Fashion

North Korea feels global pressure but not completely ostracised

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SEOUL From building statues and training police in Africa to trading with India and Thailand, North Korea is managing to maintain business ties and friendly diplomatic relations with a dwindling number of Cold War-era friends.

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Burberry sues J.C. Penney for selling knockoff jackets, scarves 09 Feb 2016

NEW YORK Burberry Group Plc, the British luxury fashion brand, sued J. C. Penney Co on Tuesday, accusing the U.S. retailer of trademark infringement for selling outerwear that featured exact copies of its famous "Burberry check" pattern.

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Handbag maker Longchamp bucks luxury goods slowdown 09 Feb 2016

PARIS French handbag maker Longchamp enjoyed improved sales growth last year, bucking a slowdown in the luxury goods industry.

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Burberry, Tom Ford align runway shows with retail availability 05 Feb 2016

LONDON/PARIS Design houses Burberry and Tom Ford on Friday announced new strategies that will allow them to close the gap between the runway and retail in order to get clothing and accessories more quickly to customers in different climates around the world.

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Pouts and selfies as models Derek and Hansel back for 'Zoolander 2' 05 Feb 2016

LONDON Male models Derek and Hansel are back on the catwalk in fashion comedy sequel "Zoolander 2", returning with their famous pouts, poses -- and a record-breaking selfie to capture them. | Video

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Chinese shoppers in South Korea shun luxury for local brands 05 Feb 2016

SEOUL Chinese visitors to South Korea are buying less from global luxury mainstays like Louis Vuitton and Chanel in favour of cheaper homegrown brands, as young, independent travellers make up a bigger share of tourists.

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LVMH delivers growth with resilient sales outside China 02 Feb 2016

PARIS LVMH, the world's biggest luxury group, bucked an industry downturn with stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter sales growth as resilience in Europe, Japan and the United States helped compensate for weakness in China.

Baggy and futuristic looks kick off NY men's fashion week 02 Feb 2016

NEW YORK Following a successful debut in July, New York hosts its second menswear fashion week, with dozens of established fashion names as well as new designers showcasing their autumn/winter offerings - from slick suits to casual wear. | Video

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Dolce & Gabbana put gay parents on handbags as Italy in heated debate 31 Jan 2016

ROME Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have appeared to weigh in to an impassioned debate about gay people's rights in their home country with cosy designs showing same-sex couples with children.

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Dolce & Gabbana put gay parents on handbags as Italy in heated debate 31 Jan 2016

ROME Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have appeared to weigh in to an impassioned debate about gay people's rights in their home country with cozy designs showing same-sex couples with children.