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Alexander McQueen launches lockdown creative project

Alexander McQueen launches lockdown creative project

Alexander McQueen will be launching weekly creative projects to inspire creativity in people during the coronavirus lockdown. This week, brand is asking followers to sketch or paint an image of its dramatic Rose dress.
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Shoe Zone furloughs thousands of employees, cancels final dividend

Shoe Zone furloughs thousands of employees, cancels final dividend

Budget footwear retailer Shoe Zone saw its shares fall as much as 53% on Friday morning after announcing plans to cancel dividend payments.
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Bagir to run out of cash, is now assessing options

Bagir to run out of cash, is now assessing options

Troubled tailoring specialist Bagir Group is assessing its options as it said the coronavirus crisis means it has "insufficient cash resources available" and undermined its ability to continue as a going concern.
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Fenwick's leadership team is out, founding family calls in ex-Selfridges exec as MD

Fenwick's leadership team is out, founding family calls in ex-Selfridges exec as MD

Fenwick has been struggling for some time and with its shops now closed and it's still-young online operation also not functioning, the family that owns the retailer has ousted its chairman and managing director.
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Footwear giant Sergio Rossi dies

Footwear giant Sergio Rossi dies

Footwear legend Sergio Rossi has died at the age of 84, reportedly from Covid-19, after being hospitalised several days ago.
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Chanel to host live Angèle performance on Instagram

Chanel to host live Angèle performance on Instagram

The latest brand to reach out to its social media community during the global pandemic is Chanel, which will stage a live performance by Belgian singer Angèle this Friday.
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De Beers Group CFO Patel to leave by end of July

De Beers Group CFO Patel to leave by end of July

Diamond miner De Beers said on Thursday its Chief Financial Officer Nimesh Patel will leave the company on July 26 to join Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc .
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Amazon wins trade mark dispute with Coty

Amazon wins trade mark dispute with Coty

Amazon is not liable for unknowingly stocking goods for third-party sellers that infringe trademarks, handing online retailers a victory in their battle against luxury goods companies.
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Retailers recast spring looks for coronavirus lockdowns

Retailers recast spring looks for coronavirus lockdowns

Desperate to sell pricey spring looks during the coronavirus lockdown, retailers are turning to social media to show their latest styles in somber, stay-at-home settings.
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Diesel, Maison Margiela and Marni to donate 10% of online revenues to Covid-19 fight

Diesel, Maison Margiela and Marni to donate 10% of online revenues to Covid-19 fight

OTB, which controls Diesel, Maison Margiela and Marni, has announced that all three brands will donate 10% of their online revenues during the month of April to the struggle against Covid-19.
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Victoria Beckham donates 20% of proceeds to Covid-19 relief efforts

Victoria Beckham donates 20% of proceeds to Covid-19 relief efforts

Victoria Beckham is one of several fashion brands donating a part of their sales to organisations fighting the spread and impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
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Mayhoola donates €1 million to emergency field hospital in Madrid

Mayhoola donates €1 million to emergency field hospital in Madrid

Mayhoola, the group that controls Valentino, Balmain and Pal Zileri, has made a €1 million donation to the fight against Covid-19. It follows a major donation in Italy by the Qatari-based investment vehicle.
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PVH donates $1 million to Covid-19 relief

PVH donates $1 million to Covid-19 relief

Some $100,000 of the donation will go to the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund, while a separate donation of 2 million RMB ($275,000) was made to the Chinese Society of the Red Cross.
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Fashion: creating unique content, not clothes, as a morale booster during the Covid-19 pandemic

Fashion: creating unique content, not clothes, as a morale booster during the Covid-19 pandemic

Fashion houses have begun reaching out to their massive global communities via social media to encourage creativity at home, healthy living and inter-connectivity during the global lockdown caused by coronavirus.
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Isabel Marant designs exclusive capsule collection for Mytheresa

Isabel Marant designs exclusive capsule collection for Mytheresa

Launching this Wednesday, 1 April, the 17-piece collection emphasises easy, versatile pieces that can go from day to night with a selection of dresses, high-waisted shorts and denim and accessories.
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Frasers Group execs take big pay cut as crisis continues

Frasers Group execs take big pay cut as crisis continues

Frasers Group, the owner of Sports Direct, Flannels, Jack Wills and House of Fraser, has said that its executive team will take lower salaries during the coronavirus crisis.
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