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Lotus SPAC merger to list under ‘LOT’ stock ticker this week

Lotus SPAC merger to list under ‘LOT’ stock ticker this week

Lotus Technology is closing on an approved merger with Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) L Catterton Asia Acquisition Corp, setting the stage for a debut on the Nasdaq this week under the stock ticker symbol “LOT.” It’s just over a year since we first caught wind of Lotus’ plans to go public on the US stock market via a SPAC merger – a once popular method that has since cooled down. SPAC mergers enable a publicly traded company to be created to merge with an existing company. In the case of Lotus Technology, its SPAC is L Catterton Asia Acquisition Corp ($LCAA) – a blank check company explicitly incorporated for the merger to enable high-growth consumer tech across Asia. Lotus is currently owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group in China, where its electric hypercars are also built. During the January 2023 announcement, we learned Lotus expected to continue operations under its “Lotus Technology” moniker, with the intention to eventually trade on the Nasdaq exchange under the stock ticker “LOT.” This week, Lotus shared a progress update on …

Emma Watson, Iris Law, Ashley Graham: The best dressed celebrities at Milan Fashion Week AW24

Emma Watson, Iris Law, Ashley Graham: The best dressed celebrities at Milan Fashion Week AW24

After star-studded New York and London AW24 front rows, the world’s most famed faces have stepped out in Milano for yet another week on the fashion week circuit. As far as the four fashion capitals go, Milan is one for the books as it’s home to many of the world’s most notable designer houses. Gucci, Prada, Giorgio Armani, Diesel, Versace and Jil Sander, to name just a few, are set to take to the fashion catwalk this week, inevitably attracting a front row of Hollywood elites.  Scroll on to see the best dressed celebs that have stepped out in Milan this week… Ashley Graham © Jacopo Raule Ashley Graham attends the Alberta Ferretti fashion show in a black leather trench coat with a pair of gold spiral earrings.  Jameela Jamil © Daniele Venturelli Jameela Jamil donned a two toned belted ensemble to attend the Alberta Ferretti show. Julianne Hough © Victor Boyko Julianne Hough attends the Del Core fashion show in a plunging neckline gown with a mini lilac handbag. Jessica Biel © Franco Origlia …

Kilts, inflatable tops and frog slippers: street style at London fashion week – in pictures | Fashion

Kilts, inflatable tops and frog slippers: street style at London fashion week – in pictures | Fashion

Yu Masui, fashion journalist What are you wearing? My jacket and kilt are Christopher Kane, the knit is Ashley Williams and my jeans are Dries Van Noten. The shoes are from a French brand called 13 09 SR and the bag is my very first Louis Vuitton purchase, from around 25 years ago. What are you most looking forward to? Discovering young designers is definitely my favourite part of London fashion week, but I can’t deny that I’m excited for JW Anderson, Burberry and Simone Rocha, too. Source link

Is going to bed at 9pm the secret to happiness? My week of sleeping like a gen Zer | Sleep

Is going to bed at 9pm the secret to happiness? My week of sleeping like a gen Zer | Sleep

Over a lifetime, you find yourself doing many different things at 9pm: watching TV; reading a book; sitting in a pub; leaving a restaurant to go to a cinema, or the other way round. When you have young children, nine o’clock generally marks the start of the precious time you call your own – a tiny window into which you must cram all your fun. As I’ve aged, I’ve come to associate the 21st hour of the day with coming home rather than going out. But there is one thing I’ve never contemplated doing at 9pm: going to bed. And yet, according to the Wall Street Journal, 9pm is the hot new bedtime – not for middle-aged tired people, but for twentysomethings. The young people of today, it seems, are taking control over their sleep routines and prioritising shuteye over fun. A 2022 analysis found that Americans in their 20s were getting, on average, nine hours and 28 minutes of sleep a night, up from eight hours and 47 minutes in 2010. The WSJ quoted …

Dead European satellite ERS-2 will crash back to Earth this week

Dead European satellite ERS-2 will crash back to Earth this week

The ERS-2 was launched in 1995 and retired in 2011. It’s falling back to Earth this week. ESA hide caption toggle caption ESA The ERS-2 was launched in 1995 and retired in 2011. It’s falling back to Earth this week. ESA Those who have irrational fears of rare but dangerous events should be on full alert on Wednesday: space junk is falling to Earth somewhere and there is an incredibly small chance it could hit someone. It’s coming down in the form of pieces of a dead European Space Agency satellite called European Remote Sensing 2 (ERS-2). The satellite was launched in 1995, retired in 2011, and has been gradually making its way back to Earth since then. The ESA’s predictions as of Tuesday afternoon are that the dead satellite will reenter the Earth’s atmosphere at 11:32 a.m. ET on Wednesday, give or take 4 and a half hours. This uncertainty is due primarily to the influence of unpredictable solar activity, which affects the density of the Earth’s atmosphere and therefore the drag experienced by …

I’m a Fashion Writer, here’s everything I learnt at my first London Fashion Week

I’m a Fashion Writer, here’s everything I learnt at my first London Fashion Week

As I ascended on the escalator from Moorgate underground station stood behind a girl wearing a frothy electric-green tulle dress adorned with gaudy white ribbons, I somehow felt settled that I was heading in the right direction for Edward Crutchley’s Winter 2024 show.  My first experience of London Fashion Week was a riotous affair. From dashing between shows to slipping into guestlist-only parties and studying cowboy hats and latex on the runway, I soon came to realise why the bi-annual event is such an adrenaline-fuelled highlight for the style set. Here, read everything I saw – and was stunned by – at London Fashion Week 2024. What I saw on the runway Things kicked off on Friday with Edward Crutchley‘s show, with an intimate runway built beneath the ornate chandeliers at Ironmongers’ Hall. © WWDCowboy hats were crafted by royal-favourite milliner, Stephen Jones I had heard that Crutchley’s shows were somewhat of a spectacle, but I was wildly underprepared for the ultra-exaggerated silhouettes and bondage-clad cowboys that descended onto the catwalk. © Jeff SpicerExaggerated silhouettes …

Huge week ahead for Nintendo with Direct showcase and Pokémon announcements incoming

Huge week ahead for Nintendo with Direct showcase and Pokémon announcements incoming

Fans of the Nintendo Switch and Pokémon have a busy week ahead as two announcement events are on the horizon. Nintendo Direct takes to the stage first on February 21 to focus on the newest titles coming to the Switch console. A #NintendoDirect: Partner Showcase is coming! Watch on-demand via YouTube on 2/21 at 6am PT for around 25 mins of info focused on #NintendoSwitch games coming in the first half of 2024 from our publishing and development partners. Stay tuned here: https://t.co/ZIAs64iWbK pic.twitter.com/CTrAC02G4d — Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 19, 2024 The company’s post says it will focus on the “games coming in the first half of 2024 from our publishing and development partners.” Xbox titles coming to Switch perhaps? Weeks of speculation that Microsoft exclusives could be coming to rival consoles delayed the annual Nintendo Direct for this year. No date was given until very recently for the event and the gaming world believes this could be down to the spilled beans that Hi-Fi Rush will be making a début on the flagship …

London Fashion Week: 11 wearable trends from the runway

London Fashion Week: 11 wearable trends from the runway

In more unlikely TikTok trends to note, Gen Z are now very much into what their parents wore to work in the Noughties. The new nine to five wardrobe has all the swivel chair staples — pinstripes, white shirts, narrow reading glasses. At Dilara Fındıkoğlu, the Turkish-British emerging designer’s collection, Barbie actor Hari Nef draped herself against church pillars in a banker’s shirt and jacket coiled into a skirt, while the top half was all breast exposing, sheer panelled corset vests and latex gloves. Emilia Wickstead mirrored the 50/50 approach; sweaters and shirts on top, pop-shade, floral embellished mini skirts on the bottom. But it was British-Nigerian designer Tolu Coker who brought her more jovial touch to the fad; grey waistcoats were worn with oversize-striped shirts, cargo trousers and blown up bowler hats. Pour yourself a cup of ambition, etc. JB  Source link

9 things you missed from London Fashion Week

9 things you missed from London Fashion Week

Sign up to our free Living Well email for advice on living a happier, healthier and longer life Live your life healthier and happier with our free weekly Living Well newsletter The world of luxury fashion knew no bounds during London Fashion Week. Traditionally, it’s a great time to spotlight some of the most prominent and upcoming designers, and for this season, it was no different. Here’s what you might have missed… Burberry paid tribute to Amy Winehouse During the 2024 autumn/winter Burberry show, the heritage brand paid tribute to the late Amy Winehouse. To close the event, Back to Black by the singer-songwriter, who died in 2011, blasted through speakers as legacy models Naomi Campbell, Karen Elson and Mancunian Agyness Deyn, walked down the runway for the last time. The show took place inside a huge marquee at Victoria Park and marks the third collection from the heritage brand’s creative director Lee Daniels, since he took over from his predecessor Riccardo Tisci in September 2022. Other stars across sports, fashion and entertainment were also …

Ukrainian designer Frolov throws it back to the Noughties at London Fashion Week

Ukrainian designer Frolov throws it back to the Noughties at London Fashion Week

Sign up to our free Living Well email for advice on living a happier, healthier and longer life Live your life healthier and happier with our free weekly Living Well newsletter Frolov is fast becoming a highlight of the London Fashion Week (LFW) calendar. Creative director Ivan Frolov runs his business from his hometown, Kyiv – last year, he was one of three designers to appear in the inaugural Ukrainian Fashion Week held in London, and he’s just shown his second solo collection at LFW. This season, Frolov was inspired by his childhood memories holidaying in the Crimea – where he spent every summer until it was annexed in 2014. The brand has become known its tight dresses with extreme heart cut-out detailing – recently seen in a bridal gown Jennifer Lopez wore in the Can’t Get Enough music video – but the autumn/winter 2024 collection moved away from this motif. Clothes were still extremely sexy and seemed to be littered with Noughties references – think super short, low-waisted mini skirts with built-in thong straps …