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Retail entrepreneur Claudio Antonioli acquires Ann Demeulemeester

Retail entrepreneur Claudio Antonioli acquires Ann Demeulemeester

​Italian fashion entrepreneur Claudio Antonioli has acquired Antwerp-based Ann Demeulemeester. The designer, who exited her label in 2013, welcomed the news that the New Guards Group co-founder has taken control.
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NYFW Day 3: Brands look on the bright side

NYFW Day 3: Brands look on the bright side

​​On the penultimate day of this week's New York Fashion Week calendar, vivid looks reigned supreme, as designers focused on joy and optimism. 
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Chanel names Agathe Derain head of human rights

Chanel names Agathe Derain head of human rights

The French luxury house has promoted Agathe Derain, previously the responsible sourcing director for the brand's fragrance and beauty division, to a newly created role dedicated to human rights. 
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Arkadiusz Likus on creating Poland’s most fashionable shopping destination

Arkadiusz Likus on creating Poland’s most fashionable shopping destination

A decade ago, Arkadiusz Likus opened Vitkac, realizing a dream – launching Warsaw’s one and only truly fashionable department store. And he honed his game plan from a famed fashion executive, the late Yves Carcelle.
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Global-e gets key new exec from Boden, links with Never Fully Dressed

Global-e gets key new exec from Boden, links with Never Fully Dressed

​Cross-border e-commerce specialist Global-e has named a former Boden exec as its VP of Business Development and has also signed up Never Fully Dressed to its platform.
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UK fashion brands focus on free delivery to win post-pandemic business - study

UK fashion brands focus on free delivery to win post-pandemic business - study

Some 44% of UK fashion brands are looking to roll out free delivery by 2021 as a response to Covid-19 and in a bid to win back online shoppers. Some 34% also plan to offer free returns and 25% Click & Collect.
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Global landlord Grosvenor introduces 'green' leases

Global landlord Grosvenor introduces 'green' leases

​As businesses and consumers continue to expect retail to change its behaviour post-pandemic, giant landlord Grosvenor said it’s introducing ground-breaking ‘green’ leases.
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Farfetch unveils major global campaign as its gets new look

Farfetch unveils major global campaign as its gets new look

​Luxury e-tailer Farfetch has unveiled a new global marketing drive alongside a new brand identity. Its diverse global campaign takes in new and traditional media.
Luxury
NYFW Day 2: Wearable hope and wanderlust takes the digital stage

NYFW Day 2: Wearable hope and wanderlust takes the digital stage

The second day of New York Fashion Week continued to touch on the previous day's themes of hope and pointed social commentary, while also leaning into daydreams of global travel. 
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Valentino continues its executive restructuring

Valentino continues its executive restructuring

Italian luxury brand Valentino, led by new CEO Jacopo Venturini since June, is making new strategic appointments, entrusting the Americas region to Laurent Bergamo, and the Middle East to Simone Bertolini.
Luxury
Anna Sui’s cool country living at its best

Anna Sui’s cool country living at its best

When many women finally get their wish post-Covid to spend half their lives in the charm of the countryside with all sorts of witty and stylish pals, Anna Sui’s latest collection is what many of them will be wearing.
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Amazon makes new upscale move with 'Luxury Stores'

Amazon makes new upscale move with 'Luxury Stores'

Amazon unveiled plans Tuesday for a new online luxury "shopping experience" that will seek to connect well-heeled consumers and high-end brands.
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UK footfall recovery stalls as kids return to school

UK footfall recovery stalls as kids return to school

​The UK’s footfall recovery seems to have stalled with the latest figures from tracking firm Springboard showing a 6.3% week-on-week drop in the seven days to September 12.
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Matchesfashion names new COO from Amazon

Matchesfashion names new COO from Amazon

​Matchesfashion has announced two major changes to its leadership team with the appointment of a new chief operating officer and a finance chief.
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NYFW Day 1: Fashion dips its toes into socially-distanced, digital season

NYFW Day 1: Fashion dips its toes into socially-distanced, digital season

The opening day of NYFW featured a variety of presentations that saw designers reckon with the past year's social and political unrest, as well as the impact of Covid-19. 
Luxury
CFDA announces 2020 fashion award winners

CFDA announces 2020 fashion award winners

Gabriela Hearst, Kerby Jean-Raymond, Telfar Clemens, Christopher John Rogers, Pierpaolo Piccioli and Kim Jones have all been named as winners of this year's digital 2020 CFDA Fashion Awards.
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