Fashion

Hermes posts 7 percent rise in 2014 profit, margin slips

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PARIS - French luxury goods maker Hermes posted a 7 percent rise in full-year operating income on Wednesday and announced a dividend hike, as well as a one-time additional payment to investors.

UPDATE 1-Hermes posts 7 pct rise in 2014 profit, margin slips

* Operating margin 31.5 percent vs 32.4 percent (Adds detail, background)

25 Mar 2015

Tag Heuer, Intel challenge Apple with Android smartwatch

BASEL, Switzerland - Tag Heuer, French luxury group LVMH's biggest watch maker, said it will launch a smartwatch later this year using Google Inc's Android operating system in a venture with Intel Corp to compete head-on with the Apple Watch.

19 Mar 2015

Madonna weighs in on Dolce & Gabbana IVF controversy

NEW YORK - Madonna added her voice to the controversy surrounding fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, telling them to "think before you speak" after Dolce described children born to gay couples through fertility treatment as "synthetic."

Entertainment, People 19 Mar 2015

Chanel plans price hikes in Europe, cuts in China

PARIS, March 17 - French fashion house Chanel said it plans to hike prices in Europe and cut them in Asia to counter the decline of the euro and discourage customers from buying fakes.

Fashion duo Dolce and Gabbana attacked for 'synthetic' babies comment

LONDON - Outraged celebrities tore into Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana on Monday after Dolce described children born to gay couples through fertility treatment as "synthetic". | Video

Entertainment, People, Italy 16 Mar 2015

France likely to pass bill banning super-skinny models

PARIS - France's government is likely to back a bill banning excessively thin fashion models as well as potentially fining the modeling agency or fashion house that hires them and sending the agents to jail, the health minister said on Monday.

Health, France 16 Mar 2015

London fashions a show in memory of designer Alexander McQueen

(The online version of this story has been refiled to say "headdress" in the first paragraph.) | Video

Arts, Entertainment 13 Mar 2015

Singapore fashion week offers homegrown labels a shot at global fame

SINGAPORE - Designers Victoria Beckham and Diane von Furstenberg headline Singapore's celebrity-studded fashion week in May, putting the spotlight on a new partnership with a U.S. industry group that promotes homegrown talent and designer labels.

13 Mar 2015

Singapore fashion week offers homegrown labels a shot at global fame

SINGAPORE - Designers Victoria Beckham and Diane von Furstenberg headline Singapore's celebrity-studded fashion week in May, putting the spotlight on a new partnership with a U.S. industry group that promotes homegrown talent and designer labels.

13 Mar 2015