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  • Celebrating good vibes and Minimum’s SS23 styles
    by news@fashionunited.com (Sponsor) on 26/09/2022 at 13:22

    Minimum, SS23 Collection, courtesy of the brand MINIMUM SS23 Preview Event Oslo, Norway The Danish fashion brand Minimum recently celebrated its coming Spring-Summer 2023 collection at a preview event in Oslo, Norway. A guest-list of buyers, influencers and friends of the house were invited to take part in the collection presentation by trying on the styles and celebrating Minimum’s brand values including Good Vibes, Authenticity, Community, Generations and Diversity. MINIMUM SPRING-SUMMER […]

  • BAV TAiLOR September Fashion Week SS23 highlights
    by news@fashionunited.com (Sponsor) on 26/09/2022 at 13:18

    Image: BAV Tailor, SS23 collection Biffi Boutique Window - Milano Fashion Week Image: Biffi Boutique BAV TAiLOR has been selected as one of the four brands to be featured on the window of the prestigious BIFFI BOUTIQUE in Milano as part of the Cittadelarte Fondazione Pistoletto Fashion B.E.S.T collective of conscious Designers. In collaboration with WSM and TENCEL™, the window showcases all designers featuring pieces with TENCEL™ fibre, an endless filament derived from wood grown in […]

  • Matalan hires former New Look boss as interim CEO amid sales process
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 26/09/2022 at 12:26

    Image: Matalan, Facebook Matalan has announced the appointment of former New Look boss Nigel Oddy to interim CEO as the retailer undergoes a formal sales process and growth strategy. Oddy will join the company from October 3 following his departure from New Look in June where he was credited with navigating the pandemic and delivering on an omnichannel strategy. He has also previously held a number of other C-Suite positions at the likes of House of Fraser and Furnitureland, as well as various […]

  • Live performances boost sales at Wembley Park and London Designer Outlet
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 26/09/2022 at 12:19

    Image: London Designer Outlet A summer of global live performances has given businesses in Wembley Park a major boost, with Ed Sheeran superfans beating fans of Harry Styles, Coldplay, Westlife and Foo Fighters in driving sales and footfall during performances at Wembley Stadium. Matt Slade, retail director at Quintain, said the return of large, live events at Wembley Stadium and OVO Arena Wembley had resulted in an exceptionally strong summer for trading. ‘Sheerios’ spent 667,005 pounds […]

  • BRC publishes guideline on secondhand and pre-loved items
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 26/09/2022 at 11:57

    Image: Unsplash The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has published a new guideline dedicated to secondhand and pre-loved items in a bid to help the industry work towards a circular economy. The report has been developed with input from retailers, resale platforms, charity retailers and industry experts and outlines steps businesses can take to adhere to the principles of a circular model. The organisation has created the document for clothing and footwear, as well as homeware textiles and other […]

  • Boohoo suppliers say its cancelling orders as supply chain issues hit fast fashion
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 26/09/2022 at 11:29

    Image: Boohoo Boohoo has reportedly cancelled or postponed a number of orders that were due from a handful of its suppliers as its sales continue to be impacted by rising supply chain prices and the cost-of-living crisis. According to sources for The Sunday Times, the retailer’s Leicester-based clothing suppliers are taking the biggest hit from cancellations. A source within the factory told the publication: “Boohoo has cancelled a load of orders. We are just here to do the fast stuff and […]

  • Yodel to create 4,000 temporary jobs for the Christmas period
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 26/09/2022 at 11:21

    Image: Yodel Parcel carrier Yodel is looking to recruit 4,000 temporary roles in preparation for the busy festive period. In a statement, Yodel said that a variety of roles are available at its 50 locations nationwide, including employed and self-employed couriers, day and night parcel sorters, and team managers. Recent years have seen a dramatic growth in e-commerce, feeding sustained demand for parcel delivery services and Yodel expects to handle over 200 million parcels this year. This is […]

  • Milan Fashion Week was a city of fashion contrasts, but Bottega Veneta stood out
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 26/09/2022 at 11:09

    Image: Moncler Facebook Milan fashion week was a city of contrasts. There were debuts at Salvatore Ferragamo, Missoni, Bally and Etro, a seventy year anniversary at Moncler, and a sophomore landing at Bottega Veneta. At Ferragamo, the ‘Salvatore’ was dropped in favour of a more contemporary, if familiar logotype, under incoming designer Maximillian Davis. Shown on the grandest of scales in a vast 17th century building’s courtyard, it felt more like a changing of the guard than welcoming […]

  • Thebe Magugu to host first-ever international catwalk show in London
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 26/09/2022 at 10:52

    Image: V&A; Thebe Magugu by Kristin Lee Moolman South African fashion designer Thebe Magugu to host his first-ever international catwalk show as part of the V&A’s Fashion in Motion series on October 7. The showcase will mark Magugu’s first catwalk shows outside of Johannesburg and will present his ‘Discard Theory’ collection, featuring second-hand clothing discarded by Europe and America from Dunuza. Magugu, who combines traditional African silhouettes with western styles and […]

  • JD Sports reportedly considering offloading brands to focus on sports model
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 26/09/2022 at 10:43

    Image: Daniel Gual/URW Retail group JD Sports is reportedly in talks to potentially offload a number of its brands within its fashion and beauty portfolio as it looks towards sports and outdoor focused business models. According to Drapers, a source said that the company, which owns the likes of Tessuti, Size? and Go Outdoors, is possibly considering selling some of its acquired brands that don’t fit with its strategy back to their previous owners or offering them to the market. Another […]

  • Raf Simons reschedules SS23 catwalk show
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 26/09/2022 at 10:40

    Image: Raf Simons AW22 / Catwalkpictures Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons has rescheduled his spring/summer 2023 to take place during the Frieze art fair in London on October 13. Simons cancelled his debut at London Fashion Week on September 18, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, out of respect for the late monarch. While LFW went ahead, Simons said at the time: “As the country enters a period of official mourning, we will pause during this time of great sadness. We […]

  • River Island said to be preparing US store opening
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 26/09/2022 at 09:49

    Image: River Island According to its chief executive officer, River Island is reportedly preparing to open its first store in the US after it experienced a bounce back following the pandemic. Speaking to This is Money, CEO of the British retailer Will Kernan had said the retailer’s online demand had “soared” across various US States, with sales in the region now several times higher than in 2019. “We see it as a major growth opportunity,” Kernan told the publication. “Even though […]

  • Henry Holland collaborates with Dare 2b
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 26/09/2022 at 09:40

    Image: Dare 2b x Henry Holland In Pictures British designer Henry Holland has launched an active and lifestyle apparel collection with multi-sport brand Dare 2b for autumn/winter 2022. The collection features a 14-piece range for men and a 20-piece for women and includes everything from bumbags and patterned socks to windbreaker jackets and athletic tank tops, leggings, T-shirts and shorts. Image: Dare 2b x Henry Holland Commenting on the collection, Holland said in a statement: […]

  • Forever Unique expands into luxury homeware
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 26/09/2022 at 09:23

    In Pictures Image: Forever Unique Home Womenswear brand Forever Unique is expanding into luxury homeware to offer its customers premium, trend-led interiors at an accessible price. Forever Unique Home launches in partnership with Jon Higham, a leader in the sofa industry since 2014 that supplies furniture to high-street retailers, and features products designed to “elevate” living experiences, including sofas, beds and mattresses. The modular sofas have been designed to allow […]

  • Bestseller reopens London showroom with new digital-focused strategy
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 26/09/2022 at 09:10

    Image: Bestseller Danish fashion group Bestseller has reopened its London showroom, doubling its space and implementing a new digitally focused sales strategy. The company, which owns the likes of Jack & Jones, Vero Moda and Vila, said in a release that it had “ambitious growth plans” in the UK over the next five years, with its new showroom designed to present its collections to its partners in the region. All of Bestseller’s UK-based colleagues, as well as its operating brands, are […]

  • Wolford and Mugler launch skinwear collection
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 26/09/2022 at 09:01

    Image: Mugler x Wolford Wolford has unveiled a 12-piece skinwear capsule collection with Mugler that celebrates the body. The new skinwear collection combines Mugler’s bold designs with Wolford’s innovative techniques and features bodysuits, dresses, gloves, leggings, and cycling shorts. Each piece features shape lift construction, alongside enhanced tailoring details such as flocked patterns in high-quality sheer and innovative knitwear technology. Alongside the skinwear, Mugler’s […]

  • Fashion tips: How to make your sustainable clothes more “sustainable”
    by news@fashionunited.com (Sponsor) on 26/09/2022 at 08:59

    Picture: Yvette Libby N'guyen, courtesy of the brand When environmental issues are a hot topic in the press, fashionistas are also increasingly shifting their attention from fast fashion to sustainable fashion lines. Sustainable fashion is now not only a statement of responsibility, but also an expression of trendy style. People used to associate sustainable fashion with limited design, but those days are long gone. Today, major brands and famous designers all over the world follow this trend […]

  • Graduate Fashion Foundation and Fashion Minority Alliance launch the new 'Colouring Fashion' book celebrating diversity & inclusion
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 26/09/2022 at 08:47

    Image credit: Graduate Fashion Foundation Colouring Fashion : The Intersection Between Art & Career Graduate Fashion Foundation are pleased to announced the launch of ‘Colouring Fashion’, the first fashion focused colouring book created to encourage a richly diverse future of the fashion industry from grassroots level, produced in collaboration with Fashion Minority Alliance as part of the Fashion Futures project. Highlighting inspiring and pioneering designers, photographers, […]

  • Cost-of-living to cause Christmas footfall to drop
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 26/09/2022 at 08:43

    Image: Pexels The ongoing cost-of-living crisis is going to cause a “challenging run-up to Christmas” for retailers, with month-to-month footfall forecasted to decline in September, October and November, according to Springboard’s Christmas retail forecast. Retail intelligence experts Springboard forecast that all UK households will “feel the pinch" due to economic challenges facing households because of the increase in energy and fuel prices. In the run-up to Christmas, they predict […]

  • Milan Fashion Week: Gucci's twin collection defies divisionism
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 26/09/2022 at 08:35

    Image: Gucci SS23 via Gucci Facebook Guests at Gucci’s SS23 presentation saw a catwalk divided with what appeared to be two simultaneous shows, until about half way in when a divider was lifted to reveal its identikit. This was Gucci’s Twinburg, a collection of 68 identical looks, worn by identical twins. In a statement Gucci said “symmetry is sought and seen, even when it is not there. Existence is not defined by the visible world and it is shaded and nuanced by that which lies in the […]

  • Unilever CEO to step down next year
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 26/09/2022 at 08:22

    Image: Unilever, Alan Jope The chief executive officer of beauty and wellbeing company Unilever has announced his intention to step down from his position at the end of 2023. Alan Jope, who is set to retire, has been with the British firm for over 35 years and has served as CEO for almost five years. The Unilever board of directors has said it will be proceeding with a formal search for Jope’s successor, with consideration towards both internal and external candidates. In a release, Unilever […]

  • Frasers to make mandatory cash offer to acquire MySale Group
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 26/09/2022 at 08:16

    Image: Frasers Wolverhampton store Frasers Group plc has decided to make a mandatory cash offer to acquire the entire share capital of MySale Group plc at a price of 2 pence per share. The decision was taken after acquiring 48.5 percent of the company’s stock, including the shareholding of MySale’s former chairman Carl Jackson. On September 16, 2022, the MySale shareholders rejected the said offer as they felt that a price of 2 pence per MySale share undervalues MySale and its prospects. […]

  • Seizing growth opportunities in Bulgarian TCLF industries
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 26/09/2022 at 08:13

    Image credit: EURATEX The textile, clothing, leather and footwear (TCLF) industries employ 80,000 workers in Bulgaria. However, employment has gone down by 20% in the past four years which is a concern. Social partners discussed the challenges and opportunities of the new EU Sustainable Textiles Strategy and focused on both environmental and social sustainability. They agreed that for the Strategy to be successful, all stakeholders must come together, and that a level playing field must be […]

  • Inversa reveals python as its third invasive species leather offer
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 26/09/2022 at 08:03

    Image: Unsplash Inversa Leather, a company specialising in materials derived from invasive animal species, has revealed its third leather offering made from python. The new material expands on the company’s current portfolio, which already includes lionfish and dragonfin leathers. Its python leather was unveiled during the leather and sustainability conference Green Theatre, in Milan, where the company’s CEO and co-founder, Aarav Chavda, spoke on Inversa’s intentions. In a speech at the […]

  • Percival unveils capsule collection with Campari
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 26/09/2022 at 08:00

    Image: Campari x Percival In Pictures British menswear brand Percival unveils a limited-edition capsule collection with Campari as part of the Italian drink’s 10th anniversary of Negroni Week. The 14-piece collection takes inspiration from Italian après sport through the eye of contemporary menswear brand, with quintessential Italian prints, striking graphics and retro iconography across T-shirts, shirts and vests. The Campari x Percival collection has been released ahead of Negroni Week, […]

  • Adidas teams up with Soul Cap to make swimming more accessible
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 26/09/2022 at 07:46

    Image: Adidas x Soul Cap In Pictures Sportswear giant Adidas is teaming up with London-based start-up Soul Cap to launch a swim cap designed for people with long or voluminous hair in a range of sizes, for adults and children. The partnership aims to promote “greater diversity and inclusivity in the world of swimming,” explains Adidas, by helping to break down social barriers in the sport with a debut swim cap designed for a range of hairstyles. The collaboration follows the launch of […]

  • Estée Lauder and Balmain partner to launch Balmain Beauty
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 26/09/2022 at 07:23

    Image: Olivier rousteing, Balmain SS21. Image via jhsf The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) has announced a new licence agreement with luxury brand Balmain which will see the duo work together in developing, producing and distributing Balmain Beauty. In a release, ELC said that the new line is expected to launch in autumn 2024 and will aim to “transform the luxury and couture beauty world” through design and craftsmanship. Balmain is the third fashion house to be added to ELC’s portfolio, […]

  • Cara Delevingne stars in G-Star RAW’s new Fall campaign
    by news@fashionunited.com (Sponsor) on 26/09/2022 at 07:11

    G-Star Raw and Cara Delevingne Fall campaign Amsterdam 26th of September 2022 - Top model, actress and singer Cara Delevingne is the face of the new G-Star Hardcore Denim campaign. With a female talent to front the campaign, she fits in perfectly with the brand's tradition of working with unique talents. Delevingne is a “true original” through her rebellious, outspoken character and her ability to show different aspects to her personality. Unexpected Perspectives The campaign introduces a […]

  • Three colour trends at SS23 Milan Fashion Week
    by news@fashionunited.com (Jayne Mountford) on 26/09/2022 at 07:04

    Image: Courtesy Fendi, Ermanno Scervino, Alberta Ferretti SS23 Milan Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2023 kicked off on Tuesday, September 20. As was the case in New York and London, colour played a major role in the various designer collections. Three colours in particular were heavily featured; bright shades of blue, celadon green and a range of skin-toned neutrals. From Alberta Ferretti, look 3 was a blue silk blazer over a chiffon blouse and skirt in bright orange. At Fendi, Kim Jones […]

  • Kim Kardashian shows off Dolce & Gabbana collaboration at MFW
    by news@fashionunited.com (AFP) on 26/09/2022 at 06:49

    Dolce & Gabbana SS23, Catwalkpictures Adoring crowds gathered in Milan on Saturday to catch a glimpse of Kim Kardashian ahead of a showcase of her new collaboration with designer Dolce and Gabbana. The retro-heavy show during fashion week was announced with a flurry of publicity and social media interest. The backdrop was a black-and-white film of Kardashian, currently sporting a platinum blonde hairstyle, enjoying a plate of pasta in a restaurant. Models moved to rhythmic beats, […]

  • Victoria Beckham makes her Paris fashion week debut
    by news@fashionunited.com (AFP) on 26/09/2022 at 06:47

    Image: Victoria Beckham Having won over critics in New York and London, Victoria Beckham takes the step to the pinnacle of the luxury world with her debut at Paris Fashion Week, which opens Monday. "It's the arrival of a very beautiful label. We rejoice that Victoria Beckham is among us," Pascal Morand, head of the French Federation for Haute Couture and Fashion (FHCM), told AFP. The 48-year-old Brit joins 104 labels in the official line-up for the pret-a-porter spring-summer shows in […]

  • Estée Lauder names Justin Boxford as global brand president
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 26/09/2022 at 05:53

    Image: Justin Boxford, Business Wire The Estée Lauder Companies has appointed Justin Boxford as global brand president, effective September 1, 2022. Boxford, the company said, succeeds Stéphane de La Faverie, whose promotion to executive group president was part of an organisational evolution announced recently. In his new role, Boxford reports to La Faverie and will continue to serve on the company’s executive leadership team (ELT). “Justin is a dynamic leader who brings to Estée […]

  • Giglio.com's revenues increase driven by strong growth across markets
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 26/09/2022 at 05:41

    Image: Giglio.com, Facebook In the first half of 2022, Giglio.com earned 22 million euros in revenues from sales and services, an increase of 45 percent compared to the first half of 2021. In the second quarter, the company said in a statement, gross merchandise value grew by 47 percent despite the strong macroeconomic instability that the Ukraine conflict has generated. “We operate in a macroeconomic context that requires caution. Our forward-looking choices have allowed us not only to […]

  • The future of shopping will be a virtual shopping universe
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 23/09/2022 at 14:55

    Image: Xydrobe The future of shopping is coming. A physical portal into the world's first virtual shopping universe, called xydrobe, is launching in 2023. What is a xydrobe? Developed for Web3, the xydrobe is a digital landscape enhanced by VR where real products can be shopped and purchased. Inside the seasonal landscape of a xydrobe are branded concessions which the company explained “will be experienced not only through human eye-level VR but with scent, temperature, wind and […]

  • At Milan Fashion Week Prada comes undone
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 23/09/2022 at 14:22

    Credit: via Prada SS23 The jagged form of a front split in a pencil skirt could almost have been a sewing mishap. The same for the creases on a blazer or the way a silk dress had its fabric twisted at the hem. It was, of course, wholly intentional, it being Prada, the purveyor of paired-down fashion and complex themes. “Gestures of Errors” is how co-creative director Raf Simons explained the technical protocols. Those who regularly handle fabrics, know that different types, be it wool, […]

  • eBay UK releases sneaker drop with music ties
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 23/09/2022 at 13:32

    Image: Courtesy eBay UK Ebay UK is quickly becoming a marketplace for sneaker afficionados. With its latest launch of OG Drops, the event will sell a selection of hyped sneaker with music ties via an onsite raffle. Listed sneakers will be sold well below their retail or re-sale value. In a statement eBay said: “Combating the bots, backdooring and limited releases which have resulted from sneakers becoming a coveted commodity, OG Drops will open up the chance to purchase a sought-after […]

  • Retailers welcome return of VAT-free shopping for tourists, but urge action on business rates
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 23/09/2022 at 13:26

    Image: FashionUnited Retailers in the UK have welcomed the government’s decision to bring back VAT-free shopping for overseas visitors, but called for urgent action on business rates. It comes after the UK’s new chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng revealed a mini-budget on Friday to reinvigorate the country’s struggling economy. It included the return of VAT-free shopping for tourists, something the retail industry had been urgently calling for since it was scrapped at the start of last year. […]

  • Elite World Group to launch avatar models in collaboration with Igoodi
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 23/09/2022 at 13:05

    Image: Igoodi Fashion talent management company Elite World Group (EWG) has announced it will be introducing photorealistic 3D avatars to its offer in collaboration with Italian avatar firm, Igoodi. The metaverse-based tool, which utilises Web3 technology, aims to create avatars that portray a lifelike digital version of a physical person. The feature implements Igoodi’s Smart Body dataset, a technology that can capture a model’s anthropometric measurements through a scanning process. By […]

  • Made.com up for sale months after acquiring fashion marketplace Trouva
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 23/09/2022 at 12:33

    Image: Made.com British homeware retailer Made.com has announced it will be undergoing a formal sale process as its board of directors decided to withdraw its full-year guidance. The news comes just months after the e-commerce platform announced its intention to acquire London-based fashion marketplace Trouva. According to a stock exchange release, a number of macroeconomic conditions over the past 15 months, since Made implemented an IPO, have caused major headwinds for its consumer […]

  • JD.com appoints Carol Yun Yau Li as independent director
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 23/09/2022 at 12:26

    Image: JD.com media resources JD.com, Inc. has appointed Carol Yun Yau Li as an independent director on the board of directors of the company and a member of the board’s compensation committee, effective immediately. Li, the company said, is a managing director of Yale Center Beijing, Yale University’s first university-wide center outside of the United States. Li has also served as an independent non-executive director of the board of JD Logistics, Inc., a consolidated subsidiary of […]

  • LFW SS23: Chet Lo makes solo catwalk debut
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 23/09/2022 at 12:25

    In Pictures Image: Chet Lo SS23 London-based Asian-American designer Chet Lo, who has seen his popularity grow due to his futuristic spiky knits being loved by the likes of Doja Cat, Dua Lipa, and Kylie Jenner, embarked upon his first solo LFW catwalk show, after two seasons as part of incubator Fashion East. For spring/summer 2023, Lo was inspired by his childhood and a Buddhist tale that takes place on the night of Buddha's enlightenment, where Mara, the goddess of death, releases a […]

  • L’Oréal to acquire American skincare brand Skinbetter Science
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 23/09/2022 at 11:47

    Image: Skinbetter Science, Facebook Beauty conglomerate L’Oréal has revealed it has signed an agreement to acquire Skinbetter Science, a medical-dispensed skincare brand focused on dermatological science. At its headquarters in Arizona, US, the brand’s leadership team will continue to run the business following its acquisition. It will be integrated under the leadership of Christina Fair, president of the Active Cosmetics Division at L’Oréal USA. The American brand was co-founded in […]

  • Harrods launches beauty loyalty programme
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 23/09/2022 at 11:26

    Image: Harrods Harrods has announced the launch of a new loyalty programme specifically curated for its beauty customers. MyBeauty, which comes as part of Harrods Rewards, will allow members to access a number of benefits, including earning points on beauty products, event invites and exclusive promotions throughout the year. The reward programme is tailored to the retailer’s H Beauty customers in all of its five H Beauty locations throughout the UK and online. To celebrate the launch, those […]

  • LFW: 6 Tributes to the Queen
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 23/09/2022 at 11:18

    Image: Richard Quinn SS23, Backstage by Eeva Rinne, British Fashion Council With the sad passing of Queen Elizabeth II happening just days before London Fashion Week, designers used their showcase to pay tributes to the late monarch. This ranged from holding minute silences to dedicating their SS23 collections, as well as taking inspiration from the Queen’s love of bright colours and including all-black looks as solemn tributes. Richard Quinn Image: Richard Quinn SS23, Backstage by […]

  • Better Cotton joins Clinton Global Initiative to support sustainable farming
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 23/09/2022 at 10:23

    Image: BCI/Florian Lang Non-profit group Better Cotton has joined the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in its efforts to support more sustainable agricultural practices. As part of the initiative, Better Cotton will work with smallholder farmers “to pioneer an insetting mechanism to promote and incentivize sustainable agricultural practices”. The organisation said it is committed to developing a cotton-specific carbon insetting accounting framework to be integrated into the Better Cotton […]

  • Esprit launches innovation hubs in London and New York
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 23/09/2022 at 10:19

    Image: Esprit Contemporary fashion brand Esprit is continuing to drive forward innovation in technology, creativity, and customer service with the launch of two new global ‘Futura’ innovation hubs in London and New York, adding to its existing location in Amsterdam. The move is part of the group-wide digital strategy to reinvent customer engagement experiences by turning data into insights to help fuel the brand’s global expansion to match the fast-growing scale of digital change in […]

  • Selfridges extends partnership with kidswear resale platform into new stores
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 23/09/2022 at 10:02

    Image: Selfridges x Kidswear Collective Selfridges has announced it will be extending its partnership with Kidswear Collective, a pre-loved kidswear consignment platform, to bring it into its other locations. In March 2020, the retailer first opened the resale offer as a three-month pop-up in its Oxford Street flagship store’s kidswear department. The partnership was initially established as part of Selfridges’ Project Earth initiative, and had received a positive response since its […]

  • 5 Standout LFW Shows for SS23
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 23/09/2022 at 09:55

    Image: Edward Crutchley In Pictures With the spring/summer 2023 edition of London Fashion Week falling during the national mourning period for Queen Elizabeth II and her funeral, there was uncertainty about how the event would play out, especially after big names Burberry and Raf Simons bowed out. However, the emerging crop of designers in London, from Molly Goddard to Edward Crutchley, rose to the occasion to present their collections while also paying tribute to the Queen, who believed in […]

  • Burberry COO and CFO to step down
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 23/09/2022 at 09:40

    Image: Burberry Luxury brand Burberry has announced that its chief operating and financial officer Julie Brown has notified that board of her intention to step down. From the closure of its current financial year on April 1, 2023, Brown will be leaving the company after a six year stint to take on an opportunity outside of the luxury industry, the British brand said in a release. It will now begin a process to select a successor for Brown’s position, with further updates to come in the […]

  • Felix Muennich to join Mammut as CCO
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 23/09/2022 at 09:30

    Image: Mammut Outdoor clothing company Mammut Sports Group has announced the appointment of Felix Muennich as its new chief commercial officer, effective November 1. Muennich joins the group from Nike, where he served in several positions over the course of 12 years, including vice president, general manager direct inline stores EMEA. He has also been with the Boston Consulting Group for six years prior to his role as head of strategic planning at Umbro. Muennich succeeds Simen Mørdre, […]

  • Everything you need to know about: Stella McCartney
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 23/09/2022 at 09:12

    Picture: Stella McCartney, Winter 2022 collection, official website of the brand Stella McCartney is the namesake high fashion label of British designer Stella McCartney. Her collections include ready-to-wear for women and men, accessories, lingerie, eyewear, perfumes and kidswear. The designer is a committed vegetarian and firm supporter of animal rights, and is known for use of environmentally-friendly and animal-free alternatives in her collections. Origins Born and raised in England, […]

  • In The Style making ‘solid progress’ on growth strategy, says CEO
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 23/09/2022 at 09:10

    Image: In The Style Womenswear e-tailer In The Style is making “solid progress” on its strategy to increase profitability and manage its cash position, its CEO said Friday. Though the Manchester-based company didn’t provide any specific trading figures, it did outline a number of recent strategic developments it has made. The retailer said it successfully moved its operations to a new, larger 84,000 square foot warehouse at the end of August where it is now “fully operational”. It […]

  • Revolution Beauty calls in independent investigators amid audit failures
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 23/09/2022 at 08:55

    Image: Revolution Beauty Following the announcement regarding its delayed financial report, Revolution Beauty has stated that it will now be calling in independent external advisors to investigate its audit failures. It comes as its auditors, BDO LLP, raised “serious concerns” within its work on the fiscal year 2022 audit, including the group’s ability to provide sufficient and accurate audit evidence and the validity of certain commercial arrangements arranged by the company. In August, […]

  • Activist shareholder calls for removal of Kohl’s chairman and CEO
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 23/09/2022 at 08:37

    Image: Kohl's Ancora Holdings Group, a long-term shareholder of Kohl’s Corporation, has sent a letter to the department store group calling for its chairman, Peter Boneparth, and its CEO, Michelle Gass, to be removed. The letter, addressed to the company’s board of directors, comes as a response to Kohl’s continued “underperformance” throughout 2021, during which Ancora said it had held back from public critiques in order to provide “Kohl’s time to bounce back from the covid-19 […]

  • Matchesfashion appoints new chief commercial officer
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 23/09/2022 at 08:14

    Image: Matchesfashion, Carl Tallents UK luxury retailer Matchesfashion has announced the appointment of Carl Tallents as its new chief commercial officer, effective from October 2022. “I am incredibly excited to welcome Carl to the team and look forward to working together,” said Nick Beighton, CEO of the company, in a release. Beighton continued: “Carl is a fantastic addition to our executive leadership team. We remain focused on our ambition to be the luxury destination for customers […]

  • Yzy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga unveils second collection
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 23/09/2022 at 08:02

    Image: Yzy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga Sept 2022 Kanye West (Ye) and Demna Gvasalia’s joint venture, Yzy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga, has unveiled its second collection amid rifts between the rapper-turned-designer and the American retailer. The new collection expands the offer beyond its typical black hoodies and sweatpants to now also include outerwear and knitwear, alongside “redefined essentials”, as detailed in a press release. To display the collection, imagery produced by […]

  • Top Fashion Influencer of the week - UK
    by news@fashionunited.com (FashionUnited) on 23/09/2022 at 07:55

    Credit: Courtesy of Claire Claire is a London-based fashion stylist, influencer, and content creative. She has a combined community of 70.9 thousand followers on Instagram and TikTok, in addition to her personal online wardrobe shop through Depop. View this post on Instagram A post shared by C L A Ï R E (@_thisisclaire) Claire is all about fashion, her style as unique as she is, conveys an avant-garde aesthetic, with unconventional and very distinctive combos. She is […]

  • Mango closes independent label Alter Made after less than a year
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 23/09/2022 at 07:37

    Image: Alter Made Spanish retailer Mango has closed its Alter Made brand less than a year after its launch. Introduced in November 2021, Alter Made was Mango’s first independent label as the group looked to diversify its portfolio. Alter Made had a higher price point than Mango’s other ranges, and was marketed as a brand with a focus on “sustainability, wellness, and conscious consumption”. But that project has now come to an end, according to a report by Spanish fashion news […]

  • How beauty brands and retailers can take advantage of the metaverse
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 23/09/2022 at 06:05

    Image: Unsplash While the metaverse is seeing an influx of fashion brands take to its digital sphere, the beauty sector is arguably a little behind on adopting the innovative, emerging tech, with only few daring to venture into this relatively unknown space. In an attempt to alleviate some of the hesitancy surrounding entry into the metaverse, digital brand experience company Revieve has published a detailed report that hopes to elaborate on how companies can navigate this unfolding world […]

  • PVH appoints Sara Bland as chief strategy officer
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 23/09/2022 at 05:10

    Image: Tommy Hilfiger Sara Bland will be joining PVH Corp. as executive vice president and chief strategy officer, on October 31, 2022. The company said she will join PVH’s executive leadership team (ELT) and report to CEO Stefan Larsson. Commenting on Bland’s appointment, Larsson said in a release: “Sara brings a rare combination of global strategy and operational excellence expertise. Having recently launched our multi year PVH+ Plan, Sara will play a critical role, working with me and […]

  • Best of Street Style at New York Fashion Week SS23
    by news@fashionunited.com (Jayne Mountford) on 23/09/2022 at 04:25

    Image: Courtesy Catwalk Pictures SS23 Along with the city’s ‘best dressed,’ the most recent New York Fashion Week attracted many international buyers and editors returning for the first time since before the Pandemic. Attendees were photographed outside various venues wearing several of the hottest fashion trends. This included the ‘school girl style’ made popular last season at Miu Miu, as well as a dressed-up, leggy looks focusing on the mini skirt or shorts. Traditional American […]

  • Bloomingdale’s and FIT launch Sustainable Innovation Fund
    by news@fashionunited.com (Veerle Versteeg) on 22/09/2022 at 15:35

    Image: bloomingdales.com US fashion department store chain Bloomingdale’s is celebrating its 150th anniversary this autumn and has teamed up with the Fashion Institute of Technology to launch the Bloomingdale's x FIT Sustainable Innovation Fund. It has also announced the launch of its new social purpose platform entitled b the change. The aim of the Sustainable Fashion Fund is to bring the fashion industry together and engage retailers and fashion professionals, encouraging them to […]

  • LFW SS23: S.S. Daley brings storytelling to the catwalk
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 22/09/2022 at 15:28

    Image: S.S. Daley SS23 In Pictures For spring/summer 2023, designer and LVMH Prize winner Steven Stokey-Daley of S.S. Daley took inspiration from the love letters between authors Vita Sackville-West and Violet Trefusis with a wonderful theatrical catwalk showcase at London’s St. Pancreas Renaissance Hotel. Daley is much more than an exceptional designer, he is a storyteller, and that came across in his ‘Vita’ catwalk show, where the National Youth Theatre cast read excerpts of the love […]

  • On releases new Roger Federer trainers for the Laver Cup
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 22/09/2022 at 14:28

    Image: On Sportswear brand On have launched a special edition trainer, co-created with Roger Federer, to mark the tennis legend’s last match of his career and the Laver Cup taking place in London. The Roger Advantage LC22 trainer is a contemporary, pared-down, tennis-inspired shoe that has clean lines, minimal stitching and is made from ultra-smooth matt vegan leather. The shoes feature subtle Laver Cup details such as the tournament logo on the tongue and sockliner, alongside the Swiss and […]

  • Istituto Marangoni inaugurates Dubai campus with metaverse show
    by news@fashionunited.com (Veerle Versteeg) on 22/09/2022 at 14:15

    Image: Istituto Marangoni Dubai Metaverse Talents Fashion Show, courtesy of Istituto Marangoni. Fashion and design school Istituto Marangoni has hosted a phygital Talents Fashion Show at the Museum of the Future in Dubai to celebrate the opening of its new campus in the country. The Talents Fashion Show featured work from a selection of five students of the Fashion Design courses at Istituto Marangoni. The student fashion show included a mix of digital elements and real elements and showcased […]

  • Everything you need to know about: COS
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 22/09/2022 at 14:01

    Image: COS The brand is known for its often uni-coloured wardrobe staples that express Scandinavian minimalism. The collections feature voluminous and sharp cut basics bestowing the wearer with wardrobe essentials defined by an understated elegance - just as the name “Collection of Style”, or COS in short, suggests. Origins COS opened its first ever store in London in 2007. In 2011, an international online shop followed. During the following years, the brand expanded globally, counting […]

  • Columbia Sportswear outlines growth targets, reaffirms outlook
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 22/09/2022 at 12:55

    Image: Columbia Sportswear Company, Facebook Columbia Sportswear Company’s net sales are expected to grow at a three-year CAGR of 9 to 11 percent, compared to the midpoint of its 2022 financial outlook, reaching 4.5 to 4.7 billion dollars in 2025. The company said in a release that operating margin is expected to expand to approximately 14 percent of net sales in 2025 and diluted earnings per share are expected to grow at a three-year CAGR of 12 to 15 percent compared to the midpoint of […]

  • Tommy Hilfiger owner PVH Corp joins Fashion Climate Fund
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 22/09/2022 at 12:31

    Image: Tommy Hilfiger The Apparel Impact Institute (Aii) has announced that the PVH Corp Foundation has become the latest investor in a 250 million dollar fund dedicated to tackling the climate crisis. Announced by Aii in June 2022, the Fashion Climate Fund sets out to identify, fund, scale, and measure verified impact solutions to decarbonise and modernise fashion industry supply chains. The PVH Foundation, which leads the global philanthropic efforts of PVH Corp, joins other big-name fashion […]

  • Real living wage increases by 10 percent in ‘largest year-on-year rise’
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 22/09/2022 at 11:28

    Image: The Living Wage Foundation Employees working for companies under the Living Wage Foundation are set to see their ‘Living Wage’ rates rise to 10 pound 90 pence an hour across the UK and 11 pound 95 pence in London. The move will be applicable to almost 400,000 people working for over 11,000 companies linked to the foundation in what is set to be the largest year-on-year rise at 10.1 percent. The increase comes in recognition of the sharp increase in living costs over the past year in […]

  • JW Anderson questions reality with tech-inspired collection
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 22/09/2022 at 10:34

    Image: JW Anderson, SS23 London Fashion Week As a brand that has become known for its distinctive take on fashion, JW Anderson stuck close to its reputation for its spring/summer 2023 collection presented during London Fashion Week. The womenswear show was located in a London casino arcade, an aesthetic that was also translated into the collection, which aimed to blend the world of technology with real life. This concept was shown quite literally in keyboard key garments and t-shirts inspired […]

  • Alibaba grows metaverse presence with luxury Tmall fashion show
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 22/09/2022 at 10:02

    Image: Alibaba, Tmall Luxury Pavillion Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba is set to celebrate five years of its Tmall Luxury Pavillion, an online shopping platform for luxury brands, with the launch of digital experiences. To celebrate, the company will be heading into the metaverse alongside global luxury labels for an augmented reality (AR) fashion show and an exhibition using Extended Reality (XR) showcasing the future of retail. During the event, customers can acquire a special premium […]

  • Brad Pitt debuts genderless skincare line
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 22/09/2022 at 10:00

    Image: Le Domaine Skincare Beauty Brad Pitt has launched a vegan, gender-neutral skincare line called Le Domaine derived from science and nature in partnership with the Perrin family, the renowned Château Beaucastel winemakers, who are also partners in the actor’s Miraval rosé. Le Domaine skincare line centres around the concept of “from the vine to the skin,” and features four products, backed by research to slow the signs of skin ageing, using natural ingredients sourced from […]

  • Ganni achieves B Corp certification
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 22/09/2022 at 09:33

    Image: Ganni Danish fashion brand Ganni has announced it has received B Corp certification, achieving 90.6 points in its application process. The acknowledgement credits the brand with making steps towards “tangible change” within the fashion industry following an assessment involving 300 questions that covered each aspect of the business. According to the company, its significant score makes it the highest scoring contemporary fashion brand to receive the certification so far. It received […]

  • Coty aims to double skincare sales by fiscal 2025
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 22/09/2022 at 09:07

    Image: Coty, Facebook US beauty giant Coty has set out a target to double its skincare sales by fiscal year 2025, “with further acceleration in FY26 and beyond”. CEO Sue Y. Nabi told investors the company is on track to increase skincare sales to between 500 million dollars and 600 million dollars in the coming three years. “Coty’s skincare portfolio is one of the most exciting growth areas in our business,” Nabi said. The company’s strategy will put a focus on its prestige brands, […]

  • Marks & Spencer establishes 15 million pound support package to aid employees
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 22/09/2022 at 09:06

    Image: Marks & Spencer In light of the ongoing cost-of-living crisis in the UK, Marks & Spencer has launched a 15 million pound package aimed at supporting its front-line employees. From October 1, over 40,000 colleagues will see their hourly pay increased to a minimum of 10 pounds and 20 pence, following an initial pay increase to 10 pounds from 9 pound 50 pence in April. The retailer said that, combined, this represents an annual uplift of 7.4 percent, meaning full-time customer […]

  • ZAMT x CLOTHESfriends x Staiy: “Discover Sustainable Fashion Week Outfits – Rent, Style, Swap, Repeat”
    by news@fashionunited.com (Sponsor) on 22/09/2022 at 08:57

    Picture: ZAMT, courtesy of the brand How can one counteract the overconsumption and the enormous consumption of resources of the biannual Fashion Weeks from Berlin to Paris - without losing the variety and fun of fashion? In response to tackle this challenge, the fashion rental platform CLOTHESfriends, the sustainable marketplace Staiy and the sustainable fashion brand ZAMT Berlin joined forces to realize an event concept that represents the versatility and potential of of circular fashion. On […]

  • Social media influencer Bryanboy is new editor-in-chief at Perfect Magazine
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 22/09/2022 at 08:51

    Image: Perfect Magazine Perfect has appointed Bryan Yambao, also known as fashion influencer Bryanboy, as the new editor-in-chief of its publishing arm. Yambao previous held the role of international editorial director at the company. “The whole Perfect Team and I are thrilled to announce after two years as International Editorial Director, Bryan Yambao is now our new editor-in-chief,” said the platform’s founder Katie Grand. “It’s an absolute honor for me to take on my new role as […]

  • Balmain announces collaboration with Evian ahead of PFW
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 22/09/2022 at 08:39

    Image: Evian x Balmain In Pictures Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing will unveil a couture gown made from recycled plastic bottle waste during Paris Fashion Week as part of the French fashion house’s new collaboration with Evian water. Evian and Balmain state that the partnership is through a “shared vision to dream, innovate and create together,” and will feature large-scale partnerships to explore “new paths and redefine the codes of couture”. This will include a […]

  • Swagga hopes to define the future of phygital fashion metaverses with its new platform
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 22/09/2022 at 08:36

    Image: Swagga, Onimaru Interview The ‘phygital’ concept is a one being rapidly adopted by brands, retailers and designers alike, and sees the merging of physical and digital activations, such as in-person events shown in the digital world or vice versa. Its integration into various marketing strategies has been adopted by a number of big name brands, including Tommy Hilfiger, which exercised the concept in its recent New York Fashion Week event, where it held a real life show parallel to a […]

  • Kinnevik names Samuel Sjöström as the company's new chief financial officer
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 22/09/2022 at 08:36

    Kinnevik AB has announced that Erika Söderberg Johnson will leave her role as chief financial officer effective October 31 but remain a senior advisor to the company. The company has appointed Samuel Sjöström as the new chief financial officer effective from 1 November 2022. Commenting on Sjöström appointment as CFO, Georgi Ganev, CEO of Kinnevik said: “Samuel’s strategic mindset, combined with a deep understanding of Kinnevik’s portfolio, financial framework and market environment […]

  • Just Around the Corner AW23 dates announced
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 22/09/2022 at 08:30

    Image: Just Around the Corner Manchester British fashion trade fair Just Around the Corner (JATC) has announced the dates for its two upcoming AW23 shows. The Manchester edition will take place from January 19 to 20 in a new venue, the Central Convention Centre, an exhibition and conference centre that was once the main train station for the Northern city. The industrial venue features a 25-metre arched ceiling and is located between Manchester’s main train stations. Meanwhile, the London […]

  • JD Sports cautious about H2 trading but reaffirms outlook
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 22/09/2022 at 08:27

    Image: JD Sports In an interim results announcement for the first half period, JD Sports Fashion has reported a 19 percent drop in pre-tax profits to 298 million pounds. The company’s total group revenue came in at 4.4 billion pounds. Total revenue growth in organic retail businesses was up 5 percent with that level of growth continuing in the second half to date including a return to growth in the US. The company said the results were “at the top end of the board's expectations”. JD […]

  • Scotch & Soda launches NFT-driven loyalty programme
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 22/09/2022 at 08:22

    Image: Scotch & Soda Dutch fashion brand Scotch & Soda has announced the launch of a Web3 powered loyalty programme alongside Salesforce and LA- based software development agency, AE Studio. Entitled ‘Club Soda 3.0’, the programme involves the creation and minting of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) through Salesforce NFT Cloud, allowing users to mint, manage and sell the digital art through a “sustainable” platform. The launch of the initiative will include minting one of the 1,000 […]

  • Nike appoints two new board member
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 22/09/2022 at 07:40

    Image: Nike Style store, Seoul Sportswear giant Nike has announced the appointment of Mónica Gil and Bob Swan to the company’s board of directors. Gil, who serves as chief administrative and marketing officer at NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, has overseen a number of marketing and brand campaigns across the organisation’s various properties, including the broadcast of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Prior to Telemundo, at which she has also created and launched women leadership programmes, […]

  • Charles Tyrwhitt becomes official New York Jets partner
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 22/09/2022 at 07:35

    Image: New York Jets / Charles Tyrwhitt The New York Jets has signed a multi-year deal with Charles Tyrwhitt to form the first Atlanticantic NFL brand partnership in menswear. The deal spans from the New York Domestic Marketing Area (DMA) to the UK, under the New York Jets’ recently acquired expanded territory rights, meaning that Charles Tyrwhitt is the American football club’s official partner in both New York and the UK. The agreement marks the first time an NFL club and a clothing […]

  • Jigsaw reveals new Cheltenham and St Pancras stores
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 22/09/2022 at 07:28

    Image: Jigsaw, St Pancras British fashion retailer Jigsaw has revealed two new store openings to expand its retail portfolio in the UK. Its Victorian Grade One listed store in St Pancras International station, London, opened recently, sitting alongside Fortnum and Mason, as well as LK Bennett, Kate Spade and Whistles. It comes as the station looks to continue growing its premium fashion offering for its visitors, while already boasting an extensive luxury portfolio. Jigsaw will also be opening […]

  • British Fashion Council appoints David Pemsel as its new chair
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 22/09/2022 at 07:27

    Image: David Pemsel via BFC The British Fashion Council has appointed David Pemsel as its new chair. Mr Pemsel succeeds Stephanie Phair, an executive at Farfetch, who steered the organisation through the pandemic. Phair stepped down earlier in September. Demsel was appointed to BFC’s executive board in 2016 and is the founder of ScienceMagic.Inc, a creative and strategic company that helps brands, talent and businesses to grow. Previously he was CEO of Guardian Media Group. While Demsel does […]

  • Armani Exchange unveils London flagship store
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 22/09/2022 at 07:17

    Image: Armani Exchange In Pictures The Armani Group has opened its third A|X Armani Exchange store in London, following recent openings in Milan, Amsterdam and Berlin, as it continues to reinforce the brand’s presence in Europe. The new London store, located at 129 Regent Street, spans 3,121 square feet across two levels and houses women's clothing, accessories, eyewear and watches on the ground floor, with the men's collections showcased on the first floor. Image: Armani Exchange The […]

  • Pandora unveils collaboration with Keith Haring
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 22/09/2022 at 07:02

    In Pictures Image: Pandora; Keith Haring x Pandora Jewellery brand Pandora has unveiled its first-ever art collaboration with Keith Haring, inspired by the late artist and activist’s street art. The 12-piece Keith Haring x Pandora collection will be available worldwide for a limited time only, from September 29 until November 29, 2022. The collection, will feature Haring’s colourful and symbolic works including the barking dog, angel baby and signature bold lines, on charms, […]

  • Adidas by Stella McCartney unveils “industry-first” viscose sportswear
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 22/09/2022 at 06:42

    Image: Adidas by Stella McCartney Adidas has unveiled a new viscose sportswear range as part of its collaboration with British designer Stella McCartney to demonstrate the potential of a circular fashion ecosystem. The tracksuit has been made as part of the New Cotton Project, an EU consortium of 12 partners, and took the process of making the apparel from a linear to a circular model, as the design was as much about function and style as ensuring the garment’s end of life existence, added […]

  • Top three print trends for SS23 from New York Fashion Week
    by news@fashionunited.com (Jayne Mountford) on 22/09/2022 at 05:25

    Image: Courtesy Monses, Bibhu Mohapatra, Marrisa Wilson “Florals for spring? Groundbreaking!” Editor-in-chief Miranda Priestley says sarcastically, in “The Devil wears Prada.” However, spring after spring season, floral prints of all kinds continue to resonate. There were several types of flower and floral print shown in New York but the flat and placed floral prints looked the freshest. Perhaps inspired by the likes of Stella Jean, Alessandro Michele of Gucci and Stuart Vevers of […]

  • Spanish fashion brand Bimba y Lola visits LCF on Schools Tour 2022
    by news@fashionunited.com (Veerle Versteeg) on 21/09/2022 at 15:56

    Photo Credits: Bimba y Lola, archive image. Spanish fashion brand Bimba y Lola recently visited London College of Fashion as per a news article on the LCF website. The goal of the visit was to recruit new fashion design talent for their summer internship programme and upcoming job openings by meeting LCF graduates. Bimba y Lola is a womenswear brand founded in Spain in 2005 with stores in the UK and other countries. The London College of Fashion visit is part of its Schools Tour 2022 through […]

  • Cost of living crisis to impact holiday season turnover
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 21/09/2022 at 15:54

    image: FashionUnited With four out of ten households worried about affording Christmas, researching for the best value deals will take precedence this holiday season. In the US inflation rose 8.3 percent since last August, while in the UK it rose to 9.9 percent since the same period in 2021. Online sales are expected to be 95 billion dollar less in 2022 compared with last year, according to the Economic Times, a wake-up call for e-commerce businesses and how to approach one of the most […]

  • LFW SS23: Halpern teams up with Barbie
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 21/09/2022 at 15:19

    Image: Halpern SS23 In Pictures For spring/summer 2023, Halpern teamed up with Mattel to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Barbie Dreamhouse, which it said, "represents the birthplace of any child's imagination: the home". For this collection, designer Michael Halpern produced eight looks dedicated to Barbie, for her to wear in her Dreamhouse. To get inspiration, he was given access to the Mattel archives, to delve into Barbie’s wardrobe through the ages, and discovered three motifs that […]

  • Paris Design Awards 2022 announces Fashion winners
    by news@fashionunited.com (Florence Julienne) on 21/09/2022 at 15:16

    Courtesy of Grands Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris The lucky winners of the 2022 Paris Design Awards in the fashion and fashion accessories category, are Coltesse, Weinsanto and Aristide. The competition is chaired by the French fashion designer Christine Phung. The Paris Grand Prize for Fashion was awarded to the brand Coltesse, which offers "essential, timeless, comfortable" clothing with a made in Paris label. Coltesse questions the notion of timelessness and challenges gender […]

  • Natural elements are the starting point of Niza's new Autumn Winter collection
    by news@fashionunited.com (Sponsor) on 21/09/2022 at 14:49

    Niza, FW22 collection, courtesy of the brand Once again, nature is the main source of inspiration for Niza. The firm is committed to natural phenomena and their spontaneity. These sudden changes that do not involve humans, and that are truly exotic and unique. It rescues its magical and sublime character, the possibility of being something surprising. Niza thus honors Mother Nature through prints and embroidery inspired by these events. A mix between the light of femininity and the darkness of […]

  • LFW SS23: Sinéad O’Dwyer places spotlight on inclusivity
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 21/09/2022 at 14:47

    Image: Sinéad O’Dwyer SS23 In Pictures The idea of inclusivity in fashion has become a buzzword in recent years, but for NewGen recipient Sinéad O’Dwyer it is engrained into the fabrication of her label. For her debut London Fashion Week catwalk show at the Old Selfridges Hotel, O’Dwyer amassed a body-diverse cast from curve models to wheelchair users to showcase her body-inclusive approach to fashion, which channels her own experiences with body dysmorphia. At the heart of the […]

  • Harrods to showcase "Wonderful World of Dior" at Christmas
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 21/09/2022 at 14:45

    Image: Harrods "The Wonderful World of Dior” Harrods and the house of Dior share a long history of events and partnerships, and this holiday season will see multiple activations of the French luxury brand across the iconic department store. Dior will ‘take over’ 44 of Harrods windows, showcasing its product categories across beauty, fashion and home in a gingerbread house-themed display. Pietro Beccari, chairman and chief executive officer of Christian Dior Couture, told WWD: “We have […]

  • Sustainability meets Competitiveness: How to Circle the Square?
    by news@fashionunited.com (Sponsor) on 21/09/2022 at 14:08

    Image Credit: Via EURATEX The textile and clothing industry is at an historical crossroads: "in order to remain a leader in the global market, it needs to develop a forward-looking business model reconciling competitiveness with sustainability. This requires a “smart” approach to legislation, the use of innovative technologies and a change in consumer behaviour together with strong global environmental and social commitments." The Porto Convention – co-organised by EURATEX and […]

  • Veja x ba&sh collaboration
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 21/09/2022 at 12:33

    Veja x ba&sh. Photographer: Adeline Mai VEJA and ba&sh envision a sneaker with vintage inspiration from the 70’s as they work on a design that evokes a wintry sunset. ba&sh suggests including its favorite material, the suede, and VEJA brings an outdoor touch with the sole. This co-creation process is illustrated by the waves and the color scheme on the back of the style. Veja x ba&sh, courtesy of Veja Alveomesh The Alveomesh is a technical fabric made out exclusively […]