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Fashion designer Laura Biagiotti, Italy's 'Queen of Cashmere' dies

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ROME Laura Biagiotti, who helped transform her mother's business from a small tailoring shop in Rome to an internationally recognized ready-to-wear fashion brand, died on Friday aged 73, her family and company said.

Designer Carolina Herrera laments murder of nephew in Venezuela

CARACAS Venezuela-born fashion designer Carolina Herrera on Saturday lamented the killing of her nephew in the crisis-torn country, in what authorities called an apparent kidnapping.

May 13 2017

LVMH boosts digital profile with multiple brands website

PARIS LVMH is launching a multi-brand e-commerce website inspired by its exclusive Parisian department store Le Bon Marche, as the world's biggest luxury goods group steps up the digital side of its business.

May 10 2017

UPDATE 1-Tod's says 2017 consensus earnings forecast a challenge

MILAN, May 5 Italian luxury goods company Tod's said it may struggle to meet market expectations for earnings this year after a bigger than forecast 4.4 percent drop in first-quarter revenue, driven by shrinking Italian and U.S. sales.

May 05 2017

Hugo Boss shares down as online sales slump

BERLIN Shares in Hugo Boss fell 5 percent on Wednesday after the German fashion house reported another drop in online sales in the first three months of the year even though overall sales and net profit were better than expected.

May 03 2017

Luxury goods group Hermes Q1 sales growth accelerates

PARIS, April 27 French luxury goods group Hermes said on Thursday that sales growth accelerated in the first quarter, driven by demand from Asian customers, providing further evidence of a broader recovery in the luxury goods industry.

European shares edge up, Kering charges to record highs

* European Q1 earnings seen +5.5%, revenues +5.7% (ADVISORY- Follow European and UK stock markets in real time on the Reuters Live Markets blog on Eikon - see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets)

Put people over profit to stop fashion slavery, says campaigner

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The struggle against modern-day slavery in the fashion industry is being hampered by public relations spin and companies that still put profit not people at the heart of their business models, said a leading ethical fashion campaigner.

Apr 25 2017

Gucci revival, YSL drive surge in Kering first-quarter sales

PARIS French luxury group Kering delivered a record 28.6 percent increase in first-quarter comparable sales on Tuesday, beating market expectations, as a revival in its biggest brand Gucci accelerated and Yves Saint Laurent outperformed.

Apr 25 2017

UPDATE 1-Gucci revival, YSL drive surge in Kering first-quarter sales

PARIS, April 25 French luxury group Kering delivered a record 28.6 percent increase in first-quarter comparable sales on Tuesday, beating market expectations, as a revival in its biggest brand Gucci accelerated and Yves Saint Laurent outperformed.

Apr 25 2017