The Russian tennis champion, Maria Sharapova, is planning to launch her own scent. She has already indicated that she plans to design her own fashion line at some point in the future. Due to her hectic tennis schedule the 17-year-old admits that this project will not be very hands-on, but is confident […]

Indian apparel companies are paving the way for the future of fashion by introducing intelligent clothing. These clothes are designed to repel mosquitos, keep the wearer cool, emanate perfume and remain stain-free even when spilled upon. After an inauspicious start these new designs are starting to […]

Beauty brand Lancôme has provided the first glimpse of its new spring-summer collection, its first by Lancôme's new international artistic director Gucci Westman. Inspired by an eclectic range of sources from classic films to peacock feathers, the collection called Spring-Summer 2005 in […]

US athletic shoe and sports retailer Foot Locker has acquired 11 stores in Ireland from the Champion Sports Group. The company, which expects to operate 485 stores in 14 European countries by the end of the year, said it expects the deal to add to earnings by 2005.

When Christian Dior's new flagship store opens in Ginza, Japan, next week, it promises to be a true feast for the eyes. Creations by John Galliano, Hedi Slimane and Victoire de Castellane will be sharing space with masterpieces by Renoir, Klimt, Van Gogh, Picasso and Andy Warhol. All this beauty will […]

Gucci Group, part of French luxury retailer Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (PPR), said it had named its chief executive Robert Polet to replace Giacomo Santucci as head of the Gucci brand. It said in a statement that Santucci's functions as Gucci brand chief executive had been "terminated." Rumours of Santucci's […]

It appears that the ultimate "dirrty" girl, Christina Aguilera, is to inflict her fashion sense upon the world with her own line of clothing. The scantily dressed, diminutive singer has signed a licensing deal with the UK-based Basic Box Limited. The new collection will be available in stores across […]

Fortnum & Mason has opened its new flagship store-within-a-store in Tokyo. This has resulted from the joint venture between the upmarket London store and Mitsukoshi, Japan's leading quality retailer, first announced earlier this year. The new venture sees the launch of Fortnum & Mason Concept […]

N.E.R.D. lead singer Pharrell Williams paired up with Louis Vuitton designer Marc Jacobs to co-create a line of eyewear. This is not Pharrell's first foray into the world of fashion. He recently launched a limited edition Ice Cream shoe collection and the Billionaire Boys Club clothing line for Reebok's […]

Fashion icon Pierre Cardin is negotiating to sell his 50-year-old empire to a Chinese consortium. He has held talks with a Beijing based fashion house but it is believed negotiations have stalled because Cardin will not budge on his £260m price.

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