Must Read: Nanushka to Launch Menswear, The Royal Family Unveils Their Holiday Cards

Plus, LVMH buys luxury hotel group Belmond for $2.6 billion.
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Looks from Nanushka's New York Fashion Week presentation in February. Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Looks from Nanushka's New York Fashion Week presentation in February. Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Nanushka to launch menswear
Nanushka, the Budapest-based contemporary label, is gearing up to launch menswear for Fall 2019 at New York Fashion Week in February. The men's collection will give a more masculine edge to its core women's pieces, such as the "Alamo" oversized robe coat and "Hide" puffer jackets made from vegan leather. There will also be a range of shirts and knitwear inspired by classic and sportswear styles. According to Business of Fashion, the company's CEO Peter Baldaszti wants menswear to account for 25 percent of the label's overall revenue by 2021. {Business of Fashion

The royal family unveils their holiday cards 
We've got royal mail! Early Friday morning, the royal family shared their 2018 Christmas cards, which you can see below. Newlyweds Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle selected a yet-unseen romantic black-and-white photo from their wedding reception for their card, while the newly-born Prince Louis made his Christmas card debut in the casual family photo. The smiling family of five posed on a tree trunk, wearing autumnal knits and plaid. {@Kensingtonroyal/Instagram} 

LVMH buys luxury hotel group Belmond for $2.6 billion
LVMH is making moves to widen its footprint in the hospitality sector: On Friday, the luxury conglomerate announced it bought the Belmond hotel group in a deal valued at $2.6 billion. The acquisition gives LVMH control of 46 hotels, restaurants, luxury trains and cruises across 24 countries. {WWD

Streetwear is changing the luxury retail scene in Dubai 
Being that streetwear and sneakers are the predominant forces in fashion, it was only a matter of time before Dubai — the futuristic desert city that caters to the upper echelons of the Middle East — would get on board with Off-White T-shirts and Supreme luggage. And thanks to the explosion of social media use in the Middle East and a two-day streetwear festival, that moment has arrived: Now, a new style tribe dominated by hoodies, sneakers and tees is transforming Dubai's retail scene, which was once made up of flashy luxury boutiques. {Business of Fashion}  

Diesel founder is reportedly interested in buying Roberto Cavalli
Renzo Rosso, the founder of Diesel, is reportedly interested in buying Roberto Cavalli through his OTB holding company, Il Sole 24. Private equity firm Clessidra currently controls Cavalli, which reported sales of around $172 million last year. According to Reuters, OTB is one of about 10 players that have expressed interest in Cavalli. {Reuters

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