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Zalando shakes up creative photography with 'virtual location' technology

Zalando shakes up creative photography with 'virtual location' technology

​Zalando has announced an interesting development this week as it aims to “elevate the visual experience for customers” by piloting “virtual production” in a Designer category partnership with Orendt Studios.
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Artsthread names winners of bigger 2021 Global Design Graduate Show

Artsthread names winners of bigger 2021 Global Design Graduate Show

​Artsthread, the operation that helps designers and artists launch their own businesses and gain employment worldwide, has named the winners of its 2021 Global Design Graduate Show contest.
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Hermès continues to bounce back as sales beat forecasts

Hermès continues to bounce back as sales beat forecasts

​Luxury giant Hermès said its sales grew by 31% in the third quarter, beating market expectations even as the pace of the rebound from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic slowed down from the previous three months.
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It's luxury's year as new Best Global Brands list shows power of key labels

It's luxury's year as new Best Global Brands list shows power of key labels

​Luxury is continuing its recovery from the pandemic and a new brand ranking released on Wednesday showed that luxury labels are among the world’s top performers.
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Burberry unveils latest campaign, hosts Anne Imhof event

Burberry unveils latest campaign, hosts Anne Imhof event

​Its new CEO wasn’t the only news Burberry had this week with the luxury brand having just unveiled its latest campaign. Called Burberry Open Spaces, it’s all about freedom.
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Balenciaga tops Q3 Lyst Index, Prada bag is hottest women's product

Balenciaga tops Q3 Lyst Index, Prada bag is hottest women's product

​The Q3 Lyst index has been released with Balenciaga the hottest brand, followed by Gucci in second place and Dior snapping at their heels at number three. 
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Victoria Beckham in sustainable knits collab with Woolmark

Victoria Beckham in sustainable knits collab with Woolmark

​An interesting collaboration launches this week with Victoria Beckham having linked up with The Woolmark Company to launch her first end-to-end traceable collection.
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Emma Raducanu signs up as new Dior ambassador for fashion, beauty

Emma Raducanu signs up as new Dior ambassador for fashion, beauty

​British tennis star Emma Raducanu has deepened her links to luxury giant LVMH and has been signed up as Dior’s newest celebrity ambassador, underlining the A-list status she achieved when she won the US open.
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Laura Ashley is back as a fashion brand in Batsheva collaboration

Laura Ashley is back as a fashion brand in Batsheva collaboration

​The comeback of Laura Ashley in the fashion sector has begun as Batsheva Hay’s eponymous Batsheva label has linked up with the UK brand in a way makes the most of its heritage and targets the upscale shopper.
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Ex-Gucci boss lined up by Carlyle as End chairman

Ex-Gucci boss lined up by Carlyle as End chairman

​Patrizio di Marco, is believed to be teaming up with private equity giant Carlyle again with a report that he’s set to take over as chairman of UK luxury retailer End.
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Harrods and Printemps owner in talks to buy Selfridges

Harrods and Printemps owner in talks to buy Selfridges

​Could London's two top luxury department stores end up with the same owner? That's the question being asked on Monday as it has emerged that the owner of Harrods is possibly front-runner to buy up-for-sale Selfridges.
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Saks Fifth Avenue e-commerce unit said to be aiming for IPO at $6 bln valuation

Saks Fifth Avenue e-commerce unit said to be aiming for IPO at $6 bln valuation

The e-commerce business of luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue is preparing for an initial public offering and targeting a $6 billion valuation, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, citing sources. 
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Hermès handbags continue to retain most value at resale; Bottega Veneta climbs

Hermès handbags continue to retain most value at resale; Bottega Veneta climbs

According to the second Clair Report on retained brand value from resale marketplace Rebag, the strongest handbag labels in 2021 were once again Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Chanel. But Bottega Veneta is hot on their heels.
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The Egyptian modelling agency 'decolonising beauty standards'

The Egyptian modelling agency 'decolonising beauty standards'

Between the frenzied rush of wardrobe changes and photographers readying for shoots, Iman Eldeeb's agency is slowly breaking new ground for Egypt's fashion scene by hiring a diverse line-up of models.
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Cocoon launches first-ever pop-up at Harvey Nichols

Cocoon launches first-ever pop-up at Harvey Nichols

​Luxury handbag subscription rental service Cocoon has announced its first ever pop-up shop with a debut at Harvey Nichols in London’s Knightsbridge. 
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Miss Dior exhibition opens in Monsieur’s Provençal chateau

Miss Dior exhibition opens in Monsieur’s Provençal chateau

Parfums Christian Dior has opened the Miss Dior Exhibition 12 Women Artists featuring interpretations of the fragrance in Monsieur Dior’s Chateau de la Colle Noire, opening it for the first time to the general public.
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