Fashion

Prada to open fewer stores in 2014 after first-half profit drops

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HONG KONG/MILAN - Prada SpA will open fewer stores than previously planned this year, the Italian luxury goods group said on Friday, after reporting a 21 percent fall in its first-half net profit.

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Exclusive - Jimmy Choo to pledge industry-beating growth in expected IPO 17 Sep 2014

PARIS - Luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo will seek to woo investors with a share market flotation prospectus promising industry-beating annual sales growth of more than 10 percent on the back of aggressive expansion plans in Asia and elsewhere, a source close to the deal told Reuters.

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Richemont sales growth hit by weak Asia-Pacific demand 17 Sep 2014

ZURICH - Cartier owner Richemont said that weakness in Asia-Pacific, its biggest market, weighed on sales growth in the five months to August.

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Flowers, pattern-mixing, sportswear triumph at London Fashion Week 16 Sep 2014

LONDON Reuters - Designers took inspiration from nature, sportswear and eclectic pattern mixes for their London Fashion Week collections, offering an array of glamorous gowns and sleek casualwear heavy with hand-crafted details.

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London designers look to botany, nature for inspiration 16 Sep 2014

LONDON - Britain's established designers took to the stage on the fourth day of London Fashion Week on Monday to showcase their latest collections featuring tulle dresses, sequined tops and sheer floor length gowns. | Video

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Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood calls for Scottish independence 15 Sep 2014

LONDON - Britain's grand dame of fashion Vivienne Westwood on Sunday urged Scotland to vote for independence ahead of a historic referendum next week that could see it break away from the United Kingdom. | Video

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Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood calls for Scottish independence 14 Sep 2014

LONDON - Britain's grand dame of fashion Vivienne Westwood on Sunday urged Scotland to vote for independence ahead of a historic referendum next week that could see it break away from the United Kingdom.

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London Fashion Week pins hopes on emerging talent to boost luxury growth 12 Sep 2014

LONDON - Britain's emerging young talent kicked off London Fashion Week on Friday, showcasing the city's reputation for innovation, amid fears that growth in the global luxury market is slowing.

Backed by LVMH, Psy producer charts course into China fashion, music 12 Sep 2014

SEOUL - With big businesses like LVMH and Samsung for back-up, the South Korean music impresario who unleashed rapper Psy on the world in 2012 is laying plans to crack China's fashion and entertainment market - K-Pop style.

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Earthy elegance at Ralph Lauren tops off New York Fashion Week 11 Sep 2014

NEW YORK - Ralph Lauren capped a week of New York fashion shows on Thursday with a collection that mixed and matched a desert-inspired palette with fluid silks and glistening beads in what one observer praised as "safari goes glam."

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