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ITALY: Textile firms reaffirm chemical removal commitments Michelle Russell | 22 Sep 14

Six of Italy's largest textile suppliers have reaffirmed their commitment to eliminating hazardous chemicals from their supply chains, highlighting the work they have completed to date.

just-style's research roundup Liz Hague | 11 Jul 14

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a global review of denim and jeanswear, a look at trends and developments in supply chain software, and a country report on Bangladesh.

ITALY: Hazardous chemicals found in luxury goods Katie Smith | 17 Feb 14

Hazardous chemicals have been found in children's clothing and footwear produced by luxury fashion brands Versace, Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana, according to a new investigation.

ITALY: MCS implements cloud-based PLM system Leonie Barrie | 6 Jan 14

Italian clothing brand MCS, formerly known as Marlboro Classics, has implemented a cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) tool as part of an overhaul of its business processes.

WORLD: Qatar ranked as fastest growing luxury hotspot Katie Smith | 20 Nov 13

Qatar tops the list of the fastest-growing luxury markets, according to new research, with potential to grow even further in the future.

just-style's research roundup Liz Hague | 1 Jul 13

Featured reports from just-style's research store this week include a report on apparel in China, a look at specialist apparel retailers in Egypt, and a global database of the top sheer hosiery mills.

Sourcing shifts: Outsourcing options closer to home Kitty So | 3 Jun 13

Finding a cheap and responsive outsourcing option closer to home is increasingly a key option for US and European brands.

ITALY: Tod's hires former Gucci design director Facchinetti Katie Smith | 21 Feb 13

Italian luxury shoe maker Tod's has appointed former Gucci and Valentino designer Alessandra Facchinetti as the creative designer of its women's collection.

ITALY: “Tax probe” involving Valentino sale Richard Woodard | 6 Nov 12

Police investigating the 2007 sale of the Valentino and Hugo Boss fashion businesses have seized assets worth EUR65m, according to reports.

ITALY: Qatari royal family fund acquires Valentino Petah Marian | 12 Jul 12

A fund controlled by the Qatari royal family has bought Italian luxury fashion house Valentino from Red & Black, a company controlled by Permira Funds and Italian textile group Marzotto.

ITALY: Valentino denies share sale Petah Marian | 9 Jul 12

Italian luxury fashion house Valentino today (9 July) "firmly" denied that a sale of its shares has taken place.

Egypt's clothing industry starting to bloom | 17 Dec 10

Over the past five years Egypt has cemented its position as a fashion hub for European and American high street brands, with average annual garment exports earning the country US$2bn. Yet domestic labels are generally not exported and high-end clothing manufacturing is still very niche.

ITALY: Valentino eyes 15% sales growth | 6 Oct 10

The CEO of Italian fashion brand Valentino has indicated that the company has continued to recover from the impact of the global financial crisis.

June 2010 management briefing: Colombia's clothing and textile industry has potential | 24 Jun 10

"Colombia's clothing and textile industry is one of the largest and most experienced in Latin America, especially with the application of technology in production processes," according to Camila Toledo, Latin America trend director for Stylesight, the online provider of trends, tools and technology for creative professionals in the fashion and style industries.

ITALY: Rebounding Valentino “not for sale” | 1 Jun 10

Valentino chief executive Stefano Sassi has dismissed rumours that the private equity-owned fashion label is for sale, instead outlining plans for its continued recovery.

GERMANY: Hugo Boss sale talk quashed Richard Woodard | 16 Apr 10

Rumours of a change of ownership at German fashion powerhouse Hugo Boss have been strongly denied by owner Permira.

JAPAN: Michael Kors to open Tokyo boutique Michael Fitzpatrick | 22 Mar 10

Michael Kors will open its first 1,400-square-feet boutique on Tokyo’s upscale Omotesando avenue this September partnering with local Toshiaki Tashiro.

UK: Permira discusses Valentino debt with major lender Joe Ayling | 8 Dec 09

UK private equity company Permira is expected to buy around a third of the debt in its Italian luxury goods firm Valentino Fashion Group this week

UK: Burberry to launch social network site Joe Ayling | 17 Sep 09

Luxury goods firm Burberry has confirmed it will launch its own social networking website, called Art of the Trench, as it bids to secure a growing online following.

ITALY: Valentino silent on lender talks | 3 Jul 09

Valentino Fashion Group is not commenting on reports it is under pressure from lenders to renegotiate its debt arrangements.

ITALY: Aeffe starts up Japan subsidiary | 5 Jun 09

Italian luxury goods firm Aeffe Group has announced establishing Aeffe Japan, a wholly owned subsidiary based in Tokyo.

VIETNAM: Demand for branded clothes on the rise | 16 Mar 09

Clothing sales in Vietnam are forecast to grow at nearly 15% year-on-year by the end of 2012, helped by soaring demand for better quality apparel and rising brand awareness, a new report says.

GERMANY: Hugo Boss COO Hans Fluri takes new post | 22 Dec 08

German fashion firm Hugo Boss said its COO Hans Fluri is to become chairman of parent group Red & Black Lux Sàrl.

ITALY: Acrimony as Valentino creative director departs | 7 Oct 08

Valentino creative director Alessandra Facchinetti has been sacked from her post amid a bitter war of words with the fashion label’s founder, Valentino Garavani.

GERMANY: H1 loss for Boss thanks to executive pay-offs | 31 Jul 08

German fashion label Hugo Boss slid to a first-half loss of EUR6.1m (US$9.5m) thanks to payments made to departing executives.

US: Survey rates Bottega Veneta top luxury brand | 4 Jun 08

Bottega Veneta has been rated the most prestigious women's luxury fashion brand by wealthy Americans who took part in a new survey by the New York City-based Luxury Institute.

GERMANY: Hugo Boss Q1 earnings fall 5% | 30 Apr 08

First quarter profit at German fashion label Hugo Boss has fallen by 5%, despite a rise in sales.

World Retail Congress: quote/unquote | 9 Apr 08

This week's World Retail Congress in Barcelona has attracted key executives from the apparel & footwear industries, together with other business areas. Here's a snapshot of quotes from day one.

FRANCE: Galeries Lafayette eyes China store | 9 Apr 08

French luxury goods chain Galeries Lafayette is looking at launching a department store in Shanghai, China, just-style has learnt.

ITALY: Buyout houses eye Cavalli for EUR1.4bn | 19 Mar 08

A string of private equity investors are expected to bid for Italian fashion firm Roberto Cavalli when the company announces a formal plan to sell a big stake to private investors or through an initial public offering, IPO bankers have told just-style.





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