Culture

Festival fashion takes a political turn as Wireless implements cultural sensitivity dress code

The summer music festival season, long a beacon of sartorial freedom and self-expression, is witnessing a significant shift as organizers grapple with issues of cultural appropriation. London's Wireless Festival, set to take place in Finsbury Park from 12 to 14 July, has introduced a dress code that eschews concerns of modesty in favour of...

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Business |Interview

From local markets to global retail: Behind the ‘organic’ growth of Never Fully Dressed

Never Fully Dressed (NFD) reflects somewhat of a success story for the UK’s fashion industry. What started out as a market stall on London’s Portobello Road has now become a global player, having just opened its second store in the US, the first on the country’s West coast. Yet, despite the company’s evident growth, founder Lucy Aylen has...

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Business

On a comeback: Abercrombie & Fitch stock outperforms Nvidia

Once a brand in decline, Abercrombie & Fitch, the iconic 1990s brand known for its preppy style, has made an unexpected comeback in the retail world, giving it the status of an unlikely market leader once again. The news was so significant that the Wall Street Journal dedicated an entire report to it: “Why Abercrombie & Fitch’s Stock Has...

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Business

Brunello Cucinelli: H1 sales up 14.7 percent, confirms growth targets

Preliminary turnover for the first half period at Brunello Cucinelli of 620.7 million euros, rose 14.1 percent at current exchange and 14.7 percent at constant exchange rates. The company said in a statement that the sales results enabled it to achieve revenues of 312 million euros in the second quarter. Commenting on the first half performance,...

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