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      London Fashion Week: Day 4

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      August 27, 2014

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      London Collections: Men, report 2

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    10. May 16, 2014

      Digitalised flower prints

      “Flowers always sell,” declared designer Christopher Kane after his show in February. However, what makes today’s...

    11. February 21, 2014

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    12. February 19, 2014

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    13. February 18, 2014

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    14. January 8, 2014

      London Collections: Men, report 2

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      November 19, 2013

      Kering’s JV with Tomas Maier, and the growing power of the designer

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      November 5, 2013

      The fashion world has a funding problem: reading the Ghesquière tea leaves

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    17. September 20, 2013

      Biker jackets: this season’s most wanted style

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      September 20, 2013

      LVMH acquires Nicholas Kirkwood; raises stakes in young designer game

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      September 18, 2013

      The biggest Fashion Week trend: supporting young designers

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    20. September 17, 2013

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    21. September 15, 2013

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      September 6, 2013

      Kering invests in another fresh name: Joseph Altuzarra

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      June 25, 2013

      Coach poaches Stuart Vevers from LVMH: what now?

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    24. June 21, 2013

      London lets loose

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      June 11, 2013

      Emma Hill to Coach? And other designer questions

        Getty Image The resignation of creative director Emma Hill(that’s her, far left, with Maggie Gyllenhaal) from Mulberry...

    26. April 26, 2013

      The world’s most important fashion prizes

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      March 22, 2013

      Private Equity strikes again in Italy: Neo Capital buys Valextra

      Yet another small Italian family-run fashion firm has been snapped up by an outsider: Today NEO Capital, the London-based...

    28. February 20, 2013

      London Fashion Week hits PR jackpot

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    29. February 19, 2013

      London Fashion Week: Day 4

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      January 30, 2013

      How social media is changing fashion acquisitions

      The other day a man who is in the process of buying a famous fashion trademark, Mainbocher, with interesting plans for...

    31. January 18, 2013

      Carmakers’ promises cheer investors

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    32. January 15, 2013

      Milan Menswear: day four

      Milan’s menswear this season has felt like a blip rather than a bang. It’s especially the case on the final day, with just...

    33. January 15, 2013

      PPR to control Christopher Kane brand

      PPR, the French luxury and sports lifestyle group, has bought a 51 per cent stake in British fashion house Christopher Kane,...

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      January 15, 2013

      Christopher Kane stake purchase: PPR positions itself as the go-to group for new talent

      Getty Images It doesn’t rain but it pours! Following Swatch’s purchase of Harry Winston, PPR has announced it has bought 51...

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    36. December 7, 2012

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      November 29, 2012

      Dissecting the PPR rumour mill

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    38. October 5, 2012

      Entente casual?

      When the Paris shows ended this season, the exodus of British fashion press and buyers returning to London on the Eurostar...

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