• SPFWn56 reinforces Brazilian identity through handcrafted products
    by (Marta De Divitiis) on 01/12/2023 at 15:56

    Handred fashion show Credits: Gustavo Scatena/Agência Fotosite The 56th edition of SPFW - São Paulo Fashion Week, which took place between November 8 and 12 at Shopping Iguatemi and Komplexo Tempo, in the Brazilian capital São Paulo, brought together 38 brands that presented their collections. The scorching heat that has been plaguing the country left a trail of discomfort among those present, especially in the Mooca space, where the air conditioning was rarefied and/or non-existent. Apart […]

  • Ispo Munich: Good atmosphere, full halls and lots of inspiration for new perspectives
    by (Regina Henkel) on 01/12/2023 at 15:55

    There was a lot going on at the trade fair - here you can see the Zeitgeist Area. Credits: Regina Henkel / FashionUnited It felt like Ispo at its best: Full exhibition halls, well-attended trade fair stands, a buzz of international voices. And the first snow was falling outside. The sporting goods trade fair kicked off the new order season for autumn/winter 2024 with a promising start. More exhibitors, high internationality, lots on the programme Following the motto "New Perspectives on […]

  • Louis Vuitton's pre-fall 2024 men's collection unveiled in Hong Kong amid shifting luxury
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 01/12/2023 at 15:54

    Louis Vuitton men SS24, look 10 Credits: ©Launchmetrics/spotlight Louis Vuitton headed East to Hong Kong this week to show the brand’s inaugural men’s pre-fall 2024 collection. Drones captured models from all angles against the backdrop of the harbour, setting a nautical tone with influences of an urban sailor and surfer. This aesthetic translated into a uniform featuring softly tailored double-breasted jackets, some adorned with monogrammed logos and others with fine stripes. The […]

  • Belgian Fashion Awards: Igor Dieryck honoured again, Jan Jan Van Essche wins grand jury prize
    by (Caitlyn Terra) on 01/12/2023 at 14:03

    Young designer Igor Dieryck accepts his Belgian Fashion Award. Credits: Flanders DC / Photo by Fille Roelants The building of the Handelsbeurs in Antwerp filled up again on Thursday November 30 to see the unveiling of the winners of the Belgian Fashion Awards. Not only big (international) names were honoured with an award, but young talent was also put in the spotlight. The grand jury prize was awarded to designer Jan Jan van Essche. Van Essche founded his brand back in 2010 and has been […]

  • Creative director Matthew Williams to exit Givenchy
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 01/12/2023 at 13:32

    Matthew Williams at the Givenchy SS24 Menswear Show Credits: Launchemtrics/Spotlight Givenchy is preparing to part ways with its creative director of three years Matthew Williams, with the designer's last collections to be for pre-fall 2024. Set to come into effect from January 2024, Williams’ exit coincides with the end of his contract at the company, initially set out upon his arrival in 2020. Confirming the departure in a statement to WWD, which first reported the news, Williams said […]

  • Fashion for Good introduces toolkit tackling waste in India
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 01/12/2023 at 13:04

    Textile waste. Credits: Unsplash Sustainable fashion platform Fashion for Good has released a new toolkit that looks to tackle the problem of textile waste in India through insights, assessments and guidance that hope to advance recycling in the region. The ‘Sorting for Circularity’ toolkit was unveiled during the organisation’s Reimagining Textile Waste conference, currently taking place in New Delhi, India, where key stakeholders in the textile ecosystem and international innovators […]

  • Chico’s delivers ‘in line’ Q3 results, withdraws 2023 outlook
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 01/12/2023 at 12:43

    Chico's Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Credits: The Gardens Mall. Chico’s FAS has published its financial results for the 13-week period ended October 28, 2023, during which time it said that it had delivered results “in line” with its previously issued outlook. The company reported a net income of five million dollars, or four cents per diluted share, compared to the previous year’s income of 24.6 million dollars. Its adjusted net income came to 13 million dollars, or 11 cents per […]

  • Real Artistic People: Drawing on the cultural capital of slogan t-shirts
    by (Press Club) on 01/12/2023 at 12:33

    Message Collection Credits: Real Artistic People The origin of slogan t-shirts, pivotal in the modern fashion narrative, traces back to the 1940s. Initially emerging as a way of spreading slogans for political campaigns, these shirts gained momentum in the 1960s as symbols of rebellion and social change. The 1970s and 80s saw these shirts solidify their influence in fashion and pop culture, as they became more commercial. Icons like John Lennon, wearing shirts with anti-war slogans, and […]

  • Ulta Beauty sees notable Q3 sales increase, outlines CFO transition plan
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 01/12/2023 at 12:16

    Ulta Beauty concession in Target. Credits: Ulta Beauty x Target. Cosmetics retailer Ulta Beauty has reported “another strong performance” for the third quarter of 2023 – the 13-week period ended October 28, 2023 – with net sales reaching 2,488.9 million dollars, up 6.4 percent from 2,333.8 million in the year prior. Comparable sales for the period rose 4.5 percent compared to an increase of 14.6 percent, while gross profit was up 3 percent to 992.1 million dollars, compared to the […]

  • Orla Kiely reports 61 percent profit increase
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 01/12/2023 at 11:16

    Orla Kiely campaign imagery. Credits: Orla Kiely. Irish retailer Orla Kiely has filed its full year accounts for 2023, in which it said that it had seen a 61 percent increase in profit, taking overall profit for the financial year to 870,000 pounds. The heritage brand additionally reported a 42 percent increase in turnover to 5.004 million pounds, while operating profits also saw an increase of 66 percent, rising from 659,000 pounds to 1.093 million pounds. The results come as Orla Kiely […]

  • Express, Inc. sees net sales uptick for Q3
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 01/12/2023 at 10:55

    Express store front. Credits: WHP Global. Express, Inc. has released its financial results for the third quarter of 2023, during which time it reported that its net sales had increased 5 percent to 454.1 million dollars, compared with 434.1 million dollars in the year prior. This comes despite a 7 percent drop in net sales at its owned brands Express and UpWest, where comparable retail sales – including both Express stores and e-commerce – fell 4 percent. Retail stores for the brands […]

  • Farfetch faces turbulence, postpones quarterly report as privatisation rumours emerge
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 01/12/2023 at 10:50

    Farfetch, the e-commerce platform founded by José Neves, has decided to postpone its quarterly report and related conference call with analysts. This move comes amid a challenging period for the company, marked by a significant decline in market capitalization from 26 billion dollars in 2021 to 740 million dollars. As has been well publicized, the stock has experienced a sharp drop of around 92 percent over the last five years, with a 73.5 percent percent decline in the past twelve months and […]

  • PETA doubles down on RDS certifications, files watchdog complaint
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 01/12/2023 at 10:11

    Canada Goose campaign imagery. Credits: Canada Goose The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has doubled down on its efforts to address the evidence of animal cruelty it is said to have found among suppliers of the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) and Responsible Animal Fiber (RAF). The organisation submitted a formal complaint to the US’ federal Competition Bureau alleging that the labels created by third-party certifier Textile Exchange (TE) were “misleading and deceiving […]

  • The 9th International Fashion Design Contest organised by BIAAF will bring together the world's most creative and innovative young talents
    by (Press Club) on 01/12/2023 at 10:00

    Credits: BIAAF The call for registration applications for the 9th International Fashion Design Contest is now open. This biannual event is organised by Bilbao International Art & Fashion (BIAAF), a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting emerging fashion design talents from around the world since 2008. BIAAF is searching for the most creative and innovative individuals who aspire to establish themselves in this benchmark industry. Participants can compete in two main categories: […]

  • UK shoppers keener on Black Friday than those in US
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 01/12/2023 at 09:54

    Online shopping Credits: Pexels, a business intelligence platform for ecommerce businesses, has analysed Black Friday/Cyber Monday (BFCM) data for the UK and US markets, shedding light on customer shopping habits. The data, drawn from a sample of over 40,000 online orders, offers insights into online shopping behaviors during the BFCM weekend. In the UK, shoppers strategically held off purchases in the weeks prior, resulting in three times the revenue compared to the weekly average […]

  • Adidas, Authentic and Kith among honourees at FNAAs 2023
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 01/12/2023 at 09:51

    Adidas x Humanrace Samba by Pharrell. Credits: Adidas. The winners of this year’s Footwear News Achievement Awards (FNAAs) were unveiled during the organisation’s 37th annual awards ceremony this week, where recipients were honoured for their successes throughout 2023. Speaking on the event, Michael Atmore, editorial director of FN and chief brand officer at Fairchild Media Group, said: “The FNAAs are the industry’s highest honour and they acknowledge the most important […]

  • Avon names company veteran Kristof Neirynck CEO
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 01/12/2023 at 09:31

    Far Away Beyond The Moon, Avon fragrance. Credits: Avon. Beauty giant Avon has announced that its current chief marketing officer and managing director for Western Europe, Kristof Neirynck, is to become chief executive officer. Neirynck, who has been with the company for 25 years, will succeed Angela Cretu, who will remain at the company to support and contribute to Avon as an advisor. During her time at the Natura & Co-owned brand, Cretu was credited with overseeing the initiation of a […]

  • Kering finalises acquisition of Valentino shareholding
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 01/12/2023 at 09:07

    Valentino store front Credits: Image: Valentino Luxury giant Kering has announced that it has completed the acquisition of a 30 percent shareholding in Valentino after receiving a green light from antitrust authorities. The conglomerate had initially announced its intentions in July, stating at the time that it had entered into a binding agreement with investment equity firm Mayhoola for the 1.7 billion euro deal. As part of the agreement, Kering was also presented with the option to acquire […]

  • Frasers Group withdraws SportScheck acquisition, mulls insolvency buyout
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 01/12/2023 at 08:55

    Credits: SportScheck Frasers Group has said that it has “exercised its rights” to withdraw from its binding agreement to acquire Austrian sports retailer SportScheck after it filed for insolvency. Frasers had initially announced the deal with SportScheck owner Signa Retail Department Store Holding in October, which would have seen it acquire 100 percent of the company’s share capital. However, on Thursday it was revealed that, like its parent firm, SportScheck was also to file for […]

  • After success abroad, Saudi designers hit the runway at home
    by (AFP) on 01/12/2023 at 08:54

    Mathieu Braumer Credit: The opening of the Saudi 100 showroom at La Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine. Couturier Adnan Akbar's past clients included Princess Diana and two French first ladies, but until recently he had never staged a major fashion show in his native Saudi Arabia. The 74-year-old, dubbed the "Saint Laurent of the Middle East", was among the most decorated designers at this year's inaugural Riyadh Fashion Week, a milestone in a country that used to require women to […]

  • VF Corp to layoff 500 roles amid reinvention
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 01/12/2023 at 08:32

    Vans storefront. Credits: Wikimedia Commons. Fashion conglomerate VF Corp has said that it will be making around 500 layoffs across the company as it continues on its reinvention strategy under chief executive officer Bracken Darrell. Initiated late October and dubbed ‘Project Reinvent’, the transformation plan aims to enhance focus on brand-building and improve operating performance. Confirming the layoffs, a spokesperson for VF told WWD: “As part of VF’s new Reinvent strategy and […]

  • Tech giants on board to bust online scams
    by (AFP) on 01/12/2023 at 08:12

    Eleven global tech giants have pledged to do more to tackle the scourge of online scammers, the UK government said on Thursday, billing the promise as a world first. Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Google, Instagram, LinkedIn, Match Group, Microsoft, Snapchat, TikTok, and YouTube have signed up to the Online Fraud Charter, which ministers say will better protect users. The tech giants have promised to take tougher action within six months to block and remove scams, such as fake adverts and romance […]

  • Pioneering partnership sets india on path to Next-Gen textiles leadership
    by (Press Club) on 01/12/2023 at 07:39

    Sahaas Zero Waste Facilities Credits: Sahaas Zero Waste Facilities Leveraging insights from Wealth in Waste, Fashion for Good releases a toolkit designed to revalorise textile waste in India. Celebrating the closure of the Sorting for Circularity India Project, a conference in New Delhi on December 1 and 2, hosted in collaboration with Laudes Foundation, IDH, Canopy, and Reverse Resources will focus on developing a roadmap to circularity. The event marks the launch of “Re-START”, a textile […]

  • The year in fashion according to Lyst: From Miu Miu and Jacquemus to Uniqlo
    by (Sylvana Lijbaart) on 01/12/2023 at 05:05

    Miu Miu AW23, Ready to Wear. Credits: Launchmetrics / spotlight2023 is drawing to a close and, with it, fashion search engine Lyst has announced its annual ‘Year in Fashion’ overview. The report shows, among other things, which trends were most important this fashion year, which brand was searched the most and what the most popular shoes and bags were. Luxury fashion brand Miu Miu was once again labelled 'Brand of the Year' for 2023, following on from its success in 2022, when it […]

  • Bershka leverages 3DLook virtual try-on to boost online sales
    by (Vivian Hendriksz) on 01/12/2023 at 00:10

    YourFit, by 3DLook Credits: 3DLook Bershka has unveiled a new partnership with 3DLook, a leader among AI-first mobile body measuring and virtual fitting technology, to enhance its online shopping experience. Through the strategic partnership, the Inditex owned brand is set to leverage 3DLook's virtual fitting room solution Yourfit, thereby removing the fit and sizing guesswork associated with online shopping. Customers can opt for a virtual try-on experience on Bershka's website by selecting […]

  • True Religion to launch first ever pet collection
    by (Vivian Hendriksz) on 30/11/2023 at 21:29

    True Religion first pet collection Credits: Business Wire US lifestyle apparel brand True Religion is set to launch its first collection for pets. Partnering with Wiesner Products Inc. under its pet division, Paw NYC, the company is licensed to develop and distribute True Religion-branded products for both dogs and cats. Set to launch in Spring 2024, the new collection will include pet apparel, beds, toys, collars, leashes, harnesses, feeders, and cold weather accessories. Through the […]

  • Fashion Stipend winner Mohamed Benchellal: "I'm living my dream"
    by (Caitlyn Terra) on 30/11/2023 at 18:05

    A design by Mohamed Benchellal. Credits: Benchellal / Photo by Tim VerhallenINTERVIEW Just under a year and a half of waiting, but now the word is out: Designer Mohamed Benchellal is the next recipient of the Culture Fund Fashion Stipend. Benchellal joins a fine list of designers (collectives) who have previously received the incentive award. Benchellal is known for his sculptural work, his couture approach and his work with deadstock materials. His designs are popular on the red carpet, […]

  • Podcast: How can the creative sector become more inclusive?
    by (Veerle Versteeg) on 30/11/2023 at 16:00

    A Cold Wall at Lotte, Seoul Credits: A Cold WallDesigner Samuel Ross of the brand A-Cold-Wall is committed to fostering more diversity in the fashion industry. But how exactly do you do that, encourage diversity? Source: The Business of Fashion Podcast

  • Podcast: Should resale websites ban fast fashion?
    by (Veerle Versteeg) on 30/11/2023 at 15:55

    Credits: VintedOn second-hand clothing platforms, there are not many rules. While most platforms now have rules addressing fake products, there are no restrictions on the brands a consumer can offer. Should resale websites ban fast fashion? Source: Conscious Style Podcast

  • Podcast: UN wants to help fashion industry with communication around sustainability
    by (Veerle Versteeg) on 30/11/2023 at 15:50

    De UN-logo on a notebook. Credits: UnsplashAn unexpected player on the fashion scene? As it happens, the United Nations wants to help the industry communicate around sustainability. To this end, the organisation has created the Sustainable Fashion Communication Playbook, which is available to everyone. In this podcast, author Rachel Arthur explains which ones are recommended. Source: Wardrobe Crisis with Clare Press

  • Michaela Coel to be honoured with The Pandora Leader of Change Award
    by (Press Club) on 30/11/2023 at 15:06

    Credits: Michaela Coel The British Fashion Council (BFC) is thrilled to announce that British-Ghanaian writer, actor and director Michaela Coel, will be honoured with the Pandora Leader of Change Award at The Fashion Awards 2023 (TFA), which will take place on Monday 4th December at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The Award will be presented to her on the night by actress and global Pandora ambassador, Pamela Anderson. TFA 2023 presented by Pandora and organised by the BFC, is the primary […]

  • Delicate beauty: Escada Pre-Fall 2024 Collection
    by (Press Club) on 30/11/2023 at 13:34

    ESCADA Mainline Pre-Fall 2024 Collection Credits: ESCADA Delicacy is a lifestyle choice. It involves paying attention to the small details in our lives and savoring those special and rare moments. Living a delicate lifestyle means surrounding ourselves with beauty and elegance though finding the balance between simplicity and luxury. This is exactly what the new ESCADA Pre-Fall Collection reflects. At ESCADA Mainline, we experiment with luxurious quality, comfortable knits in gentle grey […]

  • Net-a-Porter partners with By Rotation and Hurr to trial rental
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 30/11/2023 at 13:16

    Net-a-Porter partners with By Rotation and Hurr on rental offer. Credits: Net-a-Porter. Luxury fashion platform Net-a-Porter has revealed that it will be trialling a rental offering through new partnerships with By Rotation and Hurr, both online fashion rental platforms. Through the collaboration, Net-a-Porter said it is looking to extend its designer curation to a wider customer base, offering UK-based clients the option to rent over a hundred styles from its edit of partywear. The rental […]

  • Claire’s names new CFO, COO
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 30/11/2023 at 13:05

    Claire's CFO, COO - Chris Cramer. Credits: Claire's. Accessories retailer Claire’s has announced the appointment of Chris Cramer as chief financial officer and chief operating officer. In the dual position, Cramer has been tasked with driving the company’s strategic roadmap through business and operational planning, as well as financial performance management. He will oversee the finance, supply chain, technology and North American real estate teams, while reporting directly to chief […]

  • SportScheck files for bankruptcy, Frasers takeover halted
    by (Ole Spötter) on 30/11/2023 at 12:21

    Store in Braunschweig. Credits: SportScheck The Munich-based sporting goods retailer SportScheck has filed for insolvency proceedings with a local court today. The retailer will be supported in the proceedings by the reorganisation experts from the law firm Runkel Rechtsanwälte. It comes on the back of a similar bankruptcy filing made by SportScheck's current owner Signa Holding, which the Austrian property and retail company filed for at the Vienna Commercial Court on Wednesday, and the […]

  • Sellier pre-loved pop-ups open at Flannels
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 30/11/2023 at 11:44

    Sellier in-store pop-up at Flannels. Credits: Sellier. Flannels has unveiled a new partnership with luxury resale platform Sellier that has seen a number of pop-ups for pre-loved goods open at its stores, each running until January 14. Set in Flannels’ Glasgow Cruise location and its Liverpool flagship, the in-store spaces offer a “highly curated” collection of “rare handbags and accessories” from the likes of Chanel, Dior and Louis Vuitton. Each of the pre-loved pieces have been […]

  • Primark to invest 50 million euros into Italian retail network
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 30/11/2023 at 11:20

    Primark in Centro Sicilia Credits: Primark Budget retailer Primark has said that it will be investing 50 million euros into its Italian retail footprint, with five new stores to be a part of the expansion plan. The news was shared by the director of Primark Italy, Luca Ciuffreda, who said in an open letter that the move will take its retail network in the region to 20 stores over the next few years. Four of the stores will be in new cities for the company, including Livorno, Cosenza and Genoa, […]

  • SMCP expands into India with Reliance Brands
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 30/11/2023 at 11:19

    Boutique Maje Credits: Wertheim Village Luxury conglomerate SMCP has announced that it will be taking its first steps into India as a continuation of its international expansion strategy. The move comes via a partnership with Reliance Brands Limited, a luxury and premium trade firm that will become the exclusive distributor of the Sandro and Maje brands in the market. “This new partnership illustrates the pursuit of SMCP expansion, currently in 47 countries, in key markets with high […]

  • Mohamed Benchellal wins Fashion Stipend Netherlands 2023
    by (Caitlyn Terra) on 30/11/2023 at 10:40

    Designer Mohamed Benchellal Credits: Benchellal / photo by Tim Verhallen Designer Mohamed Benchellal, alumnus of the fashion academy Mode Lyceum in Amsterdam, has won the 'Fashion Stipend' ('Modestipendium') 2023 incentive prize. The winner was announced at the annual award ceremony on Wednesday evening. The Moroccan-Dutch designer accepted the prize at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Not only did the designer receive the honour associated with the incentive prize, he also received a cash sum of […]

  • Castore secures 145 million pound growth investment
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 30/11/2023 at 10:32

    Credits: Castore Sportswear brand Castore has announced the closing of a 145 million pound investment funding round as it looks to move into its next stage of growth. Led by growth equity fund Raine Partners, with participation from Hanaco Ventures and Felix Capital, the funding aims to support Castore on its continued mission to “disrupt the premium sportswear market and global team sports landscape”. Founded in 2016, the brand and digital platform has already partnered with 50 global […]

  • Global Fashion Agenda presents industry efforts toward net-positivity in GFA Monitor
    by (Simone Preuss) on 30/11/2023 at 10:19

    Credits: COP 26, United Nations Non-profit Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) has released the 2023 edition of its GFA Monitor at the beginning of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 28) on Thursday. GFA’s mission it is to accelerate impact to create a net positive fashion industry. The organisation will host a session on 5th December dedicated to the fashion sector at the event to highlight the industry’s involvement and responsibility, reflecting on progress towards a net zero and net […]

  • Farfetch mulls going private, Richemont to review YNAP deal
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 30/11/2023 at 10:07

    José Neves, president and CEO of Farfetch. Credits: Farfetch. Luxury e-commerce giant Farfetch is reportedly mulling a potential offer that would delist the company and take it private, as pressure on stock remains persistent. Such a move is speculated to happen very soon, according to The Telegraph which initially reported the news. While Farfetch had declined to comment on the report, the company later announced that it would be delaying the publication of its third quarter results, which […]

  • Selfridges co-owner Signa files for administration
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 30/11/2023 at 09:36

    Selfridges Oxford Street Credits: Andrew Meredith. Signa Group, the co-owner of British luxury chain Selfridges, has filed for insolvency after it fell victim to what it said was “severe economic pressure”. “Despite considerable efforts in recent weeks, the necessary liquidity for an out-of-court restructuring process could not be sufficiently secured, and so Signa Holding has now applied for reorganisation proceedings,” the Austrian firm confirmed in a filing to the Financial Times. […]

  • Coach CEO talks widening Tapestry’s fulfilment capabilities in the US
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 30/11/2023 at 09:02

    Tapestry North Las Vegas FulFilment Centre. Credits: Tapestry. Interview Expansion has been in the air at Tapestry throughout 2023. In August, it was revealed that the luxury group’s family was to be welcoming more members as it snapped up fellow rival Capri Holdings and its slew of premium brands – namely Michael Kors, Versace and Jimmy Choo. And it wasn’t just the portfolio that grew. Earlier this month, Tapestry unveiled a new full-scale Fulfilment Centre in North Las Vegas, Nevada, […]

  • Mytheresa increases Q1 sales by 12 percent
    by (Prachi Singh) on 30/11/2023 at 08:52

    Credits: Mytheresa For its first quarter, Mytheresa, the luxury multi-brand digital platform reported net sales increase of 12 percent on a constant currency and 6.8 percent on an IFRS basis to 187.8 million euros. The company recorded GMV growth of 8 percent on a constant currency and 3.1 percent on an IFRS basis to 204.1 million euros, while gross profit margin for the quarter was 42.5 percent. However, the company reported a slightly negative adjusted EBITDA margin of negative 0.4 percent. […]

  • Vince Holding names John Szczepanski CFO
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 30/11/2023 at 08:47

    Credits: Image: Vince, Facebook American retailer Vince Holding has announced the appointment of John Szczepanski as its new chief financial officer, effective January 2, 2024. He joins the company from Ralph Lauren, where he was most recently CFO, global supply chain, brands and the Lifestyle Group, prior to which he held a series of financial leadership positions supporting varying business areas across the company. Szczepanski has also served in a number of roles at the likes of WestRock, […]

  • Mulberry's H1 sales up but losses widen
    by (Prachi Singh) on 30/11/2023 at 08:42

    Credits: Mulberry, Battersea Power Station Mulberry Group revenue increased by 7 or 8 percent CER in the first half period and 7 percent in the second quarter. The company’s retail omni-channel sales grew 16 percent driven by the strategy to transition some wholesale partners to full ownership or concession agreements. The group's underlying pre-tax loss widened to 12.3 million pounds and reported pre-tax loss increased to 12.8 million pounds. Commenting on the first half trading results, […]

  • Top speakers and hands-on experience: the first Fashion Transparency Summit brought the industry together
    by (Press Club) on 30/11/2023 at 08:39

    Credits: Fashion Transparency Summit On November 22, 2023, over 150 industry leaders, professionals, and sustainability enthusiasts gathered in Amsterdam for a day full of masterclasses, panel talks, and networking opportunities. The discussions centered on sustainability data, as well as international and national policies related to transparency in communication and production. Both participants and hosts considered the event a success. The first Fashion Transparency Summit was initiated by […]

  • Hackett London unveils collaboration with David Gandy Wellwear
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 30/11/2023 at 08:36

    Hackett x David Gandy Wellwear - lounge and sleepwear collection Credits: Hackett London/David Gandy Wellwear by Arnaldo Anaya-Lucca In Pictures Hackett London has unveiled a luxury lounge and sleepwear collection in partnership with fashion and lifestyle brand David Gandy Wellwear as it continues to expand its offering to cater for “off-duty moments of daily life”. The 12-piece collection of lounge and sleepwear merges Hackett London’s modern take on classic, traditional menswear with […]

  • Dr. Martens posts decline in H1 sales and profit
    by (Prachi Singh) on 30/11/2023 at 07:47

    Credits: Dr. Martens Dr. Martens first half revenue was down 5 percent or 3 percent constant currency, driven by weakness in USA wholesale. The company’s DTC revenues rose 9 percent or 11 percent constant currency to 50 percent mix, while retail revenue was up 15 percent or 17 percent constant currency and ecommerce increased 3 percent or 5 percent on a constant currency basis. The company said strategic supply chain savings drove both a gross margin improvement of 2.8 percent pts to 64.4 […]

  • Victoria’s Secret records Q3 losses of 71 million dollars
    by (Prachi Singh) on 30/11/2023 at 06:01

    Credits: Victoria's Secret Victoria’s Secret reported a net loss of 71 million dollars or 92 cents per diluted share for the third quarter, while operating loss was 67 million dollars. Adjusted net loss for the quarter was 66 million dollars or 86 cents per diluted share, and adjusted operating loss was 60 million dollars. The company’s net sales of 1.265 billion dollars, decreased 4 percent, while comparable sales for the quarter decreased 7 percent compared to the third quarter of 2022. […]

  • Foot Locker forecasts upbeat outlook, announces India entry
    by (Prachi Singh) on 30/11/2023 at 05:44

    Credits: Foot Locker Foot Locker sales decreased by 8.6 percent to 1,986 million dollars in the third quarter, while excluding the effect of foreign exchange rate fluctuations, total sales for the quarter decreased by 10 percent. The company said in a release that comparable-store sales decreased by 8 percent, driven by ongoing consumer softness, changing vendor mix, and a 3 percent negative impact from the repositioning of Champs Sports. However, the retailer expects declining but better […]

  • PVH raises earnings outlook, reports strong Q3
    by (Prachi Singh) on 30/11/2023 at 05:13

    Credits: Tommy Hilfiger Third quarter revenue increased 4 percent or 1 percent on a constant currency basis to 2.363 billion dollars compared to the prior year period. The company said EBIT on a GAAP basis was 230 million dollars compared to negative 214 million dollars in the prior year period, while EBIT on a non-GAAP basis was 249 million dollars compared to 220 million dollars in the prior year period. GAAP earnings per share were 2.66 dollars compared to negative 2.88 dollars and non-GAAP […]

  • Lamoda and Fashion Factory School publish study on fashion brands in Russia
    by (Veerle Versteeg) on 29/11/2023 at 18:21

    Credits: Lamoda Lamoda, a Russian online platform selling fashion, beauty and lifestyle products, and fashion school Fashion Factory School in Moscow conducted a survey to study the demand for local brands in the country, as well as to identify the categories that lack products and the most promising niches for launching fashion brands. The audience chosen for the survey consisted of people who had previous experience with purchasing young local brands, and the total number of respondents was […]

  • Champion unveils new collection to help reduce microplastic pollution
    by (Vivian Hendriksz) on 29/11/2023 at 18:08

    Champion® Athleticwear Eco Future Reverse Weave with CiCLO® technology Credits: Champion® Athleticwear Champion Athleticwear has unveiled a new collection of joggers and crewnecks, made with CiCLO technology in a bid to reduce the presence of microplastics in the environment. Kicking off the sportswear brand's "Eco Future" project, a product segment that seeks to prioritizes environmental and community impact, the collection is made from Eco Future Reverse Weave with CiCLO technology, a […]

  • Hive & Colony opens new store on Madison Avenue in NYC
    by (Vivian Hendriksz) on 29/11/2023 at 16:55

    Hive & Colony Madison Avenue store Credits: Hive & Colony Bespoke menswear retailer Hive & Colony has opened its second store in New York. Located at 485 Madison Avenue, in the heart of Manhattan, the retailer celebrated the opening of its newest location with a grand opening event on November 18, which included a special performance by Odiseas, an New York-based up-and-coming artist. The new store, Hive & Colony 11th store across the country, features several unique offerings […]

  • Honeywell's Augmented Reality Solution Helps set the Stage for Effortless Holiday Shopping Experiences
    by (Press Club) on 29/11/2023 at 15:06

    Credits: Honeywell With peak shopping season at hand, solutions that enhance the customer experience and help speed their decisions are increasingly critical. To optimize retail operations and efficiency, Honeywell (Nasdaq: HON) today announced the latest release of its powerful SwiftDecoder™ barcode-decoding software, designed to make shopping easier and help ensure a seamless retail experience. SwiftDecoder for Greater Operating Efficiency and Satisfied Customers Used by companies […]

  • Record-breaking Black Friday, Cyber Monday sales with Shopify merchants reaching 9.3 billion dollars
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 29/11/2023 at 14:32

    Black Friday Credits: Pexels Shopify has reported a record-breaking Black Friday, Cyber Monday weekend, with global sales reaching 9.3 billion dollars from independent businesses worldwide - a 24 percent surge compared to 2022. London emerged as one of the top three highest-selling cities globally for Shopify merchants during this period. In the UK, in-store spending saw a notable 28 percent increase, based on POS sales by Shopify merchants. Despite initial predictions of a challenging period […]

  • Mango invests in sustainable 3D printing startup
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 29/11/2023 at 14:23

    Ziknes executive team Credits: Mango Fashion giant Mango is demonstrating its commitment to innovation by investing in Ziknes through its Mango StartUp Studio accelerator. Ziknes specializes in software and robotic 3D printing systems that enable rapid transition from design to printing using recycled materials. Mango's investment includes financial support through a convertible participation loan, and Ziknes will benefit from participation in an acceleration program offering insights into […]

  • Report forecasts uncertainty for the fashion industry in 2024
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 29/11/2023 at 14:08

    The uncertain road ahead Credits: Pexels The fashion industry’s outlook has never been so uncertain, as geopolitical upheaval, climate challenges and nagging inflation keep markets unsteady. The new challenges in a post-covid climate directly impact consumer confidence, as highlighted in The State of Fashion 2024 report, a collaborative effort by McKinsey & Company and Business of Fashion (BoF) The report outlines ten key focus areas for the fashion industry in the upcoming year, drawing […]

  • Driven by difference: 10 years of European Bridal Week
    by (Press Club) on 29/11/2023 at 13:39

    Credits: European Bridal Week Over the past ten years, European Bridal Week has evolved into the biggest international trade show in northern Europe, bringing together buyers and exceptional brands from around the world in Essen, Germany. From 13 - 15 April 2024, this outstanding influential trade exposition will again be welcoming visitors from across the globe for a full three- day event across two halls at Messe Essen, celebrating the difference that comes with knowledge, understanding, and […]

  • Leather as upcycled waste: A discussion about leather and sustainability
    by (Regina Henkel) on 29/11/2023 at 13:21

    Leather is preserved skin.Credits: Pixabay ‌In many towns, there is still a tanner’s street, a tanner’s path or a tanner’s alley. But the tanning trade itself has long disappeared from most cities. And with it a lot of knowledge and understanding about how leather is made. But this knowledge would be important to better understand the image problem that leather and leather shoes have been struggling with for years, and to conduct a balanced sustainability debate. ‌Manfred Kaußen […]

  • Rubirosa launches FW24 Couture Collection
    by (Press Club) on 29/11/2023 at 11:41

    JUDY Credits: RUBIROSA RUBIROSA Couture is a new women’s luxury capsule collection that launches in FW24. The exclusive collection embeds haute couture fabrics into RUBIROSA footwear. The beautiful textiles are sourced from Forster Rohner, creators of extraordinary materials, whose Co-CEO Caroline Forster joined the RUBIROSA board earlier in the year. The exquisite, feminine fabrics enhance RUBIROSA’s gorgeous leathers and suedes. KIM Credits: RUBIROSA Comfort meets classic […]

  • Eton x The Beatles: Igniting the spirit of style & genius
    by (Partner) on 29/11/2023 at 11:04

    Eton x The Beatles Credits: Eton Sartorial Art expertise fused with art and craftsmanship - Eton announces a highly anticipated collaboration with legendary British Brand, The Beatles. This exciting collaboration brings forth a limited-edition collection that seamlessly merges the worlds of music and menswear. Launching this fall, the inaugural release features a stunning series of eight shirts, each elegantly presented in a bespoke green box reminiscent of The Beatles’ Apple record label. […]

  • Amazon releases AI chatbot called 'Q'
    by (AFP) on 29/11/2023 at 10:53

    Amazon Credits: Christian Wiediger / Unsplash Amazon on Tuesday released its own AI chatbot intended for businesses, about one year after ChatGPT took the world by storm. "Q" will be available only to Amazon's AWS cloud computing customers and will be in direct competition with OpenAI's ChatGPT as well as Google's Bard and Microsoft's copilots that also run on OpenAI's technology. Chatbots targeted at businesses have become the main battleground for generative AI, a year after ChatGPT wowed […]

  • An effortless FW24 collection by Colourful Rebel
    by (Partner) on 29/11/2023 at 10:40

    FW24 Collection Credits: Colourful Rebel Colourful Rebel, a leading name in the fashion industry, is thrilled to announce the launch of its highly anticipated collection that redefines the concept of wardrobe essentials. Inspired by ultimate basics, bestsellers, and timeless pieces, this new collection seamlessly incorporates their authentic sports influences, offering a fresh and dynamic approach to everyday fashion. A blend of classic, timeless pieces with sporty influences In an era where […]

  • Puma turns biodegradable experimental sneaker into compost
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 29/11/2023 at 10:28

    Puma Re:Suede sneakers Credits: Puma Sportswear company Puma, which invited people in Germany to test its experimental Re:Suede sneaker for biodegradability, has claimed that it has successfully turned its classic suede sneaker into compost “under certain tailor-made industrial conditions”. In 2021, Puma created 500 pairs of the experimental Re:Suede sneaker, using Zeology tanned suede, a TPE outsole and hemp fibres. The sportswear brand then asked the volunteers to wear the sneakers for […]

  • Kipling unveils collaboration with TV show ‘Emily in Paris’
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 29/11/2023 at 10:05

    Kipling x Emily in Paris collection Credits: Kipling In Pictures Following successful collections with Barbie, Peanuts and Minju Kim, bag and accessories brand Kipling is ending 2023 with another collaboration, this time with Netflix TV show ‘Emily in Paris’. Launching on November 29, the ‘Kipling x Emily in Paris’ collection takes inspiration from the “styling and peppy energy” of the TV show’s lead character Emily Cooper to create seven cross-body and mini bag styles in bold […]

  • Everything you need to know about: Dune London
    by (Press Club) on 29/11/2023 at 10:04

    Credits: Image: Dune London Dune London, established in 1992, epitomises understated minimalism, innovative craftsmanship, and timeless longevity. Founded by Daniel Rubin, a descendant of shoe manufacturers, the brand began as a small concession store on London’s Oxford Street. Today, Dune London is renowned for its high-quality leather pieces and luxurious fabric offerings, with a particular acclaim for its footwear and accessories. Origins The inception of Dune London was deeply influenced […]

  • Pioneer designer Iris Van Herpen on fashion that goes 'beyond beauty'
    by (AFP) on 29/11/2023 at 09:06

    Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands (middle) and Brigitte Macron (richt) opened Iris van Herpen's (left) retrospective held at Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Credits: Michael Huard via Spice PR For Iris van Herpen, whose radical couture dresses have attracted top musicians like Bjork, Beyonce and Lady Gaga, fashion is a way to "transform a human being". The Dutch designer, 39, spoke to AFP Tuesday as she launched an exhibition of her work, "Iris van Herpen: Sculpting the […]

  • Sharon Otterman to join Macy’s as chief marketing officer
    by (Prachi Singh) on 29/11/2023 at 08:40

    Credits: Sharon Otterman via Macy's Inc. Sharon Otterman has been named chief marketing officer of Macy’s. Otterman, the company said in a release, will begin leading the Macy’s marketing organisation starting on Monday, December 11, reporting to Tony Spring, president and CEO-elect, Macy’s, Inc. “Sharon brings a diverse background in media, entertainment, and digital transformation to Macy’s. She is a passionate strategist and has a successful track record of evolving brands, […]

  • Item of the week: the peacoat
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 29/11/2023 at 07:05

    (From left) Charles Tyrwhitt, Brora, Madewell. Credits: FashionUnited Marketplace. What it is: Like many staple fashion garments, the peacoat’s origins lie in the military, specifically the Dutch navy, which introduced the silhouette in the 1800s and took the name from ‘pije’, the Dutch word for wool. The look only infiltrated the fashion industry following World War II, alongside other popular military-wear that had taken on more modern forms and were favoured for their functional […]

  • Canada Goose acquires European knitwear manufacturer Paola Confectii
    by (Prachi Singh) on 29/11/2023 at 05:35

    Credits: Canada Goose/Business Wire Canada Goose has acquired the operating assets of Paola Confectii Manufacturing. The company said in a statement that building upon the existing network of seven facilities across Canada, this acquisition marks the company’s first European facility, and supports its strategic growth plan. Canada Goose’s core down-filled products will continue to be made in Canada, while apparel production will continue to be concentrated within European facilities. […]

  • Golden Goose posts strong growth, eyes IPO in 2024
    by (Prachi Singh) on 29/11/2023 at 05:20

    Credits: Golden Goose x Swarovski Creators Lab For the first nine months, Italian luxury sports shoe brand Golden Goose turnover increased 19 percent versus 2022 and 60 percent on a two-year stack to 421 million pounds. The company’s third quarter turnover increased by 16 percent and adjusted EBITDA increased by 18 percent. According to the recent Financial Times report, Permira is all set to list Golden Goose in Milan in the first half of 2024. The report quoted people familiar with the […]

  • Sao Paulo fw24 runway trends: latte dressing, technical fabrics and more
    by (Jayne Mountford) on 29/11/2023 at 04:25

    Sao Paulo fw24 runway trends/main image Credits: Sao Paulo fw24/Launchmetrics Spotlight Sao Paulo Fashion Week is arguably the most important fashion event in Latin America. It has also become known as a prominent forum for diversity and sustainability. In recent seasons, curve models and ‘real’ people have increasingly been seen on the Sao Paulo runways and since 2020, designers have been required to show at least 50% of their collections on people of color There have also been major […]

  • SPFWN56: INMODE Institute presents Young Paulistanos Talents
    by (Marta De Divitiis) on 28/11/2023 at 18:10

    Beads Credits: Ivo Chicuta 14 new brands from all regions of São Paulo, presented their designs during the most recent edition of São Paulo Fashion Week, SPFWN56. This happened in the context of the Young Talents from São Paulo project, an initiative of the National Institute for Fashion, Design and the Creative Economy (INMODE) in Brazil, in partnership with the Secretariat for Economic Development and Labour of Brazil. The young talents from São Paulo showcased their creations during […]

  • Cinematic tapestry: The life of Brunello Cucinelli to be subject of new documentary
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 28/11/2023 at 13:56

    Brunello Cucinelli Credits: Courtesy of Brunello Cucinelli Italian fashion mogul Brunello Cucinelli is set to grace the silver screen in a forthcoming documentary filmed by Academy Award-winning director Giuseppe Tornatore, acclaimed for 'Cinema Paradiso.' Cucinelli, founder of the eponymous fashion empire, expressed his longtime connection with Tornatore and the director's commitment to capturing the essence of the brand's history, according to Italian news outlet Pambianco. The documentary, […]

  • EU fashion leaders discuss transformative measures ahead of COP28
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 28/11/2023 at 13:17

    FASHIONSCAPES OF TRANSFORMATION EU PARLIAMENT Credits: Eco Age Days prior to COP28, key figures in the EU fashion industry gathered at the European Parliament for the "Fashionscapes of Transformation" event, discussing the shift towards sustainable products as part of the EU's strategy against fast fashion. The event focused on the industry's role in fulfilling the Paris Agreement commitments, emphasising policy measures like the Eco design for Sustainable Products Regulation and the Waste […]

  • ‘Illustration is stronger than ever’: Fida 2023 winners named
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 28/11/2023 at 12:30

    In Pictures Fida 2023 winner, Jiale Man - Textile and Print Illustrator of the Year Award. Credits: Fida 2023. The eight winners of this year’s Fashion Illustration and Design Awards (Fida) have been announced, each selected for their high standard of artistic ability and diverse range of technical skills. For its eighth edition, Fida introduced new textiles and live event artist categories for the first time, bringing the total award categories to eight, a move it said was aimed at […]

  • Urgency and action: Valentino publishes first sustainability report
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 28/11/2023 at 11:13

    Maison Valentino releases first sustainability report. Credits: Valentino. In a world where sustainability practices are increasingly becoming more of a necessity rather than a choice, reports on the matter are now an industry-wide norm utilised as a platform to ensure transparency and accountability. While widely adopted already by large-scale conglomerates and global fashion brands, the concept is less evident in the workings of independent luxury brands – something that Maison Valentino […]

  • Beyond festive tradition: A disruptive celebration of tradition and innovation
    by (Guest Contributor) on 28/11/2023 at 11:10

    Anya Hindmarch 'Anya's Grotto' Festive Gift Shop Pop-Up, Pont Street London. Nov. 23 Credits: Picture Courtesy of inkl. As the holiday season fast approaches, its clear to see that brands are stepping up their game this year, transforming Christmas into a truly disruptive celebration which goes beyond the ordinary. This festive season, retail is redefining traditions, capturing attention through distinct bold colours, seamless integration of digital, and delivering statements with […]

  • New Look partners with TrusTrace to support sustainability strategy
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 28/11/2023 at 11:08

    New Look storefront. Credits: New Look. British high-street fashion chain New Look is partnering with traceability and compliance solutions provider TrusTrace to gain greater visibility across its supply chain through suppliers and assist in identifying responsible sourcing and business continuity risks. The move is part of New Look’s ‘Kind to Our Core’ sustainability programme, where the retailer pledged new Science Based Targets in October, including a near-term target of reducing […]

  • MAV Beauty Brands acquired by Nexus Capital Management
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 28/11/2023 at 10:49

    Beauty Woman flicking hair Credits: Pexels by Tim Mossholder MAV Beauty Brands, which offers premium quality haircare, face and bodycare beauty products, has received the green light from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice for the sale of substantially all of its assets and those of its subsidiaries to an affiliate of Nexus Capital Management LP, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm. In a statement, Mav Beauty Brands said that it expects the completion of the sale to take place on […]

  • Shaftesbury Capital hails ‘strong start’ to Christmas amid sales and footfall boost
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 28/11/2023 at 10:47

    London West End, Piccadilly Circus. Credits: Unsplash. London real estate giant Shaftesbury Capital PLC has reported a “strong start” to the Christmas trading period in its latest financial statement, as high footfall bolsters sales across its properties. For the period starting July 1 to November 15, 2023, footfall throughout its prime portfolio in London’s West End brought in a sales aggregate of 12 percent above 2022 levels, and 16 percent above 2019 figures. The company also […]

  • Arket opens first-ever concession store in Selfridges and launches resale platform
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 28/11/2023 at 10:45

    In Pictures Arket Selfridges Credits: Arket Fashion and lifestyle brand Arket, part of the H&M Group, has opened its first-ever concession at Selfridges London. The new shop-in-shop joins its four other UK standalone stores in London, including Oxford Street, Regent Street, Westfield Stratford City and Covent Garden, and showcases the brand’s womenswear collection. Arket Selfridges is located on the third floor of the luxury department store on Oxford Street and spans 833 square […]

  • McArthurGlen reports 14 percent rise in revenue as tourist shopping recovers
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 28/11/2023 at 10:43

    McArthurGlen - Designer Outlet Paris-Giverny Credits: McArthurGlen McArthurGlen Group, Europe’s leading owner, developer and manager of designer outlets, has reported a “solid” 14 percent year-to-date rise in total revenue from across its portfolio, driven by a rise in footfall and average spend per visitor. In a statement, McArthurGlen, which manages 25 designer outlets in 8 countries, including in the UK, Canada, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain, contributes […]

  • Temperley London sells majority stake to Times Square Group
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 28/11/2023 at 10:40

    Credits: Temperley London x Anthropologie.British fashion brand Temperley London has sold a majority stake of the business to Dubai-based Times Square Group, forming a strategic partnership that aims to build on new opportunities and secure its future. As part of the acquisition, founder Alice Temperley will remain on as creative director while Luca Donnini is to also continue serving as chief executive officer, according to WWD. Temperley will now move away from logistical and operational […]

  • Discover MAGIC’s first thermal collection
    by (Press Club) on 28/11/2023 at 10:01

    Credits: MAGIC Bodyfashion New Stay Warm Collection MAGIC Bodyfashion recently launched their first thermal collection, the Stay Warm Collection. This collection was developed in response to climate change and rising energy costs. MAGIC's new Stay Warm collection is made of a soft, breathable and recycled material that provides optimal comfort and warmth. Perfect for wearing in layers under clothing or as a base layer itself. Discover Magic's Stay Warm Collection Prepare for the colder days […]

  • Lookfantastic to open Christmas pop-up in London
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 28/11/2023 at 09:39

    Illustration of Lookfantastic pop-up Credits: Lookfantastic Online beauty retailer Lookfantastic is opening its first-ever Christmas pop-up in London to bring to life its ultimate gift guide. Located at 189 Piccadilly Townhouse, the Lookfantastic pop-up will offer an interactive and immersive ‘House of Beauty’ experience from November 29 to December 3. The pop-up will host some of the biggest beauty brands on the market, including Drunk Elephant, luxury fragrance brand Jo Malone London, […]

  • Temu wins first case against ‘infringing’ website domains
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 28/11/2023 at 09:31

    Temu Credits: Courtesy of Temu E-commerce marketplace Temu has won its first case against one of the 20 website domains it claims are infringing on its trademarks. The ruling was made at the US District Court for the District of Arizona, where Temu had filed an emergency motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against the defendants,, among others. The motion was ultimately granted when it was reported that the defendants failed to respond to the […]

  • Coty expands global parental leave policy
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 28/11/2023 at 09:29

    Coty steps into the metaverse with Coty Campus. Credits: Coty. Beauty company Coty is expanding its global parental leave policy to a minimum of 14 fully paid weeks for all employees, regardless of gender. The move expands the gender-neutral parental leave policy, established in 2022, as part of its continued efforts to set new benchmarks across its People pillar. In a statement, Coty said that the parental leave standard would be phased in, with all countries offering the new global minimum […]

  • L’Occitane reports strong H1 sales growth
    by (Prachi Singh) on 28/11/2023 at 09:17

    Credits: L'Occitane's virtual store designed by Emperia For the six month period, L’Occitane International reported net sales of 1,072 million euros, representing 19 percent growth at reported rates. The company said in a statement that Sol de Janeiro’s sales were modified due to a reclassification of sales in the marketplace channel, hence the group’s comparable net sales during the period amounted to 904.5 million euros. So the group recorded sales growth of 18.5 percent at reported […]

  • Condé Nast’s Vanessa Kingori to join Google
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 28/11/2023 at 09:16

    Google logo. Credits: Unsplash Vanessa Kingori, the chief business officer for Condé Nast Britain and Vogue European business adviser, is set to exit the media company in exchange for a top role at Google. According to information shared with the press, Kingori will begin her new position as Google’s managing director of tech, media and telecoms (TMT) for the UK next year, and will report to Debbie Weinstein, vice president and managing director of Google UK and Ireland. The announcement […]

  • L’Officiel introduces Hong Kong publication
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 28/11/2023 at 09:00

    L'Officiel magazine cover. Credits: L'Officiel. Fashion publication L’Officiel has unveiled a new digital platform for Hong Kong, with a print magazine for the region scheduled to come in early 2024. The announcement was made by a number of subsidiaries under the umbrella of business conglomerate AMTD Group, which acquired L’Officiel in 2022 and has since set about expanding the magazine’s global presence. Following the takeover, AMTD said that it has both strengthened the […]

  • Shein reportedly files low-profile IPO in US
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 28/11/2023 at 08:48

    Shein pop-up. Credits: Shein Chinese e-commerce giant Shein has reportedly filed for a confidential initial public offering (IPO) in the US, as it looks to test investor interest in the region. It is understood that the retailer is working with Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley, each appointed as lead underwriters, according to sources. Further speculation suggests that Shein could be planning to launch its new share sale during 2024. The news was first reported by China’s […]

  • Oxfam poll: Australian consumers want fashion brands to pay workers living wage
    by (Simone Preuss) on 28/11/2023 at 07:46

    This 23-year-old garment worker in Bangladesh can hardly manage her basic needs with a salary of 8970 taka (81 US dollars). Credits: Oxfam According to a recent poll by charity retailer Oxfam Australia, consumers do not trust the claims that Australian fashion brands are making in regards to the treatment of overseas garment workers in their supply chains. This comes as no surprise with the industry recording a staggering two billion dollars in expected profits on one hand and Bangladeshi […]

  • Avery Dennison adds Silver Crystal Group to its portfolio
    by (Prachi Singh) on 28/11/2023 at 05:40

    Credits: Avery Dennison Avery Dennison has completed the acquisition of Silver Crystal Group, an established player in sports apparel customization and application across in-venue, direct-to-business, and e-commerce platforms. The company said in a statement that Silver Crystal Group is now a part of the apparel solutions business within the solutions group of Avery Dennison, expanding its Embelex portfolio. Avery Dennison serves several industries including home and personal care, apparel, […]

  • HeiQ appoints Robert van de Kerkhof as non-executive director
    by (Prachi Singh) on 28/11/2023 at 05:31

    Credits: Robert van de Kerkhof. Image credit: Karl Michalski for HeiQ Materials innovation and hygiene technologies company HeiQ has announced the appointment of Robert van de Kerkhof as non-executive director, with effect from January 1, 2024. The company said he will be the chairman of the environmental, occupation, health & safety and sustainability committee and also join the board of HeiQ AeoniQ Holding AG in Switzerland, a subsidiary of HeiQ plc. Commenting on Robert van de […]

  • Tracing a trend: 3D floral embellishments
    by (Jayne Mountford) on 28/11/2023 at 03:40

    MSGM/Siriano/Balmain/Cowan/Launchmetrics Spotlight Credits: MSGM/Siriano/Balmain/Cowan/Launchmetrics Spotlight Indian philosophers have long believed that flowers have a spiritual significance, thinking that they can put us in touch with a sense of eternity. Accordingly, the use of flowers in design has been a fashion staple for centuries. Using real flowers can be traced back to Ancient Greece and Rome. In more recent years, certain designers have used them to embellish runway looks. For […]

  • Lululemon faces allegations concerning 'unwelcoming company culture'
    by (Vivian Hendriksz) on 27/11/2023 at 22:58

    Lululemon store Credits: Unsplash Lululemon is no stranger to controversy, as the athleisure wear and sportswear retailer has faced accusations ranging from copyright infringement by Nike to selling see-through yoga pants. However, following a recent report by Sheena Butler-Young from the Business of Fashion (BoF), the Canadian retailer is facing another allegation centering on racial discrimination. In the report, Butler-Young details several accounts from current and former Lululemon […]