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Luxury goods group LVMH says slowdown in China has affected sales

People walk past a Louis Vuitton store at Incheon airport in Seoul. LVMH said sales of spirits and cognac to Chinese consumers, including its own Hennessy brand, had rebounded in the third quarter. Photograph: Seong Joon Cho/Bloomberg via Getty Images Reuters LVMH has became the first major luxury goods provider to say the stock market […]

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Yves Saint Laurent exhibition extended after museum’s visitor numbers triple

Exhibits in the Yves Saint Laurent show at the Bowes Museum. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images The first exhibition in the UK on the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent has become the most successful in the 100-year history of the Bowes Museum in County Durham, and is being extended until 8 November. Yves Saint Laurent at […]

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From Victoria Beckham to Erdem: the British Fashion Awards nominees

Victoria Beckham at her show at New York fashion week. Photograph: Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images Hidden in the small print of the list of nominees for this year’s British Fashion Awards comes official endorsement of Victoria Beckham’s entry into the top tier of the industry: Beckham is one of the three candidates for this year’s […]

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Raf Simons to leave as creative director at Dior

Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons at the Christian Dior 2015-2016 autumn/winter haute couture show. Photograph: Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Raf Simons is leaving Dior after three and a half years as creative director at the Parisian fashion house. The news will come as a surprise to many in the fashion industry, given the positive reception afforded to […]

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Dior: who will take over?

Raf Simons waves goodbye to Dior. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA Lauren Cochrane The similarities between football and fashion once again come to mind this week with the news that Raf Simons has left Dior, leaving an empty chair at Paris’s top table. This only weeks after basically the same thing happened in the premier league, when […]

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Alber Elbaz to leave Lanvin after 14 years as creative director

Alber Elbaz with Meryl Streep at the Fashion Group International night of stars gala in New York last week. Photograph: BFA.com/Rex Shutterstock Morwenna Ferrier Alber Elbaz, the charismatic creative director of Lanvin, is to leave the Parisian fashion house after 14 years at the helm. News of Elbaz’s departure from the label, a red-carpet favourite […]