Cannes festival lineup mixes Hollywood star power, world cinema


PARIS - Hollywood star power will vie with world cinema and a large crop of French films, including New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard's latest, for the top prize next month at the 67th Cannes film festival, the world's most important cinema showcase. | Video


Tribeca Festival films go behind the scenes in fashion, dance and theatre 17 Apr 2014

NEW YORK - From final fittings at a famous Parisian fashion house to rehearsals for a young choreographer's new work for the New York City Ballet and a global tour of "Richard III," documentaries at the Tribeca Film Festival give viewers the film equivalent of a backstage pass.


Exclusive: 'Leopard King' Cavalli nears 450 million euro sale to Permira - sources 17 Apr 2014

LONDON - Italian designer Roberto Cavalli is in advanced talks to sell a majority stake in his eponymous fashion house to London-based buyout firm Permira in a sale worth about 450 million euros (369 million pounds), four sources close to the deal told Reuters.


Mulberry sees rocky road ahead as it reverts to lower-priced handbags 17 Apr 2014

LONDON - Britain's Mulberry could take up to two years to return to profit growth after deciding to scrap an unpopular push into higher-priced handbags and return to more affordable luxury, its acting head said on Thursday.


Mulberry reverts to lower prices after new profit warning 17 Apr 2014

LONDON - Mulberry is to cut prices to return to its more affordable luxury roots after the British brand warned underlying annual profit would be marginally below expectations, its fourth downgrade in two years.


Burberry revenue jumps, sees profits hit by strong pound 16 Apr 2014

LONDON - British luxury goods group Burberry shrugged off industry jitters about slowing growth in China to post a 19 percent rise in second-half revenue, reiterating that the greatest risk to its profits was the strengthening pound.


Lululemon's status as yogawear's top dog at risk 16 Apr 2014

NEW YORK - Still hurting from its see-through yoga pants debacle last year, Lululemon Athletica Inc is about to face a new headache: stepped up competition from rival yoga retailers, department stores and hot new brands.


L'Oreal revenue falls, hit by North America weakness 14 Apr 2014

PARIS - L'Oreal posted a drop in revenue for the first three months of the year, hit by slower demand in North America, but pledged it would return to growth in the second quarter.


Gucci takes direct control of Moscow shops 14 Apr 2014

MILAN - Italian fashion and leather brand Gucci, which is owned by French group Kering , has taken direct control of its shops in Moscow and will open two new sales outlets in the Russian capital, the company said on Monday.

Tribeca Film Fest offers eclectic mix of documentary, indie films 11 Apr 2014

NEW YORK - More than a decade after it was launched to revitalise lower Manhattan following the September 11 attacks, the Tribeca Film Festival has become a showcase for documentaries and independent films as well as a testing ground for new talent and digital innovations in cinema.