sets out 'soft transition" to new leadership

Italian fashion group Prada is hiring former Luxottica chief Andrea Guerra to smooth the transition to the next generation of the family, Lorenzo Bertelli, son of Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli said on Tuesday.
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Georges Hobeika, Rahul Mishra and Giambattista Valli bring extravagance to Paris

Georges Hobeika, Rahul Mishra and Giambattista Valli bring extravagance to Paris

The first day of Paris Haute Couture Week kicked off in style with designs by Lebanese designer Georges Hobeika, Indian designer Rahul Mishra, and Italian couturier Giambattista Valli.
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Armani Privé: A Venetian Giorgio in equestrian Paris

Armani Privé: A Venetian Giorgio in equestrian Paris

A Venetian moment at Armani Privé, where the master of non-colors exploded into scores of rainbow hues in a couture collection set amid equestrian Paris.
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END. adds second womenswear store with category debut in Glasgow

END. adds second womenswear store with category debut in Glasgow

​High-end retailer END. is continuing its deeper dive into womenswear and has just added the category to its Glasgow flagship store.
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Chanel couture: Majorettes tame the bestiary

Chanel couture: Majorettes tame the bestiary

Coco Chanel always loved a lion. Her successor Virginie Viard loves a whole bestiary, staging a chic and sophisticated haute couture collection for the famed Paris house amid a catwalk of giant animals.
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Five winter 2023-24 trends spotted at Who's Next show

Five winter 2023-24 trends spotted at Who's Next show

Nearly 400 women’s ready-to-wear labels showcased their Fall/Winter 2023-24 collections in Paris last week-end. A number of distinctive trends emerged, like orange as the dominant colour and a “back to earth” mood.
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