• How Bestseller Tackles the Organic Cotton Challenges With its Sustainable Direct-To-Farm Approach
    by (Press Club) on 06/06/2023 at 15:28

    Picture: Bestseller, courtesy of the brand When it comes to organic cotton, its limited availability is an issue sustainable brands face due to industry-wide integrity issues, difficult traceability and global supply chain inflationary pressures. Bestseller as a renowned fashion brand, nevertheless, has committed to source 100% certified and branded cotton since 2022. This includes eco-friendly variants like organic cotton, recycled cotton, In-conversion cotton, Cotton made in Africa (CmiA), […]

  • Cheshire Fashion Week to feature The Apprentice 2022 Star Brittany Carter's Oomph Clean Energy Drinks
    by (Press Club) on 06/06/2023 at 14:14

    Image Credit: Brittany Carter and Omph Clean Energy Drink (via Cheshire Fashion Week) The fashion week event in Chester, which will be held on the 17th of June, at Chester Town Hall, will feature The Apprentice 2022 finalist Brittany Carter of Oomph Energy Drinks, who made show history as part of last year's all-female final launching her new range of clean energy drinks after securing an investor through appearing on the show. Fashion week organisers have revealed that Oomph will be featured […]

  • G-III ups FY outlook, announces licensing deal with Halston
    by (Huw Hughes) on 06/06/2023 at 13:45

    Image: DKNY, Facebook G-III Apparel Group has upped its full-year revenue and profit outlook after exceeding both its top and bottom line guidance in the first quarter. Net sales for the first quarter ended April 30 dropped 11.9 percent to 606.6 million dollars, while net income narrowed to 3.2 million dollars from 30.6 million dollars. The group, whose portfolio includes brands Karl Lagerfeld, DKNY, and Donna Karan, had expected sales of around 560 million dollars and a net loss of between 5 […]

  • Chico’s posts increase in Q1 profit, but lowers FY outlook
    by (Huw Hughes) on 06/06/2023 at 11:50

    Image: Chico's US retailer Chico’s has lowered its full-year outlook after reporting widening profits but a drop in sales in the first quarter. The women's clothing and accessories company posted a net income of 39.9 million dollars in the three months to April 29, up from 34.9 million dollars a year earlier. Despite the increase in profitability, the retailer lowered its full-year earnings per diluted share outlook to between 0.70 dollars and 0.82 dollars, down from its previous estimate of […]

  • North Sails launches beachwear collection with Coral Gardeners
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 06/06/2023 at 11:28

    Image: North Sails; North Sails x Coral Gardeners collection In Pictures Apparel brand North Sails has launched a capsule beachwear collection in partnership with Coral Gardener to help regenerate the world’s dying coral reefs. The North Sails x Coral Gardeners collection, which takes inspiration from the reefs they are trying to save, is made from organically cultivated and lower carbon emission materials. The capsule features shorts and swimsuits made from recycled polyamide that has been […]

  • Angelina Jolie teaming up with Chloé for first apparel collection
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 06/06/2023 at 08:34

    Image: Chloé; Gabriela Hearst and Angelina Jolie collaborating for Atelier Jolie French fashion house Chloé has confirmed that it will be the first collaborator for Angelina Jolie’s new purpose-driven sustainable fashion label, Atelier Jolie, which the actress unveiled last month. In a statement, Chloé said that the inaugural womenswear ready-to-wear capsule collection will be “an exercise in modern femininity” celebrating “authentic women-to-women connections”. The collection […]

  • Jins appoints global chief creative officer
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 06/06/2023 at 08:09

    Image: Jins; Paul Nixon, global chief creative officer Tokyo-based eyewear brand Jins has appointed Paul Nixon, Apple's former creative director, as its new global chief creative officer. In a statement, Jins said that Nixon joining the eyewear brand would help it grow its presence globally, and Nixon would be a “major driving force in realising Jins' innovative products, new customer experiences, and global growth going forward”. Nixon has more than 25 years of design, marketing, and […]

  • Paolina Russo wins the first Zalando Visionary Award
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 06/06/2023 at 08:00

    Image: Zalando; Paolina Russo London-based fashion label Paolina Russo, founded in 2021 by Paolina Russo and Lucile Guilmard, has been named the winner of the first Zalando Visionary Award in partnership with Copenhagen Fashion Week. The award, which was announced in April, was created to recognise “the makers of the future” and to enable designers to showcase their dedication to creativity, innovation and positive social impact. As the winner, Paolina Russo, known for its focus on […]

  • Gabriela Hearst to exit Chloé
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 06/06/2023 at 07:52

    Image: Gabriella Hearst Gabriela Hearst is reportedly set to present her final collection for Chloé during the Spring/Summer 2024 season at Paris Fashion Week. The Uruguay-born, New York-based designer, is set to exit the French fashion house, according to WWD. While an official statement is yet to be released by both Hearst and Chloé's parent company, Richemont, it is expected that Hearst's departure will allow her to fully concentrate on her own eponymous label. This news coincides with […]

  • Lakeside enhances luxury offer with store expansions
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 06/06/2023 at 07:45

    Image: Lakeside Lakeside, the Essex-based shopping centre owned by property company SGS and asset managed by Global Mutual, is extended its international luxury line-up with three significant upsizes. In a statement, Lakeside confirmed that Boss, Tag Heuer and Goldsmith have also signed up to extend their presence in the shopping centre. Luxury fashion brand Boss will expand into a 4,218 square-foot unit in a prime position in the centre. The store is now trading temporarily from the former […]

  • Kate Spade launches beauty collaboration with Clinique
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 06/06/2023 at 07:38

    Image: Clinique; Clinique x Kate Spade New York collection Beauty Prestige beauty brand Clinique has unveiled its first-ever collaboration with fashion and lifestyle designer brand Kate Spade New York. The playful collaboration combines Kate Spade’s vibrant patterns, including springtime florals, stripes, kisses, and graphic polka dots with a collection of Clinique's best-selling ‘Pop Plush’ creamy lip glosses. Mindy Troutman, vice president of global product marketing, makeup and […]

  • Diesel appoints Matteo Lena as CEO of North America
    by (Prachi Singh) on 06/06/2023 at 07:24

    Image: Matteo Lena via Diesel Diesel, part of the OTB Group, has announced the appointment of Matteo Lena as the brand’s new CEO for North America. Lena, the company said in a statement, brings over 20 years of experience in the fashion and luxury industry. He will step into the new role at Diesel on June 5, 2023. “Matteo Lena is a manager with wide international experience, and we are delighted to welcome him to Diesel. He will be responsible for harnessing the great potential of the […]

  • SS24 Menswear trend preview: Reconnecting with nature
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 06/06/2023 at 07:05

    (From left) Menswear AW23 collections of Dior, Alpha and Fendi. Images courtesy of Launchmetrics Spotlight. “Consumers are so much more aware of our symbolic relationship with nature,” Michael Fisher, the vice president and creative director of menswear at Fashion Snoops, told FashionUnited when asked about fashion’s evolution alongside the environment. The intertwining of these two elements is something that has become increasingly prominent on runways, as luxury brands and designers […]

  • N Brown: Revenue and profit decline amid challenging market conditions
    by (Prachi Singh) on 06/06/2023 at 06:56

    Image: JD Williams, N Brown image gallery N Brown Group revenue for the year to March 4 2023 fell 5.3 percent to 677.5 million pounds, reflecting challenging online market conditions. The company said that product revenue declined 6.9 percent, with strategic brands down 5.3 percent. Lower retail sales, net of higher customer credit penetration, led to lower FS revenue, down 2.4 percent. Commenting on the trading update, Steve Johnson, N Brown’s chief executive, said in a statement: “We […]

  • Maison Margiela announces new leadership roles, Gaetano Sciuto as CEO, Stefano Rosso as Chairman
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 06/06/2023 at 06:54

    Image: Stefano Rosso via OTB Group Maison Margiela has announced Gaetano Sciuto has been appointed as its new CEO, succeeding Gianfranco Gianangeli. It was previously reported that Mr Gianangeli would be leaving the company by mutual decision. A fashion industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in the luxury sectors, Mr Sciuto previously served as the CEO of Giorgio Armani Americas and held key roles at Fendi, including President of Fendi Americas and Global Licenses and Accessories […]

  • Pepco Group posts 22.8 percent H1 revenue growth
    by (Prachi Singh) on 06/06/2023 at 05:24

    Image: Poundland, Pepco Group For the first half period, Pepco Group revenue of 2,839 million euros, rose 22.8 percent compared with prior year on a constant currency basis, while like-for-like (LFL) sales growth was 11.1 percent. The company said LFL growth was driven by a good Christmas peak trading period of 13 percent LFL in the first quarter, followed by a resilient second quarter. The Pepco brand increased 15.8 percent LFL in the first half, while Poundland Group saw 4.9 percent LFL […]

  • Image Skincare names Sennen Pamich as chief executive officer
    by (Prachi Singh) on 06/06/2023 at 04:57

    Image: Image Skincare via Facebook Image Skincare has appointed Sennen Pamich, former president of Wella Company Americas, as the company’s new chief executive officer, effective as of May 2023. Pamich, the company said in a release, brings more than 30 years of experience in the consumer packaged and luxury goods industries to Image, as well as a long track record of success scaling private-equity-backed and omni-channel businesses. “Sennen’s extensive experience in the beauty sector, […]

  • What is Unified Commerce and why is it so important for fashion retailers?
    by (Jackie Mallon) on 06/06/2023 at 02:31

    Photo Credits: A Fish named Fred Although the term has been around for years, Unified Commerce remains somewhat of an emerging concept for many retailers. A recent survey conducted by Bain & Company global consultants, on behalf of Aptos, the retail technology solutions platform, found that the fashion industry still remains largely unprepared for it. However retailers are enthusiastic about Unified Commerce and 75 percent of respondents said it was a very or extremely important element of […]

  • UK retail footfall surges during late May Bank Holiday weekend
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 05/06/2023 at 16:11

    UK retail destinations experienced a 5.4 percent increase in footfall during the three-day late May bank holiday weekend, as the warm and sunny weather drew more people outdoors. Data from Springboard shows High streets saw an 8.5 percent rise compared to the same period last year, while retail parks witnessed a 5.2 percent uplift on bank holiday Monday. Coastal towns experienced a substantial 24.7 percent week-on-week increase in footfall, driven by holidaymakers. Sunny weather on Sunday […]

  • Armani announces Apulia Regenerative Cotton Project
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 05/06/2023 at 16:00

    Image: Apulia Regenerative Cotton Project via Giorgio Armani Twitter The Armani Group has announced a collaboration with the Sustainable Markets Initiative and the Circular Bioeconomy Alliance on a new project called the Apulia Regenerative Cotton Project. The move signals the brand’s commitment to sustainable practices in the Italian fashion industry. The project aims to establish an experimental agroforestry regenerative cotton site, utilising innovative methods to enhance landscape […]

  • Breaking the pattern: The apparel brands ditching trends and seasons
    by (Weixin Zha) on 05/06/2023 at 12:13

    BACKGROUND A timeless wardrobe by Asket, Spring 2022 campaign. Picture: Asket In an industry that thrives from constant change, a handful of fashion brands have broken away from convention to refine timeless apparel collections. Their seasonless business models proved notably resilient during the pandemic when many clothing companies suffered from overstock and supply chain woes. Could they serve as a viable alternative to overproduction and other wasteful practices that prevail in the […]

  • Tilly’s reports drop in Q1 sales, swings to loss
    by (Huw Hughes) on 05/06/2023 at 11:34

    Image: Tillys store in Florida via Wikimedia Commons US retailer Tilly’s has reported a drop in sales and a net loss in the first quarter of the year as its young shoppers were impacted by inflation. The company generated net sales of 123.6 million dollars in the three months to April 29, down 15.2 percent from the same quarter a year earlier. Comparable net sales, which includes both physical stores and e-commerce, fell 17.5 percent. Tilly’s swung to a net loss of 12 million dollars in […]

  • Frasers Group confirms job cuts in cost-cutting drive
    by (Huw Hughes) on 05/06/2023 at 10:34

    Image: Frasers Group British fashion giant Frasers Group has confirmed it will be looking to cut jobs after reviewing its team structures “to identify efficiencies and streamline processes”. As many as 200 jobs could be axed, sources at the group told The Sun. Responding to the media reports, a spokesperson for the fashion chain said: “Frasers Group has gone through significant change over the last year, having made a number of strategic acquisitions and accelerated progress against the […]

  • RethinkRebels launches online academy for fashion professionals who want to make a real impact in the textile industry
    by (Press Club) on 05/06/2023 at 09:29

    Image: RethinkRebels On Tuesday, May 30, circular impact fashion consultancy RethinkRebels, in partnership with campaign agency MUMSTER, launched an online academy for fashion professionals at an invite-only event at New Optimist's clothing factory in Amsterdam. RethinkRebels Rachel Cannegieter, founder of RethinkRebels, has more than 20 years of experience in the fashion industry in various roles such as procurement, product management, and sales management in international fashion companies. […]

  • Uniqlo Japan May same-store sales up 4.4 percent
    by (Prachi Singh) on 05/06/2023 at 06:43

    Image: Uniqlo; Covent Garden store May 2023 same-store sales including online sales at Uniqlo Japan increased by 4.4 percent year on year while total sales including online sales increased by 9 percent. The company, part of the Fast Retailing Group, said same-store sales rose in May as sales of summer products and items that had successfully captured the latest trends sold well. The company closed two stores and opened one store in Japan during the month under review.

  • Sorel brand president Mark Nenow steps down
    by (Prachi Singh) on 05/06/2023 at 06:38

    Image: Sorel, Facebook Columbia Sportswear Company has announced that Mark Nenow, president of the Sorel brand, has resigned in order to focus on his health. Nenow joined the company in 2007 to lead footwear. The company said in a statement that he recognized an opportunity to transform the Sorel brand, from primarily a men’s winter work boot to a fashion-forward, all season women’s led brand. “Mark led the brand to sales of 347 million dollars in net sales in 2022. His leadership has […]

  • Spotted on the catwalk: WGSN and Coloro’s key colours for SS25
    by (FashionUnited) on 05/06/2023 at 06:05

    The colour trends for SS25 from Coloro x WGSN. Image: ColoroAs part of their biannual webinar, WGSN and Coloro unveiled their five trend colours that can be expected to lead the way during the SS25 season. Each of the hues were selected for their ability to convey a sense of reassurance at a time of great uncertainty and global change, the trend authorities said, while also reflecting a “shift towards strategic imagination”. To encourage inspiration, FashionUnited has compiled some looks […]

  • Rankin shoots Vinted secondhand fashion for exclusive editorial
    by (Gabriella Onessimo) on 02/06/2023 at 18:39

    Shot by Rankin. Image: Courtesy of Vinted. Renowned British photographer Rankin recently partnered with secondhand fashion marketplace Vinted for an editorial shoot exclusively styled with Vinted finds. The fashion story follows Vinted’s first-ever Climate Change Impact Report, and according to the site, it serves as “a reminder that pre-loved is a better lifestyle choice for the climate, your wallet and wardrobe,” as stated in a press release. The Climate Change Impact Report analysed […]

  • Nike teams up with Jacquemus for the new J Force 1
    by (Gabriella Onessimo) on 02/06/2023 at 18:32

    Image: Courtesy of Nike American sportswear retailer Nike and French fashion label Jacquemus rejoin forces to unveil the new J Force 1 sneaker, launching officially in June. Crafted for “the dreamers among us” per the brand’s press release, the sneaker features a modified AF1 upper to the sole and elevated touches such as the metal swoosh logo and "JF1" dubrae. The outsole is also imprinted with JF1 inverted logos custom to the shoe. Tapped for the brand’s “sophistication and playful […]

  • Edward Enninful to exit as editor-in-chief of Vogue for new role
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 02/06/2023 at 15:48

    Image: Edward Enninful and Vogue Who’s on Next 2021 via Condé Nast. Edward Enninful is to step away from his roles as European editorial director of Vogue and editor-in-chief of British Vogue, to embark on a new chapter at Condé Nast in early 2024, according to Vogue Business. Enninful shared this news in a memo with his Vogue House team, extending his message to the heads of editorial content at Vogue France, Vogue Italia, Vogue Spain, and Vogue Germany. Starting next year, Enninful will […]

  • Authentic Brands Group snaps up British heritage brand Hunter
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 02/06/2023 at 14:56

    Hunter June 2023 campaign. Image: Authentic Brands Group Continuing on its string of notable acquisitions, Authentic Brands Group has announced that it has acquired the intellectual property (IP) of Wellington boot specialist Hunter. Speculation of Authentic’s potential takeover had been evident since the beginning of the year, when it was reported that Hunter was mulling a possible cash injection in light of declining sales. The British heritage brand had been heavily impacted by the […]

  • Marks & Spencer commits to protecting price of school uniform
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 02/06/2023 at 12:24

    Children wearing school uniform. Image: Marks & Spencer Marks & Spencer has announced that it is going to continue protecting the price of its school uniform, a decision that has now extended into its third year after initially being introduced in 2021. The revelation comes ahead of Back-to-School season, for which the retailer said it will be offering an additional 20 percent off school uniform for early bird shoppers. This year’s collection also sees the expansion of Marks & […]

  • Asos launches incubator for ethnic minority-owned brands
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 02/06/2023 at 12:08

    Image: Asos, Multiverse. Property of Asos Online retailer Asos has teamed up with the (Fashion) Minority Report (FMR) to launch an inaugural incubator programme to aid ethnic minority-owned brands within the fashion industry. ‘ScaleUp’ was designed to address and remove the barriers faced by these businesses when it comes to accessing the fashion market and scaling up their operations. Through the programme, two selected candidates will receive insight and guidance from industry experts, […]

  • Céline Albessart Ascends to Top HR Role at The Kooples
    by (Press Club) on 02/06/2023 at 11:39

    Picture: The Kooples, courtesy of the brand Céline Albessart has been appointed Chief People Officer and Head of HR at The Kooples, effective May 2023. In this global role, she is responsible for the wellbeing and development of a workforce of 1400 employees across 13 countries, directing a team of 20 dedicated HR professionals. Albessart is no stranger to significant responsibilities. Her previous role as Deputy HR Director for Europe saw her successfully manage 1200 collaborators across […]

  • Patagonia sues Nordstrom for selling 'counterfeit' products
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 02/06/2023 at 11:19

    Image: Snap-T by Patagonia, via Patagonia website American department store chain Nordstrom has been accused of selling counterfeit Patagonia sweatshirts and T-shirts, according to a lawsuit filed by the sustainable clothing brand. The lawsuit states that Nordstrom continued to sell the fake items even after its "years-long dealer relationship" with Patagonia had ended. The sales allegedly took place in Nordstrom Rack stores, the company's off-price retail division, throughout 2023, reported […]

  • Lululemon reports 24 percent revenue boost, driven by international sales
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 02/06/2023 at 11:10

    Lululemon store in Hamburg. Image: FashionUnited Sportswear retailer Lululemon has reported strong results for the Q1 period of fiscal year 2023, with its net revenue up 24 percent hitting two billion dollars. The rise was particularly driven by international sales, for which revenue had increased 60 percent compared to 17 percent in North America. Comparable store sales also rose 16 percent, while its direct-to-consumer net revenue was up 18 percent. Meanwhile, its diluted earnings per share […]

  • Nordstrom Q1 profits narrow, reiterates FY adjusted EPS outlook
    by (Huw Hughes) on 02/06/2023 at 10:59

    Image: Nordstrom Nordstrom has reaffirmed its full-year revenue and adjusted EPS outlook despite weaker sales in the first quarter as the company was impacted by falling consumer demand and the impact of the wind-down of its Canadian operations. Total net sales at the US department store chain fell 11.6 percent to 3.06 billion dollars in the quarter ended April 29, which included one month of sales from Canadian operations compared with a full quarter of sales the prior year. Nordstrom […]

  • L’Oréal invests in biotech company Debut
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 02/06/2023 at 10:47

    Image: L’Oréal L’Oréal’s venture capital fund Bold has announced its latest investment in US biotech company Debut as it looks to rapidly scale the firm’s manufacturing platform. Through the funding, Debut is also looking to meet the growing demand for products made using biomanufacturing, building on the existing joint development programmes of Debut and L’Oréal. Debut’s IP portfolio has the ability to produce over 7,000 ingredients that can help to bring high-value, […]

  • Saks Fifth Avenue introduces private suites in styling service expansion
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 02/06/2023 at 10:30

    The Fifth Avenue Club Suite at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Image: Saks Fifth Avenue Luxury fashion retailer Saks Fifth Avenue has unveiled private, standalone suites across destinations in the US as part of an expansion to its personal shopping and styling service, the Fifth Avenue Club. Previously housed in Saks stores, the retailer has now partnered with luxury resort and hotel operators to bring the suites in house, with companies like Marriott International adding the concept to their […]

  • Pour Moi collaborates with the embodiment of girl power itself: Mel B
    by (Press Club) on 02/06/2023 at 10:18

    Picture: Jay Mawson for Pour Moi, courtesy of the brand Mel B and Pour Moi join forces for the Own Your Confidence campaign with the shared belief that everybody deserves to feel confident no matter what shape, size or skin tone they may be. The campaign is dedicated to women celebrating women. Supporting women is at the core of everything Pour Moi does. We believe that everybody should feel confident and empowered to be unapologetically themselves. That’s why we couldn’t resist sharing […]

  • Revolution Beauty posts H1 revenue drop, but losses narrow
    by (Huw Hughes) on 02/06/2023 at 10:16

    Image: Revolution Beauty, Facebook Revolution Beauty Group has narrowed its losses in the first half of the year despite reporting a 4.3 percent drop in revenue driven by weaker digital sales. The British beauty company generated H1 sales of 75.3 million pounds, down from 78.6 million pounds a year earlier, according to its unaudited results for the six months ended August 31. UK stores revenue increased 21 percent thanks to new distribution in Boots and a “good performance” across […]

  • Marks & Spencer expands third-party footwear offer with Skechers, Crocs and Toms
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 02/06/2023 at 10:08

    Via Crocs, Inc. Marks & Spencer has announced an expansion to its third-party footwear offer as part of its ‘Brands at M&S’ retail concept, with the introduction of Skechers, Crocs and Toms. It comes as the department store retailer continues to see an opportunity for growth in market share for the footwear category, while it prepares to utilise its already existing strength in Brands at M&S. The company said that footwear sales at its stores hit a peak during the […]

  • Prada Group names Francesca Secondari chief legal officer
    by (Isabella Naef) on 02/06/2023 at 09:55

    Francesca Secondari, courtesy of Prada Group Francesca Secondari has been announced as group general counsel and chief legal officer of Prada, effective from May. This was revealed in a note by the Prada Group. In detail, Secondari is entrusted with responsibility for legal management, corporate affairs and group compliance. Secondari trained at the BonelliErede law firm, of which she became a partner in 2019 and where she also carried out business development activities in Africa and the […]

  • Circular luxury membership club More launches
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 02/06/2023 at 09:51

    More, Circular Luxury Club. Image: More In a bid to lower consumption and make luxury more accessible, membership platform More has launched, catering to individuals interested in joining a community surrounding luxury goods. Defined as a ‘Circular Luxury Club’, the platform allows members to apply for co-ownership over a selection of items, providing investment opportunities and a marketplace where they can purchase the shares of listed pieces. Vetted members can own a 20 percent share of […]

  • Wolverine Worldwide taps new president amid wider leadership changes
    by (Huw Hughes) on 02/06/2023 at 09:19

    Image: Merrell Wolverine Worldwide has announced a number of changes to its leadership team, including Chris Hufnagel as new company president. Company veteran Hufnagel has spent the last 14 years at the business, most recently serving as president of the company’s Active Group, and previously serving as global brand president of Cat Footwear. Hufnagel has also previously held senior positions at a number of big-name fashion brands including Under Armour, Gap, and Abercrombie & Fitch. In […]

  • Vogue World to come to London Fashion Week
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 02/06/2023 at 09:16

    Vogue World: London 2023. Image: CFDA Multi-act fashion and culture celebration Vogue World is set to come to London this year, following on from its initial launch during New York Fashion Week last autumn. The event will kick off London Fashion Week on September 14 and will take place at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, with the production to be led by director and producer Stephen Daldry. With Genesis as the presenting partner, the event is also set to benefit a range of London arts organisations, […]

  • CFDA Fashion Awards to take place November 6
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 02/06/2023 at 08:57

    CFDA Fashion Awards. Image: CFDA The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has announced details of its 2023 CFDA Fashion Awards, which is set to take place November 6. With Amazon Fashion as its presenting partner, the gala and ceremony will be held for the first time at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The event itself is part of the CFDA’s efforts to celebrate American fashion, providing programme funding for the organisation’s selection of offerings, […]

  • Rebag partners with Christie’s on luxury handbag edit
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 02/06/2023 at 08:40

    Hermès bag. Image: Sellier Rebag has partnered with auction house Christie’s on a curated lot of luxury handbags, with bidding set to close on June 12. Dubbed ‘Handbags Online: The New York Edit’, the online-only auction will feature a series of highly-coveted and limited edition pieces, including Hermès Birkins and Kellys, among others. Another notable piece is that of a Hermès Perspective Cavalière Kellywood 22, which holds an estimate between 170,000 to 220,000 dollars and is […]

  • Caleres lowers FY revenue outlook, announces cost-cutting drive
    by (Huw Hughes) on 02/06/2023 at 08:22

    Image: Circus by Sam Edelman, Facebook US footwear group Caleres has lowered its full-year revenue outlook and announced new cost-cutting measures after reporting a drop in sales and profit in the first quarter. The company reported a 9.8 percent drop in net sales to 662.7 million dollars in the three months to April 29, with Famous Footwear segment sales down 9.2 percent, and Brand Portfolio segment sales down 11 percent. Caleres now expects full-year consolidated net sales to be in the range […]

  • BDT snaps up 100 million dollars in Under Armour shares
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 02/06/2023 at 08:16

    Photo Credits: Interior of Under Armour's former Under Armour SoHo Brand House shop in New York. Stock photo. Sportswear giant Under Armour has announced that funds managed by BDT Capital Partners have purchased around 16 million class C shares from the brand’s executive chair and chief Kevin Plank. The firm, which is an affiliate of merchant bank BDT & MSD Partners, already held an existing presence at Under Armour, with these newly purchased shares adding to this and holding a current […]

  • TIWW seminar on purchasing practices: communication is key
    by (Simone Preuss) on 02/06/2023 at 08:09

    A recent TIWW seminar on purchasing practices with Wilco van Bokhorst, Olivia Windham Stewart, Anna Ruechardt, Yen Nguyen and Fatima-Zohra Alaoui (clockwise from top left). Image: screenshot A recent seminar by The Industry We Want (TIWW), a multi-stakeholder initiative dedicated to driving industry-wide progress on key issues in the garment and footwear sector, highlighted purchasing practices and brought together representatives of three distinct perspectives - suppliers, brands and […]

  • Former Diesel head appointed CEO of Santoni
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 02/06/2023 at 07:57

    Santoni CEO, Eraldo Poletto. Image: Santoni SpA Eraldo Poletto, the former chief executive of OTB-owned brand Diesel, has been named as the next CEO of Italian footwear company Santoni. Starting June 2023, Poletto will succeed Giuseppe Santoni, who will be stepping down from the position to become chairman and executive president. Through the reorganisation, Santoni said it is aiming to drive strategic development and consolidate its international relevance, with the implementation of an […]

  • Big bows, flowerpower and something blue: Bridal trends for spring/summer 2024
    by (Jule Scott) on 02/06/2023 at 07:46

    Bridal Trends Spring/Summer 2024. Credit: Spotlight Launchmetrics Fashion might be all about “Quiet Luxury” right now, but when it comes to bridal subtlety is not on the forefront of most designers minds. Bridalwear is more varied and some might say more ostentatious than ever before. “It’s becoming clear that women today want to stay true to their own individual style even – or especially – during the big day,” explained Patricia Maeda, director of womenswear at Fashion Snoops. […]

  • Runway to retail: novelty designer handbags
    by (Jayne Mountford) on 02/06/2023 at 04:50

    Thom Browne fw23/Launchmetrics Spotlight Tracing the trend Street style/Launchmetrics Spotlight Running parallel to the current surrealist fashion trend is the consumer penchant for novelty designer handbags. According to fashion editor Kristen Bateman, writing in Elle, “Lately, fashion is being filtered through an absurdist lens, and in a world that seems to have hit peak luxury, nothing feels more joyful than wearing a bag that doesn’t take itself so seriously”. Judith Leiber […]

  • Replay becomes main sponsor of Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters
    by (Sponsor) on 01/06/2023 at 15:21

    Image: Moises Alex via Unsplash Premium denim brand Replay signs partnership until 2024 as main sponsor of the prestigious tennis tournament. As part of its wide-reaching sports sponsorship strategy, putting its name beside leading lights of sporting excellence, such as football teams PSG, Ajax and Atalanta, the rugby giants the All Blacks and individual “ambassadors”, such as Neymar Jr, Beauden Barrett and Usain Bolt, Replay is pleased to announce its entry into the world of tennis with […]

  • Celebrity influence on fashion brands: Beyoncé x Roksanda
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 01/06/2023 at 14:25

    Image: Beyoncé x Roksanda, courtesy Roksanda The impact of celebrities on fashion brands can be immeasurable, particularly when it translates into increased sales and enhanced brand visibility. However, at worst, such influence can easily be lost within the incessant flow of social media. A recent instance highlighting this phenomenon occurred when global superstar Beyoncé took to the stage in London, donning a striking Yves Klein blue gown created by designer Roksanda. This moment proved to […]

  • Ann Demeulemeester names new creative director
    by (Ole Spötter) on 01/06/2023 at 14:18

    Ann Demeulemeester FW23, Bild via Launchmetrics Spotlight Stefano Gallici is taking over as creative director at Ann Demeulemeester. Following the announcement just two weeks ago that Ludovic de Saint Sernin was to leave the Belgian fashion house after presenting only his first collection, it now seems that Ann Demeulemeester has already found a successor. Stefano Gallici is the new creative director at Ann Demeulemeester, WWD reports. According to Gallici's LinkedIn profile, he has been […]

  • Macy's lowers FY outlook as Q1 sales, profits drop
    by (Huw Hughes) on 01/06/2023 at 13:52

    Image: Macy's Macy’s has downgraded its full-year outlook as sales fell 7 percent in the first quarter amid falling consumer demand. The US department store giant made net sales of 5 billion dollars in the first quarter, with brick-and-mortar sales down 6 percent and digital sales down 8 percent. CEO and chair Jeff Gennette told investors: “We planned the year assuming that the economic health of the consumer would be challenged, but starting in late March, demand trends weakened further […]

  • Apparel industry unites to address textile waste management
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 01/06/2023 at 13:50

    Image: Textile waste via Unsplash The textile industry finds itself at a critical juncture in its journey towards sustainability, as its ecological impact accounts for more than 10 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. In recognition of the pressing need to tackle this issue, well-known brands such as Adidas, Bestseller, C&A, H&M Group, Inditex, and VF International have joined forces with the Policy Hub – Circularity for Apparel & Footwear and Eunomia Research & […]

  • Farfetch announces new Off-White CEO, New Guards Group co-founders exit
    by (Huw Hughes) on 01/06/2023 at 12:41

    Image: Courtesy of Farfetch Farfetch has announced a number of leadership changes at New Guards Group (NGG), including the exit of the group’s founders, and the appointment of a new CEO at Off-White. Davide De Giglio and Andrea Grilli are leaving NGG, which they founded in 2015 - De Giglio was most recently serving as CEO of NGG, while Grilli served as CEO of luxury streetwear label Off-White. Stephanie Phair will become NGG chair while retaining her role as group president of Farfetch. […]

  • Ebay expands Authenticity Guarantee to streetwear
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 01/06/2023 at 10:30

    Image: Ebay Online marketplace Ebay is expanding its Authenticity Guarantee service to include streetwear for new and pre-owned items from brands such as Supreme, Off-White, and Vetements. From June 1, Ebay’s authentication service will add streetwear as its sixth category, joining sneakers, watches, jewellery, handbags, and trading cards, as it continues to target the luxury market. Ebay will offer verification on all eligible streetwear bought and sold in the US for items over 200 US […]

  • Victoria’s Secret posts drop in sales, profit in ‘challenging’ Q1
    by (Huw Hughes) on 01/06/2023 at 10:01

    Image: Victoria's Secret US intimates giant Victoria’s Secret has reported a hit to its top- and bottom-line performance in the first quarter of the year amid “a volatile macro environment”. The specialty retailer posted a 5 percent drop in net sales to 1.407 billion dollars in the three months to April 29 against a “challenging” economic backdrop and an increase in promotional activity. Total comparable sales were down 11 percent. The company’s bottom line was also impacted, with […]

  • Rhode launches homeware collection with West Elm
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 01/06/2023 at 09:59

    Image: Williams Sonoma; Rhode + West Elm Ready-to-wear fashion brand Rhode has launched its first homeware collection with retailer West Elm, part of Williams Sonoma, the world’s largest digital-first, design-led and sustainable home retailer. The 40-piece co-branded Rhode + West Elm collection celebrates colour, while embracing layered prints and vintage detailing and includes decorative accessories, tabletop and colourful textiles with complementary motifs in a variety of blues, greens, […]

  • Puma launches podcast to break down its sustainability report
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 01/06/2023 at 09:34

    Image: Puma; Re:Gen Reports podcast Global sportswear brand Puma has launched a new podcast series discussing its sustainability report to make it more accessible to its Gen-Z audience. Each of the 10 episodes in the Re:Gen Reports series will discuss one of Puma’s 10for25 sustainability targets, ranging from human rights to sustainable product sourcing in an “engaging conversation” featuring next-generation thinkers, explaining why the company set targets in these areas and what […]

  • Rebecca Vallance teams up with Qantas Airways
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 01/06/2023 at 09:13

    Image: Qantas Airways; Rebecca Vallance pyjamas and amenity kits In Pictures Australian designer Rebecca Vallance has teamed up with Qantas Airways to design limited-edition business class pyjamas and amenity kits. The collaboration celebrates the return of the Qantas service from Sydney to New York, launching on June 14 for the first time since 2020, this time via a short stopover in Auckland before the nonstop service to New York. For a limited time, business class travellers on the service […]

  • Community Clothing to host first Swap Shop and second-hand pop-up
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 01/06/2023 at 09:02

    Image: Community Clothing; Patrick Grant British clothing brand Community Clothing, founded by designer Patrick Grant, is opening its first-ever swap shop and second-hand shop in the Media City Quayside outlet this weekend. The pop-up will be part of the free ‘We Invented The Weekend’ festival, taking place at MediaCity and Salford Quays from June 3 to 4. The fashion brand is inviting festival visitors to bring their used Community Clothing T-shirts, sweatshirts or hoodies and exchange […]

  • Westfield launches competition to find sustainable retailers
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 01/06/2023 at 08:51

    Image: Westfield Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield has expanded its retail competition ‘Westfield Grand Prix’ to the UK, France, Spain, Germany and Austria focusing on sustainable retail concepts and businesses. The competition first founded in 2007 in France, aims to help entrepreneurs open their first stores to test their concepts and forms part of Westfield’s broader support for small and local businesses to bring new concepts to consumers. The initiative is open to sustainable concepts and […]

  • Dr Martens posts record FY revenue, but profits slip amid ‘operational mistakes’
    by (Huw Hughes) on 01/06/2023 at 08:47

    Image: Dr Martens British bootmaker Dr Martens reported record revenue surpassing 1 billion pounds in its preliminary results for the year ended March 31, but its profits took a hit. The company’s revenue jumped 10 percent in the year, or 4 percent on a constant currency basis, as a strong performance in EMEA offset a softer performance in America. “Reaching this milestone is testament to the strength of our brand, our long-standing DOCS strategy and the hard work and dedication of our […]

  • Freemans unveils first-ever beauty box as category sales up 33 percent
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 01/06/2023 at 08:31

    Image: Freemans; The Beauty Box by Freemans – Summer Edition Beauty Digital department store Freemans has launched its first-ever beauty box after reporting that beauty sales have “soared” 33 percent in the first five months of the year. The limited-edition ‘The Beauty Box by Freemans – Summer Edition’ features a selection of seven full-size products and various travel and sample sizes across skincare, haircare and make-up. The beauty box, which will become a quarterly offering […]

  • Primark opens first store in Slovakia
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 01/06/2023 at 08:29

    Image: Primark; Primark store in Eurovea Shopping Centre, Bratislava, Slovakia Fashion retailer Primark has entered its 16th international market with its first store in Slovakia as part of its ambitious growth plans in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Primark has invested more than 10 million euros in the new 39,400 square foot store in the Eurovea Shopping Centre, Bratislava, and created over 200 jobs locally. The opening builds on Primark’s expansion in the region, where it already has […]

  • Ro&Zo expands stockists and launches on JD Williams
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 01/06/2023 at 08:16

    Image: Ro&Zo Womenswear fashion label Ro&Zo is expanding its current stockists and launching a spring/summer collection on JD Williams, part of the N Brown Group plc. From June 1, Ro&Zo will offer a 35-piece collection of trend-led spring/summer options, such as statement print dresses cut from satin, viscose and textured fabrics in UK sizes ranging from 6 to 20. Rosie Bowden, co-founder and brand director of Ro&Zo, said in a statement: “We are extremely proud to expand our […]

  • PVH reports uptick in Q1 sales, reaffirms FY outlook
    by (Huw Hughes) on 01/06/2023 at 08:08

    Image: Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Hilfiger parent company PVH has reaffirmed its full-year outlook after reporting a 2 percent increase in revenue in the first quarter, beating its Q1 guidance. The US fashion giant generated revenue of 2.158 billion dollars in the first quarter, up from 2.123 billion dollars a year earlier, as growth in its DTC business offset a drop in wholesale revenue. International sales were also a driver of growth, especially in the Asia Pacific region, including a 44 percent […]

  • How fungi can detoxify the fashion industry and fashion education
    by (Guest Contributor) on 31/05/2023 at 17:51

    Critical Fashion Practices participants, at work during a workshop by alumni Wei Chi Su and Lianca van der Merwes. Image courtesy of ArtEZ What do two seemingly unrelated subjects such as fungi and fashion have to do with each other? According to Chet Bugter, the new head of the master’s course Critical Fashion Practices, a lot, actually! For him and Alia Mascia, a second-year master’s participant in the Critical Fashion Practices course, it is high time to reimagine the way the fashion […]

  • UDIT launches summer courses in fashion and AI for Spanish high school students
    by (Veerle Versteeg) on 31/05/2023 at 16:46

    Image courtesy of UDIT. The University of Design and Technology (UDIT) in Madrid, is once again organising its summer camps, the summer training offer aimed at third and fourth year high school students in Spain (the third and fourth year of ESO in the Spanish school system) and sixteen to eighteen year-old (known as the ‘Bachillerato students’ in Spain) students interested in the field of design and technology, as per a press release shared by the school. The summer camps, which will run […]

  • How do new environmental laws change doing business?
    by (Sponsor) on 31/05/2023 at 14:58

    Image: tex.tracer To combat the ambiguity of what companies mean when they call a product “sustainable” - or any other variation of the word, such as “eco-friendly”, “green” or “environmentally friendly” - various international consumer authorities have started cracking down on unsubstantiated claims. In the meantime, the EU is preparing regulations for the same. Look up EU Green Claims Directive, France Climate and Resilience Law, UK CMA’s greenwashing review for more […]

  • Bluebell Group releases "2023 Asia Lifestyle Consumer Profile"
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 31/05/2023 at 14:41

    Bluebell Group, an Asian brand distributor and operator, has released the third volume of its "Asia Lifestyle Consumer Profile". The study, based on a survey of 1,765 premium lifestyle consumers across six markets, provides insights into evolving sentiments and trends in premium and luxury segments such as fashion, accessories, beauty, and jewellery. Three core trends have emerged from its study: First, there is a resurgence of "traditional" attitudes towards luxury, with consumers placing […]

  • Industry Veteran Tom Glaser as keynote speaker at 38th World Fashion Convention this October 2023 in Philadelphia
    by (Press Club) on 31/05/2023 at 14:36

    Image Credit: IAF The International Apparel Federation (IAF) and the Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) are excited to announce today that Mr. Tom Glaser will join as a keynote speaker at the upcoming 38th World Fashion Convention being held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 22-25, 2023. Mr. Glaser brings to the table decades of industry insight and expertise. His career began at Phillips-Van Heusen (PVH), where he held sales and sourcing management positions […]

  • Bally appoints Simone Bellotti as Design Director
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 31/05/2023 at 14:12

    Image: Bally Design Director Simone Bellotti via Bally Simone Bellotti has been appointed as Design Director of Bally's Design Studio, the creative division of the Swiss luxury footwear brand. Mr Bellotti, who joined Bally in October 2022 after a 16-year stint at Gucci, has numerous collaborations with other esteemed fashion houses under his belt. Bellotti follows in the footsteps of Rhuigi Villaseñor, who left the company earlier this month after less than two years in the role. Mr […]

  • Guerlain ventures into prestige haircare market
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 31/05/2023 at 13:38

    Image: Guerlain haircare via Guerlain, the LVMH-owned French cosmetics house, is set to venture into the haircare market, as per a report from WWD. The launch of Guerlain's inaugural haircare line, scheduled for June 15th, signifies the company's strategic move into a prestigious sector that is projected to experience significant growth. According to Statista, the prestige beauty market is expected to expand by 3.56 percent annually between 2023 and 2028, reaching a substantial […]

  • Capri Holdings Q4 revenue down 10.5 percent, swings to loss
    by (Huw Hughes) on 31/05/2023 at 13:17

    Image: Versace store | Credit: Capri Holdings Michael Kors parent company Capri Holdings has reported a double-digit drop in revenue in the fourth quarter as it swung to a loss. The US fashion group generated revenue of 1.34 billion dollars in the three months to April 1 compared to revenue of 1.49 billion dollars a year earlier. However, the decrease amounted to a less significant 3 percent on a 13-week constant-currency basis. Despite the drop, the revenue was still ahead of analysts’ […]

  • Data and collaboration key moving forward, says PVH supply chain director
    by (Huw Hughes) on 31/05/2023 at 12:34

    Image Credit: Product Innovation Apparel Amsterdam Strong collaboration and data-driven systems are key to building resilient and adaptable supply chains. That’s according to Marian Temmen, senior director of supply chain transformation and innovation at PHV, the US fashion giant behind labels Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger. Speaking Tuesday at the PI Apparel Supply Chain Forum, which took place in Amsterdam from 30 - 31 May, Temmen said companies need to adopt holistic, integrated, and […]

  • Not-So-Average: Jeff Karly Drouillard – Creative Director & Adjunct Professor at Parsons
    by (Ameera Steward) on 31/05/2023 at 11:42

    Jeff Karly Drouillard, Courtesy of Karjaka Jeff Karly Drouillard is a Haitian-American creative director, professor, designer, and an all-around multifaceted individual from Flatbush Brooklyn, New York. “I am a son, a brother, a friend, [an] educator,” said Drouillard, “just a guy with a perspective.” Jeff Karly Drouillard, Courtesy of Karjaka About this series There’s more to the fashion industry than jobs in designing or styling. Like any other sector, fashion is a […]

  • The Sustainable Angle’s Future Fabrics Expo 2023
    by (Sponsor) on 31/05/2023 at 11:35

    Image: Future Fabrics Expo The Sustainable Angle announces its next FUTURE FABRICS EXPO (FFE), open across the 26th - 28th June at Magazine London. Pioneers since 2011, the annual FFE is the largest dedicated global sourcing destination of commercially available, sustainably and responsibly produced textiles and materials for the fashion industry. In addition, FFE is an educational platform for visitors to learn by sourcing, with the aim to galvanise the industry around the critical […]

  • Zadig & Voltaire appoints new North America CEO
    by (Huw Hughes) on 31/05/2023 at 10:36

    Image: Zadig & Voltaire French label Zadig & Voltaire has appointed Kristen Sosa as the new chief executive of its North America business. A luxury fashion veteran, Sosa spent 23 years at US department store chain Saks Fifth Avenue, most recently serving as executive vice president and chief merchant. She was also previously the president of Americas at designer label Marc Jacobs. WWD cited Sosa as saying: “I always shopped [Zadig & Voltaire], I loved the aesthetic and vibe of […]

  • Maison Margiela's numeric trademark is rejected by EUIPO
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 31/05/2023 at 10:24

    Image: Maison Margiela Maison Margiela, the luxury label recognisable by its discreet four garment label stitches and its numeric logo, has seen the sequence of its numbers 0 to 23 as a trademark rejected by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). The EUIPO’s decision clarifies that a pattern, whether numerical or otherwise, must be capable of indicating the commercial origin of the goods and services to be eligible for trademark registration. In 2021, Maison Margiela sought […]

  • US retailer Buckle reports drop in Q1 sales, profit
    by (Huw Hughes) on 31/05/2023 at 09:31

    Image: Buckle store | Credit: 42031454 © Boggy | US fashion retailer Buckle has reported an 8.5 percent drop in sales in the first quarter of the year as its profits narrowed. The Nebraska-based company made net sales of 282.8 million dollars in the three months ended April 29, down from 309.1 million dollars a year earlier. Comparable store net sales were down 9.2 percent, while online sales fell 5.6 percent to 51.3 million dollars. That came as the company’s net profit […]

  • Goose-down storytelling: a very new sense of nostalgia by Yvette LIBBY N'guyen
    by (Press Club) on 31/05/2023 at 09:26

    Picture: Yvette LIBBY N'guyen Paris, courtesy of the brand Step back in time to experience goose-down storytelling – a modern sense of nostalgia! Hear our timeless story about our material's roots, Yvette LIBBY N'guyen Paris (YLN), retold with an updated spin. Let the captivating fairy tales intertwine with fashion and music to make you feel as if you're being taken to another world. Experience a story that brings the feeling of nostalgia – one that will leave you yearning for more. Hey […]

  • Report: Superdry in talks to outsource e-commerce operations to Shopify
    by (Huw Hughes) on 31/05/2023 at 07:43

    Image: Superdry showroom in Berlin | Credit: Superdry UK fashion retailer Superdry is reportedly in talks to outsource its online operations to Canadian e-commerce giant Shopify amid an ongoing cost cutting drive. Superdry, which has been working to streamline its operations recently in an effort to return to profitability, has been holding talks with third-party providers over its e-commerce business, The Times reports. However, the report stressed that the discussions may not result in an […]

  • More changes at Nike as new Converse CEO announced
    by (Huw Hughes) on 31/05/2023 at 07:28

    Image: Jared Carver | Credit: Converse US sportswear giant Nike is continuing to reshuffle its leadership team, this time with the appointment of Jared Carver as the new CEO and president at footwear label Converse. Carver has worked for the past four years as the vice president and general manager of Converse’s North America business, where he was credited with unlocking “strong growth” in the company’s key market. He’s also served in other roles within the business, including […]

  • China, influencers and collaborations: The drivers of the sportswear market
    by (Regina Henkel) on 31/05/2023 at 06:05

    Collaboration with South African queer designer Rich Mnisi. Credit: Adidas Pride ShotLaunchmetrics, the data analyst specialising in fashion, luxury and beauty brands, has looked at the sportswear phenomenon for the first time, which has been a driving force in fashion and lifestyle for years. The report, Sportswear Insights by Launchmetrics, examines key trends, influential voices and successful brand strategies in an attempt to shed light on the evolution and importance of the industry in […]

  • Item of the week: the figure-hugging maxi
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 31/05/2023 at 06:05

    (From left) Image: Desigual, Na-kd, Michael KorsWhat it is: The dress silhouette of the year has to be the figure-hugging maxi, so called for its ability to wrap around the body in a flattering way. The dress itself is often elasticated, giving it the ability to take the shape of the figure it sits on, and reaches down to the ankles, either then flaring out or remaining skin tight. Other iterations have also seen this dress style incorporate cut-out panels, ruched detailings or slits around […]

  • Why Russian diamonds remain a conundrum for European sanctions
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 30/05/2023 at 14:32

    In a parallel to the fashion industry, the diamond trade faces challenges in tracing the origins of its precious stones, maintaining an opaque nature. Just as a garment produced in Romania may bear a "Made in France" label upon receiving final touches there, such as the addition of a care label or a button, diamonds follow a similar pattern. When a Russian diamond undergoes polishing in Mumbai, it is often classified as Indian, concealing its true origin. This practice extends further, with all […]

  • CP Company in agreement with Altana for kidswear
    by (Isabella Naef) on 30/05/2023 at 14:32

    C.P Company Tristate International Sa, licensee of the CP Company brand, joins forces with the Altana Group with a long-term licensing agreement for the creation, production and global distribution of clothing for the CP Company undersixteen children's line. The product, reads a note, will be the result of the Altana Group's experience in managing the kids and baby lines combined with the know-how of the original Italian sportswear brand which since 1971 has perfectly combined tradition, […]

  • Unveiling the Graduates 2023 collection: Rhode Island School of Design
    by (FashionUnited PR) on 30/05/2023 at 13:27

    As the class of 2023 completes their academic journey in becoming fashion professionals, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) recently showcased the graduates' final collections with huge success. Stepping into the fashion industry, those collections play a crucial role for graduates to expand their network and share their work As the international B2B network, FashionUnited aims to promote emerging designers, like the graduates of RISD, to connect them with professionals in the industry. […]

  • Is Vietnam luxury's next frontier?
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 30/05/2023 at 12:53

    Image: Luxury via Freestocks/Unsplash Vietnam's luxury industry is set for substantial growth, with projected revenues of 957.2 million by 2023 and an annual growth rate of 3.23 percent until 2028, according to data from Statista. Despite the United States currently leading in luxury revenue, with annual sales topping 75 billion dollars, Vietnam's expansion is drawing in affluent consumers and emerging as a potential hub for renowned luxury brands. Companies such as Dior, Louis Vuitton, […]

  • Smart eyewear gets a 3D makeover
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 30/05/2023 at 12:08

    Image courtesy Vuzix Vuzix, a prominent Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology supplier, has joined forces with Materialise, a pioneer in 3D printing, to expedite the design and production of smart eyewear using 3D printing technology. The collaboration aims to accelerate the development of innovative enterprise applications and enable third-party brands to introduce functional, fashionable, and affordable smart eyewear to consumers. The average manufacturing cycle is expected to […]

  • Festival fashion gets boost as Brits choose festivals over holidays
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 30/05/2023 at 11:47

    Image: Burberry for 11.11 festival via Alibaba The upcoming festival season in the UK is expected to be the biggest in years, with one in five Brits choosing festivals over holidays, according to research by eBay Ads. The data suggests a surge of festival fever gripping the nation, as fashion items and sustainable festival essentials take precedence in consumers' purchasing priorities. The survey, conducted among UK consumers, reveals that nearly 30 percent of Brits anticipate this festival […]

  • Matalan appoints Ben Smith to new chief trading officer role
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 30/05/2023 at 11:04

    Image: Matalan logo displayed on a smartphone. Photo: Nikolas Kokovlis / NurPhoto via AFP. Matalan has announced that Ben Smith will be taking on the newly created role of chief trading officer with immediate effect, as part of its ongoing transformation programme. According to Retail Week, which reported the news, Smith will report directly to chief executive Jo Whitfield, who said in a statement to the publication: “Ben’s extensive and proven track record within retail and executive […]

  • Andam Fashion Awards unveils 12 finalists for 2023 edition
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 30/05/2023 at 10:33

    GmbH founders Serhat Işık and Benjamin Huseby | Photo: Mustafah Abdulaziz The 12 finalists of the Andam Fashion Awards have been unveiled ahead of the final presentation in front of a judges panel set for June 29. Six nominees have been selected for the Andam Grand Prize of 300,000 euros and a special prize of 100,000 euros, including Andreādamo, Duran Lantink, Ester Manas, Gauchere, Gmbh and LGN Louis-Gabriel Nouchi. Meanwhile, Avellano, Ouest Paris and Vaillant have been announced as the […]

  • Guess believed to have reacquired share of Russian business
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 30/05/2023 at 10:12

    Image: Guess In what has been deemed as an unusual move, American fashion label Guess has reportedly reacquired its stake from its Russian partner. The retailer is believed to have bought back its 30 percent share from local partner Vyacheslav Skikulov for eight million euros, according to Russian news outlet Kommersant. The publication also said Guess had consolidated 100 percent of its Russian business after the deal was approved by the US Treasury Department. It comes in relation to an […]