Fashion

Designers elevate Chinese culture at Beijing Fashion Week

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BEIJING - China Fashion Week wrapped up seven days of catwalk shows on Tuesday, showcasing an array of cool and colourful as well as slightly odd creations by designers seeking to make a mark among the label-conscious. | Video

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Prada to pamper clients to prop up sales as 2014 net falls 28 percent 30 Mar 2015

MILAN/HONG KONG - Italian luxury goods group Prada SpA has set out measures to counter a sales drop particularly in greater China, promising more services to clients in stores, faster-changing ranges and lower-priced handbags to meet stiff competition.

SuperGroup buys out U.S. licence, to start dividend payments 26 Mar 2015

LONDON - SuperGroup , the British company behind the Superdry fashion brand, has gained the exclusive rights to distribute its products in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, terminating the existing U.S. licence by paying 22.3 million pounds.

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Hermes posts 7 percent rise in 2014 profit, margin slips 25 Mar 2015

PARIS - French luxury goods maker Hermes posted a 7 percent rise in full-year operating income on Wednesday and announced a dividend hike, as well as a one-time additional payment to investors.

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Madonna weighs in on Dolce & Gabbana IVF controversy 19 Mar 2015

NEW YORK - Madonna added her voice to the controversy surrounding fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, telling them to "think before you speak" after Dolce described children born to gay couples through fertility treatment as "synthetic."

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Tag Heuer, Intel challenge Apple with Android smartwatch 19 Mar 2015

BASEL, Switzerland - Tag Heuer, French luxury group LVMH's biggest watch maker, said it will launch a smartwatch later this year using Google Inc's Android operating system in a venture with Intel Corp to compete head-on with the Apple Watch.

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Tag Heuer latest luxury brand to tweak prices on forex 18 Mar 2015

BASEL, Switzerland - Tag Heuer, French luxury group LVMH's biggest watch brand, said on Wednesday it planned to freeze prices in some markets while it cuts them elsewhere in a move to balance out the impacts of the recent jump in the Swiss franc.

Chanel plans price hikes in Europe, cuts in China 17 Mar 2015

PARIS - French fashion house Chanel said it plans to hike prices in Europe and cut them in Asia to counter the decline of the euro and discourage customers from buying fakes.

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Permira sells remaining stake in Hugo Boss 17 Mar 2015

FRANKFURT - Investors including private equity firm Permira [PERM.UL] have sold off their holding in Hugo Boss for around 950 million euros (676 million pounds), leaving Italy's Marzotto family as the German fashion group's biggest shareholder.

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Fashion duo Dolce and Gabbana attacked for 'synthetic' babies comment 16 Mar 2015

LONDON - Outraged celebrities tore into Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana on Monday after Dolce described children born to gay couples through fertility treatment as "synthetic". | Video