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French Connection agrees $40 mln sale; chairman to retire

French Connection agrees $40 mln sale; chairman to retire

French Connection, the provocative UK fashion brand known for its "FCUK" branding, said on Monday it has agreed to sell itself for 29 million pounds, after years of losses only made worse during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Schiaparelli’s surrealist-chic sweet spot

Schiaparelli’s surrealist-chic sweet spot

If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. Which is what’s happened at Schiaparelli, where designer Daniel Roseberry has hit a sweet spot between polished, perverse and punchy.
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Rokh triumphs with delicate deconstruction

Rokh triumphs with delicate deconstruction

The problem with deconstruction, a huge movement in fashion, is that while it looks great on runways, it tends to frighten consumers on a clothes rack. Not at Rokh, which staged a great collection Thursday in Paris.
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Dior’s full court press: Unveils uber luxe spa, fetes Cordelia de Castellane

Dior’s full court press: Unveils uber luxe spa, fetes Cordelia de Castellane

Dior went into full court press in the first 48 hours of Paris Fashion Week – unveiling its new Cheval Blanc spa, feting its Dior Home and Kids creator Cordelia de Castellane, and unveiling a Miss Dior floral pop-up. 
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Charles de Vilmorin debuts at Rochas with juxtaposed mode

Charles de Vilmorin debuts at Rochas with juxtaposed mode

Paris’ big debut this season was Charles de Vilmorin at Rochas, the current enfant terrible of French fashion. He made his Wednesday debut with a striking fashion statement, each ensemble radically juxtaposed.
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Zeiss inks eyewear deal with Marchon

Zeiss inks eyewear deal with Marchon

Eyewear producer Marchon has just announced a long-term global license agreement for the sunglasses and eyeglasses of Zeiss Vision Care. The first collections will be available for the Spring/Summer 2022.
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Milan Fashion Week opens with Fendi and Del Core

Milan Fashion Week opens with Fendi and Del Core

Once, certain fashion designers created to empower women. Others to exalt them or make them beautiful. Today, many creators seem to have a new target in mind – pleasing the personal shopper.
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LFW: Simone Rocha, Roksanda, Paul & Joe and Osman

LFW: Simone Rocha, Roksanda, Paul & Joe and Osman

London Fashion Week’s final day of major shows on Monday was the latest tour around the capital, from outdoor Hyde Park art centre to East End church with stops in Mayfair, from gentleman’s club to concept restaurant.
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Sustainable eyewear is finally in sight

Sustainable eyewear is finally in sight

A new breed of increasingly less polluting, sustainable frames are emerging, using eco-responsible materials that are often natural, and sometimes even biodegradable.
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Givenchy switches from Safilo to Thélios for eyewear

Givenchy switches from Safilo to Thélios for eyewear

​Like Fendi in July, Givenchy too has decided to leave Safilo and develop its eyewear with Thélios, the joint-venture company created by the French label’s owner LVMH with Italian producer Marcolin.
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Safilo shares jump on eyewear deal with influencer Ferragni

Safilo shares jump on eyewear deal with influencer Ferragni

Safilo's shares rose more than 14% on Monday after the Italian eyewear group signed a multi-year licensing deal with Chiara Ferragni to design, make and distribute the first eyewear collection under her brand.
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Safilo signs  deal with Chiara Ferragni as she enters eyewear

Safilo signs deal with Chiara Ferragni as she enters eyewear

Chiara Ferragni is one of the biggest influencers globally and now Safilo is set to tap into that with the eyewear giant having signed a new deal with the blogger-turned-entrepreneur. Its her first move in eyewear.
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Italy data authority asks Facebook for clarifications on smart glasses

Italy data authority asks Facebook for clarifications on smart glasses

Italy's data protection authority said on Friday it has asked Facebook to provide clarifications over the social media giant's newly launched smart glasses to assess whether the product is compliant with privacy laws.
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The Karl Lagerfeld brand launches its first NFT in the form of figurines

The Karl Lagerfeld brand launches its first NFT in the form of figurines

It's impossible not to recognize the silhouette of the late Karl Lagerfeld, with his legendary white shirts, his catogan hair ribbon, and his black glasses.
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Facebook unveils its first smart glasses

Facebook unveils its first smart glasses

Facebook Inc launched its first smart glasses on Thursday in a step toward its aim of offering true augmented-reality spectacles.
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Inspecs outperforms in "challenging" half-year

Inspecs outperforms in "challenging" half-year

​How good were Inspecs results for the half-year to 30 June? Sales jumped to $125.7 million from just $16.7 million, core earnings rose to $17.7 million from $0.7 million and pre-tax loss was cut to $2.6m from $8.3m.
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