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Nike is world’s most valuable apparel brand Beth Wright | 15 Mar 17

US sporting goods giant Nike has retained its position as the world’s most valuable apparel brand after a 13% rise in brand value to US$32bn, new figures show.

Bill Blass taps Benz as creative director Katie Smith | 31 Oct 14

Bill Blass has appointed Chris Benz as its creative director as the US fashion business prepares to relaunch as a global lifestyle brand.

SPAIN: Fashion brands defend stance on fur farms Michelle Russell | 18 Sep 14

Following the launch of an online campaign aimed at raising awareness of animal cruelty in Spain's fur industry, a number of fashion brands have moved to defend their position.

FRANCE: LVMH and Google join forces to fight online fakes Leonie Barrie | 5 Sep 14

A long-running legal dispute between luxury goods group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and search engine Google has come to an end after the two companies said they would instead work together to fight fakes on the Internet.

FRANCE: Louis Vuitton names Ghesquière artistic director Leonie Barrie | 4 Nov 13

Former Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière has been named the new artistic director of women's collections at Louis Vuitton - replacing Marc Jacobs who is thought to be preparing his namesake brand for a possible IPO.

FRANCE: LVMH outlines benefits of Loro Piana deal Poorna Rodrigo | 25 Oct 13

French luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has told the European Commission of the benefits that would flow from its planned merger with Italian cashmere giant Loro Piana.

FRANCE: LVMH Q3 fashion and leather sales growth slows Katie Smith | 16 Oct 13

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, which also owns the Fendi and Céline labels, reported slower sales at its fashion and luxury goods division during the third quarter.

Buy-in from all levels pivotal to apparel PLM success Leonie Barrie | 18 Jul 13

In theory, the decision to invest in a product lifecycle management (PLM) system shouldn't be a hard sell, with well-documented benefits including faster development cycles and greater control over costs and collaboration. Yet in reality, one of the biggest challenges facing apparel PLM projects still seems to be convincing stakeholders and shareholders that it is worth embarking on.

UK: Fashion experts to discuss technology deployments Leonie Barrie | 21 Jun 13

In the immediate future, market growth of the fashion and apparel industry is anything but transparent, with conflicting economic forecasts and regional fluctuations.

UK: New event to focus on product innovation in apparel Leonie Barrie | 4 Jun 13

The challenges and opportunities offered by modern technology in apparel product development will be the focus of a new event taking place next month - where speakers from PVH, Deckers Outdoor, VF International, Marc Jacobs, and United Colors of Benetton will share their experiences.

FRANCE: Children Worldwide Fashion selects Centric PLM Leonie Barrie | 29 May 13

Paris-based Children Worldwide Fashion Group (CWF) has selected Centric Software's product lifecycle management (PLM) system to help streamline its product development process.

FRANCE: Louis Vuitton reports another year of record sales Petah Marian | 31 Jan 13

LVMH Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton saw full year profit rise as the Louis Vuitton brand reported another record year of sales.

ITALY: Diesel founder takes over Marni Katie Smith | 21 Dec 12

Renzo Rosso, founder of the Diesel denim brand, has taken over Italian luxury fashion house Marni.

US: Target and Neiman Marcus unveil holiday range Katie Smith | 17 Oct 12

US retailers Target and Neiman Marcus have unveiled their limited-edition holiday collection created by 24 designers who are all members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).

US: Target and Neiman Marcus team on holiday line Leonie Barrie | 11 Jul 12

Discounter Target Corp and luxury retailer Neiman Marcus are joining forces for the first time to launch a limited-edition collection of products this holiday season.

US: Jones names Bowman president of international unit Katie Smith | 2 Jul 12

Apparel and footwear company The Jones Group has appointed Scott Bowman to the newly created role of group president of global retail and international development to drive overseas growth.

UK: Paul Smith returns to China Katie Smith | 17 May 12

UK fashion firm Paul Smith will re-enter China later this year with plans to open at least 24 stores over the next five years.

FRANCE: Children Worldwide Fashion to axe 169 jobs Stuart Todd | 13 Feb 12

Children Worldwide Fashion (CWF), which makes luxury children's apparel under license for a number of leading brands, is to axe 149 jobs out of total workforce of around 400 at its HQ in Herbiers, in western France, as part of a restructuring programme.

US: Olah hires Mazur to lead new Canadian office Leonie Barrie | 30 Nov 11

New York-based fabric supplier Olah Inc has set up new Canadian headquarters which are being headed by fashion industry veteran Debbie Mazur.

SINGAPORE: LVMH invests $125.6m in crocodile leather firm Leonie Barrie | 10 Oct 11

Luxury goods group LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton is to buy Singapore-listed Heng Long International Ltd, one of the world's leading suppliers of crocodile leather, for SGD160.8m (US$125.6m).

FRANCE: Hermes family protects itself from LVMH advance Petah Marian | 16 Sep 11

A French court has given Hermes permission to create a controlling family holding in order to ward off advances from rival LVMH.

ITALY: Regulator approves LVMH offer for Bulgari Katie Smith | 5 Aug 11

French luxury group LVMH said Italian regulator Consob has approved its offer for shares in Italian rival Bulgari.

FRANCE: LVMH denies higher price for Bulgari buy Leonie Barrie | 26 Jul 11

French luxury group LVMH has denied media reports it may have to increase its offer for outstanding shares in Italian rival Bulgari.

FRANCE: Opening Ceremony founders to lead design at Kenzo | 12 Jul 11

Luxury group LVMH Moet Hennessy-Louis Vuitton has named Humberto Leon and Carol Lim - the duo behind the Opening Ceremony fashion and retail concept - as creative directors of its Kenzo fashion brand.

EU clears LVMH takeover of Bulgari | 30 Jun 11

The European Commission has cleared the way for French luxury group LVMH to buy its Italian rival Bulgari after deciding the deal would not have a negative impact on the market.

just-style management briefing: BRICM countries offer new retail potential | 1 Jun 11

The BRICM countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and Mexico) have long been regarded as sources of cheap quality fabrics and clothes. But as they grow wealthier they are increasingly being regarded as vital international export markets too.

US: Barry Miguel named 7 For All Mankind president | 12 Apr 11

Upscale denim brand 7 For All Mankind has named industry veteran Barry Miguel, the former CEO of CEO of New York City based Tracy Reese, as its new president.

FRANCE: Regulator takes steps to protect Hermes stake | 7 Jan 11

Founding family members of luxury goods maker Hermes International SCA have been given permission to group more than 50% of their shares in the firm into a separate holding company, in a move intended to protect the firm from a hostile takeover from rival luxury goods group LVMH.

UK: Online kids’-wear retailer wins GBP1.5m investment | 21 Dec 10

Online luxury children’s-wear retailer AlexandAlexa has been boosted by a GBP1.5m (US$2.3m) investment from private equity firm MMC Ventures (MMC) to help drive its international expansion.

US: Bazan becomes president of Alexander Wang Stuart Todd | 3 Dec 10

Alexander Wang has appointed Rodrigo Bazan to the role of president at the US fashion house.


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