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  • Challenge the Fabric connected leaders within the fashion, textile, and forest industries to drive collective change
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 23/05/2022 at 16:54

    For the second edition of Challenge the Fabric (CTF), industry professionals engaged in panel discussions with a focus on cross-industry collaboration and innovation. By connecting prominent brands and forward-thinking suppliers, CTF is increasing awareness about biobased, man-made cellulosic fibre (MMCF) material. The pioneering initiative presented a unique opportunity for the entire supply chain to meet and act for change. At the Challenge the Fabric symposium in Paris on May 17 at […]

  • H&M Foundation unveils garments that capture CO2 from the air
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 23/05/2022 at 14:30

    Image: H&M Foundation Fashion group H&M’s non-profit H&M Foundation and The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) have unveiled cotton garments that can capture CO2 from the air and release it as nutrition for plants. The ‘Planet First’ programme from the two organisations has stated that the ‘Carbon Looper’ project could potentially be a “game-changer” when it comes to fighting global CO2 emissions. As cotton garments treated with an […]

  • L’Oréal makes minority investment in Japanese start-up, Sparty
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 23/05/2022 at 14:23

    Image: L’Oréal Cosmetics giant L’Oréal has announced its corporate venture capital fund, Business Opportunities for L’Oréal Development (BOLD), has made a minority investment in Japanese beauty start-up Sparty. The investment in the Tokyo-based company marks L’Oréal’s first venture capital in Japan. “Japan is one of the most sophisticated and influential beauty markets,” said Jean-Pierre Charriton, chief executive officer of L’Oréal Japan, in a release. Charriton […]

  • Balenciaga unveils collaboration with Adidas on the New York Stock Exchange
    by news@fashionunited.com (Ole Spötter) on 23/05/2022 at 14:02

    Image: Pixabay | Logo image: Adidas & Balenciaga | Editing: FashionUnited Balenciaga has gone public in New York and showed its spring collection for 2023 on Sunday between screens with flickering share prices. The fashion house also has the German sports giant Adidas in its baggage, which is currently very popular for luxury collaborations, and here, at the most recent, the boundaries between the fashion hypes and the stock exchange become blurred. Logomania and sportswear meet business […]

  • Stella McCartney to launch first commercial luxury bag crafted from mycelium
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 23/05/2022 at 13:45

    Image: Stella McCartney British fashion brand Stella McCartney is to launch the world’s first-ever luxury bag crafted from mycelium, the root-like structure of fungi at a commercial level this summer. The Stella McCartney ‘Frayme Mylo’ will be available from July 1 and marks a milestone for the British conscious brand and a significant progression in vegan material innovation for fashion. The British brand has had a long-term partnership with Bolt Threads, the creators of Mylo since […]

  • UK Fashion Trade Exhibition, JUST AROUND THE CORNER, Manchester Edition, Sells Out
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 23/05/2022 at 13:44

    Just around the corner Trade Show, courtesy of the brand Just Around the Corner (JATC), the UK’s fastest growing fashion trade event, has reached capacity for its upcoming Manchester edition as brand numbers surpass 150. The Manchester show kicks off JATC’s calendar this Summer, which expands its exhibition footprint within the Freight Island venue, from 2-3 August. The London edition, now to be based in Brick Lane’s larger T1 and T2 spaces in The Truman Brewery, will run from 7-9 […]

  • Mr Porter launches second Small World collection
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 23/05/2022 at 13:01

    Image: Mr Porter Mr Porter has launched its second Small World collection, showcasing a “carefully curated” selection of global brands that demonstrate a commitment to the luxury website’s Craftsmanship Code and champion responsible style. The Small World capsule collection spans ready-to-wear, swimwear, underwear, accessories, fine jewellery, and homeware and celebrates craftsmanship, responsibly made products and local communities. All brands featured have to demonstrate one or more of […]

  • Everything you need to know about: Durea
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 23/05/2022 at 12:57

    Picture: Durea, official Facebook page of the brand Durea shoes was founded in 1913 with the motto “A fitting shoe for everyone”. The brand, which is part of the Dutch family business Van Drunen Schoenfabriek, develops custom-made shoes for all. Craftsmen create a unique last that is adapted to the length and width of the foot, and the fit and model. Beautiful and fun shoes that also have the perfect fit. Origins Gijsbertus van Drunen of shoe factory Van Drunen was the founder of the […]

  • Beach umbrellas and sails turned into the most sustainable shoes in the world with RE49
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 23/05/2022 at 12:45

    RE49, courtesy of the brand In the province of Udine, in Italy, a start-up company produces the most sustainable shoe in the world: RE49, which will be exhibiting at Pitti Immagine Uomo in June, embraces sustainability and circular economy across all stages of production, and creates vegan, limited-edition shoes, ensuring full transparency through the Blockchain technology. The founders, who are experts and passionate about slow fashion in the footwear industry, lead a team of artists and […]

  • Everything you need to know about: Bianca Saunders
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 23/05/2022 at 11:38

    Picture: Bianca Saunders, SS22 Collection “Henchmen”, official website of the brand Bianca Saunders is the eponymous menswear label from award-winning designer and creative director Bianca Saunders, based in London. Inspired by her British and Jamaican roots, Saunders' designs address the tension between tradition and modernity and foreground gender issues to explore new approaches to menswear. Origins London-born and based designer Bianca Saunders launched her eponymous label in 2017 […]

  • Luxury brands call for tax-free shopping in the UK
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 23/05/2022 at 11:15

    Image: Harrods Luxury trade body Walpole, which includes Burberry, Harrods, and Claridge’s among its members, is calling for the reintroduction of the VAT RES scheme, which it states could result in direct retail sales of at least 1.2 billion pounds. 250 luxury brands are calling on the government to reintroduce tax-free shopping to ensure that the UK’s economic recovery matches its European counterparts. This is alongside demands to introduce a smoother tourist visa scheme, which they […]

  • Foot Locker posts slight uptick in Q1 sales, tops profit estimates
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 23/05/2022 at 10:45

    Image: Foot Locker Inc. New York-based athletic retailer Foot Locker has reported a 1 percent year-on-year increase in sales in the first quarter of the year. In the quarter ending April 30, sales came in at 2.175 billion dollars compared to 2.153 billion dollars a year earlier. But comparable-store sales were down 1.9 percent, with apparel significantly outpacing footwear. The company’s net income fell to 133 million dollars from 202 million dollars a year earlier, while its gross margin […]

  • Vestiaire Collective opens new Paris headquarters
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 23/05/2022 at 10:12

    Image: Vestiaire Collective by Victor Grandgeorge In Pictures Luxury resale platform Vestiaire Collective has opened its new headquarters in Paris featuring an innovative, eco-designed space that puts employee wellbeing at the forefront and offers a new flex-office approach to a hybrid model between the office and remote working. The B Corp certified company has transformed a historical Parisian building in the city centre with French architecture firm Les Bâtisseurs, to create what it calls […]

  • Ted Baker selects potential buyer, Sycamore steps down
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 23/05/2022 at 09:54

    Image: FashionUnited Ted Baker has announced in an update of its ongoing formal sales process that its board has selected a potential buyer. While the process may take several weeks and the retailer reinforced that an offer may not be made, it did say it would be going into a process of confirmatory due diligence with the unnamed firm. The selection comes over a month after the company announced it had received a flurry of interest in a sale after it rejected an unsolicited 250 million pound […]

  • PrettyLittleThing announces design competition with Teyana Taylor
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 23/05/2022 at 09:43

    Image: PrettyLittleThing Online retailer PrettyLittleThing is working with its US creative director Teyana Taylor to find their next ‘Designer of the Year’. The fast-fashion brand is calling on aspiring fashion designers to submit a maximum of four designs, one of which must be a design for Taylor’s upcoming tour, to win the chance to dress the award-winning singer, as well as design their own capsule collection for PrettyLittleThing. Each design must be accompanied by a sketch clearly […]

  • Gymshark FY revenue up 54 percent as profits widen
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 23/05/2022 at 09:32

    Image: CEO Ben Francis via Gymshark Gymshark Group has reported a 54 percent increase in revenue in the year to July 31 2021. The sportswear giant made net revenue of 401.9 million pounds, up from 260.7 million pounds a year earlier, according to filings at Companies House. The Solihull-based group’s profit before tax increased to 45.4 million pounds from 30.4 million pounds a year earlier. The group said its number of orders increased by 53 percent in the year. Global expansion As part of […]

  • Weird Fish accelerates oversea expansion with Next and Zalando partnership
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 23/05/2022 at 09:29

    Image: Weird Fish British clothing brand Weird Fish has announced new partnerships with online retailers Next and Zalando as part of a plan to grow its overseas reach and e-commerce division. The casualwear label will be introducing a full range of womenswear and menswear across both of the partners’ platforms, adding to its current online presence with the likes of Amazon, Ebay and OnBuy. “In the constantly changing retail environment, it is our objective to identify new markets and […]

  • In The Style launches collaboration with Dame Deborah James
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 23/05/2022 at 09:20

    Image: In The Style Womenswear brand In The Style has unveiled a partnership with Dame Deborah James to raise funds for The Bowelbabe Fund. James, who is currently receiving end of life care for bowel cancer, has been working with In The Style on a fashion collaboration for several months. The online retailer stated that James has designed each piece “collaboratively” to encapsulate the British summertime and activities she loves. The first product from the collaboration is a bespoke […]

  • Louis Vuitton’s Nike ‘Air Force 1’ collaboration on display in New York exhibition
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 23/05/2022 at 09:13

    Image: The Louis Vuitton and Nike “Air Force 1” by Virgil Abloh An exhibition dedicated to Louis Vuitton’s collaboration with Nike has opened in New York, displaying a collection of 47 customised Nike ‘Air Force 1’ styles by the luxury fashion house’s late creative director, Virgil Abloh. Running through to the end of May, the public exhibition features some of the beloved designer’s last works, with each of the sneakers on display designed by Abloh and assembled at Louis […]

  • Marketing fever pitch: Dolce & Gabbana host Kardashian wedding in Portofino
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 23/05/2022 at 08:54

    OPINION Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images North America/Getty Images via AFP There was little surprise in what Kourtney Kardashian, the California-based reality persona taking Portofino by storm, was to wear on her big day. In a highly publicised wedding cum marketing campaign, the Kardashian-Jenner clan and entourage have been clothed in Italian fashion duo Dolce & Gabbana from arrival to departure. From the cushions decorating the Riva speedboats, to the carefully […]

  • Macy’s makes number of sustainable commitments through new partnerships
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 23/05/2022 at 08:40

    Image: Macy's Off-price retailer Macy’s Inc. has announced it is joining a number of initiatives and partnerships with the aim of advancing its sustainability and community-centred priorities. The retailer has revealed that it has joined the Better Cotton organisation in support of its goal to use 100 percent “preferred materials” in its exclusive brands by 2030. “Macy’s is proud to join Better Cotton as we continue to take concrete steps towards achieving sustainability production […]

  • Whistles collaborates with Hai for SS22
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 23/05/2022 at 08:27

    Image: Whistles In Pictures For spring/summer 2022, Whistles has collaborated with Hai, the cult handbag brand born out of silk, for a limited-edition collection. The Whistles x Hai capsule collection features 13 signature Hai styles in 100 percent silk, all reworked to echo the vibrant tones of the Whistles spring/summer 2022 colour palette. The collaboration includes playful handbags, scrunchies, and ready-to-wear styles, such as a lilac bias-cut skirt and coordinating ruffle blouse, as well […]

  • Designer Brands appoints new president of DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 23/05/2022 at 08:15

    Image: Designer Brands Footwear retailer Designer Brands has announced the appointment of Doug Howe to president of DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, one of its retail concepts, as well as to the role of executive vice president of Designer Brands. At DSW, Howe will be responsible for day-to-day leadership of the company, overseeing its direct-to-consumer channels while reporting directly to the group CEO, Roger Rawlins. Howe brings over 30 years of retail experience to the positions, most recently […]

  • Omorpho partners with Equinox in the US
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 23/05/2022 at 08:09

    Image: Omorpho Gravity sportswear brand Omorpho launched by former Nike executive Stefan Olander is partnering with luxury fitness club Equinox to offer its collections in its clubs across the US. As part of the partnership, Omorpho’s gravity sportswear will be available from within Equinox’s clubs spanning New York to Los Angeles and online. The premium fitness brand’s G-Vest will also be worn by Equinox trainers and be available for club members to trial during group fitness classes to […]

  • Ebay to open sneaker store in LA
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 23/05/2022 at 08:03

    Image: Ebay, Wear 'Em Out Store Pre-owned marketplace Ebay has revealed it will be opening its first-ever sneaker store in Los Angeles, offering coveted sneaker styles for up to 70 percent off their market price. Set to open on the US’ Memorial Day weekend, May 27 to 29, the ‘Wear ‘Em Out Store’ looks to reward sneaker enthusiasts for sporting their new shoes out of the store. The collection has been co-curated alongside American rapper and businessman, Offset, also known as Kiari […]

  • Ted Baker launches eyewear with Oliver Goldsmith
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 23/05/2022 at 07:58

    Image: Ted Baker x Oliver Goldsmith British brands Ted Baker and Oliver Goldsmith have collaborated on a new eyewear collaboration that aims to “tell the story of innovation, self-expression and individuality”. The limited-edition eyewear collection comprises of two womenswear and two menswear shapes that are exact replicas of the original Oliver Goldsmith frames worn by cultural figures of the 1960s including Jackie Onassis, Michael Caine and Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. […]

  • Making circularity a reality with circularity.ID®
    by news@fashionunited.com (Sponsor) on 23/05/2022 at 07:45

    Image Source: ARMEDANGELS In a circular fashion system, garments need to be designed not only for recycling but also to be used longer and more intensively. But the product’s design is just the starting point. To be able to circulate, essential product data needs to be accessible to all stakeholders along the value chain for them to optimize decision-making on use, reuse, and recycling. That’s why in 2019 circular.fashion launched the circularity.ID® Digital Product Passport which defines […]

  • “Women in Balance” exhibition features Wanda Ferragamo, fashion and post-war years
    by news@fashionunited.com (Simone Preuss) on 23/05/2022 at 06:20

    Image: “Women in Balance” / Ferragamo Museum Since Friday, 20th May, a new exhibition entitled “Women in Balance” is on display at the Ferragamo Museum in Florence. Using the example of Wanda Ferragamo, wife of Salvatore Ferragamo and founder of the eponymous brand, the exhibition traces the social changes experienced by women on their way to emancipation between the end of the 1950s and the early 1960s The exhibition, on view for a year, is a tribute to Wanda Miletti Ferragamo, who […]

  • The power of data for digital fashion design
    by news@fashionunited.com (Guest Contributor) on 23/05/2022 at 03:25

    Image: Digital assets created by TDFG collaborative partner giz'mo lab As much as we think of fashion as something intuitive, it has always required a great deal of knowledge and information. From the trickle-down and bubble up of fashion trends, to market statistics, and customers sizing details, it is all data which needs to be ethically and fairly processed to adhere to issues concerning privacy. What is the role of the designer in this process? How should we handle this data for creative […]

  • Richemont shares plummet after expectations omit YNAP sale
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 20/05/2022 at 16:10

    Image via Cartier.com Share in Richemont fell sharply on Friday, the lowest in two years since the pandemic, after the luxury group missed expectations and failed to address the uncertainty regarding its divestment of YNAP, the online luxury and discounting sites. Last year discussions emerged with Farfetch as a possible contender, but complications with various stakeholders have led to no concrete sale. With full-year profitability missing expectations shares tumbled, as operating margins […]

  • Gucci and Adidas receive backlash for selling 1,300 pound sun umbrella
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 20/05/2022 at 15:50

    Image: Gucci x adidas via Gucci.com As far as collaborations go, the latest Gucci and adidas partnership is meant to evoke a sense of modern nostalgia, mixing the retro stripes of the sportswear giant with silhouettes and quirky design ethos of Gucci. The result is mix of products ranging from a studded clog to colourful co-branded bags and accessories to high-end outerwear. One such accessory item is an umbrella, which in Europe retails for 990 euros and in China is nearly 50 percent more […]

  • Futuremood launches sunglasses with The Chainsmokers
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 20/05/2022 at 15:10

    Image: Futuremood Futuremood, which produces mood-altering sunglasses, has launched a collaboration with Grammy-award winning duo, The Chainsmokers. The limited-edition ‘The Chainsmokers’ collection is a celebration of “empowered connection, individual expression and creativity,” explains Futuremood in a statement, and marks the American duo's first partnership in more than four years. The sunglasses, designed in collaboration with Alex Pall and Drew Taggart from The Chainsmokers, […]

  • Everything you need to know about: Dancing Leopard
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 20/05/2022 at 15:04

    Picture: Dancing Leopard, Women SS22 Collection, courtesy of the brand Dancing Leopard is a boho-chic label for women inspired by its vibrant Indian and Balearic roots. It offers colourful, fun apparel as well as activewear, loungewear and swimwear. The brand is best known for its unique, hand-painted prints and bold colours. Origins The story of Dancing Leopard began in 2009 when Jade and Jack, the founders of Dancing Leopard, became inspired by Goa’s vibrant fabric markets. They started […]

  • Rejina Pyo launches stationery with Papier
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 20/05/2022 at 14:48

    Image: Papier London-based Korean fashion designer Rejina Pyo has launched a stationery capsule collection with Papier. The womenswear designer has teamed up with online stationery brand Papier to launch a collection of notebooks, notecards, diaries, and list notepads featuring hand-painted prints from her clothing designs. The capsule offers unexpected prints with “an easy offbeat elegance,” explains Papier in the press release, with spray-painted florals, sculptural graphics and […]

  • Rare London presents its SS22 Imperial Collection: signature feminine elegance
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 20/05/2022 at 13:21

    Image: Rare London SS22 Collection, courtesy of the brand. Independent boutique brand Rare London, known for its beautiful designs with a feminine twist, presents the SS22 Imperial Collection. The imperial collection stays true to the brand’s signature aesthetic: show stopping silhouettes and meticulous attention to detail. The SS22 Imperial Collection The collection can be best described as a “sophisticated take on the summer of love,” according to the brand. Women are encouraged to […]

  • Fashion for Good’s new exhibition explores the future of fashion week through a new era
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 20/05/2022 at 13:14

    Image: Fashion for Good Museum, ‘Fashion Week: A New Era’ Photo by Kyla Elaine In Pictures Amsterdam’s Fashion for Good Museum has opened a new exhibition dissecting fashion weeks, looking into their impact on the industry and what the future could look like for them. ‘Fashion Week: A New Era’ explores the beginnings of fashion week, moving through time via iconic runway looks, with designs from the likes of Balenciaga, Versace and Moschino on display within the exhibition. The […]

  • Ulta Beauty launches retail media network
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 20/05/2022 at 12:16

    Image: Ulta Beauty x Target Beauty retailer Ulta Beauty has announced the launch of a new retail media network, UB Media, which will offer brands advertising opportunities through leveraging its beauty community, Ultamate Rewards. Building on its existing Digital Marketing Partner Programme, the feature will allow brand partners to access a digital strategy centred around personalised consumer engagement to drive growth. To bolster the network, Ulta Beauty will continue to add more […]

  • US Cotton Trust Protocol doubles participation in one year
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 20/05/2022 at 11:48

    Image: Us Cotton Trust Protocol The US Cotton Trust Protocol has announced a new milestone for the 2021/22 crop, doubling the programme’s participation since its pilot last year. The initiative is focused on setting a new standard for sustainable cotton production which pushes for transparency and reducing environmental footprints. “During our second year we doubled the number of US cotton growers in the programme with an estimated 1.1 million cotton acres enrolled,” said Gary Adams, […]

  • Mammut names Hugo Boss COO Heiko Schaefer as new CEO
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 20/05/2022 at 10:45

    Image: Heiko Schaefer via Mammut Swiss outdoor brand Mammut has tapped Hugo Boss chief operating officer Heiko Schaefer as its new CEO, effective September 1. The Seon-headquartered company said Schäfer will focus on “strengthening the iconic Mammut mountain brand and accelerating its growth on a global level”. Schaefer held the COO position at upmarket German label Hugo Boss from March 2020, and served as CEO of Tom Tailor Group from 2016 to 2019. Earlier in his career, he spent six […]

  • GANNI and SCHOLL announce footwear collaboration for SS22
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 20/05/2022 at 10:41

    SCHOLL teamed up with Danish affordable luxury fashion brand GANNI to re-imagine and celebrate the brand’s most iconic footwear model: the Pescura. The 5 pieces collection consists of the Pescura style interpreted with five different signature GANNI prints. It is set to launch in early May and will be available via SCHOLL and GANNI sites as well as at select GANNI stores worldwide. SCHOLL’s iconic wooden sandal has held cult status around the world since its inception in the 60s and now, […]

  • Even while in a cocoon, transformation is happening with HE!
    by news@fashionunited.com (Sponsor) on 20/05/2022 at 10:35

    HE, Fly Butterfly Collection, courtesy of the brand HE’s latest collection (Fly Butterfly!) was equally created during unprecedented times and thus, continues to reflect the emotional states — from the highest peaks to the deepest valleys — that I, founder and designer behind HE, had to undergo during the past two years. However, it is also an ode to new life and new ways of being that were instilled during these times. And as the night is darkest before dawn, so does the sun of spring […]

  • Timberland reveals eco collection with collaborator at large, Christopher Raeburn
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 20/05/2022 at 10:22

    Image: Timberland, Earthkeepers by Raeburn SS22 Timberland has unveiled its SS22 Earthkeepers by Raeburn collection consisting of an all-gender apparel line of eco-innovative products. Items included in the collection, which is designed by the brand’s collaborator at larger, Christopher Raeburn, utilise earth-conscious materials, such as Tencel x Refibra fabric, Rebotl material and GreenStride soles. “I’m incredibly excited to share our latest innovations within the Earthkeepers by […]

  • COO Heiko Schäfer leaves Hugo Boss
    by news@fashionunited.com (Simone Preuss) on 20/05/2022 at 10:14

    Image: Heiko Schäfer / Hugo Boss AG German fashion group Hugo Boss AG announced on Friday that chief operating officer Heiko Schäfer would leave the group’s managing board with effect of May 31, 2022. He will “pursue a new professional assignment outside the group” according to a statement. Schäfer joined Hugo Boss in March 2020, at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. He came from German fashion company Tom Tailor where he was CEO and before that, was in charge of product […]

  • Marks & Spencer to launch alumni mentoring programme
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 20/05/2022 at 09:44

    Image: Marks & Spencer British department store Marks & Spencer has announced the launch of its first alumni mentoring programme, designed to aid in the development of its former and current colleagues. Coming as an extension of its ongoing mentoring scheme, the new programme hopes to keep the retailer’s network of alumni as active members and further allow current colleagues to benefit from their experience. Made in partnership with Guider, the programme will ask former colleagues […]

  • Burberry bans exotic skins following seven year PETA campaign
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 20/05/2022 at 09:25

    Image: PETA Luxury fashion label Burberry has announced it will no longer be using exotic skins in its products following a lengthy campaign by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The animal rights organisation, which became a shareholder of Burberry during the pandemic, has zoned in on the fashion house over several years, demanding it to halt the use of animal skins through strong campaigning. The nonprofit took it a step further last year, when it directly addressed the company […]

  • THG rejects takeover offer, property mogul Nick Candy also mulling bid
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 20/05/2022 at 09:07

    Image: THG founder and CEO Matthew Moulding British e-commerce giant The Hut Group (THG) has turned down a 2 billion pound takeover offer from two investment companies after saying it undervalued the business. The group said late Thursday that it received an unsolicited takeover bid from Belerion Capital Group Limited and King Street Capital Management of 170 pence per share. It rejected the offer, saying it “significantly undervalued the company and its future prospects”. THG also revealed […]

  • URW set to open three new Westfield flagships throughout Europe
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 20/05/2022 at 08:56

    Image: URW, Westfield Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) has announced it will be furthering the roll out of its Westfield brand into Spain, Sweden and Poland. In autumn, the retail group will be rebranding three of its centres into Westfield flagship stores, including Parquesur in Madrid, Taby Centrum in Stockholm and Galeria Mokotow in Warsaw. It comes as part of URW’s expansion of the Westfield brand throughout Europe, which it said will leverage its value to retailers and drive new revenues […]

  • John Lewis appoints new executive director for people, Lisa Cherry
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 20/05/2022 at 08:32

    Image: The John Lewis Partnership, Lisa Cherry The John Lewis Partnership has announced the appointment of Lisa Cherry as its executive director for people. Starting September, Cherry will be joining the Partnership from the Post Office, where she is currently serving as group chief people officer. She has also previously worked in senior roles within Sainsbury’s, WHSmith and Wyevale Garden Centres. Cherry will be tasked with developing and delivering the people strategy for the […]

  • Growth across core geographies boosts Richemont's sales and profit
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 20/05/2022 at 08:24

    Image: Richemont Compared to the prior year, sales at Richemont grew by 46 percent at actual exchange rates and by 44 percent at constant exchange rates to 19,181 million euros, as growth rebounded in all major markets and distribution channels. The company said strong sales growth rates experienced throughout the first three quarters of the fiscal year continued into the fourth quarter with overall group sales expanding by 33 percent at actual exchange rates and by 27 percent at constant […]

  • Jacquemus taps Paco Rabanne chief Bastien Daguzan as new CEO
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 20/05/2022 at 08:19

    Image: Bastien Daguzan via Jacquemus French fashion house Jacquemus has tapped Bastien Daguzan as its new chief executive officer. Daguzan joins from Spanish luxury brand Paco Rabanne, where he has served as CEO since 2017, during which time he worked alongside artistic director Julien Dossena and was credited with driving the company’s direct-to-consumer transformation. Prior to joining Paco Rabanne, Daguzan was CEO of French luxury brand Lemaire between 2013 and 2017. Since 2017, Daguzan […]

  • Eco-friendly sneaker start-up, Psudo, raises three million dollars in seed funding
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 20/05/2022 at 08:13

    Image: Psudo US sneaker brand Psudo has announced the completion of a three million dollar seed financing round, led by SternAegis Ventures. The sustainable start-up, which utilises Repreve yarn for its sneakers, will use the funding to develop plans to establish a new standard for sustainable manufacturing that will allow shoes to be created on demand. Additionally, the financing will support the company’s wholesale, supply chain and omnichannel marketing, allowing it to scale its product […]

  • Pantone partners with Spatial Labs on wearable metaverse technology
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 20/05/2022 at 07:58

    Image: Pantone x Spatial Labs, Auras Colour authority company Pantone has revealed a new partnership with Spatial Labs (sLABS) with the launch of a wearable hardware product that looks to standardise colours in the metaverse. Coined by sLABS as ‘the wearable internet’ and entitled LNQ, the device hopes to enhance user experience in Web3. Founded by Iddris Sandu, the technology has also been backed by investment firm Marcy Venture Partners, which is co-founded by Shawn Carter (Jay-Z), Jay […]

  • Deckers Brands president of performance lifestyle steps down
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 20/05/2022 at 06:13

    Image: Teva, Facebook Deckers Brands has announced that after seven years leading the Hoka and Teva brands to new heights Wendy Yang is stepping down from her role as president of performance lifestyle, effective as of the end of the month. "Over the last seven years, our Performance Lifestyle segment has delivered immense growth – with nearly 900 million dollars in global revenue for Hoka this past fiscal year – thanks to a significant increase of brand adoption in many of our mainstream […]

  • VF's Q4 sales increase 9 percent, earning jump
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 20/05/2022 at 05:41

    Image: Gucci x The North Face VF Corporation’s fourth quarter revenue of 2.8 billion dollars, rose 9 percent or 12 percent in constant dollars. Earnings per share of 21 cents, increased 32 percent; while adjusted EPS of 45 cents, was up 67 percent. Full year revenue of 11.8 billion dollars, increased 28 percent or 27 percent in constant dollars. Excluding acquisitions, revenue was up 23 percent. EPS was 3.10 dollars, up 242 percent; and adjusted EPS jumped 143 percent to 3.18 dollars, […]

  • Ross Stores Q1 sales and earnings decline
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 20/05/2022 at 05:23

    Image: Ross Stores Ross Stores, Inc. reported earnings per share of 97 cents on net earnings of 338 million dollars for the first quarter compared to 1.34 dollars per share on net income of 476 million dollars for the 13 weeks ended May 1, 2021. Sales for the quarter were 4.3 billion dollars versus 4.5 billion dollars in the prior year period, while comparable store sales declined 7 percent. Commenting on the trading performance, Barbara Rentler, the company’s chief executive officer, said […]

  • Deckers Brands reports increase in Q4 net sales and earnings
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 20/05/2022 at 05:11

    Image: Patrick Chaves for Hoka One One Deckers Brands reported net sales increase of 31.2 percent to 736 million dollars for the fourth quarter. On a constant currency basis, net sales increased 31.7 percent. The company’s full year net sales increased 23.8 percent to 3.150 billion dollars, while on a constant currency basis, net sales increased 23.2 percent.. "Fiscal year 2022 was another record year for Deckers, as we delivered both revenue and earnings per share growth above twenty […]

  • Björn Borg posts 22.7 percent sales growth
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 20/05/2022 at 04:49

    Image: Björn Borg image bank For the period between January 1 to March 31, 2022, the Björn Borg Group’s net sales amounted to 226.6 million Swedish krona, an increase of 22.7 percent. “2022 began very strongly with 22.7 percent growth compared with the previous year, and I can see that our momentum from 2021 has continued into 2022,” said Björn Borg CEO Henrik Bunge. The company said in a release that net sales for its own e-commerce and e-tailers amounted to 91.2 million Swedish […]

  • Parsons Fashion Graduate Open Studios presents Class of 2022
    by news@fashionunited.com (Jackie Mallon) on 20/05/2022 at 03:31

    Parsons BFA Fashion Graduate Open Studio Parsons BFA Fashion Graduate Open Studio took place this week onsite for the first time since the pandemic started providing us with an opportunity to see what the class of 2022 have cooked up. Bustling, loud, chaotic, the exhibit was arranged across two floors in the University Center building. Each student had a booth, a rack and surrounding wall space to showcase their graduate collection, sketchbooks and process work, fabric sampling and, of course, […]

  • ​​SS24 ISPO Textrends’ Color Palettes for Athleticwear
    by news@fashionunited.com (Jayne Mountford) on 20/05/2022 at 03:15

    Image: Courtesy ISPO textrends According to ISPO, for Spring/Summer 2024, the activewear industry takes on a surge in sustainability: "A rapid response is required to maintain our commitment to climate change and a reduction in waste and resources. (However) this seismic shift can't come at the expense of creativity and performance". The Core Palette Image: Courtesy ISPO Textrends/Pantone ISPO Textrends’ Core palette takes on a "fresh and bold approach." It's a classic activewear […]

  • The Met Museum present "In America: An Anthology of Fashion"
    by news@fashionunited.com (Kristopher Fraser) on 19/05/2022 at 16:24

    Image: The Met Museum The Met Museum has opened part two of its Costume Institute Exhibit "In America: An Anthology of Fashion." The exhibit kicked off with the return of the Met Gala to its annual timeslot, the first Monday in May. While part one of the exhibit was held strictly in The Costume Institute, part two saw both updates to about half the displays in the institute wing and made use of The American Wing. The wing now houses an exhibit featuring American fashion in the period rooms […]

  • Cato Fashions sales and earnings decline in Q1
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 19/05/2022 at 13:10

    Image: Cato Fashions, Facebook The Cato Corporation reported net income of 9.7 million dollars or 46 cents per diluted share for the first quarter compared to 20.7 million dollars or 92 cents per diluted share for the first quarter ended May 1, 2021. Sales for the quarter were 204.9 million dollars or a decrease of 3 percent, while same-store sales decreased 2 percent compared to 2021. "Our first quarter sales were negatively impacted by cooler weather," said John Cato, the company’s […]

  • Kohl’s Q1 sales drop by 5.2 percent
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 19/05/2022 at 13:04

    Image: Kohl's First quarter net sales and comparable sales at Kohl’s Corporation decreased 5.2 percent to 3,715 million dollars. First quarter diluted earnings per share were 11 cents compared to 9 cents in the same quarter of the previous year and adjusted diluted earnings per share were 11 cents compared to 1.05 dollars in the first quarter of 2021. “The year has started out below our expectations. Following a strong start to the quarter with positive low-single digits comps through late […]

  • Milan Fashion Week Men’s to return with new physical additions, JW Anderson and Dhruv Kapoor
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 19/05/2022 at 12:55

    Image: CNMI, Milan Fashion Week Men's Milan Fashion Week Men’s (MFWM) is set to make its return for the spring/summer 2023 season, scheduled from June 17 to 21, and with it comes a number of high-profile returns and runway debuts. In the calendar for this edition are 25 fashion shows, 24 presentations, three presentations by appointment, five digital presentations and nine events, totalling 66 appointments. It marks a significant return to the physical format for the event, with 61 of the […]

  • Cruise collections: Louis Vuitton shows in La Jolla, San Diego
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 19/05/2022 at 12:24

    Image: Louis Vuitton Cruise 2023 © ARR, via LVMH.com As it customary with the cruise season, many luxury houses tend to show their mid-season collection in faraway markets and lands, a boost to local PR endeavours, brand building, client relations and sales. Louis Vuitton this week showed in San Diego, at the prestigious Salk Institute in La Jolla. In a statement Nicolas Ghesquière, Artistic Director of Women’s Collections, said the extraordinary setting is a source of endless inspiration […]

  • Prada partners with artist Cassius Hirst on a sneaker collab
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 19/05/2022 at 12:06

    Image: Cass x Prada, via Prada.com Prada has teamed up with artist Cassius Hirst, better known as Cass, to reinvents its iconic Prada America's Cup sneakers. The collaboration features four styles, called "Att4ck", "D3cay", "Sust4in" and "Rel3ase" referring to ADSR, a common type of music controlling parameters. There are 22 colourways and variables, with each shoe retailing for 1,400 pounds. "Att4ck" designs combine resin and spontaneous 3D effect with spray paint for a crackled effect. […]

  • Fashinnovation's 2nd Spring Salon Dinner Gathers Top Fashion Leaders to Discuss Sustainability in Fashion.
    by news@fashionunited.com (Partner) on 19/05/2022 at 11:43

    Fashinnovation team Photo by: Shaina Suri The 2nd edition of the Spring Studios X Fashinnovation Dinner Series took place on May 12th with the goal of discussing the problem of sustainability in the current global fashion landscape. Guests included model Brana Dane, designer Norma Kamali, executive Lewis Perkins and founder/tech leader Sinead Bovell, among others. Fashinnovation, the global platform that promotes connection via Technology/Innovations & Sustainability for the Fashion […]

  • Miss Pap and Little Mistress join Hirestreet rental platform
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 19/05/2022 at 11:42

    Image: Little Mistress Womenswear brands Miss Pap and Little Mistress have been announced as the latest retailers to join UK rental platform, Hirestreet. Customers will now be able to rent from the brand’s new season collections, including Miss Pap’s premium styles and sold-out looks from Little Mistress. For its first-ever rental offer, Miss Pap will be offering pieces from its new collection, including occasionwear and mainline partywear edits. Little Mistress’ collection features […]

  • Ebay to collaborate with Love Island as show’s first pre-loved fashion partner
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 19/05/2022 at 10:59

    Image: Ebay UK x Love Island Love Island has revealed a new partnership with Ebay UK, marking the reality series’ first pre-loved fashion affiliate. The agreement with the online marketplace will see all of the show’s contestants sport second-hand items for the upcoming season, with a shared wardrobe to be situated on location. Ebay has selected celebrity stylist Amy Bannerman, who has worked with the likes of Dua Lipa and Rita Ora, to style this year’s contestants. The show has […]

  • French Connection launches on-demand rental service
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 19/05/2022 at 10:51

    Image: French Connection Rental French Connection has launched its own rental website as the market for circular fashion continues to boom. The British high street retailer teamed up with rental-as-a-service provider Zoa Rental for the launch. The new site, called French Connection Rental, allows customers to rent over 100 SS22 styles, initially focusing on dresses, holiday wear and work wear. French Connection is the first major fashion brand to launch an on-demand rental service for […]

  • New Expo Open In Fashion For Good Museum: “Fashion Week: A New Era”
    by news@fashionunited.com (Sponsor) on 19/05/2022 at 10:34

    photo: The new pop-up expo "Fashion week: a new era" is open from May 20. Left to right: Botter, Nitin Bal Chauhan x Graviky Labs , Photographer: Kyla Elaine The Fashion for Good Museum opens a new exhibition “Fashion Week: A New Era” on May 20. Every year during Fashion Week the latest fashion is shown on catwalks in Paris, Milan and New York and other metropoles across the globe. This iconic event has a major impact on the fashion industry and on our own wardrobes. In 'Fashion Week: A […]

  • Marks & Spencer’s Jaeger appoints new head of product
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 19/05/2022 at 10:24

    Image: Jaeger x Marks & Spencer Jaeger, an independent clothing brand owned by Marks & Spencer, has announced the appointment of Suzi Avens as its new head of product. Avens will be tasked with delivering a contemporary product strategy in continuation of Jaeger’s goal to create a compelling omnichannel brand with an international presence. She joins the company already with extensive experience in the retail sector, including with retailers such as Cath Kidston and Boden. Avens also […]

  • About Ellesse
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 19/05/2022 at 09:59

    Ellesse, courtesy of the brand Established 1959 in Italy by tailor Leonardo Servadio, Ellesse was initially inspired by the previously unknown concept of style-conscious skiwear and this core has underpinned the brand ever since. Since then, Ellesse has now become globally renowned as the original sports fashion brand, recognised for its high-quality, bold and colourful sportswear apparel and footwear, enabling its wearer to express their individual style with confidence. With  […]

  • Laings opens first dedicated Omega showroom in Wales
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 19/05/2022 at 09:44

    Image: Laings, Omega Luxury retailer Omega has opened its first dedicated showroom in Wales, located at Hayes Arcade, St David’s Cardiff. Set in an 838 square foot space, the watchmaker’s first mono-brand showroom in the region will be operated in partnership with Laings, the luxury jewellery retailer, and will feature an array of the brand’s collections, including Constellation and Speedmaster. The showroom itself mirrors Omega’s typical identity, complete with red carpets and […]

  • David M Robinson reveals new showroom concept at Liverpool One
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 19/05/2022 at 09:31

    Image: David M Robinson, Liverpool One Luxury jeweller David M Robinson (DMR) has unveiled a new showroom concept at its newly renovated Liverpool One flagship. Announced in a release by Grosvenor, the retail destination’s operator, renovations included upsizing by 72 percent, extending to 5,478 square feet, and the refurbishment of the showroom. The new concept for DMR, designed in collaboration with interior designers, LXA, sees the introduction of in-store VIP spaces, such as a private […]

  • Watches of Switzerland upbeat on robust Q4, FY results
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 19/05/2022 at 09:16

    Image: Watches of Switzerland Watches of Switzerland has reported robust trading in the fourth quarter and full year ended May 1 as footfall continued to recover following the end of lockdowns. In the three months to May 1, group revenue increased by 48 percent year-on-year to 304 million pounds, with US revenue up 50 percent to 136 million pounds, and UK revenue up 47 percent to 168 million pounds. For the full year, revenue was up 40 percent to 1.2 billion pounds, with US revenue up 48 […]

  • Itochu acquires rights to distribute Reebok in Japan
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 19/05/2022 at 08:52

    Image: Reebok via Itochu Itochu Corporation has announced that it has acquired the rights to distribute, market and licence Reebok in Japan from the brand’s owner, Authentic Brands Group (ABG). Itochu will work together with ABG and Locondo, a Japanese shopping mall company, as well as other partners, to develop the brand through retail and e-commerce, with the goal of enhancing Reebok’s presence in the region. In a release, Itochu said it is aiming to achieve sales of 20 billion yen […]

  • Landsec appoints new retail leasing panel
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 19/05/2022 at 08:39

    Image: Landsec Real estate company Landsec has announced the appointment of a new retail leasing agent panel that will work across its retail and hospitality portfolio. The panel, which will sit as part of the firm’s new operating model launched last year, includes CBRE, Bruce Gillingham Pollard, Colliers, Curson Sowerby Partners and Time Retail Partners. Each of the agents will work together with Landsec’s brand team to service both new and existing retail customers, while also aiding in […]

  • Pure London announces new theme and speakers for upcoming fair
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 19/05/2022 at 08:25

    Image: Pure London Trade show Pure London has revealed its overarching theme for this year’s event, Empowering Change, which will focus on helping retailers see change in its most positive format. Content for the upcoming fair, which is due to take place from July 17 to 19 at Olympia London, will centre around three pillars; sustainability and circular economy, technology and process and mindset. Alongside the unveiling of its theme, the organisation has announced two keynote speakers […]

  • Jessica Simpson secures 67.5 million dollar loan for fashion brand
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 19/05/2022 at 08:10

    Image: The Jessica Simpson Collection, Facebook Jessica Simpson has secured a 67.5 million dollar term loan from Second Avenue Capital Partners, the lending arm of SB360 Capital Partners, for her clothing brand, The Jessica Simpson Collection. The financing will go towards retiring an existing credit facility and further providing additional liquidity to fund new growth and expand the brand’s portfolio. Simpson, who launched her label in 2005, acquired 100 percent of the brand, together with […]

  • US boutique marketplace Jane appoints new CTO
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 19/05/2022 at 08:07

    Image: Jane.com Jane, a boutique marketplace selling women’s and children’s fashion along with accessories and home decor, has appointed David John Smith as its new chief technology officer. Smith will be tasked with helping to transform the US business from a three-day flash deal marketplace to a model where sellers can offer products indefinitely. He will focus on building a platform to support the more than 2,000 small businesses that sell on Jane, many of which are women and […]

  • Each garment tells a story, an added value manifested through its special tags
    by news@fashionunited.com (Sponsor) on 19/05/2022 at 07:48

    NIZA, SS22 Collection, courtesy of the brand The Spanish brand Niza incorporates this year in its collections some special tags, explaining in each of them the added value that each garment has. Because each of them tells a story, transmits values and the brand wants to show it through this action. Numbered Limited Edition. Nice launches a Limited Edition for the first time, each garment is numbered, thus making it exclusive, unique and with a very special value for the unconditional […]

  • Childrenswear brand Frugi partners with Circular Textiles Foundation
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 19/05/2022 at 07:40

    Image: Frugi Frugi, a sustainable UK-based brand, has announced a new partnership with the Circular Textiles Foundation (CTF), making it the organisation’s first childrenswear member. The brand will be following a series of circular design workshops with the foundation, working towards key circular principles to apply throughout the company and ultimately creating a range of fully recyclable clothing for spring/summer 2023. The CTF certification mark will be present on 22 percent of […]

  • Fashionette reports strong Q1 with 54.4 percent of revenue growth
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 19/05/2022 at 07:13

    Image: Fashionette In the first quarter, Fashionette AG reported net revenues of 36.2 million euros translating into 54.4 percent consolidated growth or 7.6 percent pro forma growth. The company said, both Fashionette and Brandfield have contributed to this growth and delivered positive adjusted EBITDA margins for the first quarter of 2022, resulting in 0.6 percent EBITDA margin for the group. Commenting on the first quarter results, Daniel Raab, CEO of Fashionette AG said: "The first quarter […]

  • Calida Group acquires premium lingerie brand Cosabella for 80 million dollars
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 19/05/2022 at 07:03

    Image: Cosabella via Calida Group The Calida Group has acquired American premium lingerie and loungewear brand Cosabella for a total package of 80 million dollars including earn out thus reinvesting the sales proceeds from Millet Mountain Group. Commenting on the development, Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard, chairman of the Calida Group board said: “With the acquisition of the strong e-commerce brand Cosabella, we continue focusing the Calida Group on its core segment while simultaneously enhancing […]

  • Stones, sand and antique sculptures: Lidewij Edelkoort finds autumn 2023 trends in the world of archeology
    by news@fashionunited.com (Nora Veerman) on 19/05/2022 at 06:05

    Image: Hugo Boss AW 21 + Eudon Choi AW 22 - Via CatwalkpicturesReport Today’s world is not always a pleasant place to live in. Pandemics, war, inflation… In recent months, the bad news just keeps piling up. Whenever Lidewij Edelkoort is at a loss for words, she prefers to dive into the past. “Then I look at what mankind has done,” she said. “We have designed a way of life, invented tools, invented clothing and developed weaving techniques. Man is so inventive.” History is […]

  • Celtic & Co. posts 21 percent sales growth
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 19/05/2022 at 05:00

    Image: Celtic & Co. British sustainable fashion brand, Celtic & Co. recorded sales of 19.3 million pounds in the financial year ending January 30, 2022, an increase of 21 percent driven by a strong response to its collections in the UK and internationally. The company said in a release that the sales growth was a continuation to an exceptional 2020, which saw the company’s sales almost double from 8.9 million pounds to 15.5 million pounds. Commenting on the trading performance, the […]

  • Bath & Body Works lowers earnings outlook
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 19/05/2022 at 04:51

    Image: Bath & Body Works media assets Bath & Body Works, Inc. reported net sales of 1.450 billion dollars for the first quarter ended April 30, 2022, a decrease of 1 percent compared to the first quarter ended May 1, 2021. For fiscal 2022, the company is forecasting earnings per diluted share between 3.80 dollars and 4.15 dollars compared to 4.51 dollars per diluted share in 2021 and its previous guidance of between 4.30 dollars and 4.70 dollars. Commenting on the first quarter […]

  • Under Armour CEO Patrik Frisk to step down in June
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 19/05/2022 at 04:43

    Image: Under Armour newsroom Under Armour, Inc. has announced that Patrik Frisk will step down as president and CEO and as a member of the board, effective June 1, 2022. Until a successor is named, the board has appointed Colin Browne, the company's chief operating officer (COO), as interim president and CEO, effective June 1, 2022. To support the transition, the company said, Frisk will remain with Under Armour as an advisor through September 1, 2022. "On behalf of the board, I want to thank […]

  • Everything you need to know about: Salt-Water Sandals
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 18/05/2022 at 22:53

    Picture: Salt-Water Sandals UK & EU, courtesy of the brand Salt-Water Sandals is an American heritage brand that has been creating summer footwear since 1944. The practical sandals, affectionately called “SALTIES” as they neither fear sun, nor salt water, nor bathing in the sea, can be worn by anyone - children and adults alike. A hand-stitched sole, buckles with stainless and adjustable tongues and braided leather: The shoes are charatarised by their timeless vintage design, the […]

  • From Seed to handbag - New SS22 Collection from Wicker Wings
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 18/05/2022 at 14:39

    Wicker Wings, the Fan bag, courtesy of the brand New season means new adventures. Inspired by blue skies, pink sunrises and fresh blooms, the spring collection was made for those long days in the sun. Wicker Wings uses the highest quality of rattan, a plant that grows from a single seed along the vines. Its fast growing speed and replenishable pace makes it an incredibly sustainable material. The bags are handmade in a small village in Indonesia and then sent to the UK so the leather part can […]

  • Project NY to return to physical format in July
    by news@fashionunited.com (Kristopher Fraser) on 18/05/2022 at 14:35

    Edwina Kulego New York City’s tradeshow circuit is slowly returning. Project New York is making a welcome return to the schedule after cancelling due to the surge in the Omicron COVID-19 variant last winter. Now, the annual tradeshow is set to return from July 18 to 19 at Iron 23. Edwina Kulego, vice president of international and business development at Project New York, spoke with FashionUnited about the show’s return, how the organization is working to keep attendees safe from COVID-19, […]

  • Carters appoints Hilary Duff to the newly created role of chief mom officer
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 18/05/2022 at 13:14

    Image: Hilary Duff via Business Wire Carter’s, Inc. has announced the appointment of award-winning actress, singer, best-selling author, and mom Hilary Duff as the first-ever chief mom officer for the Carter’s brand. As part of a long-term partnership, Duff will work directly with Carter’s as a parent consultant and creative director, designing two limited-time-only collections and serving as a reliable resource for parents. Duff will also curate must-have shopping guides with tips and […]

  • THE LAB CO. - On a mission to reduce waste and elevate everyday - for life
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 18/05/2022 at 13:08

    The Lab Co., courtesy of the brand Waste & Plastic pollution is harming our world. 900M laundry bottles are thrown away per year in the US alone. That’s enough to travel 225,000km= SIX times around the world. Estimated, this could reach 28.5 million metric tons of plastic per annum by 2040. It’s estimated that 85% of textiles and 300 million pairs of shoes are thrown away or end up in landfill every year. Most detergent brands are boring, wasteful, and unenjoyable to use – […]

  • The TJX Companies posts 13 percent sales growth
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 18/05/2022 at 13:05

    Image: TK Maxx The TJX Companies’ net sales for the first quarter were 11.4 billion dollars, an increase of 13 percent versus the first quarter of fiscal 2022. U.S. comp store sales growth rounded down to flat over a 17 percent increase in U.S. open-only comp store sales in the first quarter of fiscal 2022. Net income was 587 million dollars and GAAP diluted earnings per share were 49 cents versus 44 cents per share, while adjusted diluted earnings per share were 68 cents. “I am […]

  • Shoe Carnival's sales and profit surpass pre-pandemic levels
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 18/05/2022 at 12:49

    Image: Shoe Carnival, Facebook Shoe Carnival, Inc. reported first quarter net sales of 317.5 million dollars increased 25.1 percent compared to the pre-pandemic first quarter 2019 driven by new customer acquisition of over 25 percent versus first quarter 2019. Net income rose to 26.9 million dollars or 95 cents per diluted share compared to 13.9 million dollars or 46 cents per diluted share in Q12019 and 43.2 million dollars or 1.51 dollars per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2021. […]

  • Manchester-based luxury retailer Hervia bought by investment firm
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 18/05/2022 at 10:15

    Image: Rami Cassis (left) and Oscar Pinto-Hervia Luxury fashion retailer Hervia has been acquired by Rami Cassis, the founder of investment firm Parabellum Investments. Cassis said he plans to take Hervia into its next phase of expansion by exploring new segments such as childrenswear, and launching new partnerships with emerging designers in the UK, France, and Italy. He also plans to bolster the retailer’s customer experience by investing in its online platform. Cassis said in a statement: […]

  • Harrods to limit sales of luxury to Russian consumers
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 18/05/2022 at 08:32

    Image: Harrods It has not been a good week for Russian shoppers. After the announcement that McDonald’s was withdrawing from the Russian Federation, Harrods has reportedly informed its Russian clients it can no longer sell high priced luxury goods in the wake of Russia’s invasion in Ukraine. Several news outlets have stated that limited sales to Russia’s high net worth individuals is in line with global sanctions on Russia’s elite. As a haven for luxury goods loved by Russian, Harrods […]

  • Report: Resale market to more than double by 2026, US to lead the charge
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 18/05/2022 at 08:31

    Image: ThredUp distribution center The global fashion resale market is expected to grow 127 percent by 2026, three times faster than the broader retail clothing sector, according to a new report. That growth will be fueled by the US, where the second-hand market is expected to more than double to 82 billion dollars by 2026 - 16 times faster than the broader retail fashion market. The US resale market recorded record growth in 2021, up 32 percent. That’s according to a new study by resale […]

  • European fashion textile exports saw encouraging growth in 2021
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 18/05/2022 at 08:14

    Image: Euratex website European exports of textile and clothing items increased by 10.6 percent to 58 billion euros in 2021, according to new data published by Euratex, the European Apparel and Textile Confederation which represents the interests of the European textile and clothing industry at the level of the EU institutions. Imports decreased by 7.5 percent to 106 billion euros. Purchases of textiles and clothing from China decreased by 28 percent in 2021 but overall textile activity fully […]

  • Burberry’s move to cut discounting may not pay immediate dividends
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 18/05/2022 at 07:57

    Opinion Image: Burberry Discounting is the bain of most luxury brands, which is why many companies have increased their focus on direct to consumer sales while simultaneously reducing wholesale partners. Burberry is one of those brands, like Ralph Lauren - which it aimed to emulate under Rose Marie Bravo's leadership - where there was always ample product available at outlets and at discounted prices from various vendors and licensee holders. Prestige brands operate a tight pricing […]