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It has been announced that world-famous fashion designer Virgil Abloh has died.

The first Black creative director of a top French fashion house, he was the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection. He was chosen to be their artistic director in 2018 - bringing streetwear such as hoodies and sneakers to the catwalk as he transcended the fashion world.

India's largest conglomerates have been snapping up stakes in high-end, homegrown designer brands to help them scale up and go global. The trend, experts say, points to a luxury retail market on the cusp of maturity.

In October, Reliance Brands Limited (RBL), a subsidiary of the oil-to-telecoms Reliance conglomerate, announced it was buying 40% equity in celebrity fashion designer Manish Malhotra's eponymous label.

British award-winning luxury jeweller, ROX, has launched a nationwide jewellery design competition, Future Makers, to help find the next generation of jewellery makers. 

The competition is open to all aspiring jewellery designers and makers, with entrants invited to submit a commercial jewellery design which will be manufactured by ROX in their jewellery workshop. 

Azets, the UK’s largest regional accountancy firm and business advisor to SMEs, has helped Shrewsbury-based online and in-store retailer Turtle Doves (Not Just Gloves) Ltd (t/a Turtle Doves) secure additional working capital finance to fund further expansion and create up to 70 new jobs after a successful period of growth. Turtle Doves, a British design and manufacturing company specialising in using post-consumer textile waste to create new cashmere garments and accessories, employs more than 50 people and has a flagship store on Wyle Cop in Shrewsbury.

Fashionable used retro clothing has been the ‘go-to’ choice of the young and trendy for decades, but very few people know that it comes with an environmental price.

According to one respected waste and recycling company, many of the items in those achingly sharp boutiques have probably travelled thousands of miles to get to the shelves.

One of the UKs favourite vegan brands VEGAN Happy has been shortlisted from a long list of nominations, for the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award category in the Regional Finals of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards for the Midlands region.

Founder Lorri Delahunty turned her life around and now inspires others to go vegan - "one label at a time." Feeling frustrated at the lack of smart, classy clothing that is ethical as well as carrying a positive vegan message Lorri set up VEGAN Happy Clothing from her kitchen table 4 years ago.

This year marks 45 years since Punk Rock hit the music scene in 1976, the year Birmingham’s Patti Bell and business partner Jane Kahn opened up their famous Hurst Street boutique Kahn and Bell in the emerging gay-quarter of the city. Now, a tribute to the iconic clothing designs by the legendary fashion designer Patti Bell will be showcased in a brand new solo photographic exhibition by Birmingham born art photographer Gary Lyndsay-Moore.

After a year of serving the fashion-forward public from its Newark, New Jersey base, ‘Dressed Up’, the Caribbean-owned retail shoppe which specializes strictly in dresses now brings its warmth, personality and unique style to the virtual space with its all new online presence.

Couples are invited to see Lightwoods House in all its glory at a wedding fair this coming weekend.

Wedding suppliers will be exhibiting their wares and visitors can also look round the house and gardens, which is in Lightwoods Park, Adkins Lane, Bearwood, on Sunday March 3.

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