Posts Tagged ‘ UK ’

Michelle Williams is Louis Vuitton’s Latest Siren; Lena Dunham Wigs Out; and One Direction’s New Cosmetics Line

July 24, 2013
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Michelle Williams is Louis Vuitton’s Latest Siren; Lena Dunham Wigs Out; and One Direction’s New Cosmetics Line

July 24, 2013 3:33pm This morning, WWD released images from Louis Vuitton’s latest accessories campaign, shot by Peter Lindbergh and starring new spokeswoman Michelle Williams. In her first major fashion endorsement since a Band of Outsiders gig several seasons ago, the A-lister sports an artfully mussed pixie cut by Sam McKnight and a siren...

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Debenhams’ sales growth slows in volatile UK market

June 27, 2013
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Debenhams’ sales growth slows in volatile UK market

LONDON (Reuters) – Debenhams , Britain’s No. 2 department store group, posted slower sales growth for its latest trading period as unhelpful weather and a tough consumer environment took their toll. But the 200-year-old firm, which trails John Lewis by annual sales, did say on Thursday it was comfortable with the market’s current expectations...

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Victoria Beckham plans UK store as juggles family and fashion

April 28, 2013
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Victoria Beckham plans UK store as juggles family and fashion

By Li-mei Hoang LONDON (Reuters) – British fashion designer and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham said life as a working mother is a struggle but she relishes the challenge and plans to expand her empire with a retail store in London. As mother to three boys – Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 10, and Cruz, 8...

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UK designers Westwood, Hamnett join campaign to save bees

April 26, 2013
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UK designers Westwood, Hamnett join campaign to save bees

LONDON (Reuters) – Top British fashion designers Vivienne Westwood and Katharine Hamnett joined bee campaigners outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Friday to urge the government to support a proposed European Union (EU) ban on pesticides which harm bees. Britain is currently one of a group of countries blocking attempts to introduce...

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Graduates from fashion’s "cradle" of talent chase elusive dream

February 19, 2013
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Graduates from fashion’s "cradle" of talent chase elusive dream

LONDON (Reuters) – As London Fashion Week closes, Britain’s budding designers must tackle the challenge of finding employment in an economy where most recent university graduates are struggling for work and in an industry that is notoriously competitive. London has a reputation as a cradle of new fashion talent, with the Central Saint Martins...

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Britain’s Debenhams, ASOS buck retail gloom

October 25, 2012
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Britain’s Debenhams, ASOS buck retail gloom

LONDON (Reuters) – British retailers Debenhams and ASOS laid out plans to deliver future growth overseas as their rising profits showed their resilience to weaker home market conditions. Both Debenhams, Britain’s No. 2 department store group, and ASOS, the fast-growing online fashion retailer, have bucked the gloomy trend in the sector, dogged by weak...

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Armani gains direct control of UK sales business

October 2, 2012
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Armani gains direct control of UK sales business

MILAN (Reuters) – Fashion designer Giorgio Armani is taking direct control of his sales business in Britain to improve efficiency in the retail sector, which has become a revenue-spinner for luxury makers amid economic turmoil. Armani said in a statement on Tuesday he had agreed to take control of his UK wholesale and retail...

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From toilets to weddings: UK study shows unexpected places women shop online

August 3, 2012
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From toilets to weddings: UK study shows unexpected places women shop online

A new UK study has highlighted the impact of social media on shopping habits, revealing that women are becoming increasingly fluid in where they spend online — with some even taking to their phones during weddings and toilet visits. The study by online retailer Very.co.uk showed increased usage of smartphones and tablets has not...

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Rihanna announces high street fashion line

July 16, 2012
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Rihanna announces high street fashion line

AFP Relax News – 6 hrs ago She has already teamed up with Italian luxury label Armani for a limited edition line of clothing and lingerie, and now Rihanna is set to conquer the high street by teaming up with UK store River Island. While details are currently scarce, the songstress announced July 16 that her...

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‘Duchess effect’ cited in survey showing UK women most demure dressers in Europe

June 21, 2012
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‘Duchess effect’ cited in survey showing UK women most demure dressers in Europe

AFP Relax News – 2 hrs 46 mins ago While London in the swinging sixties may have been famous for heralding the mini skirt, a new survey claims British women are in fact some of the most covered up in Europe — with the Duchess of Cambridge‘s style icon status cited as a contributing factor. The...

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