Hermès beats second quarter expectations The French Luxury group saw its sales rise 12.3% to €1.67bn in the three months from April to June. Overall, Hermès achieved sales of €3.28bn in the first half of the year, ahead of the €3.24bn predicted by analysts. Read more.

Chi Chi London seeks out ecommerce specialist Tryzens is providing the online label with a new customer-centric ecommerce platform. The site features improved payment and delivery solutions as well as increased foreign currency provision to support the brand in its international expansion. Read more.

Angel Chen to collaborate with H&M The 45-piece collection, the brand’s first with the high-end designer, was inspired by Chinese culture and will feature traditional symbols such as dragons, bamboo and cranes. It will be available in China and selected other countries in September. Read more.

Italian womenswear label Twinset introduces new clothes rental service Twinset plans to launch Pleasedontbuy in September. The initiative will focus on alternative luxury clothing hire. Twinset aims to target the Gen Z consumer base, hoping to shift their attention from fast fashion. Read more.

Michael Kors announces launch onto Tmall The new online store will be part of Alibaba’s Tmall Luxury Pavilion, a platform exclusive for premium brands. The digital flagship store will be Michael Kors’ first third-party partnership in China. Read more.

Rihanna takes Fenty Beauty into Asia The cosmetics brand will be available in Hong Kong, Macau, Seoul and Jeju Island from September. The LVMH-owned makeup line reported sales of €500m in 2018. Rihanna also debuted her fashion collection in May. Read more.