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Safilo to launch Etro eyewear for SS24, renews Kate Spade deal early
Safilo is having a busy week with the Italian eyewear giant having announced a new deal with Etro and the early renewal of its longstanding Kate Spade agreement
Selfridges links with lab-grown diamond brand in-store
Lab-grown diamonds are carving out an ever-growing niche in the luxury sector and news that Selfridges in London will feature a key brand in-store can only help that trend.
AZ Factory opens pop-up in Paris
The house founded by Alber Elbaz is opening a pop-up in the Marais district in Paris with a fun, summery vibe, featuring collaborations by its "Amigos".
Prada, Zegna acquire minority stake in knitwear firm Fedeli
Prada and Ermenegildo Zegna on Tuesday said they have acquired a minority stake in Luigi Fedeli e Figlio, highlighting the importance of high-quality knitwear in the luxury segment.
CBI survives as members vote in its favour
Businesses that are members of the Confederation of British Industry, one of the main UK lobby groups, voted that they had confidence in reforms aimed at restoring the CBI's reputation after sexual assault allegations.
LVMH-owned Thélios reportedly interested in buying Safilo’s Italian factory
The LVMH-owned eyewear producer is said to be negotiating the acquisition of its competitor Safilo's factory, located not far from Thélios’s Longarone base, in north-eastern Italy’s eyewear manufacturing district.
CEO Simon Jablon on reviving Linda Farrow
Linda Farrow is the ultimate insider’s eyewear marque. Remarkably, in an era of rapid consolidation in this industry, Linda Farrow has thrived as an cool indie label. We met CEO Simon Jablon to comprehend its success.
Lakeside mall adds to luxury offer with new brand expansion
Popular retail and leisure destination Lakeside has boosted its high-end appeal announcing “significant” expansion for fashion retailer Boss and watch/jewellery stores TAG Heuer and Goldsmiths.
Sandersons names Savile Row-trained manager for Five Valleys store
Upscale regional department store group Sandersons has appointed a new manager for its Five Valleys boutique store in Stroud.
House of Tengri and Gownsmith launch luxury Yukata series
Luxury brand House of Tengri has unveiled a limited edition series of Yukata gowns in conjunction with luxury loungewear brand Gownsmith, “in a choice of some of the rarest cloth in the world”.
UK May fashion spend is weak say Barclays and BRC
Britain's retail and consumer spending was sluggish in May, two reports showed on Tuesday, with the latest figures from the British retail Consortium and from Barclays offering up bad news for the fashion sector.
Casablanca sees buyout and restructure as it positions for further growth
Charaf Tajer’s Casablanca Clothing Ltd business has been acquired by a newly-established company — Casablanca Paris Ltd — in a restructuring process as it sets itself up for further expansion.
Organic cotton certification heads into space with new GOTS project
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and the European Space Agency (ESA) on Tuesday announced a world-first new project to use remote satellite monitoring in organic cotton certification.
Photographers Michael Avedon and James Dylan launch new publication Breach
The creatives, grandsons of Richard Avedon and Bob Dylan, respectively, found a photography first publication with digital and print issues.
Saudi’s Ashi Studio joins Thom Browne on French haute couture schedule
Ashi, an acclaimed new designer from Saudi Arabia, will join Thom Browne as the two new debutantes in the next French haute couture season, whose schedule was released on Monday.
Chloé announces collab’ collection with Angelina Jolie as rumors swirl that creative director Gabriela Hearst may be leaving
The maison of Chloé announced plans Monday for a forthcoming collab’ collection with Angelina Jolie, even as rumors have begun swirling again that its creative director Gabriela Hearst may be about to leave the house.