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Burberry bullish despite Hong Kong sales collapsing

Burberry sales slumped by half in Hong Kong in the third quarter – but the British luxury-fashion label is lifting its full-year forecast as revenue elsewhere compensates.

Louis Vuitton inks multi-year marketing deal with NBA

French luxury house Louis Vuitton has inked a multi-year marketing deal with the National Basketball Association (NBA), which includes the crafting of the first LVMH official trophy travel case for the US sports organisation.

Indian fashion star Sabyasachi Mukherjee seals deal with H&M

H&M has collaborated with Indian designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee to launch a new collection this year.

Kenzo opens on Tmall Luxury Pavilion

Luxury fashion brand Kenzo has launched its flagship store on Tmall Lury Pavilion, marking the brand’s first partnership in China with an e-commerce provider.

David Beckham launches eyewear line with Safilo

Football legend David Beckham has launched his own eyewear collection, Eyewear by David Beckham, in partnership with Safilo Group.

Hugo Boss sales soar in China and online

Fashion label Hugo Boss has reported a staggering 52-per-cent leap in online sales which helped drive a 9 per cent boost in operating profit.

Key Esprit hire quits after just one year in the role

A key executive hired as part of fashion label Esprit Holdings’ turnaround plan has quit unexpectedly after just one year in the role.

Fashion forward: 6 overseas brands to watch

In a year in which results are predicted to be mixed, retailers are exploring new ways to align with the changing needs and expectations of customers, and inventive ways to reconcile online and in-store experiences.  Established global brands are likely to continue increasing in value, and will be closely managed in 2020. It’s often those on the cusp that are the most provocative and interesting to watch, so let’s take …

‘Jeweller to the stars’ Mouawad eyes Asian rollout

Dubai- and Geneva-headquartered Mouawad Group – dubbed jewellers to the stars – is planning to open stores across Asia.

Meet the KOCS: the next generation of opinion leaders

KOLs, or key opinion leaders, are beginning to dominate online marketing in China. But there is a new group gaining ground on them: KOCs. Top influencers like Viya and Austin Li have cultivated millions of fans and are highly sought after by top brands in fashion and beauty.  But last year a new breed of influencers began to take off: KOCs, or key opinion consumers. These micro-…

Pomelo to absorb Central Group’s Looksi

Online fashion label Pomelo has completed a deal with Thailand’s Central Group Looksi – previously Zalora – to absorb the online platform. Pomelo will add a variety of key international brands currently on Looksi to Pomelo’s app and website, including Adidas, Aldo, Havaianas, Topshop, Guess, Levi Jeans, and Nike. “Looksi has been serving Thai fashion e-commerce shoppers since its…

Costs cited as Gap Inc cancels Old Navy spinoff plans

Gap has nixed plans to spin off its Old Navy subsidiary, saying that after further investigation the costs involved outweighed the benefits.