Uma Thurman is expected to stay modelling for Louis Vuitton, as the French fashion house continues its trend to feature famous actresses in its editorial campaigns. While shooting the forthcoming fall-winter campaign in March, Thurman's second for the French luxury brand, talk on the set turned to the […]

The Italian fashion retailer The Benetton Group has signed a worldwide licensing agreement for Sisley Casa products with Zorlu Holding. According to the agreement, which is valid until 2009, Sisley Casa home-textiles will be produced and distributed globally in department stores and specialist outlets, […]

H&M has commissioned Elio Fiorucci to design a 'Limited Edition' summer collection. In addition, Fiorucci has also included accessories for men, women and children. A colaboration between the two parties has been in the cards ever since the Swedish retail chain purchased the Fiorucci store in Milan […]

Two bank holiday weekends did little to boost UK retail footfall in May, according to the latest figures from SPSL's Retail Traffic Index. London has also been badly affected by the downturn, the index shows. Figures from the BRC published last month suggested that, until now, retail sales in the capital […]

US retailer J Crew Group has announced the immediate resignation of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Amanda Bokman. The company said that Bokman has left to pursue other opportunities. She will, however, remain for several weeks to advise on transition issues. Nicholas Lamberti, […]

A new brand of lingerie is set to hit stores in the UK later this year. Rosamosario offers delicate French lace bras, chiffon undies and sheer lace and silk nightgowns that are sure to set temperatures rising. "It isn't worked to the seasonal trends - it is a celebration of the craftsmanship of Italy," […]

Watch out, Sean John boys. The girls are on the make. Sean 'P.Diddy' Combs is finally launching his womenswear line. After having cancelled the launch three times as his menswear collection Sean John became increasingly successful, the CFDA award winner is now finally ready to dress women. "I want women […]

Italian designer Giorgio Armani, who has built his fashion label into a brand empire covering everything from fashion to flower arrangements to furniture, has signed a deal to open at least ten hotels and resorts bearing his name. Armani agreed the joint venture with Dubai's EMAAR Properties, which […]

Pentland Group has declared its offer for sportswear retailer JD Sports unconditional after reaching its target for acceptances. Sportwear brand owner Pentland launched its offer last month, after agreeing to buy out the 45 per cent of the business owned by JD Sports co-founders John Wardle and David […]

Versace widened its losses in 2004 to 95 million euros as sales slid 20.6 percent to 320 million euros.Versace's board approved the company's balance sheet last week but declined further comment on the numbers. Last week, Versace chief executive officer Giancarlo Di Risio told WWD that 2004 losses would […]

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