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JJ Valaya open to future acquisition talks, currently focused on internal expansion

JJ Valaya open to future acquisition talks, currently focused on internal expansion

Designer JJ Valaya has shared that he is open to the possibility of corporate investment but is currently committed to expanding the business from within.  
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Mehul Choksi continues to battle extradition in PNB case

Mehul Choksi continues to battle extradition in PNB case

Jewellery tycoon Mehul Choksi’s advocate Vijay Aggarwal denied reports that Choksi’s Antiguan citizenship has been revoked as he fights against extradition to stand trial for alleged fraud at the Punjab National Bank.
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Dolce & Gabbana: It’s party time again

Dolce & Gabbana: It’s party time again

There are two opposing camps this season in fashion. One sees women post-lockdown refusing to sacrifice comfort for future; the other, led by Dolce & Gabbana, insists women are desperate for a night on the dancefloor.
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Kering takes stake in Vestiaire Collective

Kering takes stake in Vestiaire Collective

​If anybody needed confirmation of how important fashion resale has become, it came on Monday with the announcement by France’s Vestiaire Collective of a new €178m financing round backed by Kering, among others.
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ABFRL partners with designer Tarun Tahiliani to launch new brand

ABFRL partners with designer Tarun Tahiliani to launch new brand

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited (ABFRL) has signed a strategic partnership with designer Tarun Tahiliani to launch a contemporary men’s ethnic wear brand.
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Gaurav Gupta launches fashion film online for new collection

Gaurav Gupta launches fashion film online for new collection

Designer Gaurav Gupta has launched his latest couture collection ‘The Celestial Sunset’ online with a fashion film as couture continues to embrace digital presentation in the wake of Covid-19. 
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GJEPC signs MoU with Ebay to boost exports

GJEPC signs MoU with Ebay to boost exports

The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council has signed a memorandum of understanding with e-commerce giant Ebay to enable Indian jewellers to reach international buyers through Ebay Marketplace. 
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Orra signs Disha Patani as its brand ambassador

Orra signs Disha Patani as its brand ambassador

​Diamond jewellery brand Orra has signed actor Disha Patani as its new brand ambassador.
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A Tale of Three Cities, with collections from MM6, Pucci, Tom Ford and Sonia Rykiel

A Tale of Three Cities, with collections from MM6, Pucci, Tom Ford and Sonia Rykiel

Serious editors had to open Sunday watching an MM6 show video in Milan, tune into New York for Tom Ford’s latest ideas, and finish in Paris, where Sonia Rykiel unveiled its first collection since insolvency in 2019.
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Birkenstock steps into big league with new luxury owners

Birkenstock steps into big league with new luxury owners

Germany's flat sandal maker Birkenstock stepped into the luxury league on Friday, with an LVMH-backed company and the French group's billionaire owner Bernard Arnault snapping up the iconic brand.
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Wes Gordon, the adopted Native New Yorker, on designing for Carolina Herrera

Wes Gordon, the adopted Native New Yorker, on designing for Carolina Herrera

It’s hard to think of a designer more in synch with a great fashion house than Wes Gordon, the creative director of Carolina Herrera. We Zoomed Wes to discuss creating for an iconic house and designing in the pandemic.
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Nirav Modi loses extradition case in UK court

Nirav Modi loses extradition case in UK court

Jewellery tycoon Nirav Modi lost his extradition trial in UK court and he awaits the decision of British home secretary Priti Patel, who will decide whether or not to sign off on the ruling. 
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Net loss soars at Farfetch, but it hails sales surge and key EBITDA milestone

Net loss soars at Farfetch, but it hails sales surge and key EBITDA milestone

Like many other online fashion retailers, Farfetch saw soaring demand last year and said on Thursday that its 2020 gross merchandise value topped $3bn, up 49% year-on-year. Meanwhile revenue rose 64% to $1.7bn.
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Brunello Cucinelli: A rare runway display from headquarters in Solomeo

Brunello Cucinelli: A rare runway display from headquarters in Solomeo

Brunello Cuccinelli staged a rare runway show, albeit without leaving his headquarters in Solomeo, his philanthropic village in Umbria and featuring a score of stationary models. 
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Max Mara fetes its 70th anniversary with élan

Max Mara fetes its 70th anniversary with élan

Max Mara feted the 70th anniversary of the Italian fashion house with energy and élan on Thursday, in a show video shot inside the Triennale, Milan’s famed art exhibition space.
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Payal Singhal launches PS Carnival in Bandra

Payal Singhal launches PS Carnival in Bandra

Designer Payal Singhal has launched a shopping fair ‘PS Carnival’, which will run at The Vintage Garden Bombay in Bandra, Mumbai from February 26 to 28, and will feature her brand’s recent collaborative collections.
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