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Facebook, EssilorLuxottica team up to develop smart Ray-Bans

Facebook, EssilorLuxottica team up to develop smart Ray-Bans

Facebook has joined forces with world optics leader EssilorLuxottica, the partnership's first goal being the launch of Ray-Ban smart glasses in 2021.
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Trump to block U.S. downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday

Trump to block U.S. downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday

The U.S. Commerce Department plans to issue an order Friday that will bar people in the United States from downloading Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok starting on September 20.
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Scaling up, French firm fashions fish skins for luxury market

Scaling up, French firm fashions fish skins for luxury market

A French company is collecting fish skins that would otherwise wind up in restaurant trash cans, turning them into leather for use in watch straps and wallets, and pitching them at the high-end luxury market.
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Edward Crutchley’s Yakuza wives confirm him as a truly major talent

Edward Crutchley’s Yakuza wives confirm him as a truly major talent

Few designers in London today pack as much punch and panache as Edward Crutchley, whose latest collection was an ode to a beautifully histrionic Yakuza gangster film, and all the better for that.
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London Fashion Week: Day two offers a funky fashion restoration

London Fashion Week: Day two offers a funky fashion restoration

London rocked on Friday with acclaimed historicism and unexpected street wear. Practically no actual shows yet plenty of ideas in some memorable videos, as fashion designers suggested their customers should rage. 
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'Local' London destinations almost back to full health but West End slumbers

'Local' London destinations almost back to full health but West End slumbers

​Footfall to London’s West End remain down by around half year-on-year even though visitor traffic to more ‘local’ London retail destinations is on its way to a full recovery.
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Regent Street landlord Crown Estate hangs on to cash to survive the pandemic

Regent Street landlord Crown Estate hangs on to cash to survive the pandemic

​The Crown Estate, like other major landlords, is aiming to conserve as much cash as it possibly can and has delayed the payment of its annual income to the Treasury in the face of a shortfall in rent payments.
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Marimekko issues improved guidance, but uncertainty remins

Marimekko issues improved guidance, but uncertainty remins

​Finnish textiles-to-fashion firm Marimekko has updated its guidance saying net sales will be lower for the full year while comparable operating profit could be at a similar level to last year, but might also be lower.
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Re-Uniqlo is new recycling project from Fast Retailing

Re-Uniqlo is new recycling project from Fast Retailing

Uniqlo is diving deeper into recycling. It has unveiled the first products to be launched from its Re-Uniqlo initiative that collects its clothing no longer needed by customers “and gives them new life and new value”.
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Roland Mouret debut on Amazon's luxury platform

Roland Mouret debut on Amazon's luxury platform

As Amazon launches into luxury fashion and the debate rages about whether that’s a good thing or not, one major London name is backing the move.
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Aspinal of London CVA to mean store closures

Aspinal of London CVA to mean store closures

​Aspinal of London is the latest British retailer to launch a CVA proposal as the effects of a pandemic have made its current business model unviable.
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Rent the Runway cuts unlimited membership plan

Rent the Runway cuts unlimited membership plan

The designer clothing rental service has announced that it is discontinuing its unlimited membership in favor of a new pricing structure allowing subscribers to rent four, eight or 16 pieces a month.
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Rihanna reveals date of second star-studded Savage x Fenty show

Rihanna reveals date of second star-studded Savage x Fenty show

The entertainer and entrepreneur has announced that the Savage x Fenty Show, Vol. 2, will be broadcast via Amazon Prime on October 2 and will feature the likes of Lizzo, Demi Moore, Bella Hadid and Travis Scott.
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U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol’s Gary Adams on the challenges of measuring progress towards sustainability

U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol’s Gary Adams on the challenges of measuring progress towards sustainability

The CEO and President of the newly-launched U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol lays out the case for sourcing responsibly grown cotton and joining a system that will better measure progress towards meeting sustainable goals. 
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White to celebrate Made in Italy and sustainability in 300-brand salon

White to celebrate Made in Italy and sustainability in 300-brand salon

White, the uniquely located fashion-forward Milanese tradeshow, this month plans to celebrate Made in Italy and support sustainability, while it showcases several exciting new talents in its upcoming 300-brand salon.
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Raf Simons to show debut signature women’s collections on October 23

Raf Simons to show debut signature women’s collections on October 23

Raf Simons has announced plans to show his signature collections next month, when the Belgian designer will finally debut a women’s collection some two and a half decades after launching his own label.
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