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Style Capital takes 40% stake in LuisaViaRoma, share listing likely

Style Capital takes 40% stake in LuisaViaRoma, share listing likely

Major ​Italian luxury e-tailer LuisaViaRoma is targeting an even bigger league following new investment from Roberta Benaglia’s Milan-based equity fund Style Capital.​
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Marni offers Milan a moment of communion and pure fashion

Marni offers Milan a moment of communion and pure fashion

The label orchestrated the most beautiful show of Milan Fashion Week on Saturday, bringing together audience, stars, friends, artists and the house's petites mains in a unique and moving performance. 
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MSGM, Shi.RT and Vitelli revive Italian-made fashion in Milan

MSGM, Shi.RT and Vitelli revive Italian-made fashion in Milan

Following MSGM, a number of new, innovative brands are hitting the Milanese runway, including the likes of Shi.RT, by Aquilano and Rimondi, and Vitelli, headed up by Mauro Simionato and his experimental knitwear. 
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Elsewhere in Milan: Quira, Arthur Arbesser and Plan C

Elsewhere in Milan: Quira, Arthur Arbesser and Plan C

In a season where Milan fashion began rebounding from the pandemic, there was plenty to see away from the catwalk. We caught up with three young designers thinking way out of the box.
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Act N°1 hosts a grand ball in Milan, Sunnei stages a strobe-lit experience

Act N°1 hosts a grand ball in Milan, Sunnei stages a strobe-lit experience

It was the young brands that offered up the most original runway shows in Milan on Friday, from Act N°1's live chamber orchestra and crinolines, to the hypnotic afterparty-like lighting effects at Sunnei.
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Milan Fashion Week: Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Ermanno Scervino and Salvatore Ferragamo

Milan Fashion Week: Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Ermanno Scervino and Salvatore Ferragamo

In a busy Saturday in Milan, Giorgio went Zen master in his private palazzo, Dolce & Gabbana presented disco damsels, Ermanno Scervino refocused with force and Salvatore Ferragamo had a tricky delivery.
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Versace: Foulard fantasies with lotharios

Versace: Foulard fantasies with lotharios

The odd thing about attending Versace’s runway show at Milan Fashion Week on Friday night was that all anyone could talk about was what Donatella was going to announce on Sunday evening.
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Sportmax leads a futuristic baroque dance

Sportmax leads a futuristic baroque dance

Sportmax threw couture codes out the window in Milan on Friday, staging a perilous balancing act between minimalism and the baroque with its bold collection for next summer. 
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MM6 offers aperitifs in Milan, GCDS hits the club at the beach

MM6 offers aperitifs in Milan, GCDS hits the club at the beach

The catwalks were graced with playful and magnetic shows on Thursday, with MM6 hosting a cocktail hour runway show at a cult Milan bar, while GCDS unveiled a sexy and sparkly collection that screamed Studio 54. 
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Prada: Miuccia and Raf make their joint runway debut

Prada: Miuccia and Raf make their joint runway debut

The season’s biggest runway debut in Milan was Raf Simons in tandem with Miuccia Prada, a show staged Friday afternoon CET time in the brand’s foundation, and simultaneously in Shanghai. 
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Milan Fashion Week: Tod’s triumphs, Missoni was mass with no class

Milan Fashion Week: Tod’s triumphs, Missoni was mass with no class

Friday morning in Milan was all about two labels built on Italian savoir-faire – Tod’s and Missoni, but where the former staged its best-ever ready-to-wear collection; the latter lost its way under a new designer.
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J.C. Penney partners with Juicy Couture on new brand expansion

J.C. Penney partners with Juicy Couture on new brand expansion

The department store chain has joined forces with the pioneering athleisure label to launch Juicy by Juicy Couture, an exclusive brand expansion offering an affordable and inclusive take on the label’s signature styles.
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Sonia Rykiel to be acquired by G-III

Sonia Rykiel to be acquired by G-III

Having been purchased by Eric and Michaël Dayan in 2019, the Sonia Rykiel brand is set to change hands again, joining the portfolio of American fashion group G-III Apparel, owner of labels including Donna Karan. 
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MFW Day Two: Max Mara's Bonjour Tristesse in Bocconi

MFW Day Two: Max Mara's Bonjour Tristesse in Bocconi

Day Two at Milan Fashion Week opened with a smooth and subtle collection of post-lockdown clothes at Max Mara, inspired by the great feminist and existentialist novel Bonjour Tristesse.
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Shang Xia names Yang Li creative director, will show in Paris

Shang Xia names Yang Li creative director, will show in Paris

The understated Chinese luxury label, bought by the Exor holding company at the end of 2020, has taken a more directional turn by naming young designer Yang Li as creative director, and will show in Paris on October 4.
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VIA Outlets unveils new branding with big digital focus

VIA Outlets unveils new branding with big digital focus

European outlet malls operator VIA Outlets has unveiled a new corporate look and feel “following an extensive rebranding undertaking”.
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