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Moose Knuckles names Rob Zeidel new joint CFO, COO

Moose Knuckles names Rob Zeidel new joint CFO, COO

Canadian outdoor lifestyle brand Moose Knuckles has appointed Rob Zeidel as its joint chief financial officer and chief operating officer, effective immediately.
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Gucci’s Alessandro Michele announces, via Instagram, that brand is abandoning official runway season

Gucci’s Alessandro Michele announces, via Instagram, that brand is abandoning official runway season

Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele has announced, via Instagram, that the Italian brand will abandon the official runway season, and will instead stage only two shows per year in for the foreseeable future.
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Brunello Cucinelli: two co-CEOs join founder at Italian fashion label's helm

Brunello Cucinelli: two co-CEOs join founder at Italian fashion label's helm

As previously announced, Brunello Cucinelli is stepping down from his label's day-to-day running: he remains executive president and creative director, while Luca Lisandroni and Riccardo Stefanelli are the new co-CEOs.
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Atterley secures Alexandra Shulman as strategic adviser

Atterley secures Alexandra Shulman as strategic adviser

Shulman, who served as editor-in-chief of British Vogue for 25 years, joins the company as it looks to expand its online platform for independent boutiques in the US.
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Moss Bros reluctant suitor appeals Takeover Panel ruling

Moss Bros reluctant suitor appeals Takeover Panel ruling

The Moss Bros takeover saga is continuing with its now-unwilling suitor saying it will appeal against a ruling telling it the deal must go ahead.
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Burberry profits fall, but China demand recovers

Burberry profits fall, but China demand recovers

Burberry was hit hard by the Covid-19 crisis at the end of its last financial year and the impact is continuing in the new year. But it's seeing resurgent demand in key Asian markets and its strategy remains on track.
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Rent the Runway seeking $25 million in funding round

Rent the Runway seeking $25 million in funding round

The digital-first fashion rental service is reportedly seeking $25 million in its latest funding round, which would see the company valued at approximately $750 million, under a previous valuation of $1 billion.
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Make-up e-sales rise but jewellery is down in latest week says new data

Make-up e-sales rise but jewellery is down in latest week says new data

Demand for make-up globally is at a high while consumers are in lockdown, but jewellery seems to be off their radar for now. That’s the conclusion of new data from Emarsys covering the past week.
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Gareth Pugh buys back trademark from Rick Owens, plans return to runway as soon as September

Gareth Pugh buys back trademark from Rick Owens, plans return to runway as soon as September

The ​famed English fashion designer is gearing up to reintroduce audiences to his namesake brand, and has bought back his trademark from former mentor Rick Owens. 
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Canada Goose reportedly lays off 125 workers

Canada Goose reportedly lays off 125 workers

Canada Goose Holdings Inc has laid off about 125 workers, as the Covid-19 pandemic saps demand for the company’s luxury parkas, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. 
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Holt Renfrew names Sebastian Picardo new CEO

Holt Renfrew names Sebastian Picardo new CEO

Sebastian Picardo has been named president and chief executive officer of Holt Renfrew, the Canadian luxury retailer announced on Tuesday.
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New location and cultural focus drive reinvention at MBFW Tbilisi

New location and cultural focus drive reinvention at MBFW Tbilisi

Amid coronavirus uncertainty and a shift towards digital formats, Tbilisi Fashion Week is focusing on the launch of a new 27,000 sq m venue that will combine fashion, art and culture.
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Robert Buchbauer, the new CEO of Swarovski, on his new vision in the brand’s 125th anniversary year

Robert Buchbauer, the new CEO of Swarovski, on his new vision in the brand’s 125th anniversary year

Few brands have been more exposed to the retail collapse caused by the pandemic than Swarovski. We caught up with its CEO Robert Buchbauer for a check up on the status of the world's most famous crystal maker.
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Moss Bros bidder can't walk away from takeover deal

Moss Bros bidder can't walk away from takeover deal

Moss Bros’s reluctant suitor, Brigadier Acquisition Company, has been told by the UK’s Takeover Panel that it can't walk away from its £22.6 million bid for the menswear company.
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Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert moves from B2B role at Swarovski to group Creative Director

Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert moves from B2B role at Swarovski to group Creative Director

Swarovski has named Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert as its first ever company-wide Creative Director. She will “oversee the full creative direction of the company and reimagine the product portfolio across all divisions”.
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Marquee Brands buys back BCBG Max Azria and BCBGeneration licenses

Marquee Brands buys back BCBG Max Azria and BCBGeneration licenses

Following Centric Brands’ bankruptcy filing, Marquee Brands has announced that it is taking back control of the BCBG Max Azria and BCBGeneration licenses, as part of its efforts to launch the Marquee-Direct platform.
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