Women urge Hong Kong stock market to veto Prada's flotation bid over discrimination allegations.

This article titled “Prada's attempts to storm Chinese market hit by feminist protesters” was written by Imogen Fox, for The Guardian on Friday 6th May 2011 17.36 UTC

The fashion designer and one-time women's rights campaigner Miuccia Prada told reporters last year that she believed feminism no longer existed. She may now be rethinking that view.

Attempts by Prada, the fashion house founded by her grandfather and for which she is a leading designer, to court the label-hungry Asian market hit a major setback when dozens of women protested at the company's flotation on the Hong Kong stock market, citing a dispute between the Italian brand and a senior employee who claims to have been discriminated against on grounds of appearance.

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