The Italian fashion designer has finally decided to take on haute couture. Whereas other design houses such as Ungaro and Versace are moving away from haute couture to focus on the prêt-a-porter market, Armani believes there is still a market for five-figure dresses. His show on Tuesday at Milan […]

Luxury goods group Gucci has reported it's operating profit in the second quarter to July rose by 142.9 percent to 65 million euros (79.82 million dollars) from 26.8 million euros in the same period of last year. Sales rose by 9.8 percent to 641 million euros and gross margin amounted to 66.0 percent […]

The legendary American couturier died yesterday at age 77. He passed away in his home on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. Beene launched his company in 1963 and it quickly became an enormous success with the Park Avenue set. Initially, he had planned on becoming a doctor. Ironically he designed his […]

Supermodel Heidi Klum got back to her super glamorous figure just one month after she gave birth to her daughter Leni, and it was her 1.8 million pound deal with lingerie giants 'Victoria's Secret, which inspired her to do that, reports The Sun. The 31-year-old model is a regular on the Victoria's Secret […]

Men's clothing manufacturer Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. agreed to acquire the Arrow brand worldwide and related licenses from Cluett American Group for about USD70 million. Van Heusen, whose brands include Calvin Klein, has operated the men's Arrow dress shirt and sportswear businesses in the U.S. since […]

The youth oriented UK brand will feature in a new Matthew Vaughn movie, Layer Cake. The film takes place in a future where narcotics are legalized and sold over the counter in a High Street chemist. Bottles of cocaine and ecstasy line the shelves of the chemist, with the name FCUK printed on them. The […]

Giorgio Armani has expressed interest in using Thai silk in international haute couture. The Italian fashion designer will research the use of this material in order to incorporate it in his designs for fashion and home furnishings. This was decided during Milan Fashion Week, where Armani met Thai Princess […]

The Italian luxury goods retailer's operating profit more than doubled over the second quarter. Its new owner, Pinault Printemps Redoute (PPR), attributes this surge in profits to higher sales and lower losses from Gucci's Yves Saint Laurent brand. Earnings before interest and tax amounted to £ […]

Swedish fashion retailer Hennes and Mauritz is reported to be in talks to acquire Portugese clothing chain Macmoda. H&M, which already has five stores in Portugal, has opened preliminary negotiations with Maconda, which operates Macmoda, the company which owns the 35-strong chain, according to a […]

The UK supermarket chain has launched fashion label "Tu". The new brand has been developed to rival those by competitors like Asda and Tesco. The Tu line is designed as a must-have item, following fashion trends and colours, at affordable prices. It includes clothing for men, women and children, accessories, […]

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