Hermes reports strong Q2 with sales up 7.2% Performance was driven by strong demand in Asia and the Americas. Hermes moved to increase its production capacity during the quarter with the opening of several new manufacturing facilities. Read more.

Marc Jacobs Beauty names Harvey Nichols as exclusive UK distribution partner The brand is set to launch in October online and at eight Harvey Nichols stores around the UK. Marc Jacobs Beauty has reoriented its strategy in recent years to focus on younger, fashion-conscious consumers. Read more.

Farfetch acquires marketing firm CuriosityChina The move is part of a bid to ramp up its presence on the Chinese mainland by the fashion ecommerce company. CuriosityChina specialises in leveraging the power of social media and currently works with more than 80 brands. Read more.

Swatch posts operating income increase of 70% to $628m in H1 The results mark the company's highest first-half profit in three years as it benefits from the wider recovery of the watch market. Growing Asian demand, in particular, drove sales across its 18 brands. Read more.

Heritage British lingerie brand Myla to relaunch The label has been revived under the new ownership of Garry Hogarth, the former CEO of Agent Provocateur. The brand plans to differentiate itself through a focus on high-quality fabrics and wearability. Read more.

Delta Galil secures worldwide underwear and loungewear license for Ted Baker The deal means that the Israeli manufacturing firm will hold the exclusive rights to make and distribute Ted Baker products for the two categories. The first collection is set to launch for spring 2019. Read more.