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Swedish designer new creative chief at Chloe

French fashion house Chloe has appointed Sweden's Paulo Melim Andersson, currently at Italian label Marni, as its new chief designer, the luxury fashion house said.

Chloe has been without an artistic director since the resignation in January of British designer Phoebe Philo to spend more time with her young daughter.

Since then, a design team has been behind its collections.

“We are thrilled to have Paulo join us and look forward to him becoming part of the Chloe design legacy,” Ralph Toledano, chairman and chief executive officer of Chloe said in a written statement.

Melim Andersson, 34, was design director of Marni, the Italian fashion company where he worked for seven years.

He graduated with degrees in fashion design from Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art in London.

His first Chloe collection will be for autumn 2007 and will be shown in Paris next March, the house said in the statement received Thursday.

As well as Philo, previous Chloe designers have included Karl Lagerfeld and Stella McCartney.

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Uniqlo confirms August opening of first Swedish store

Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo confirmed it will open its first Swedish store at the end of August 2018.

Uniqlo confirms August opening of first Swedish store

The popular fast fashion brand announced in January that it will be entering the Swedish market with a Stockholm branch, but remained coy about the details. Sweden's fashion fanatics reacted with excitement to the news that they would be getting the first Uniqlo store in the Nordics.

IN PICTURES: Uniqlo to open first Scandinavian store in Stockholm

On Tuesday Uniqlo finally divulged the launch date of the shop, set to open doors at Hamngatan near the Kungsträdgården park on August 24th.

It will occupy the Sverigehuset building, built in the 1960s as the final project of modernist Swedish architect Sven Markelius, and the shop will “pay tribute to Markelius by exhibiting some chosen examples of his work” according to the company.

The opening will make Sweden only the seventh European country to boast a Uniqlo store.

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