Art is the new fashion

The art world is fusing onto what was once the domain of fashion: trendsetting, pushing fashion’s contemporary boundaries and hosting some of the most hedonistic parties around. The art-in crowd are picking up and ditching new trends at the speed of fashion. This hasn’t gone by unnoticed by the fashion world, and established houses and…

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Levi’s not immune to challenging climate

The world’s most famous jeansmaker Levi Strauss & Co last week reported a drop of 18 percent in quarterly net income, which it attributed to higher taxes.In a conference call with analysts, chief executive Phil Marineau said that gas prices had also contributed to the pressure on lower priced lines. “It is a tremendous competitive…

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Asda to take on 7,000 new staff

Supermarket and retail group Asda is to take on 7,000 staff across the UK this year, owner Wal-Mart has stated. According to the BBC, Asda needs the staff to work at the 25 new stores it plans to open, as well as to boost staffing levels at five sites it is pumping extra investment into.…

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Fashion not embracing women’s figures

According to the Independent, the fashion industry is ignoring the changing shapes of women’s bodies, a study has claimed. Designers and manufacturers still insist on making clothes that fit the traditional hourglass figure, when women’s shapes are more likely to be top-heavy, rectangular or pear-shaped. The research found that although only 8 per cent of…

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Day Birger et Mikkelsen open London store

Danish fashion brand Day Birger et Mikkelsen have opened there first boutique outside Denmark. The Scandinavian lifestyle clothing company, which was founded in 1997 by Keld Mikkelsen in 1997, have settled in comfortably on London’s Sloane Street, where loyal customers can have buy their signature sophisticated bohemian clothes; an ode to vintage glamour from past…

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Primark and Matalan in court battle

Retail giants Primark and Matalan are latest in a string of businesses to face a court-room showdown over the right to use a brand name they both claim are theirs. The word ‘rebel’ is at the heart of the spat. Primark says it has had the brand name for years, but rival Matalan has started…

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Interfilière on the way

The international body fashion fair Interfilière will once again take place during the first weekend of September in Lyon, France. With 480 participating lingerie brands and 450 bathing suit brands from 38 countries and visitors from 95 countries, this event is justified in calling itself one of the most important body fashion fairs in the…

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Look forward to Pure Accessories

London fashion trade show Pure is looming again and this time it has expanded its range of accessories brands. Pure is offering an entire floor consisting of s/s 07 collections and a smaller a/s 06 range for short order. New brands to be included this August are Coccinelle from Italy with its range of handbags…

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Versace return to profibility

Gianni Versace SpA swung back into profitability in the first half of the year, meeting its original break-even target a year and a half early. Pretax profits for the six months ended June 30 totaled 2 million euros, or $2.5 million, compared with a year-earlier loss of 7 million euros, or $9 million. Sales were…

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The unfashionable calendar

Fashion is oft described as the embodiment of all things glamorous, luxurious, frivolous, superficial and the unattainable. Those not familiar with the industry are apt to think it is not much of a job; whisking to fashion shows, attending parties, looking glamorous, caring about clothes and trends when the rest of the world is seemingly…

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