• Top 5 ways to make the most of the rise of m-commerce in fashion this Christmas Season
    by (Sponsor) on 02/12/2022 at 13:56

    Image: Front Commerce The rise of mobile commerce, or m-commerce, has been meteoric. In just a few short years, it has gone from being a niche market to a mainstream way of shopping. This is thanks in large part to the ubiquity of smartphones and the convenience of mobile shopping. According to a recent study, more than 79% of smartphone users have made a purchase online using their mobile in the last 6 months. M-commerce is particularly popular with younger generations, who are often more […]

  • Shein overtakes Zara as most popular fashion brand of 2022
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 02/12/2022 at 13:04

    Photo Credits: Pop-up of Shein in Osaka. Fast fashion e-tailer Shein has topped a new ranking by as the most popular fashion brand in almost every country in the world. As a new entry to the list, the controversial contender overtook Zara for the top spot, according to data collected by the financial advisory firm over the course of the last 12 months. The research revealed that the Chinese company was the most searched brand on Google in a total of 113 countries, including […]

  • Macy’s adds Claire’s installations and digital bra fitting technology to stores
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 02/12/2022 at 12:24

    Claire's storefront. Image: Claire's Department store chain Macy’s has unveiled some new features that have been introduced to a number of its stores, including a new partnership with accessory brand Claire’s. The deal has seen Claire’s store-in-stores added to over 20 nationwide Macy’s locations, including eight of the group’s flagships. A selection of the brand’s hair accessories, jewellery and cosmetics will be available to shoppers year around, alongside seasonal products, as […]

  • First edition of the Pierre Cardin Young Designers Contest announces US winner
    by (Veerle Versteeg) on 02/12/2022 at 12:24

    HyeRin Lee, the US Winner of the Pierre Cardin Young Designers contest 2022, image courtesy of FIDM. Fashion design student HyeRin Lee from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in California has been named the winner of the US edition of the annual Pierre Cardin Young Designers Contest 2022. The young fashion designer who was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, wins a fully paid three-month apprenticeship which includes transport from the US, at the Pierre Cardin offices […]

  • H&M emphasises textile recycling in new ‘Metaverse Design Story’
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 02/12/2022 at 12:08

    Photo Credits: Campaign image from H&M's new Innovation Metaverse Design Story collection. Photo courtesy. Fast fashion retailer H&M has presented its latest collection as part of its Innovation Stories initiative, a project through which it said it is aiming to push the fashion industry towards more sustainable methods of consumption. Initially unveiled during an event in Madrid, Spain, the ‘Metaverse Design Story’ exists in a ‘phygital’ format, with both a ready-to-wear […]

  • Designer Brands lowers profit outlook
    by (Huw Hughes) on 02/12/2022 at 11:01

    Image: Designer Brands website US fashion retailer Designer Brands has cut its full-year profit outlook as it saw a slight uptick in sales in the third quarter of the year. Net sales in the three months to October 29 rose 1.4 percent to 865 million dollars. On a comparable basis, sales were up 3 percent. Net income in the third quarter fell to 45.2 million dollars from 80.2 million dollars a year earlier. “We continued to make meaningful progress on our long-term brand building strategy […]

  • Vestiaire Collective co-founder Sophie Hersan: Gen Z enters luxury consumerism with secondhand
    by (Ole Spötter) on 02/12/2022 at 10:58

    Interview Sophie Hersan | Foto: Vestiaire Collective The second hand market is booming and, especially with the current price increases, offers a cheaper and more cycle-oriented alternative for consumers. But it can also offer more than that, says Sophie Hersan, the co-founder of resale platform Vestiaire Collective. In the age of the internet, filled with fashion drops and the hype of exclusivity, second hand fashion is no longer reserved only for thrifty shoppers who rummage through bargain […]

  • LVMH opens applications for 10th edition of LVMH Prize
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 02/12/2022 at 10:19

    Site web LVMH Luxury conglomerate LVMH has announced the applications of its 10th LVMH Prize are now open. Until January 29, 2023, international designers under 40 will be able to apply to be considered for the prestigious prize, with the requirements stating that they must have created at least two womenswear, menswear or genderless collections. The winner of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers will receive a 300,000 euro endowment and a tailored mentorship by various teams at LVMH. […]

  • CFDA to unveil commemorative NFT collection and metaverse exhibition
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 02/12/2022 at 10:06

    Curator Darnell-Jamal Lisby, left, and CFDA CEO Steven Kolb, right, with featured exhibition looks from Anna Sui, Zac Posen, Norma Kamali, Off-White, and Willi Smith. Image: CFDA The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has unveiled a commemorative non-fungible token (NFT) collection which will launch days before the debut of a metaverse fashion exhibition. Entitled ‘Lighting the Path of American Fashion’, the NFT collection will feature seven one-of-a-kind assets that will be […]

  • This fashion week in pictures
    by (FashionUnited) on 02/12/2022 at 09:50

    Extinction Rebellion protesting against Black Friday & Fast Fashion in Warsaw, Poland. Nov. 22 (Photo by Piotr Lapinski / NurPhoto via AFP) Warsaw (Poland) - Climate activists protested against Black Friday sales and fast fashion in many major cities this week. In Warsaw protesters glued their hands to the shopping window inside an H&M store in the city center. In Amsterdam Extinction Rebellion organized a second hand clothes giveaway on Dam square and a demonstration in the shopping […]

  • Patagonia founder to receive Outstanding Achievement Award at 2022 Fashion Awards
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 02/12/2022 at 09:38

    Patagonia-owner Yvon Chouinard. Photo: Campbell Brewer Patagonia’s founder and former owner Yvon Chouinard has been announced as an honouree for the 2022 Fashion Awards, where he will receive the Outstanding Achievement Award. During the event, set to be held December 5, Chouinard will be recognised for his creative contributions to the fashion industry. He joins a string of prominent industry leaders who have previously won the award, including the likes of Miuccia Prada, Ralph Lauren and […]

  • Fashion's growth is surpassing sustainability efforts, says report
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 02/12/2022 at 09:31

    Image: Shopping bags via Pexels Growth in the fashion industry is hampering sustainability targets as environmental impact from brands, retailers and manufacturers remains high. Current reductions in carbon footprints, water usage and embracing circular businesses is far slower than the rate of growth. The UK Government has announced policies and proposals to decarbonise all sectors of the UK economy to meet its binding 2050 net zero target, and there is an increasing focus on the need to […]

  • Frasers Group acquires luxury homeware retailer Amara Living
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 02/12/2022 at 09:22

    Soho Home with Amara floor lamp. Image: PRShots, Soho Home Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group has continued its acquisition conquest, snapping up luxury homeware retailer Amara Living in a takeover deal for an undisclosed sum. The retail conglomerate’s CEO Michael Murray announced the news in a LinkedIn post, where he stated: “This acquisition will build on our ambitions to create a credible homeware destination for Flannels.” Founded in 2005, Amara stocks a range of leading luxury home […]

  • Lands' End cuts full-year outlook after swinging to Q3 loss
    by (Huw Hughes) on 02/12/2022 at 09:15

    Image: Lands' End, Facebook US fashion and home decor retailer Lands' End has cut its guidance for the current year after falling into the red in the third quarter. The company swung to a net loss of 4.7 million dollars in the three months to October 28 from a profit of 7.4 million dollars the prior year. Gross margin decreased approximately 440 basis points to 40 percent as the company was impacted by increased transportation costs linked to global supply chain challenges and higher […]

  • Casetify teams up with Barbie on tech collection
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 02/12/2022 at 09:05

    Phone case and tech accessories brand Casetify has unveiled its first-ever collaboration with Mattel Inc’s Barbie brand. The limited-edition collection, launching on December 15, will feature a range of customisable tech accessories inspired by Barbie, available on Casetify’s signature range of Impact, Ultra Impact, Mirror, Bounce, Clear, and Pillow Cases. Highlights from the line include a brand new Pin’It Case allowing customers to attach their favourite Barbie charms and […]

  • Asos interim chief financial officer to step down
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 02/12/2022 at 09:04

    Image: Asos Asos has announced that its interim chief financial officer Katy Mecklenburgh will be stepping down from the position following a six month notice period. The news comes just one month after Mecklenburgh was appointed to the interim role after Asos’ former CFO Mat Dun exited the company in October 31, 2022. On departing the retailer in May 2023, Mecklenburgh will be joining information technology company Softcat as CFO. Asos said it will be continuing its process to appoint a new […]

  • John Lewis reveals 500 million pound scheme to build 1,000 rental homes
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 02/12/2022 at 08:48

    Image: John Lewis Partnership Department store chain John Lewis has unveiled a 500 million pound multi-decade joint venture with investment company Abrdn which will see the duo aim to build 1,000 new rental homes across three communities. The deal will help John Lewis to reach 10 percent of its ambition to build 10,000 new homes over the next decade, the retailer said in a release. Its goal comes as part of a 2035 net-zero pledge, which has commitments to affordable housing and sustainability […]

  • L’Oréal appoints first chief transformation officer for North American business
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 02/12/2022 at 08:30

    Rahquel Purcell, L'Oréal chief transformation officer, North America. Image: L'Oréal Group L’Oréal USA has announced the appointment of Rahquel Purcell as the group’s first chief transformation officer for its North American business. In the freshly created position, Purcell will lead the beauty giant’s new North America Transformation Office, which has set an “ambitious” transformation agenda to adapt and evolve the group’s operating models for the future. This strategy will […]

  • Dior to unveil capsule collection with Denim Tears founder and Supreme creative director Tremaine Emory
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 02/12/2022 at 08:19

    Image: Dior Tears, courtesy Dior Dior menswear on Friday will unveil a collaboration with Denim Tears founder and Supreme creative director Tremaine Emory. Dior’s artistic director Kim Jones has a penchant for merging street style and luxury, having previously collaborated with surf label Stussy, 017 ALYX 9SM and cult jeweller Ambush. In a statement the brand said the collaboration, called Dior Tears, “celebrates the inventiveness of the house of Dior and the strength of its creative […]

  • First Look: Chloé collaborates with Barbour
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 02/12/2022 at 08:10

    French label Chloé has unveiled a collaboration for spring 2023 with British heritage brand Barbour, marking the first luxury Maison to team up with the British heritage brand. The Chloé x Barbour capsule includes four garments including jackets, capes, and coats, as well as accessories, such as footwear, bags and a bucket hat, featuring Barbour’s iconic waxed cotton textiles in shades of night sky, peat and forest, and the brand’s signature checks. Launching in Chloé boutiques on […]

  • Victoria’s Secret reports drop in Q3 profit
    by (Huw Hughes) on 02/12/2022 at 07:51

    Image: Victoria’s Secret Victoria’s Secret has reported a drop in profit in the third quarter of the year, but still beat expectations. The intimates specialty retailer made a net income of 24 million dollars in the three months to October 29, down from 75 million dollars a year earlier. Its profit was above the high-end of its previously communicated guidance. It came as net sales fell 9 percent to 1.3 billion dollars, which was in line with its guidance, as shoppers reined in their […]

  • Daniel w. Fletcher designs The Londoner Christmas tree
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 02/12/2022 at 07:35

    The Londoner hotel, located on the southwest corner of Leicester Square, has collaborated with British designer Daniel w. Fletcher on its 2022 Christmas tree. Fletcher pulled influences from his aesthetic and design practice to reinterpret the traditional British Christmas tree with a commitment to sustainability by utilising offcuts from his studio. The cream moire fabric came from his spring/summer 2023 collection, which he showcased during London Fashion Week at The Londoner. The tree […]

  • Hush appoints Sarah Miles as its new CEO
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 02/12/2022 at 07:20

    Image: Hush Women’s fashion and lifestyle brand Hush has appointed former Amazon and Diageo executive Sarah Miles as its new chief executive. With more than 25 years of experience successfully driving growth across major UK and international consumer brands, Miles will join Hush on January 16, 2023, from global prestige beauty group Sephora, having previously been CEO of beauty e-commerce platform Feelunique. Prior to leading Feelunique, Miles spent five years at Amazon, including […]

  • Trendstop SS23 Women’s Denim
    by (Trendstop) on 02/12/2022 at 07:13

    Trendstop brings FashionUnited readers a first look at the key emerging runway trends informing the denim sector for Spring/Summer 2023. One of the most hardwearing and durable materials, denim is a prime candidate for upcycling and creating items that can be worn for longer, in line with consumer’s wasteless attitudes. Pieces with a backstory or history, remade into new pieces provide creative inspiration whilst their soft, age worn handles tap into consumer desire for comfort. […]

  • Pantone reveals Colour of the Year: Viva Magenta
    by (Simone Preuss) on 02/12/2022 at 05:47

    Pantone’s Colour of the Year, Viva Magenta 18-1750. Image: Pantone Global colour authority Pantone has revealed its colour of the year for 2023 to be Pantone 18-1750 Viva Magenta, a new shade of animated red that is inclusive in nature: “Pantone 18-1750 Viva Magenta welcomes anyone and everyone with the same verve for life and rebellious spirit. It is a color that is audacious, full of wit and inclusive of all,” states Pantone in its announcement. It is introduced as a colour that […]

  • Podcast: Sustainability tips from circular fashion brand Mud Jeans
    by (Sponsor) on 01/12/2022 at 16:01

    Queen Máxima's visit to Mud Jeans. Image via Mud Jeans. Mud Jeans has been a pioneer when it comes to sustainability for years. But how do you make sustainable steps as a fashion brand? CEO and founder Bert van Son talks in the podcast of 'Speaking of Sustainability - The Impact Show' about how data can help support sustainable claims, what it means to be a truly sustainable fashion brand, why product design is so important in sustainability and how do you tackle financial challenges as a […]

  • Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard to be honoured with the Outstanding Achievement Award at The Fashion Awards 2022 presented by Diet Coke
    by (Press Club) on 01/12/2022 at 15:29

    Image Credits: via British Fashion Council (BFC) The British Fashion Council (BFC) is delighted to announce that Yvon Chouinard, founder and former owner of Patagonia will receive the Outstanding Achievement Award at The Fashion Awards 2022 presented by Diet Coke, on Monday 5th December at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Chouinard is a mountain climber, activist, surfer, writer, and philanthropist who has pioneered the transition to a responsible apparel industry. He is recognised for his […]

  • Next acquires majority stake in Joules for 34 million pounds
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 01/12/2022 at 15:12

    Image: Joules British clothing retailer Next has acquired a majority stake in struggling heritage brand Joules through a newly formed company for 34 million pounds in cash. In a regulatory filing, Next said it has partnered with Joules’ founder Tom Joule to acquire the company out of administration. The company has already acquired the current Joules head office for seven million pounds in cash. Through its agreement, Next will own 74 percent of the equity, with the remaining 26 percent to […]

  • India's online marketplaces could be fashion's next frontier, says report
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 01/12/2022 at 14:29

    Image: Online Shopping via Pexels India’s online marketplaces are set to triple in the next five years, presenting opportunities for fashion companies who desire access to one of the world’s fastest growing economies. Research from Bain & Company and Accel shows India’s marketplaces will reach 350 billion dollars in gross merchandising value (GMV) and contribute more than 5 percent to India’s GDP. In a report titled The Rise of Digital Bazaars in India, more than 15 million micro, […]

  • L’Oréal acquires minority stake in French biotech firm Microphyt
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 01/12/2022 at 13:52

    Image: L’Oréal Beauty giant L’Oréal has established a strategic partnership with Microphyt, which has seen the group’s venture capital fund acquire a minority stake in the French biotech company. The deal builds on L’Oréal’s Research and Innovation strategy centred towards Greens Science and investments in innovative biotech start-ups around the world. The strategy comes as part of the group’s 2030 sustainable development programme, through which L’Oréal said it is aiming […]

  • Babor launches skincare coaching feature with Revieve
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 01/12/2022 at 13:34

    Babor Skin Coach powered by Revieve. Image: Revieve German skincare brand Babor has launched a personalised skin coaching experience to support customers after they have made a purchase. Developed in partnership with beauty and wellness tech platform Revieve, ‘Babor Skin Coach’ builds on the brand’s efforts to enhance customer loyalty and commitment by encouraging customers to set skin goals and track changes in their skin following a purchase. After receiving a recommended skincare […]

  • Asos loosens performance targets for exec bonus scheme
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 01/12/2022 at 12:24

    Image: Asos Fast fashion e-tailer Asos has altered the criteria for its annual executive bonus scheme to reflect its sharp decline in finances. In a notice on its website, the retailer said the changes were “appropriate” in order to “better align with business priorities”. According to the Financial Times, the new scheme will be applicable to Asos’ new CEO José Antonio Ramos Calamonte, who joined the company in June. It will also affect the next appointed CFO. The publication said […]

  • PVH swings to Q3 loss, but revenue beats estimates
    by (Huw Hughes) on 01/12/2022 at 12:12

    Image: Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Hilfiger owner PVH Corp fell into the red in the third quarter despite stronger-than-expected revenue. The US fashion giant made a net loss of 186.7 million dollars in the period compared to a profit of 279.7 million dollars a year earlier. Revenue of 2.281 billion dollars was 2 percent below the previous year, but 7 percent higher on a constant currency basis. “We are pleased with our third quarter results as we delivered high single-digit constant currency […]

  • Inspecs appoints two new non-exec directors and CEO to strengthen board
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 01/12/2022 at 12:05

    Glasses. Image: Unsplash Eyewear manufacture Inspecs Group has announced the appointment of two new non-executive directors, Shaun Smith and Hugo Adams, and a new CEO, Richard Peck, effective today, in a bid to strengthen its board and assist in the delivery of its strategic goals. Smith has previously served in CFO roles at Norcros and Aga Rangemaster Group, where he was credited with overseeing the transformation of the business into an international brand-led retail group. Adams boasts over […]

  • Ann Demeulemeester appoints Ludovic de Saint Sernin as creative director
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 01/12/2022 at 12:03

    Image: Ludovic de Saint Sernin for Ann Demeulemeester. Photo by Willy Vanderperre, styling by Olivier Rizzo Ann Demeulemeester has appointed Paris-based designer Ludovic de Saint Sernin as the brand’s new creative director. Mr de Saint Sernin will be the first creative director since the Belgian label was bought by New Guards Group co-founder Antonioli, the luxury retailer based in Italy and Switzerland. In July 2020 Ann Demeulemeester’s then creative director Sébastien Meunier stepped […]

  • Klarna rolls out Creator Platform globally
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 01/12/2022 at 10:47

    Klarna Creator Platform. Image: Klarna Bank and payment service provider Klarna has globally rolled out its Creator Platform, now allowing retailers and influencers in all of its 45 markets to access the feature. Initially launched in the US in October 2022, the initiative aims to match retailers with the right influencers and track performance metrics in a bid to bolster the engagement brands have with their audience. The platform comes as a response to both the 16 billion dollar influencer […]

  • Joules takeover deal by Foschini Group said to be imminent
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 01/12/2022 at 10:30

    Image: Joules A new report has suggested that Joules is on the brink of a rescue deal with South African retail conglomerate, the Foschini Group (TFG). According to Sky News, the group, which also owns Hobbs and Whistles, is close to closing an agreement to buy the majority of Joules’ stores and assets, amounting to roughly three-quarters of the brand’s retail estate. While one source for the publication said a deal could be struck on Wednesday, both companies have not yet issued a […]

  • Unbound Group appoints former Next CFO to board
    by (Huw Hughes) on 01/12/2022 at 10:30

    Image: Hotter Shoes, Facebook Unbound Group, the parent company of British footwear chain Hotter Shoes, has appointed New Look’s former finance chief Alastair Miller to its board of directors. He will be appointed as chair of the group’s audit and risk committee and a member of the remuneration committee and the nomination committee, effective December 31. The appointment comes as independent non-executive directors Paul Goodson and Suki Thompson step down from the board, resulting in a […]

  • UK retailers face ‘inventory crisis’ in evolution of global supply chain woes
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 01/12/2022 at 10:11

    Image: FashionUnited A new report by Unleashed has found that UK clothing and fashion businesses are holding 57 percent more stock compared to pre-pandemic levels as new supply chain challenges come to head. In its ‘Manufacturers Health Check’ report, the firm analysed more than 4,500 SMEs through four data points; value of stock on hand, Gross Margin Return on Inventory (GMROI), fulfilment days and the price paid for goods purchased. In its research, Unleashed said there was evidence that […]

  • Brunello Cucinelli to be honoured with revived Neiman Marcus Award
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 01/12/2022 at 09:53

    Brunello Cucinelli. Image: Neiman Marcus Group, NMG Awards Brunello Cucinelli has been announced as the honouree of the Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion as the retail group launches a new award platform to recognise leaders in the industry. The Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) unveiled its NMG Awards marking the return of the prestigious prize and an additional new award for Creative Impact in the Field of Fashion. In a release, the group said the revived awards […]

  • G-III reports increase in Q3 sales, but profits narrow
    by (Huw Hughes) on 01/12/2022 at 09:45

    Image: DKNY, Facebook G-III Apparel Group has reported a drop in profit in the third quarter of the year amid logistical issues at its distribution centers. The Nasdaq-listed group posted net profit of 61.1 million dollars in the three months to October 31, down from 106.7 million dollars a year earlier. Chief executive Morris Goldfarb said higher inventory levels in the quarter led to “logistical challenges” at the group’s distribution centers which resulted in significant one-time […]

  • Marks & Spencer to invest 48.5 million pounds into northern UK stores
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 01/12/2022 at 09:33

    Marks & Spencer St. Helen's store. Image: Marks & Spencer Marks & Spencer has outlined a new plan that will see it invest 48.5 million pounds into stores in the North of England. It comes as part of the retailer’s store rotation programme, which it said aims to create a retail estate “fit for the future”. In a release, Sacha Berendij, retail operations director, said: “Whilst other retailers go online, or sadly disappear, we are committed to having great shops. “That […]

  • Gordon Brothers loans 25 million dollars to Everlane to support growth
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 01/12/2022 at 09:14

    Image: Everlane Global advisory firm Gordon Brothers has announced that it has provided American clothing retailer Everlane with a 25 million dollar term loan secured by the brand and its working capital assets. In a release, the company said the brand would use the loan to support “over a decade of continued growth”. Speaking on the agreement, Tobias Nanda, president of brands at Gordon Brothers, said the firm had admired Everlane since its founding and recognises the “significant brand […]

  • Camden Market debuts online retail platform for independent traders
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 01/12/2022 at 08:57

    Camden Market. Image: LabTech Independent retailers and producers within London’s Camden Market will now be available to shop online after the area’s operator LabTech launched a sustainable marketplace for its partners. Forty of the market’s traders have signed up to the platform, developed in partnership with Good Sixty, offering 2,000 products across multiple categories. In a release, LabTech said the initiative hopes to help traders sell online in a way that they could not achieve […]

  • PVH extends G-III licensing deals to bring core categories in-house
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 01/12/2022 at 08:46

    Image: Calvin Klein, Battersea Power Station PVH Corp has announced the extension of most of its licensing agreements with brands under the G-III Apparel Group. The extension pertains to Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger in the US and Canada, and largely covers the brands’ women’s North American wholesale businesses. The agreement moves the group’s licence expiry date from 2025 to 2027. It comes as PVH looks to bring its core product categories in-house, a plan it said is being implemented […]

  • Boohoo enters Indian market through Myntra partnership
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 01/12/2022 at 08:35

    Boohoo Group enters India through Myntra partnership. Image: Myntra British fashion retail group Boohoo has entered the Indian market for the first time via a partnership with the region’s multi brand platform Myntra. As part of the launch, three of the group’s owned brands – Boohoo, Dorothy Perkins and Nasty Gal – are now available to shop through the site, offering over 1,500 goods across a multitude of categories. It marks the first time the Boohoo and Nasty Gal brands will cater to […]

  • Christmas windows from around the world
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 01/12/2022 at 08:30

    Image: Saks by Luis Guillén In Pictures With Christmas fast approaching, FashionUnited has rounded up the best of this year’s festive window displays at iconic department stores across the world, from Selfridges in London to Printemps in Paris and Saks in New York. Selfridges, London Selfridges have transformed 15 windows at its Oxford Street, London store into a must-see festive display inspired by the surreal and spectacular interpretations of festive ‘foodie’ moments. Highlights […]

  • LoveShackFancy to open its first international store in London
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 01/12/2022 at 08:04

    Image: LoveShackFancy illustrations of London store Womenswear brand LoveShackFancy has confirmed that it is opening its first international store in London on December 3. Located in London’s Notting Hill on Westbourne Grove, the store will mark LoveShackFancy’s sixteenth retail location and will house the brand’s vintage-inspired dresses and miniskirts, as well as its ethereal home collection. The store itself will be a “feminine dreamworld” explains the brand, with the exterior […]

  • By Far debuts fragrance collection
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 01/12/2022 at 07:58

    Image: By Far Beauty Accessories label By Far is expanding into the beauty sector with the launch of its debut fragrance collection. The ‘Daydreams’ collection features seven new buildable fragrances, designed to be “a celebration of ordinary moments that become playful escapes,” housed in refillable charms and bag bracelets, which double as an accessory. "The collection is an invitation to lose yourself in the universe of dreams," explains Denitsa Bumbarova, creative director and […]

  • Jimmy Choo and Timberland collaborate on a New York-inspired collection
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 01/12/2022 at 07:51

    Image: Jimmy Choo x Timberland by Shaniquwa Jarvis In Pictures Following the success of its partnership in 2020, Jimmy Choo is again collaborating with work-and-outdoor inspired brand Timberland on an exclusive capsule collection. The high-energy collection is inspired by the city of New York and features Timberland’s iconic Original Yellow Bootä re-imagined through the lens of Jimmy Choo’s creative director Sandra Choi, who worked alongside New York-based designer Shanel Campbell. The […]

  • Desigual launches debut jewellery collection
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 01/12/2022 at 07:40

    Image: Desigual In Pictures Spanish fashion label Desigual has launched its first jewellery collection designed by Gala Meyer, founder of jewellery brand Zalio and daughter of Thomas Meyer, who founded Desigual in 1984. The 57-piece collection includes rings, earrings, pendants, chokers and bracelets featuring melting hearts, handcrafted textures and abstract butterflies, plated in 18-carat gold or sterling silver. The jewellery line has been designed from a genderless perspective around the […]

  • Karen Millen launches rental service
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 01/12/2022 at 07:37

    Image: Karen Millen Womenswear brand Karen Millen, part of the Boohoo Group, has launched its own fashion rental offering powered by My Wardrobe HQ (MWHQ). Karen Millen Rotates allows customers to rent more than 40 styles from four to fourteen days in UK sizes 6-16, from eveningwear to luxe tailored designs including dresses, jumpsuits, trousers and coats. The platform will also allow customers to buy the rental styles as well. Rental prices range from 4 pounds a day for a sequinned bandeau […]

  • Kappa releases first US ski and snowboard collection
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 01/12/2022 at 07:33

    Image: Kappa In Pictures Italian sportswear brand Kappa has unveiled the first winter collection for the US Ski and Snowboard team after it signed a multi-year sponsorship deal with the country in May to kit out the team for the next 10 years. Produced by Kappa’s research and development centre, the first ski and snowboard collection available in-store offers an activewear version of the racing clothes worn by the athletes on the US team including ski jackets and pants, T-shirts, tracksuits, […]

  • Kiton opens standalone store in London
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 01/12/2022 at 07:22

    Image: Kiton In Pictures Italian tailoring brand Kiton has opened its first boutique in London in Mayfair, adding to its 60 stores in 25 countries. Located on Clifford Street in London, the store’s aesthetic is inspired by Kiton’s offices in Milan and Naples and follows the concept inaugurated in Shanghai, Dubai, and Milan, as well as its upcoming opening in Seoul, featuring furnishing embellished with Kiton fabrics. Image: Kiton The 3,200 square foot space is divided over two […]

  • A visit to one of Bangladesh’s green garment factories
    by (Simone Preuss) on 30/11/2022 at 15:43

    BACKGROUND Green Smart Shirts Ltd. factory in Gazipur, Bangladesh. Photo: Sumit Suryawanshi for FashionUnited. Once considered a cheap sourcing location with unsafe factories by some international buyers, Bangladesh has come a long way in just ten short years: After the deadly fire at Tazreen Fashions in 2012 and the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in 2013, Bangladesh sourcing seemed at an all-time low, its reputation tarnished as a manufacturing destination. Many naysayers […]

  • Ispo Munich: Fewer stands, but many visitors and sustainable innovations
    by (Regina Henkel) on 30/11/2022 at 15:36

    Image: Ispo Munich 2022 | Credit: FashionUnited The mood at Ispo Munich, which ends Wednesday after three days, is varied but confident, reflecting the challenges of the current situation in retail and in the industry. In other words, there is uncertainty yet optimism. Many came to the German trade show, which reopened on Monday for the first time after a forced break of almost three years, with mixed feelings. "I'm really excited to see how it's going to be," says Otto Leodolter, managing […]

  • Walking in the winter wonderland: Rubirosa homages the Alps Glam
    by (Sponsor) on 30/11/2022 at 15:33

    Picture: Rubirosa, FW22 Collection, courtesy of the brand When it comes to the most glamorous winter playground in the world, nothing can compare with the majestic Alps and their myriad of star-studded resorts, top rate skiing facilities and exclusive après-ski amenities. Image: Rubirosa, FW22 Collection, courtesy of the brand Stretching across Switzerland, Italy, Austria, France and Germany, for many centuries these mountains were not visited by foreigners but early naturalists, […]

  • Pure London announces keynote speakers for February show
    by (Huw Hughes) on 30/11/2022 at 14:23

    Image: Pure London UK fashion trade fair Pure London has announced the line-up of talks for its edition taking place between February 12 and 14 at Olympia London. The two keynote speakers for the upcoming show are Ed Burstell, a retail executive who served for eight years as managing director of Liberty London, and Piers Carpenter, a jewellery designer who won the BBC’s All That Glitters competition. Burstell will kick off the talks on Sunday when he joins Lauretta Roberts, the co-founder, […]

  • Saul Nash ties fashion, cars and gaming together for new collaboration
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 30/11/2022 at 13:18

    Image: Mercedes-Benz; Photography by Justin French, set design by Isabel + Helen and movement direction by Saul Nash In Pictures British fashion designer Saul Nash, who won The Queen Elizabeth II Award earlier this year, has unveiled a limited-edition capsule collection with Mercedes-Benz and SK Gaming. The collaboration, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Mercedes-Benz eSports partner SK Gaming, features two limited-edition pieces designed by Nash, a jacket and a long-sleeved compression […]

  • Veja Baby Slippers are back
    by (Press Club) on 30/11/2022 at 13:04

    Image: VEJA Baby, courtesy of the brand For winter, VEJA studio introduces its Baby style in suede, coming in three colorways. The Baby style is available in two sizes: • 17/18 (EUR size) 3-6 months • 19/20 (EUR size) 6-12 months Upper in suede. Coming from farms in Rio Grande do Sul, then tanned without using any hazardous or prohibited chemicals. Outsoles in fine leather, known for its noble quality and softness. Laces in certified organic cotton. Lining in 100% recycled polyester. […]

  • M&S acquires Thread to accelerate its personalisation plans
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 30/11/2022 at 12:09

    Image: M&S/Thread British retailer Marks & Spencer has acquired the intellectual property, including the source code and algorithms developed by personalised fashion marketplace Thread to accelerate its personalisation capabilities. In a statement, M&S said that the acquisition will allow it to integrate “cutting-edge proprietary tech” into the M&S website as it looks to accelerate personalisation and deliver a unique customer experience. The personalisation capabilities […]

  • What is the function of fashion trade shows and when do they take place?
    by (Esmee Blaazer) on 30/11/2022 at 11:44

    Image: Pure London | Credit: Hyve Group Trade shows are important events in the fashion industry that kick off the new season for brands and retailers. In this article, we’ll tell you all you need to know about fashion trade shows: What exactly are they? Who are the visitors and exhibitors? And why are they so important? We’ll also include some examples of some of the biggest trade shows in the global fashion industry. Content What is a fashion trade fair? (what do they do and who attends […]

  • Foot Locker CFO to step down in executive team shake-up
    by (Huw Hughes) on 30/11/2022 at 10:53

    Image: Foot Locker Inc. Foot Locker has announced a number of changes to its top team, including the departure of its chief financial officer and the appointment of a new chief operating officer. The New York-based specialty athletic retailer announced Thursday that Andrew Page will step down as CFO following the company's Q4 earnings report. A search for a successor is underway. The company has appointed Elliott Rodgers as new executive vice president and COO. Rodgers currently sits on the […]

  • Top fashion Influencer UK
    by (FashionUnited) on 30/11/2022 at 09:45

    Credit: Courtesy of Rach Rach is a London based blogger, designer and fashion influencer. Mostly active on Instagram and TikTok, she has grown a community of 17.8 thousand followers combined. Her style is full rainbow, with very colourful combinations, and some mixing and matching of patterns as well. She plays around with different styles, sometimes giving very edgy and cool vibes, and other times going for girly and chic aesthetics. View this post on Instagram A post […]

  • Mulberry swings to H1 loss as UK shoppers rein in spending
    by (Huw Hughes) on 30/11/2022 at 09:43

    Image: Mulberry British luxury brand Mulberry has reported a loss in the first half of the year as its UK retail sales were hit by the cost of living crisis. The Somerset-based handbag specialist posted a pre-tax loss of 3.8 million pounds in the six months to October 1, compared to a profit of 10.2 million pounds a year earlier. It came as consumers tightened their purse strings amid economic uncertainty, with retail sales in its home market of the UK dropping 10 percent in the period, while […]

  • H&M to cut 1,500 jobs amid cost savings programme
    by (Huw Hughes) on 30/11/2022 at 08:54

    Image: H&M Store/ Courtesy of Joni Israeli Swedish fashion giant H&M is to cut 1,500 jobs as part of a previously announced plan to reduce costs and improve efficiency across the business. The cost-cutting programme, which will also see the retailer cut other administrative and overhead costs, is expected to result in a restructuring charge of just over 800 million Swedish krona (63 million pounds) in the fourth quarter. But it is expected to save the business some 2 billion Swedish […]

  • Van de Velde appoints current CFO Karel Verlinde as interim CEO
    by (Prachi Singh) on 30/11/2022 at 08:49

    Image: Prima Donna media gallery Van de Velde has announced that the company’s management is redrawn, with immediate effect. The company’s board of directors has appointed the current CFO Karel Verlinde as interim CEO. The company said in a statement that by mutual agreement Peter Corijn, who served as chief executive officer (CEO) since May 2022, will leave the company. The company added that with Verlinde’s appointment, an insider is in charge, who in recent years, together with […]

  • German trade fairs recover slowly
    by (Press Club) on 30/11/2022 at 08:44

    Image Credit: AUMA First recovery in sight for trade fairs in Germany: At least 340 trade fairs are planned between Husum and Friedrichshafen in 2023. Thus, almost 25 percent more trade fairs will take place in the new year than were possible in Germany this year. In the first quarter of 2023 alone, a good 120 trade fairs are scheduled - in 2022, only 18 trade fairs could be held in the same period due to Covid-19 restrictions. Energy efficiency, circular economy and innovative production […]

  • Shopify reveals new records for Black Friday Cyber Monday with 7.5 billion dollars in sales
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 30/11/2022 at 08:38

    Image: Online shopping via Pexels Shopify merchants saw Black Friday and Cyber Monday (BFCM) sales soar to 7.5 billion dollars, the highest on record. High street and in-person shopping grew 24 percent with POS sales made by Shopify UK merchants, but it was mobile shopping that saw 75 percent of transactions versus 25 percent on desktop. Fashion was the top category, followed by health and beauty. UK merchants saw 24 percent of sales in other countries, powering cross-border shopping. In a […]

  • Independent retailers to be in the spotlight on Small Business Saturday
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 30/11/2022 at 08:15

    Image: Durham high street, UK. Image: Unsplash This Saturday the UK’s small businesses will be celebrated and put in the spotlight. After the retail frenzy of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and a focus on discounted goods, Small Business Saturday offers an antidote to corporate shopping, shining a light on the UK’s many small businesses and independent retailers. Now in its 10th year, Small Business Saturday is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign that encourages consumers to shop locally and […]

  • Prada embarks on succession path to handover reigns to eldest son
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 30/11/2022 at 07:37

    Image: Patrizio Bertelli, Prada media centre Prada has begun the process of succession planning, looking to the former Luxottica chief Andrea Guerra to streamline the luxury house’s change of leadership. Prada CEO Patrizio Bertelli (76) and Miuccia Prada (73) are expected to hand the company operations to their eldest son, Lorenzo Bertilli (34), who joined the company 2007 as digital communications director. Mr Guerra will guide the company's management through the potential handover and […]

  • Item of the week: the cargo pants
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 30/11/2022 at 07:35

    (From left) Image: Na-kd, Lili Sidonio, NikeWhat it is: Cargo pants come as part of a slew of military-inspired fashion trends beginning to make their way back into fashion’s hotspot. In terms of fashion, cargo pants typically refer to loose-fitting trousers, often made in a cotton-based material, which come with patched pockets down the side of the legs and, usually, finish with an elasticated cuffs. For recent iterations, brands have modernised the look with features like wide-legged cuts, […]

  • Cupra partners with sustainable fashion studio Raeburn to mark its first electric vehicle
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 29/11/2022 at 16:36

    Image: Raeburn x Cupra Raeburn, the responsible design studio and platform founded by Christopher Raeburn, has partnered with Spanish automakers Cupra to create a bespoke wrap for its Born car. The unique collaboration features a parachute design, a signature of the Raeburn house, cladding the car manufacturer’s first fully electric vehicle. In a statement Raeburn said the partnership was born out of both brands’ passion for creating powerful, stylish and sustainable pieces, without […]

  • The Belgian Fashion Awards name graduate of the year and emerging talent of the year
    by (Veerle Versteeg) on 29/11/2022 at 16:10

    Sebastian Van Canneyt, Most Promising Belgian Graduate of the Year (left) with Chibi Ichigo, an artist from the Belgian Electro scene. Credits: J. Van Belle, via WBI Last week, the Belgian Fashion Awards announced the winners of its 2022 edition, which included the Most Promising Belgian Graduate and Belgian Emerging Talent of the Year. The young designer Sebastian van Canneyt, who received his master degree from art school KASK in Ghent earlier this year, was named Most Promising Graduate. […]

  • Primark to invest 100 million euros in Spanish store estate in next two years
    by (Huw Hughes) on 29/11/2022 at 15:50

    Image: Primark store in Madrid Fast fashion giant Primark is injecting a further 100 million euros into its Spanish store fleet. Eighty million euros will be spent on opening at least eight new stores and one store extension over the next two years, while the remaining 20 million euros will go towards upgrades and refurbishments in other stores. The investment will result in at least 1,000 new jobs, bringing its total workforce in Spain to 10,000, Primark said when announcing the news on […]

  • Lacoste opens virtual reality store in partnership with Emperia
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 29/11/2022 at 13:22

    Lacoste virtual reality store by Emperia. Image: Emperia Lacoste has unveiled its first-ever virtual store, developed in partnership with Emperia, a virtual store development platform for retailer and fashion. On entering the store, customers can move around a space inspired by the brand’s signature details, in an interior that is reminiscent of a crocodile’s mouth. The showroom features five seasonal products, all shoppable viewed in 360 degrees. A second room houses a gamified feature […]

  • Jodie Turner-Smith to host the Fashion Awards 2022 presented by Diet Coke
    by (Press Club) on 29/11/2022 at 13:10

    Image Credit: British Fashion Council (BFC) The British Fashion Council (BFC) is excited to announce that The Fashion Awards 2022 presented by Diet Coke will be hosted by British and Jamaican activist and actress Jodie Turner-Smith. The event will take place on Monday 5th December 2022, returning to the iconic London venue The Royal Albert Hall. Turner-Smith is best known for her magnetising breakout role in Queen & Slim (2019) and has received critical acclaim for her iconic […]

  • Hibbett reports increase in Q3 sales, profit
    by (Huw Hughes) on 29/11/2022 at 12:49

    Image: Hibbett Athletic apparel retailer Hibbett has reported an increase in sales and profit in the third quarter of the year as it benefited from the back-to-school season. Sales at the US company increased 13.5 percent to 433.2 million dollars in the three months to October 29, with comparable sales up 9.9 percent. Net income rose slightly to 25.6 million dollars from 25.2 million dollars a year earlier. President and CEO Mike Longo said the third-quarter results reflected “a strong […]

  • Miu Miu named brand of the year in Lyst’s Year in Fashion 2022 report
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 29/11/2022 at 12:21

    Miu Miu SS23. Image: Miu Miu Luxury marketplace Lyst has released its Year in Fashion 2022 report, covering a series of celebrity-backed trends, fashion collaborations and cultural moments that defined customers’ searches on its platform. In the report’s introduction, the retailer said over 200 million people had browsed and shopped on the site this year, providing data for it to analyse what had shaped fashion over the period. Miu Miu tops the charts, alongside Diesel and Prada Miu Miu […]

  • Shaftesbury hails ‘rapid rebound’ in West End economy
    by (Huw Hughes) on 29/11/2022 at 11:50

    Image: CGI Berwick Street | Credit: Shaftesbury London’s iconic West End has enjoyed a “strong recovery” in footfall and spending following the end of lockdowns as deep-pocketed shoppers flocked back to physical stores. Shaftesbury, the property giant that owns a 16.4-acre portfolio in the popular luxury shopping hub, said average monthly sales for its retailers are now 6 percent ahead of pre-pandemic levels from 2019. “The year has seen a rapid rebound in the West End economy as […]

  • Size? debuts concept store at Liverpool One
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 29/11/2022 at 11:21

    Size?'s new concept store at Liverpool One. Image: Grosvenor Footwear and apparel retailer Size? has opened the first of its new store design concept at Liverpool One. Spanning two floors, the 2,734 square foot space houses a range of “highly sought-after, worldwide releases”, including previously sold out ‘deadstock’ products and signature collections. Drawing inspiration from Liverpool’s industrial heritage, the interior of the building merges a deep grey backdrop with the JD […]

  • Woolmark announces winners of 2022 Performance Challenge
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 29/11/2022 at 10:50

    2022 Woolmark Performance Challenge, presented in partnership with Salomon. Image: The Woolmark Company The Woolmark Company, together with Salomon, has announced the winners of its 2022 Woolmark Performance Challenge, an initiative dedicated to backing concepts within the sports and performance market. For this year’s theme, participating students were asked to invent next-generation running gear for long-distance runners in mountainous environments, with a particular focus on durable […]

  • Nobody’s Child reigns as Marks & Spencer’s most popular third party brand
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 29/11/2022 at 10:14

    Nobody's Child. Image: Marks & Spencer One year on from its strategic investment in Nobody’s Child, Marks & Spencer has said the “eco-conscious” womenswear label has continued to be its most popular third-party brand. While Nobody’s Child was initially introduced to Marks & Spencer’s e-commerce site in 2020, the department store chain only invested in the brand in November 2021, with a 25 percent stake. The deal allowed the company to operate independently, while also […]

  • The Rolling Stones say they want Shein licensing deal ‘terminated’
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 29/11/2022 at 09:58

    Shein x The Rolling Stones 60th anniversary collection. Image: Shein The Rolling Stones have reportedly expressed their desire for a licensing deal with fast fashion e-commerce company Shein to be terminated. On Friday, the Chinese e-tailer unveiled the latest addition to its clothing collection “honouring the legendary rock band”. The range included a line of t-shirts and merchandise that celebrated the rock group’s 60th anniversary, with prices starting at 1.50 pound. However, on […]

  • FatFace introduces product personalisation service
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 29/11/2022 at 09:45

    FatFace introduces personalisation offer. Image: FatFace FatFace has announced the launch of a new product personalisation service as it looks to expand its product range and “capitalise on its growing customer base”. The offer, which is powered by My First Years, will be available for customers on the brand’s website from this week, with additional styles to be added to the assortment in the lead up to Christmas. Customers will be able to opt for embossed personalisation on select […]

  • Plein Sport “aggressively” targeting 295 stores by 2024
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 29/11/2022 at 09:43

    Image: Plein Sport Interview Philipp Plein, known for his signature maximalism and more-is-more aesthetic, is taking on the active sportswear market with Plein Sport, complete with innovative products, a disruptive retail experience with a self-service vending machine concept, and licensing details. Just don't call it a diffusion line! Unlike luxury houses that have launched and closed diffusion and often more affordable second lines, Plein stresses that his Plein Sport offering has its own […]

  • On expands resale offer to include apparel
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 29/11/2022 at 09:30

    On Cloudflyer editorial. Image: On Sportswear brand On has announced the expansion of its ‘Onward’ resale programme to include its apparel collection. The initiative will now cover an assortment of pre-owned men’s and women’s performance apparel, including tops, pants, running tights and jackets, next to the brand’s footwear line. It comes as a further extension of On’s existing ESG strategies, which it said focus on driving sustainability through innovation and elevating […]

  • Vegan footwear brand RapidBox raises 4.5 million dollars in funding
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 29/11/2022 at 09:19

    RapidBox footwear. Image: RapidBox, Facebook RapidBox, a direct-to-consumer footwear brand, has announced it has raised 4.5 million dollars in a Series A funding round, led by Asian firm SIG Venture Capital. The Indian company said the funding will be used to expand its product range, enhance customer experience and for brand building. In a release, co-founder of RapidBox, Arun Paliwal, commented: “As a young brand, we see a lot of room for growth as we cater to growing footwear and fashion […]

  • Balenciaga distances itself from child pornography associations, but is the damage done?
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 29/11/2022 at 09:08

    Image: Balenciaga | Credit: Unsplash Balenciaga has directly addressed the controversy regarding its latest ad campaign, which features plush bears in leather harnesses and children in the background as well as court documents pertaining to a well-publicised child pornography case. In a grovelling statement the Kering-owned luxury house said it wants to learn from its mistakes and identify ways the company can contribute to end child exploitation. Thriving on controversy Controversial […]

  • Avon to implement virtual try-on shopping experience via Perfect Corp.
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 29/11/2022 at 09:01

    Avon and Perfect Corp's virtual try-on experience. Image: Perfect Corp. Avon is set to launch a virtual try-on online (VTO) shopping experience in nine of its initial markets, including the UK, through a collaboration with artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) beauty and fashion tech provider, Perfect Corp. The feature will allow Avon shoppers to try on around 400 makeup products, from lips, eyes and face categories, through their mobile camera or desktop webcam. In-person […]

  • Boohoo doubles stake in Revolution Beauty becoming largest single shareholder
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 29/11/2022 at 08:47

    Image: Revolution Beauty Fast fashion group Boohoo has increased its stake in Revolution Beauty by over 25 percent as the brand continues an investigation into its audit reporting. The retailer has upped its investment from 12.8 percent to 26.4 percent, making it the beauty brand’s largest single shareholder. In a regulatory filing, Boohoo said the investment reflected the group’s “belief in the growth potential” of the company, noting that it intends to be a “supportive stakeholder […]

  • N Brown CFO Rachel Izzard to step down
    by (Prachi Singh) on 29/11/2022 at 07:30

    Image: Jacamo, N Brown media gallery N Brown Group Plc has announced the departure of chief financial officer Rachel Izzard. The company said in a release that Izzard will be leaving the group to take up a career opportunity outside of the online fashion and consumer credit industry and that the process to identify her successor is underway. According to the company’s website, Izzard was appointed CFO on June 29, 2020 after joining as CFO elect in April 2020. She joined from Aer Lingus where […]

  • Jägermeister unveils capsule collection with 474co
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 29/11/2022 at 07:26

    Image: 474co x Jägermeister In Pictures German spirit brand Jägermeister has launched a limited-edition capsule collection in collaboration with Manchester-based up-and-coming sustainable premium streetwear and athleisure fashion label 474co. The 474co x Jägermeister 14-piece streetwear capsule draws inspiration from Jägermeister's iconic stag branding and its German meaning “meister hunter”. It features a vegan leather and organic wool varsity jacket, a denim jacket, and an array of […]

  • In The Style names Jocelyn Seeley as design manager
    by (Prachi Singh) on 29/11/2022 at 05:21

    Image: In The Style via Facebook In The Style has announced the appointment of Jocelyn Seeley as its new design manager. According to a Drapers report, Seeley, former Boohoo Group’s head of design, now leads a team of five designers and reports to Adam Frisby, owner and founder of the brand. Commenting on her new role at In The Style, the report quoted her saying: “I’ll be leading a very talented design team and look forward to being part of driving the brand's ethos of inclusivity and […]

  • Sidney Toledano appointed head of France's Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 28/11/2022 at 20:23

    Image: Sidney Toledano Sidney Toledano has been appointed the new head of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. Mr Toledano succeeds Ralph Toledano, who is no relation, and who held the position alongside the presidency of France’s fashion chamber, FHCM, since 2015. Sidney Toledano will remain Chairman and CEO of LVMH Fashion Group, as well as Chairman of the Board and board member of the Institut Français de la Mode. A tenure at the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode […]

  • Liz Taylor's 'lucky charm' Oscar dress found in suitcase in London
    by (AFP) on 28/11/2022 at 15:55

    figure> An employee poses with a Christian Dior dress worn by actress Elizabeth Taylor, and recently discovered with other dresses in a suitcase, before their sale at Kerry Taylor Auctions, in London on November 25, 2022. Credit: DANIEL LEAL / AFP A "lucky charm" Christian Dior dress worn by Elizabeth Taylor on the night she won best actress at the 1961 Oscars is to be sold at auction next month, after being stored in a suitcase in London for over 50 years. It had been assumed the […]

  • Wear The C&A Change
    by (Press Club) on 28/11/2022 at 15:39

    Image: Waste2Wear C&A China is one of the most enduring and pioneering retailers in global apparel. Waste2Wear is an award-winning pioneer in sustainability – helping reduce global waste by turning plastic waste into all kinds of beautiful finished products. Together, they are proud to announce a new sustainable range of mens and ladies autumn/winter fashion items made from recycled plastic bottles by Waste2Wear. The soft, stretchy and comfortable winter-wear includes sweatshirts, […]

  • V&A unveils couture Christmas Tree by Miss Sohee
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 28/11/2022 at 14:15

    Image: V&A In Pictures London’s V&A museum has unveiled a couture Christmas tree designed by London-based Korean fashion designer Miss Sohee, whose work is featured in its ‘Hallyu! The Korean Wave’ exhibition. Located in the V&A’s Cromwell Road grand entrance, the showstopping design, on display until January 4, 2023, reimagines the traditional Christmas tree into a dramatic couture gown, reflecting the museum’s tradition of showcasing innovative craftsmanship from […]

  • UK retailers boosted by Black Friday footfall
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 28/11/2022 at 12:52

    Image: Shopping via Pexels The Black Friday bonanza expected by retailers saw a significant uptick in footfall according to data from retail experts Springboard. The high street and retail parks were popular (11.3 percent and 7.1 percent respectively) but shopping centres saw the biggest rise in footfall with 16.8 percent. The shopping event, which has expanded from the last Friday in November to a week of discounting, saw footfall level out by Saturday to just 0.6 percent compared to the […]

  • Kim Kardashian ‘reevaluating’ relationship with Balenciaga following controversial campaigns
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 28/11/2022 at 12:44

    Kim Kardashian. Image: Balenciaga, collection Alta Costura 51ST. Balenciaga. Kim Kardashian has spoken out after Balenciaga came under scrutiny for several controversial images from two of its campaigns. In a post on Instagram, Kardashian, who features heavily in the brand’s marketing and regularly dons its clothing, said she had remained quiet since the backlash as she wanted to speak to the team to understand how the situation could have occurred. In her statement, the reality star said: […]