• LVMH Métiers d'Art expands portfolio with acquisition of Grupo Verdeveleno
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 27/09/2023 at 17:52

    Métiers d'Art Credits: LVMH LVMH Métiers d'Art, a subsidiary of the renowned French conglomerate, has announced its acquisition of Grupo Verdeveleno, a prominent Spanish company specialising in exotic leather tanning and finishing. Beyond its exceptional product quality, Grupo Verdeveleno is noted for its commitment to transparent supply chains. The partnership signifies a convergence of values and visions, with LVMH set to benefit from Grupo Verdeveleno's expertise in responsible and […]

  • Fashion's pathway to becoming net positive
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 27/09/2023 at 17:11

    Global Fashion Summit Boston 2023 Credits: Global Fashion Agenda Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) has unveiled the 2023 Fashion CEO Agenda during the Global Fashion Summit: Boston Edition 2023. The report aims to aid fashion industry executives in developing strategies to create a sector with a net positive impact on society, the environment, and the global economy. It includes action areas for brands, retailers, and producers. Given the limited time to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development […]

  • Milano Moda Graduate crowns Chiara Balla winner of CNMI Fashion Award 2023
    by (Veerle Versteeg) on 27/09/2023 at 16:41

    Chiara Balla with her winning collection at Milano Moda Graduate 2023 Credits: Image courtesy of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana. The young Italian designer Chiara Balla, a student of the fashion design programme at the Modartech Institute (Istituto Modartech) in Tuscany, Italy has won the highest honours at Milano Moda Graduate, a graduate fashion design competition organised by the National Chamber for Italian Fashion (CNMI). Balla was able to take home the competition’s Fashion […]

  • BFC to honour Valentino Garavani with Outstanding Achievement Award at fashion awards
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 27/09/2023 at 16:29

    Mr Valentino Garavani Credits: British Fashion Council Mr. Valentino Garavani, the founder and former creative director of Maison Valentino, will be honoured with the Outstanding Achievement Award at The Fashion Awards 2023, organized by the British Fashion Council (BFC). The accolade celebrates Mr. Valentino's nearly 50-year career, marked by iconic couture creations and red-carpet gowns. The award ceremony will take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on December 4th and serves as a […]

  • Fibersort and Trimclean prepare textile world for high-performance recycling
    by (Sarah Vandoorne) on 27/09/2023 at 14:55

    Valvan's Fibersort machine at ITMA in Milan.Credits: Sarah Vandoorne for FashionUnited Belgian machine builder Valvan has built not one but two machines that facilitate textile recycling. Fibersort and Trimclean can sort textiles automatically. This is the company's response to impending legislation on textile collection and eco-design. One garment per second, equivalent to about 1,200 kilograms per hour. That's how much clothing Valvan's Fibersort machine processes. Via two robotic arms, the […]

  • Video: Prada SS24
    by (FashionUnited) on 27/09/2023 at 14:48

    Prada SS24 Credits: Launchmetrics Spotlight In this video you can see Prada’s SS24 collection presented at Milan Fashion Week. FF Channel via Youtube Promotion Read more about Fendi on their brandpage

  • Video: MaxMara SS24
    by (FashionUnited) on 27/09/2023 at 14:25

    MaxMara SS24 Credits: Launchmetrics Spotlight In this video you can see MaxMara’s SS24 collection presented at Milan Fashion Week. FF Channel via Youtube Promotion Read more about MaxMara on their brandpage

  • Video: Diesel SS24
    by (FashionUnited) on 27/09/2023 at 13:43

    Diesel SS24 Credits: Launchmetrics Spotlight In this video you can see Diesel’s SS24 collection presented at Milan Fashion Week. FF Channel via Youtube Promotion Read more about Diesel on their brandpage

  • Video: Etro SS24
    by (FashionUnited) on 27/09/2023 at 12:56

    Etro SS24 Credits: Launchmetrics Spotlight In this video you can see Etro’s SS24 collection presented at Milan Fashion Week. FF Channel via Youtube Promotion Read more about Etro on their brandpage

  • Sustainability and Innovation: A Fashion Dialogue between the Netherlands and China
    by (Press Club) on 27/09/2023 at 12:28

    Credits: CreativeNL In the conversation below, we delve deep into the fashion industry with Stijntje Jaspers from Fibershed NL and Leontine Wagenaar from Spizes for CreativeNL. Following the recent release of a report on the fashion sector, they discuss the pressing need for sustainable practices within this industry, often criticized for its detrimental impacts on both the environment and humanity. They explore the subtleties of the collaboration between the Netherlands and China, the […]

  • The role of function for fashion and art: In conversation with Creative Director Jorg Rozier
    by (Press Club) on 27/09/2023 at 12:00

    Credits: MEOMARI Jorg Rozier is a creative head specialised in photography and cinematography, who has worked with a plethora of fashion brands and publications. His works have been featured, among others, in Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE and Schoen Magazine since he started his career in early 2015. During his time in the visual industry, which he is still pursuing actively these days, he has developed a sharp eye for how storytelling impacts the relevancy and authenticity of brands. Driven by a […]

  • Alessia Ancillotti wins YKK award at Milano Moda Graduate 2023
    by (Veerle Versteeg) on 27/09/2023 at 11:41

    Alessia Ancillotti with her winning look at Milano Moda Graduate 2023. Credits: Image courtesy of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana Instituto Marangoni Firenze graduating student Alessia Ancillotti has won the YKK award at Milan Fashion Week (MFW) SS24, as per a news article on the website of Istituto Marangoni. The most recent edition of MFW took place from September 19 to September 25. The Milano Moda Graduate event spotlights graduates from Italian fashion academies by giving them the […]

  • Piaget jewellery heist suspects arrested in France: source
    by (AFP) on 27/09/2023 at 11:37

    French police have arrested five people, including a veteran jewel thief, in connection with an armed heist in broad daylight at a Paris store of luxury brand Piaget, a source close to the case said Wednesday. In the August 1 robbery, the gang made off with 10 to 15 million euros (10.5 to 15.8 million dollars) worth of jewellery and watches, according to police estimates. Prosecutors said at the time that three people were directly involved in the early afternoon heist, two men dressed in […]

  • Verso Antwerp founder Luc Dheedene joins Milano Moda Graduate jury
    by (Veerle Versteeg) on 27/09/2023 at 11:29

    Portrait of fashion professional Luc Dheedene Credits: Image courtesy of PR agency Fashion Club 70 - Fashion PR. Belgian fashion professional Luc Dheedene was one of the members of the judging panel at the most recent edition of the Italian fashion graduate talent competition Milano Moda Graduate, the event that traditionally kicks off Milan Fashion Week (MFW). Luc Dheedene is the founder of Antwerp-based fashion PR agency Fashion Club 70 and the owner of luxury fashion concept store Verso […]

  • Clarks sales, profits in 2022 hit by supply chain issues
    by (Huw Hughes) on 27/09/2023 at 11:01

    Clarks storefront Credits: Clarks British footwear retailer Clarks experienced a drop in sales and profit in 2022 as an increase in post-pandemic demand was offset by supply chain disruptions. The company, which has undergone a significant transformation in recent years, generated turnover of 502.8 million pounds in the 12 months ended December 31 2022, down 2 percent from a year earlier. The company benefited from the lifting of lockdown measures in 2022, but a surge in post-pandemic demand […]

  • Condé Nast College celebrates 10th anniversary, presents MA student exhibition at LFW
    by (Veerle Versteeg) on 27/09/2023 at 10:23

    Roger Lynch and Michael Chung at Condé Nast College MA exhibition at LFW in September 2023. Credits: Image courtesy of Condé Nast College. The Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design in London celebrated its 10th anniversary during the most recent edition of London Fashion Week with an exhibition showcasing the final work of its master students. The UK-based institution hosted a three-day event that coincided with LFW SS24 at its new location at Bedford Square in London. The graduating […]

  • Video: Alberta Ferretti
    by (FashionUnited) on 27/09/2023 at 10:04

    Alberta Ferretti Credits: Launchmetrics Spotlight In this video you can see Alberta Ferretti’s SS24 collection presented at Milan Fashion Week. FF Channel via Youtube Promotion Read more about Alberta Ferretti on their brandpage

  • Video: Fendi SS24
    by (FashionUnited) on 27/09/2023 at 09:42

    Fendi SS24 Credits: Launchmetrics Spotlight In this video you can see Fendi’s SS24 collection presented at Milan Fashion Week. FF Channel via Youtube Promotion Read more about Fendi on their brandpage

  • Carolina Herrera to showcase at Dubai Fashion Week
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 27/09/2023 at 08:54

    Carolina Herrera spring/summer 2024, ready to wear Credits: Launchmetrics Spotlight New York-based Carolina Herrera, designed by Wes Gordon, will be the guest of honour at the upcoming Dubai Fashion Week (DFW) in October. Dubai Fashion Week, which runs October 8 to 15, was founded by Dubai Design District, a member of TECOM Group PJSC and the Arab Fashion Council. The showcase will present spring/summer 2024 collections from over 25 designers from 12 countries, including Michael Cinco, The […]

  • N Brown adds Ted Baker, FatFace to SS24 third-party brand offering
    by (FashionUnited) on 27/09/2023 at 08:52

    Ted Baker storefront Credits: FashionUnited British group N Brown, which owns retailers Simply Be, JD Williams, and Jacamo, has expanded its range of third-party brands for the Spring-Summer 2024 season. The online fashion and homeware group is introducing British lifestyle brand FatFace to its Jacamo and JD Williams platforms from September to bolster their offerings. From the Autumn, Jacamo will also be adding a selection of smart casual pieces by upmarket label Ted Baker in sizes M-6XL, as […]

  • White Label Project: The role of traditional artisan techniques in modern design
    by (Sponsor) on 27/09/2023 at 08:17

    Clutch design by Mola Sasa Credits: White Label Project With the status quo of the industry, in which short-lived trends and overproduction lead to careless and anonymous consumption, navigating the world of meaningful fashion and design is no light endeavour. However, there's a wave of initiatives who are emphasising new ways of value creation, pursuing a refreshing appreciation on both the makers, merchandisers and customers side. One of the platforms at the forefront of this movement is […]

  • Bucherer launches exclusive retail partnership with Mytheresa
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 27/09/2023 at 08:14

    Bucherer Fine Jewellery available at Mytheresa Credits: MyTheresa / Bucherer Fine Jewellery Jewellery Bucherer has announced that its jewellery brand Bucherer Fine Jewellery will be exclusively available with luxury online retailer Mytheresa, marking the brand’s first online retail partnership. The luxury e-commerce platform will offer a curated selection of Bucherer Fine Jewellery pieces from three different collections from today, September 27. The selection will include pieces from its […]

  • Balmain races to recover from robbery at Paris Fashion Week
    by (AFP) on 27/09/2023 at 08:06

    Balmain SS24 off season resort Credits: Launchmetrics The fashion world loves drama but normally it does not involve violent robberies, so there is outsize attention on Wednesday's Balmain show after the French label had 50 outfits stolen just days earlier. Balmain's creative director Olivier Rousteing announced on September 17 that a driver had been "hijacked" on the way from a Paris airport to the house's headquarters by a gang of thieves who stole 50 outfits. He and his team have since […]

  • US says Amazon running illegal monopoly in online retail
    by (AFP) on 27/09/2023 at 08:00

    A top US antitrust regulator sued Amazon on Tuesday, accusing the online retail behemoth of running an illegal monopoly by strong-arming sellers and stifling potential rivals. The highly anticipated lawsuit is another test for the Biden administration as it tries to curb the power of big tech in the face of pushback from US courtrooms. "Our complaint lays out how Amazon has used a set of punitive and coercive tactics to unlawfully maintain its monopolies," said Federal Trade Commission Chair […]

  • H&M: Q3 profits widen, but warm weather hurts September sales
    by (Huw Hughes) on 27/09/2023 at 08:00

    H&M sign Credits: H&M Swedish fashion giant H&M has reported a jump in profit in the third quarter, but said recent sales have been hurt by unusually warm September weather across key markets. The group, which owns its namesake label along with Cos, Monki, and Weekday, among others, made a net profit of SEK 3.3 billion (285.1 million euros) in the quarter ended August 31, up from SEK 531 million (45.6 million euros) the prior year. This included a significant one-off cost relating […]

  • Start-Rite Shoes secures seven-figure funding
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 27/09/2023 at 07:55

    Simon Adcock, regional director for London and the South East at Reward and Peter Lamble, chairman of Start-Rite Shoes Credits: Start-Rite Shoes / Reward Finance Group Norwich-based children’s footwear manufacturer and retailer Start-Rite Shoes has received a seven-figure funding deal from Reward Finance Group to launch a new ‘back to school’ product line. Start-Rite, which sells children’s shoes to the likes of John Lewis, Next, and, is one of Britain’s […]

  • Dior and Saint Laurent bring contrasting feminisms to Paris
    by (AFP) on 27/09/2023 at 07:55

    Dior SS24 presentation in Paris Credits: Launchmetrics Christian Dior mocked sexist stereotypes while Saint Laurent was inspired by female pioneers at their Paris Fashion Week shows on Tuesday. Dior designer Maria Grazia Chiuri was coming off a PR coup after dressing Queen Camilla in a billowing midnight-blue silk dress for the state dinner at Versailles earlier this month. "I'm very happy to have had this chance. These are historic moments," Chiuri told AFP of her royal appointment. […]

  • New Balance launches new retail concept in London
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 27/09/2023 at 07:43

    New Balance London Stratford store Credits: New Balance In Pictures Boston-based athletic footwear and apparel brand New Balance has opened a new retail concept at Westfield Stratford City in London designed to target a younger consumer. The London Stratford store is the first of its kind globally with a second store of the same concept set to open in Boston, US, in 2023. The concept has been designed to “put people, not products,” at the forefront of the consumer experience, explains New […]

  • Kurt Geiger opens flagship store on London’s Oxford Street
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 27/09/2023 at 07:27

    Kurt Geiger, 272-274 Oxford Street Credits: Kurt Geiger / Hufton+Crow In Pictures British footwear and accessories brand Kurt Geiger has opened a new concept flagship store on Oxford Street in London. The 2,916 square foot flagship, located at 272-274 Oxford Street, was envisioned by Kurt Geiger’s chief creative officer Rebecca Farrar-Hockley and brought to life by architect Stefano Ripoli, formerly of David Collins Studio to celebrate “London’s creativity and individuality,” explains […]

  • Item of the week: the windbreaker
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 27/09/2023 at 06:05

    (From left) Madewell, Na-kd, Lacoste. Credits: FashionUnited Marketplace. What it is: With a history that dates back over 500 years, the windbreaker is by no means a ‘new’ wardrobe staple. However, it wasn’t until the 1970s that the garment was granted the status of an informal fashion attire and took on a more modernised flair. A descendant of the ‘parka’, the windbreaker typically refers to an insulating outwear item manufactured in a lightweight material. The piece can be found […]

  • LFW SS24: Color, Fabric and Print
    by (Jayne Mountford) on 26/09/2023 at 16:40

    LFW ss24/ main image Credits: LFW ss24/Launchmetrics Spotlight London calling! LFW SS24 ran from September 15 to September 19, 2023. As reported by FashionUnited , although London is well known to be a great place to find emerging talent, it is also a very expensive city to live and work in. Rising star Dilario Findikoglu canceled her show citing insufficient funds and the loss of Christopher Kane’s show, ( he entered administration earlier this year,) from the calendar was deeply felt. On […]

  • H&M and Central Saint Martins team up for sustainable fashion and journalism award
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 26/09/2023 at 14:41

    The looks presented by the Central Saint Martins graduating class at LFW AW23 Credits: Central Saint Martins Graduate collections H&M has partnered with Central Saint Martins to offer grants to students in the BA Fashion Design and BA Fashion Communication Journalism courses. The grants, building on previous support in 2021, aim to nurture emerging sustainable fashion leaders. Four winners, three from the Fashion Design course and one from Fashion Communication Journalism, will […]

  • Samsøe Samsøe expands its range with nightwear collection
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 26/09/2023 at 14:28

    Samsøe Samsøe launches new nightwear category Credits: Samsøe Samsøe Danish fashion brand Samsøe Samsøe has introduced a new line of nightwear, expanding its product range. This collection aligns with the brand's core values of responsible and timeless fashion. The debut took place at Carmen, a minimalist guesthouse in Amsterdam, complementing the brand's Scandinavian aesthetic. The nightwear, made from pure organic cotton, reflects Samsøe Samsøe's dedication to sustainability. […]

  • Candiani unveils first natural and biodegradable stretch jeans
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 26/09/2023 at 13:44

    Biodegradable stretch denim from Coreva Design and Candiani Credits: Candiani Candiani Denim, a leader in sustainable denim, has launched the world’s first stretch denim that is both fully natural and biodegradable. With its debut capsule collection created with Coreva Design and launched at Banner, a luxury fashion retailer in Milan, sustainable denim could be entering a new era. Coreva Design's fabrics are crafted using a unique technology, exclusive to Candiani Denim, utilising natural […]

  • Alibaba plans to list logistics arm in Hong Kong IPO
    by (AFP) on 26/09/2023 at 12:57

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Tuesday it intends to spin off its logistics arm Cainiao through an initial public offering in Hong Kong as the firm undergoes a massive restructuring. After years of turbulence in the Chinese tech sector, Alibaba announced in March it was dividing itself into six entities, with the goal of listing them separately, along with the replacement of CEO Daniel Zhang. Zhang, who was initially supposed to take charge of the firm's new cloud computing branch in […]

  • NYFW: Women's Need-to-Know for SS24 with WGSN
    by (Press Club) on 26/09/2023 at 12:46

    Designers from left to right: Phillip Lim, Kim Shui, Gabriela Hearst, Tibi Credits: WGSN WGSN’s team was on the ground in New York City to cover one of the world's most-watched Fashion Weeks. Their report covers how understated looks, versatile classics and sartorial styling are some of the key messages to emerge from the women’s catwalks at New York Fashion Week. Key trends forecasted As consumers continue to navigate towards easy-to-wear, long-lasting designs, brands showing at New York […]

  • Worldly, formerly Higg Co, taps new finance chief
    by (Huw Hughes) on 26/09/2023 at 12:41

    Data insights platform Worldly, formerly known as Higg Co, has appointed Francois Thrower as its new chief finance officer (CFO) as the company looks to accelerate its “growth and impact”. Tha San Francisco-based company said Thrower’s “extensive financial expertise and strategic experience are invaluable assets, positioning him to help spearhead Worldly's upward scale”. Thrower has over 20 years of experience across strategic management consulting positions and financial leadership […]

  • Finematter raises 2.6 million euros in funding
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 26/09/2023 at 12:16

    Jewellery Caroline Chalmer, founder and chief executive of Finematter Credits: Finematter London-based Finemater, the female-run jewellery platform powered by the world’s leading jewellers, has closed a second seed round, bringing the total raised to 2.6 million euros as it looks to foster a circular jewellery economy. The seed round was backed by renowned tech founders and industry veterans, including contributions from angel investors such as Heini Zachariassen (Vivino), Christine de […]

  • Goldwin unveils collection made from Brewed Protein fibres
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 26/09/2023 at 11:52

    In Pictures Goldwin x Spiber collection Credits: Goldwin x Spiber Technical clothing and accessories brand Goldwin has unveiled a capsule collection with biotech company Spiber made from Brewed Protein fibres. The nine-piece capsule collection, which will be available to buy from a two-day pop-up store in London’s Soho from September 29, includes a 3L Jacket inspired by ski wear, a 3L Mac Coat and the 3L Tapered Pants. Other pieces include denim shirt and jeans, a hooded sweater, a […]

  • SS24: Nostalgia, raves and ‘real’ fashion at Milan Fashion Week
    by (Jule Scott) on 26/09/2023 at 11:33

    Gucci SS24 Credit: Spotlight Launchmetrics After years of spectacular fashion shows with a certain showmanship originally reserved for haute couture, this season's Milan Fashion Week offered a now rare insight into what ready-to-wear collections used to be all about: fashion that could move from the catwalk to the store. A low-key debut puts the ‘product’ in focus A sense of anticipation and marketing drowned out Sabato De Sarno's debut show for Gucci, which ended up making a name for […]

  • Oliver Bonas sees jump in profits, sales in 2022
    by (FashionUnited) on 26/09/2023 at 10:57

    Oliver Bonas storefront Credits: Oliver Bonas Oliver Bonas saw profits jump 35 percent last year as it recovered from the pandemic and the knock to sales it suffered from months-long store closures. The British fashion and lifestyle retailer generated a profit after tax of 7.63 million pounds in the 12 months to December 31 2022, up from 5.65 million pounds a year earlier. It marked the first full year that all the company’s stores were open again since the outbreak of the pandemic. The […]

  • Karine Augis x CharlyHo unveil their "Writing's on the wall" collection
    by (Press Club) on 26/09/2023 at 10:30

    Karine Augis x CharlyHo Credits: Karine Augis The Art Deco-influenced tote bags, with their clean lines and geometric patterns, find surprising common ground with the world of CharlyHO. Somewhere between the worlds of street art and figurative art, Charly was able to infuse Karine's collection with a vitality and spontaneity that broke with the rigid codes of Art Deco. The fusion of these two worlds has given rise to a new, unexpected aesthetic that attracts attention and arouses curiosity. […]

  • Hailey Bieber’s Rhode steps further into Europe with five new territories
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 26/09/2023 at 10:02

    Hailey Bieber and Anthony Ledru at the reopening ceremony of the Tiffany & Co boutique. Credits: BFA/Joe Schildhorn. Rhode, the skincare brand of model and media personality Hailey Bieber, is continuing on in its rapid expansion plans, with the company now set to enter five new territories in Europe. In an Instagram post, the brand said its full collection would be shipped to France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Spain starting September 28, marking the first time Rhode has entered these […]

  • Shein unveils designer collections under EvoluShein incubator programme
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 26/09/2023 at 09:45

    EvoluShein by Design initiative. Credits: Shein. Fast fashion giant Shein has unveiled the collections of designers from its Shein x Designer Incubator Programme under the EvoluShein by Design initiative. According to the company, the project aims to accelerate the use of “preferred materials and scaling responsible manufacturing processes”. Six US-based participating designers – Alexandria Carroll, Anke Wonder, Farah Naz, Jacqueline City, Lauren Flagg and Lillian Butterworth – were […]

  • Stella McCartney to make Shanghai Fashion Week debut, SS24 schedule released
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 26/09/2023 at 09:23

    Stella McCartney at the finale of her AW23 show. Credits: Launchmetrics Spotlight. Details of the upcoming SS24 Shanghai Fashion Week (SFW) have been unveiled, with the event set to become more intertwined with the international fashion industry and sectors beyond than ever before. This is largely down to the theme of the season, ‘Synergy’, defined as dynamic links that in this case revolve around home and abroad, fashion and technology, and ecology and culture. Starting October 8 and […]

  • Banofi Leather wins the 2023 Hult Prize and 1 million US dollars
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 26/09/2023 at 08:34

    Holt Prize 2023 Credits: Holt Prize Foundation by Greg Caparell Banofi Leather, the social entrepreneurial start-up from Yale University, which develops plant-based leather products, including materials used for handbags and apparel, has been awarded 1 million US dollars after being crowned the winner of the 2023 Hult Prize. The annual Hult Prize competition challenges student entrepreneurs from around the world to create and launch businesses aimed at tackling some of society’s most […]

  • Britain secures trade deal with Washington state
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 26/09/2023 at 08:31

    Seattle, Washington, US. Credits: Unsplash. Britain is understood to have secured a trade deal with the state of Washington in the US, with a similar agreement to potentially be reached with Florida soon. The region, which had initially set out to strike a bilateral trade deal with the US as a whole, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on trade with the state after the UK government opted to pursue state-level agreements. The decision was in light of president Joe Biden’s move to […]

  • Asos reports Q4 sales drop, but remains upbeat on recovery
    by (Huw Hughes) on 26/09/2023 at 08:21

    Asos x Nordstrom, New York City Credits: Asos British fashion e-tailer Asos, which has been undergoing a turnaround following a spate of losses, saw its sales drop 12 percent on a reported basis in the fourth quarter. Despite that, CEO José Antonio was optimistic of the company’s ongoing recovery, and said the business has become “leaner and more resilient” in the 12 months since launching its Driving Change agenda. The strategy includes reducing the company’s inventory and cutting […]

  • Ebay UK expands Authenticity Guarantee programme to fine jewellery
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 26/09/2023 at 08:17

    Ebay Authenticity Guarantee fine jewellery Credits: Ebay UK With more than 600,000 listings of fine jewellery live on Ebay daily, the online marketplace is expanding its Authenticity Guarantee programme to vet and verify new and pre-loved jewellery pieces for items over 500 pounds. In collaboration with the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), Ebay’s Authenticity Guarantee programme will include top designer brands such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co and Chopard, as […]

  • Network Rail adds pre-loved pop-ups from Good London and Shelter
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 26/09/2023 at 08:02

    Good London, Network Rail pop-ups Credits: Good London Network Rail Property is expanding its fashion line-up across its 19 managed stations with pre-loved pop-ups from Good London at two of its major destinations at London Victoria and London Bridge and from Shelter Scotland at Glasgow Central. The move marks Good London’s first foray into the travel retail market and its two pop-up stores will total 1,440 square feet of retail space. Good London was established in February 2020 by […]

  • Shoe Carnival names new chief financial officer
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 26/09/2023 at 07:59

    Shoe Carnival store in South Carolina. Credits: Dreamstime. Footwear specialist Shoe Carnival has announced the appointment of Patrick Edwards as the company’s senior vice president, chief financial officer, secretary and treasurer, effective immediately. While Edwards was most recently the retailer’s executive officer, he has also served as its chief accounting officer and secretary since 2021 and had held the positions of vice president and controllers upon joining the company in 2019. […]

  • B. Riley increases holding of womenswear label Bebe
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 26/09/2023 at 07:34

    Bebe store at Aventura Mall in Florida. Credits: Wikimedia Commons. Financial services platform B. Riley Financial has snapped up 3.7 million shares of common stock of Bebe Stores, a womenswear label founded by Manny Mashouf. The firm forked out five dollars per share for a total purchase price of 18.5 million dollars from Mashouf himself, bringing its total ownership of the brand to 76 percent. It comes as Mashouf sets about plans to step down from his roles at Bebe in the near future, now […]

  • European wholesale powerhouses, COLECT and LE NEW BLACK merge to become European leader and enter the USA
    by (Sponsor) on 26/09/2023 at 07:12

    From left to right: Mélanie Chetty, COO Le New Black, Bernard Coulombel, Co-founder & CTO Le New Black, Robert Bolland, CCO Colect, Arthur Hoffman, CEO Colect & Le New Black. The merger of two digital wholesale industry leaders, LE NEW BLACK and COLECT, is set to redefine the landscape of European wholesale. Having already established offices in key fashion capitals like Paris, New York, and Amsterdam, the primary objective of the strategic manoeuvre is to expand the reach of both […]

  • Coty follows through with dual listing, applies for Euronext Paris
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 26/09/2023 at 07:06

    Coty steps into the metaverse with Coty Campus. Credits: Coty. After months of speculation and vague details of planning, beauty giant Coty has officially applied for the listing and trading of its Class A common stock on Euronext Paris. The American cosmetics group, which already trades on the New York Stock Exchange, revealed that it was mulling a dual listing back in May, stating at the time that such a move would allow it to strengthen its presence in the European market and attract new […]

  • GFC Milan Fashion Week S/S24: The Shows, the Glamor, the Trends
    by (Press Club) on 25/09/2023 at 13:56

    Credits: Courtesy of Global Fashion Collective During a few magical weeks each year, Milan transforms into the epicenter of the fashion world. Global Fashion Collective showcased the innovative designs and cutting-edge styles of talented fashion designers from around the globe. The runway show part two was ablaze with the hottest trends for the upcoming season, featuring looks that captured the essence of the moment. The atmosphere was electric, buzzing with the vibrant energy that only […]

  • Slowear bets on women's fashion as part of growth strategy
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 25/09/2023 at 13:25

    Slowear store Credits: Courtesy of Slowear Slowear, the Italian fashion brand best known for its trouser brand Incotex, is undergoing a significant transformation under the leadership of CEO Piero Braga. Despite challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the company had already embarked on a path to recovery prior to Braga's appointment in May this year. The company said it is focusing on quality and timeless products while preserving its brand identity. The brand also recognizses the […]

  • Paris Fashion Week promises drama and departures
    by (AFP) on 25/09/2023 at 12:34

    Milan Fashion Week was not even over and the fashionistas were already heading to Paris on Monday for another 100-plus shows in the hectic womenswear season. The spring-summer 2024 week in the French capital runs until October 3, with 107 brands presenting collections, of which 67 are giving runway shows. All eyes are on Balmain's show on Wednesday night after the dramatic theft of 50 of its outfits. Armed robbers seized the clothes on their way from Charles de Gaulle Airport to […]

  • Paul&Shark launches flagship store in London's Regent Street
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 25/09/2023 at 12:18

    Paul&Shark London Regent Street flagship store Credits: Paul&Shark, courtesy Fashion brand Paul&Shark have marked its debut in the UK with the grand opening of its flagship store at 233 Regent Street, a prime retail location in the heart of London. The new space epitomises the essence of the brand, weaving together the timeless elements of tradition and spirit of innovation, while also preserving the balance between humanity and the natural world. At the core of Paul&Shark's […]

  • SFC [FASHION X] Stockholm announces dates for its upcoming edition showcasing the new era of fashion
    by (Press Club) on 25/09/2023 at 12:02

    Credits: Courtesy of Swedish Fashion Council Swedish Fashion Council (SFC) is excited to unveil the upcoming edition of SFC [FASHION X] Stockholm, scheduled from Tuesday, November 7th, to Saturday, November 11th, 2023. The event was born as a way to challenge the traditional fashion week model, stepping away from the emphasis on seasons and offering a platform that embraces the new era of fashion, providing a space for designers and creatives to push boundaries and experiment with new ideas […]

  • Feather crowns, lingerie and CEOs: SS24 street style from Milan
    by (Ole Spötter) on 25/09/2023 at 11:56

    SS24 Milan street style. Credits: Launchmetrics Spotlight At Milan Fashion Week, visitors showed themselves in all their different facets. Some played with their sex appeal and showed skin, while others experimented with layers and silhouettes. Stiff suits joined birds of paradise and casual looks. Laces and all-white looks Lace-ups and all-white looks in Milan. Credits: Launchmetrics Spotlight Like the tight programme of MFW, some visitors appeared to be pulling in a similar […]

  • Gucci's whimsy-to-chic shift leaves some wanting more
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 25/09/2023 at 11:34

    Gucci clp S24 035 Credits: Spotlight Launchmetrics Opinion Gucci’s highly anticipated showcase at Milan Fashion Week has garnered mixed reviews from industry insiders, with some feeling that Gucci Ancora's debut collection under the new creative direction of Sabato De Sarno lacked the anticipated fervor. The collection, named "Ancora" meaning "anchor" in Italian, marked a tabula rasa moment, erasing any remnants of the whimsical style that had previously defined the brand. It was a […]

  • Paige opens debut international store in London
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 25/09/2023 at 11:20

    Paige - 14 Duke of York Square, London store Credits: Paige Interview Californian-based premium denim and contemporary fashion label Paige has opened its first international store in London as part of its ongoing retail expansion. The 3,592 square foot UK store has two entrances, one on Duke of York Square and the other on the King’s Road, and is Paige’s largest retail location to date, spanning across two floors, with womenswear on the upper level and menswear on the lower level with nine […]

  • Rituals reportedly planning 25 store openings next year
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 25/09/2023 at 11:00

    The Ritual of Hammam Collection. Credits: Sovereign Centros, Rituals. Cosmetics giant Rituals is believed to be planning to open 25 new stores next year, as well as 10 new stores by the end of this current year. The rapid growth comes as the retailer aims to carry out a swift expansion across the UK and Ireland, according to Retail Week, which had initially reported on the news. Of the 10 new stores planned for this year, the media outlet said that Rituals was opening locations in East […]

  • Vibrant sourcing fair Texhibition Istanbul wants to expand further
    by (Simone Preuss) on 25/09/2023 at 10:50

    Texhibition Istanbul. Credits: FashionUnited The fourth edition of the Texhibition sourcing fair in Istanbul took place from September 13th to 15th at the city's exhibition center near Atatürk Airport. All three days were lively and the fair was well attended. According to official figures, 7,000 visitors were registered on the first day; 5,000 of them from Turkey and 2,000 from abroad. In total, the organisers expect around 20,000 visitors, which would be slightly more than the 18,525 […]

  • European e-commerce sales continue to grow, but growth is becoming increasingly slower
    by (Caitlyn Terra) on 25/09/2023 at 10:46

    European flag. Credits: via Unsplash European e-commerce sales continued to grow in 2022, according to a new report by Ecommerce Europe and Eurocommerce. Thanks to 6 percent growth, B2C sales reached 899 billion euros. However, growth is slowing down. Indeed, in 2021, the growth rate was still at 12 percent, the platforms reported. Several elements play into the differences between 2021 and 2022. For instance, inflation and the effects of the war in Ukraine impacted consumers' purchasing […]

  • Gucci, Valentino and Chloé among recipients at CNMI’s Sustainable Fashion Awards 2023
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 25/09/2023 at 10:27

    Pierpaolo Piccioli, creative director of Valentino at 2023 Sustainable Fashion Awards in Milan. Credits: CNMI. On the final weekend of Milan Fashion Week (MFW), the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI) hosted its 2023 Sustainable Fashion Awards in the city’s Teatro alla Scala, where a slew of luxury fashion houses and notable industry figures were honoured in eco-conscious award categories. Those awarded were selected by a jury of experts, including Andrew Morlet, chair of the panel […]

  • Brora launches new label targeting a younger audience
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 25/09/2023 at 10:06

    Skye by Brora debut collection AW23 Credits: Brora In Pictures British knitwear specialist Brora has launched a new label co-designed by founder and creative director Victoria Stapleton’s artistic daughters Jesse and Lola Pilkington to target a younger audience as part of the brand’s 30th anniversary. Launching for autumn/winter 2023, ‘Skye by Brora’ debuts with a limited-edition 24-piece collection that aims to offer a fresh take on bestselling Brora styles from the last 30 years, […]

  • Adidas and Sweaty Betty to join Marks & Spencer’s sportswear offering
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 25/09/2023 at 10:02

    Sweaty Betty campaign imagery. Credits: Marks & Spencer. Marks & Spencer is expanding on its sports edit, adding sportswear giants Adidas and Sweaty Betty to its curation as part of efforts to bolster its ‘Brands at M&S’ strategy. The duo will also be building on ‘The Sports Edit on M&S’ platform, where the retailer is rapidly increasing its sportswear selection following a strategic investment into the concept in February this year. Now, 18 brands are to be included […]

  • Ebay's Circular Fashion Fund to return for a second year
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 25/09/2023 at 09:32

    Ebay Circular Fashion Fund Credits: Ebay UK Ebay UK has announced that its 100,000-pound Circular Fashion Fund, in partnership with the British Fashion Council (BFC), is returning for a second year following its success in 2022, which crowned on-demand tailoring service The Seam as the grand prize winner. The Circular Fashion Fund is available for small businesses, innovative tech start-ups, social enterprises and charities and will award up to six 25,000-pound grants for those businesses to […]

  • Thought Clothing reportedly falls into administration
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 25/09/2023 at 09:17

    Thought Clothing campaign imagery. Credits: Thought. Thought Clothing is understood to have fallen into administration after it failed to find a buyer for the company, leaving around 20 of its employees redundant. The sustainable brand will reportedly continue trading, according to Drapers which initially reported on the news, but all employees in non-trading roles have been made redundant. Several independents that work with Thought Clothing told the media outlet that they had received […]

  • Canadian watchdog to probe Levi’s over forced labour allegations
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 25/09/2023 at 09:01

    Levi's storefront. Credits: Via Levi's Levi Strauss Canada is set to face an investigation over allegations of forced labour in what is now adding to the growing list of companies being scrutinised by a Canadian watchdog. The Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) has already launched related probes into the Canadian subsidiaries of Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Diesel and Nike over similar accusations. Akin to these four companies, among others, the investigation into Levi’s […]

  • DKNY reimagines logo to target the next generation
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 25/09/2023 at 08:59

    DKNY ‘The Heart of NY’ capsule collection Credits: DKNY photographed by Marco Cella In Pictures New York-based fashion label DKNY, founded by Donna Karen and part of the G-III Apparel Group, has relaunched its logo as it sets “to capture the hearts of a new generation”. The new logo launches with the ‘The Heart of NY’ capsule collection, described by the brand as a “love letter to the streetstyle and energy of New York,” which aims to represent an evolution in the brand’s […]

  • Dr. Martens launches collaboration with the Tate
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 25/09/2023 at 08:54

    Dr. Martens x Tate featuring works by Ithell Colquhoun Credits: Dr. Martens In Pictures British heritage footwear brand Dr. Martens has reunited with the Tate, a network of art galleries in the UK, to launch a collection featuring the work of Ithell Colquhoun. Described as a celebration, the collection of footwear and bags, highlights the work of provocative surrealist Ithell Colquhoun, whose art is often grounded in the occult and nature and frequently explores sex and gender. Dr. […]

  • 'One day I said stop': Fashion models describe pressure to stay thin
    by (AFP) on 25/09/2023 at 08:36

    Maud Le Fort won't be seen on the runways of Paris Fashion Week, which kicks off on Monday, having chosen her health over a career on the catwalk. Now in her 30s, Le Fort came to Paris when she was 18 to pursue a career in modelling and was immediately labelled a "commercial model" -- i.e. not thin enough for the top-end fashion shows. "I had a 36.6 cm waist, 85C chest so I was 'curvy'," she told AFP. "In Paris, I was told that I was only going to do lingerie and perhaps very commercial […]

  • Amazon to invest up to 4 billion dollars in AI firm Anthropic
    by (AFP) on 25/09/2023 at 08:32

    Amazon said on Monday it would invest up to 4 billion dollars in AI firm Anthropic, as the online retail giant steps into an AI race dominated by Microsoft, Google and OpenAI. The success of OpenAI's ChatGPT, a chatbot released last year that is able to generate poems, essays and other works with just a short prompt, has led to billions being invested in the field. Amazon had already announced it aimed to soup up its Alexa voice assistant with generative AI, which the firm said would allow […]

  • Safilo Group teams up with Amazon on Alexa smart glasses
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 25/09/2023 at 08:29

    Carrera Smart Glasses with Alexa, Safilo Group x Amazon. Credits: Safilo Group. Eyewear manufacturing conglomerate Safilo Group has partnered with e-commerce giant Amazon on new smart glasses, implementing the platform’s Alexa technology into two frame designs. The ‘Carrera Smart Glasses’, which are only currently available on the US market, come complete with open-ear audio technology, funnelling sound directly to the wearer’s ears while minimising what others can hear. In a […]

  • Willy Chavarria reveals exclusive collection for Pacsun
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 25/09/2023 at 08:14

    Big Willy by Willy Chavarria for Pacsun. Credits: Pacsun. Californian designer Willy Chavarria has unveiled a new collection for Gen Z retailer Pacsun on the heels of his SS24 runway show at New York Fashion Week. Dubbed ‘Big Willy by Willy Chavarria’, the Pacsun exclusive line consists of 12 pieces that celebrate Chavarria’s Latinx background and identity, with each item designed to be accessible. In addition to this, a portion of the proceeds from the collection will contribute to a […]

  • Allbirds secures distribution deal in Canada and South Korea
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 25/09/2023 at 07:56

    Allbirds Moonshot. Credits: Allbirds Sportswear and footwear brand Allbirds has announced two new agreements with distributor partners in Canada and South Korea as it looks to move towards a third-party model. The company, which had initially adopted a direct go-to-market strategy, made the shift as part of its ongoing Strategic Transformation Plan which it announced earlier this year. Through this, it is also looking to continue cementing further distribution opportunities in new […]

  • Shein hosts live fashion show for AW23 collection
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 25/09/2023 at 07:26

    Shein Marseille pop-up. Credits: Shein. Fast fashion giant Shein took to a new format over the weekend to present its latest autumn/winter 2023 collection, opting to unveil nine of the pieces via a livestreamed runway show on social media. Dubbed ‘Shein Live: Front Row’, the shoppable livestream lasted three hours and was co-hosted by actress and influencer Taela Dunn and Shein host Renee Ariel. Viewers could tune into the event via Shein’s own e-commerce app, as well as its Facebook, […]

  • Lívia Pinent takes on role of contextual studies lecturer at Amsterdam Fashion Academy
    by (Veerle Versteeg) on 22/09/2023 at 18:16

    Illustrative image of two people shaking hands. Credits: Cytonn photography, via Unsplash The Amsterdam Fashion Academy (AFA) has appointed Portuguese fashion professional Lívia Pinent as a lecturer of its contextual studies course which is part of both bachelor programmes offered by the academy; fashion design and fashion business and innovation. Pinent announced the news via a post shared on her LinkedIn page. In the post she talks about her first day as a contextual studies lecturer. She […]

  • UEL School of Arts and Creative Industries appoints Alison Lowe as director of careers and enterprise
    by (Veerle Versteeg) on 22/09/2023 at 17:09

    Illustrative image of two people shaking hands in an office setting. Credits: Fauxels, via Pexels The University of East London (UEL) has appointed British fashion educator Alison Lowe to be the new director of careers and enterprise at its School of Arts and Creative Industries. Lowe announced the news via a post shared on her LinkedIn page. She has been working as a fashion educator for more than a decade. She has been active as course developer and tutor at London College of Fashion (LCF), […]

  • Milan Fashion Week: Gucci unveils the first collection designed by Sabato De Sarno
    by (Julia Garel) on 22/09/2023 at 15:32

    Gucci, SS24. Credits: Lauchmetrics Spotlight In Pictures On Friday, the luxury house of Gucci unveiled one of the most eagerly awaited collections of this fashion month: the first opus imagined by Sabato De Sarno, successor to Alessandro Michele. The result: a sensual SS24 collection, reminiscent of the Tom Ford era, ex-artistic director of the Italian label. In a red-darkened half-light, the Kering Group's Italian label showed a number of effortless silhouettes, far removed from the […]

  • Tom Ford after Tom Ford? Peter Hawkings revels in memories of Gucci for his debut
    by (Jule Scott) on 22/09/2023 at 14:51

    Tom Ford SS24, MFW. Credits: Launchmetrics Spotlight. Opinion Can Tom Ford, the brand, continue without Tom Ford, the man? Newly appointed creative director Peter Hawkings answer seems to be yes, and no. It must have been a full circle moment for Hawkings, who much like Gucci’s debutant, creative director Sabato De Sarno, is a Ford-era Gucci veteran – a time that seems to have made a lasting impression on the newly appointed creative director who is now continuing on in his former […]

  • Nordstrom appoints Guy Persaud to board
    by (FashionUnited) on 22/09/2023 at 14:01

    Nordstrom storefront Credits: Nordstrom US luxury department store chain Nordstrom has appointed Guy B. Persaud to its board, bringing its board size to 12 members. Persaud has almost 30 years of experience leading multi-billion-dollar businesses and global organizations. He is currently the president of the new business unit at US consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble. “We're thrilled to welcome Guy to our board of directors,” said Nordstrom chair Brad Tilden in a statement. He said […]

  • Daniëlle Cathari and Woolrich Continue Their Partnership in FW23 for a Fifth Season
    by (Press Club) on 22/09/2023 at 13:30

    Daniëlle Cathari x Woolrich design worn by a model Credits: Woolrich For this season, Cathari explored a new side of “functional dressing” – playing with the concept of indoor tailoring using outdoor materials. Classic Woolrich fabrics are translated into formal-fun styles, where uniforms are leading. Season 5 pushes forward with a (multi-)functional, playful and sophisticated take on classic staples. Items such as a traditional trucker jacket, a 5-pocket style jeans and a classic tank […]

  • Blake Mill forms advisory board, taps former Ted Baker creative director
    by (Huw Hughes) on 22/09/2023 at 13:17

    Blake Mill campaign image Credits: Blake Mill Menswear brand Blake Mill has announced a new advisory board and tapped three board members with respective expertise in fashion, finance, and tech. The Manchester-based brand has appointed Anthony Cuthbertson to its board, the former global creative director of Ted Baker who was responsible for the British label’s creative direction, brand, and product design during his tenure at the business. Cuthbertson, who also worked at brands Topshop and […]

  • SS24 Menswear: An unlikely encounter with Ampère
    by (Press Club) on 22/09/2023 at 12:56

    Credits: Ampère A space where opposing elements unite - the SS24 collection explores the encounter of contrasting facets, composing an interplay of the absent and the present, the abundant and the minimal. Channeled through the richness of the now, elevating fabrics and patterns from the past, the collection merges essentials with symbols of charme through floral embroideries and laces which form the essence for unlikely designs. Diverse Unity Flowers with their contrast in both their […]

  • Marimekko CEO on modernising the brand while keeping Unikko-heritage alive
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 22/09/2023 at 12:32

    Interview Marimekko CEO, Tiina Alahuhta-Kasko. Credits: Marimekko. If you know Marimekko, then you are likely already familiar with the brand’s bold graphic poppy print, suitably titled Unikko – the word for ‘poppy’ in Finnish. Initially created by the brand’s designer Maija Isola, it has now become synonymous with Marimekko’s design language, and is recognisable on a global scale. Celebrations ahead of the iconic print’s 60th anniversary next year had already kicked off at the […]

  • Digital fashion house Accidental Cutting takes LFW
    by (Jaime Martinez) on 22/09/2023 at 12:10

    Accidental Cutting, “Enjoy!” collection for the Spring/Summer SS24 season generated with AI technology. Credits: Accidental Cutting. Madrid - While the new edition of Milan Fashion Week gets underway, we take a look back to the most recent London Fashion Week that just ended to discover the latest proposal presented within its official programme by Accidental Cutting. The experimental fashion firm of the Spanish designer and creative Eva Iszoro was part of the activations and digital […]

  • EIDM to hold ceremony in celebration of Lille campus inauguration
    by (Aéris Fontaine) on 22/09/2023 at 12:07

    EIDM fashion students. Credits: EIDM French Fashion and luxury school group EIDM is hosting an inaugural celebration to celebrate the opening of its campus in Lille. Founded in Paris in 2007, EIDM has inaugurated two new campuses in Nice and Lille for the 2023/2024 academic year. The opening of the Lille campus will be accompanied by a ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held at 2 rue de Tenremonde, on September 22 at 6:30 pm CEST. EIDM has chosen the city of Lille as part of a strategic […]

  • Mothercare swings to FY loss, expects to complete refinancing 'shortly'
    by (Huw Hughes) on 22/09/2023 at 11:26

    Mothercare storefront Credits: Mothercare Maternity and childrenswear specialist Mothercare has reported a loss in its most recent financial year ended March 25. The group, which has undergone a major transformation in recent years, made a net loss of 0.1 million pounds compared to a profit of 12.1 million pounds the prior year. That came as group turnover dropped 11 percent to 73.1 million pounds, while retail sales from franchise partners fell 16 percent to 322.7 million pounds. Mothercare […]

  • Paris Fashion Week SS24: events outside the official calendar
    by (Julia Garel) on 22/09/2023 at 10:54

    Paris. Credits: Juan Ordonez, Unsplash. Paris Fashion Week (PFW) SS24, dedicated to the Spring/Summer 2024 womenswear season, kicks off on September 25 in the French capital. 108 fashion labels will showcase their collections within the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (FHCM)’s official schedule. But what is happening beyond the official fashion week calendar? FashionUnited has curated a selection of noteworthy off-schedule events. The emerging fashion label Zomer will be […]

  • Lululemon provides update on wellbeing report
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 22/09/2023 at 10:15

    Lululemon storefront. Credits: Lululemon. Sportswear retailer Lululemon has published its third annual Global Wellbeing Report, which it began in order to better understand how to support people in their efforts to be well, as stated by its chief people and culture officer Susan Gelinas. She added in her press statement: “Advancing wellbeing is not a solitary effort, it is a collective undertaking that requires commitment and compassion as we build a path towards positive change.” […]

  • Coty reportedly moving ahead with Paris listing
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 22/09/2023 at 09:38

    Coty Campus in the metaverse Credits: Coty Beauty giant Coty is believed to be going ahead with its second stock exchange listing, with it reportedly planning to enter the Paris Stock Exchange (PAR) as soon as the coming weeks. Details of the NYSE-listed group’s plans had initially been unveiled in a regulatory filing published in May, with the dual listing idea formulated around the goal of strengthening its presence on the European market and tapping into new investors in the market. Now, […]

  • Dutch Design Awards 2023: This is the winner in the fashion category
    by (Nora Veerman) on 22/09/2023 at 09:14

    Details of the cover of the book 'Goma Weri: Experience and technique of Afro-Surinamese costume’. Image: LM Publishers The winners of this year's Dutch Design Award have been announced. Tailors and Wearers, a platform for Afro-Surinamese fashion and heritage, took home the award in the fashion category. The award ceremony took place on Thursday night in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Tailors and Wearers is a foundation aimed at preserving, developing and exchanging knowledge around […]

  • Frasers Group seeks evidence from Morgan Stanley boss over margin call dispute
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 22/09/2023 at 09:02

    Interior of Hugo Boss store, London. Credits: Hugo Boss. UK fashion conglomerate Frasers Group has confirmed that it has requested for New York court to secure evidence from the chief executive of Morgan Stanley, James Gorman, for a lawsuit it issued over a one billion dollar margin call. Frasers initially filed the related lawsuit against the bank in London’s High Court back in 2021, stating that the firm acted “unlawfully” in maintaining the margin call which covered trades in German […]

  • UK clothing sales rebound in August
    by (Huw Hughes) on 22/09/2023 at 08:51

    Leeds high street Credits: Unsplash Sales at UK fashion retailers picked up in August following a dip in July linked to poor weather, according to new data. Clothing stores sales volumes rose by 2.3 percent in August, mostly recovering from a fall of 2.9 percent the prior month, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Overall retail sales volumes are estimated to have risen by 0.4 percent in August, partially recovering from a revised fall of 1.1 percent […]

  • Ecolife by Belda Lloréns signs its first Brand License with Central America Spinning Works for the CAFTA market in US
    by (Press Club) on 22/09/2023 at 08:41

    Credits: Ecolife by Belda Lloréns With this Joint Venture Central America Spinning Works and Ecolife By Belda Lloréns want to revolutionize the CAFTA market. Ecolife as Licensor will supervise the processes, and the quality and will invest all its know-how in this unique alliance, promoting this consolidated ingredient brand in the textile sector for fashion and home textiles. Central America Spinning Works (CASW), a leading pioneer in sustainable textile solutions and textile recycling […]

  • SEC amends regulations for investment fund names
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 22/09/2023 at 08:38

    Investment tracker on phone. Credits: Unsplash. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced new amendments to its Investment Company Act ‘Names Rule’, enhancing regulations and other names-related requirements to ensure further investor protection and address developments in the industry. The rule, which had initially been adopted 20 years ago, currently requires registered investment companies whose names focus on a particular type of investment to adopt a policy to […]

  • Ben Sherman owner signs deal with Apparel Group to enter GCC and India
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 22/09/2023 at 08:05

    Ben Sherman AW23 Credits: Ben Sherman Marquee Brands has struck up a partnership with global fashion conglomerate Apparel Group that will enable five of its portfolio brands to secure a foothold across the GCC and India regions. Among those included in the deal are BCBG, Ben Sherman, Bruno Magli, Sur la Table and Martha Stewart, each of which will be introduced to a new audience and will bolster both companies’ ambition to fulfil the increasing demand for contemporary goods in the areas. For […]