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Karl’s house unveils Marbella couture real estate project Lagerfeld Villas

Karl’s house unveils Marbella couture real estate project Lagerfeld Villas

Karl Lagerfeld, design great, legendary illustrator, Paris’ greatest conversationalist and photographer, was also a brilliant photographer of architecture. And now he will brand a unique series of couture villas.
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ASOS launches Circular Design Guidebook for designers, brands and students

ASOS launches Circular Design Guidebook for designers, brands and students

​An important guide for an increasingly important fashion topic. E-tailer ASOS and the Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) have co-released the ASOS Circular Design Guidebook.
Fashion
Ikea owner sees cost pressures rising after hit to profits

Ikea owner sees cost pressures rising after hit to profits

The owner of the Ikea furniture brand said on Wednesday it would raise prices due to supply chain challenges far into 2022, after it reported a drop in full-year profit due to higher transport and raw material costs.
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Next Q3 sales beat expectations, but it maintains existing guidance

Next Q3 sales beat expectations, but it maintains existing guidance

Fast-expanding retailer Next delivered a Q3 trading update on Wednesday and brief though it was, it showed how the business continues to be one of the most successful and best-run in the UK fashion sector. 
Fashion
Ikea confirms purchase of former Topshop store in London's Oxford Circus for £378 million

Ikea confirms purchase of former Topshop store in London's Oxford Circus for £378 million

Ikea has agreed to buy the iconic former flagship store of British fashion chain Topshop in London's Oxford Circus from the administrators of bankrupt owner Arcadia Group, part of its push to open inner-city outlets.
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Supima Design Lab: Charles de Vilmorin, American talent and new generation Hyères

Supima Design Lab: Charles de Vilmorin, American talent and new generation Hyères

One happy biproduct of the gradual end of the global lockdown was the chance to witness this week in Paris the latest ideas in Supima Design Lab with almost a score of talented designers.
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Ikea reports record full-year retail sales of 41.9 billion euros

Ikea reports record full-year retail sales of 41.9 billion euros

Ikea, the world's biggest furniture brand, reported record high annual retail sales on Thursday despite global supply chain disruptions as housebound consumers spent more on their homes.
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Freemans launches major advertising blitz for October and November

Freemans launches major advertising blitz for October and November

Freemans is on an early ad attack in a bid to gain a promotional advantage in the run up to Christmas. ​The launch of three TV ads for AW21 comes three weeks earlier than in 2020 “to meet customer demand".
Fashion
FHCM launches eco-design tool to assess environmental impact at Paris Fashion Week

FHCM launches eco-design tool to assess environmental impact at Paris Fashion Week

At the event’s inaugural conference, Pascal Morand, executive president of the French Haute Couture and Fashion Federation, presented a software to measure the event's impact, and the federation’s support of new labels.
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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. 
Fashion
Glenn Martens to design next Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture collection

Glenn Martens to design next Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture collection

Following Sacai's Chitose Abe, it's the Belgian designer's turn to take charge of Haute Couture at Jean Paul Gaultier for a season. His collection will be unveiled at the brand's Parisian headquarters in January 2022. 
Luxury
Fendi, Versace co-design a womenswear collection

Fendi, Versace co-design a womenswear collection

For the first time, two top Italian labels have joined forces and combined their creative perspectives to design two collections in one, Fendi by Versace and Versace by Fendi, which will be commercialised next May.
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Nordstrom launches new 'Home' concept in NYC

Nordstrom launches new 'Home' concept in NYC

Nordstrom has debuted a new redefined 'Home' concept as part of the opening of the Nordstrom Home NYC shop.
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Yuki Xu from RISD wins Supima Design Competition 2021

Yuki Xu from RISD wins Supima Design Competition 2021

Yuki Xu from the Rhode Island School of Design has won this year’s design award of Supima, the cashmere of cotton, in an award ceremony compered by Law Roach.
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Fashion, luxury labels tap Milan Furniture Fair to showcase new projects

Fashion, luxury labels tap Milan Furniture Fair to showcase new projects

Shying away from the oversize installations of previous editions, luxury labels like Gucci, Off-White and Givenchy took advantage of the Milan Design Week to showcase an array of new projects and offbeat initiatives.
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H&M Home opens first French standalone in Paris

H&M Home opens first French standalone in Paris

​H&M has opened the doors of its first standalone store for its growing H&M Home concept with a debut in Paris at 14, boulevard de Capucines.
Fashion