The designers ball, which drew to a close last Thursday, featured only seven participants out of the ten international fashion houses that carry the label. Nevertheless it is to be noted that Paris haute couture is opening out to young designers through the guest members procedure, and to High Jewellery, […]

International model Elyse Taylor faces the new Spring 2011 campaign of O’Neill Girls. Besides being the new face, she co-designed a limited edition swimwear collection for the Californian surf, snow and youth lifestyle brand. Imagery from O’Neill’s Spring 2011 photo shoot, shot on […]

Burberry has bought 50 of its Chinese franchised stores in a deal worth 70 million pounds. Control of its franchising may add as much as 20 million pounds to operating profit in the year through March 2012, the Pimlico-based company said. “Financially, the deal is excellent,” Dennis Weber, […]

If the Berlin Fashion Week was an indicator for the direction the fashion industry is headed to, optimism seems to be in order. The major fairs came up with excellent news. The Premium Fair which covers a broad range from ready-to-wear clothing to couture, reported new record numbers. The number of […]

French luxury brand Hermes saw its full-year sales grow on the back of a stronger than expected second quarter. The group saw one of the strongest rebounds of the luxury sector. The maker of printed silks and €10,000 leather handbags now foresees a 10-12 per cent rise in full-year sales at constant […]

Online fashion marketplace farfetch.com gained a $4.5 million growth equity investment from Advent Venture Partners. Besides the equity growth, Frederic Court, General Partner at Advent, is joining the board of farfetch.com. The growth will further help farfetch.com to expand in Europe, North America […]

Launched in February 2009, Moschino’s virtual boutique is the first online store designed by hand. The trompe l’oeil effect of the pencil sketches, a Moschino hallmark, shares the stage with virtual images of clothes, accessories, and mood boards for visually friendly and interactive browsing. […]

The Italian designer label Dolce & Gabbana has penned a three-year partnership with Chelsea Football Club in a deal which will see the likes of Ashley Cole, Michael Essien, Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard suited and booted both on and off the pitch. The design duo, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, […]

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