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Ukraine war robs India's 'Diamond City' of its sparkle

Ukraine war robs India's 'Diamond City' of its sparkle

Yogesh Zanzamera lays out his bed on the floor of the factory where he works and lives, one of around two million Indians polishing diamonds in an industry being hit hard by the Ukraine war.
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Ralph Lauren nominates Microsoft North America president to board

Ralph Lauren nominates Microsoft North America president to board

Ralph Lauren Corporation named on Friday Deb Cupp, president of Microsoft North America, as a director for election at the company’s 2022 annual meeting of stockholders. 
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Paris menswear Saturday: Intensity and nonchalance at Craig Green, Loewe and Hermès

Paris menswear Saturday: Intensity and nonchalance at Craig Green, Loewe and Hermès

Menswear’s two most defiantly artistic designers – Craig Green and Jonathan Anderson – began Saturday with two strikingly unique visions in Paris, before Hermès presented a salutary lesson in nonchalant chic.
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Paris menswear Friday: Paul Smith, Dior Men and Comme des Garçons

Paris menswear Friday: Paul Smith, Dior Men and Comme des Garçons

Fashionistas roamed across Paris on Friday, beginning the day in a disused post office with Paul Smith, moving to a holy site for a Dior Men runway, and pausing near the Opera for Comme des Garçons.
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Kering's chief client & digital officer on digital innovation strategy

Kering's chief client & digital officer on digital innovation strategy

At Kering’s Imagination Lab in Paris, Grégory Boutté, the luxury group's chief client & digital officer, spoke to the press about cryptocurrencies, AI, test-and-learn and his vision for the metaverse and Web3.
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Cool T.M. and Rains make their mark at Paris Fashion Week

Cool T.M. and Rains make their mark at Paris Fashion Week

Rains designed a lineup suitable for next summer's warm weather featuring optimistic colors and cuts, while Cool T.M. stood out for its ironic street couture. 
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Alexander McQueen suspends its McQ line

Alexander McQueen suspends its McQ line

The brand owned by the Kering group is putting its youth line on hold, which may well be discontinued for good, due to changes in the market. 
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UK consumer confidence dips to record low in June - GfK

UK consumer confidence dips to record low in June - GfK

UK consumer confidence fell to a record low in June as shoppers grappled with a stark new economic reality, figures from Gfk’s long-running series of reports show. Its confidence Index dipped one point to -41.
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Zalando revises guidance downwards as economy struggles

Zalando revises guidance downwards as economy struggles

German online fashion e-tailer Zalando has been forced to revise its guidance for the year. It cited a further deterioration in macroeconomic conditions as the EU consumer confidence index fell further in June.
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June UK retail sales dip again, July looks flat - CBI

June UK retail sales dip again, July looks flat - CBI

​The first monthly retail sales report for June is out and it doesn’t look good. The Confederation of British Industry has released its regular report and said retail sales volumes fell slightly in the year to June.
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Barbour partners with the National Trust for restoration programme

Barbour partners with the National Trust for restoration programme

​Luxury outerwear brand Barbour has linked up with the National Trust to work on “the clean-up and restoration work at Wallington, Cragside and Hadrian’s Wall in the North East of England, following Storm Arwen.
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Watches of Switzerland unveils first move into Europe

Watches of Switzerland unveils first move into Europe

Luxury watches and jewellery retailer Watches of Switzerland Group has begun its European rollout with the opening of a Breitling store in Stockholm. It’s a milestone that marks the next stage of its expansion plan.
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Threadology gets funding injection as it scales up

Threadology gets funding injection as it scales up

London-based Threadology has secured a seven-figure loan from HSBC UK, as the formalwear supplier and retailer scales up operations as demand grows with weddings and formal events returning after restrictions ended.
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Ministry of Sound to take over Westfield London House of Fraser space

Ministry of Sound to take over Westfield London House of Fraser space

With experiences becoming ever more important in post-pandemic retail, this move must be music to the ears of one major mall. Ministry of Sound is to take over the former House of Fraser store at Westfield London.
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Spanish designers Victorio and Lucchino get own museum

Spanish designers Victorio and Lucchino get own museum

Spanish fashion designers Victorio and Lucchino, who have dressed singers and aristocrats, on Thursday inaugurated a museum dedicated to their works in their southern home region of Andalusia.
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Paris Fashion Week opens with Egonlab, Taakk, Etudes

Paris Fashion Week opens with Egonlab, Taakk, Etudes

Paris Fashion Week Men's opened on Tuesday with interesting collections by Egonlab, Taakk and Etudes, giving a foretaste of what looks like an extremely promising programme.
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