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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Black Friday online spending hits record-breaking 9.8 billion US dollars
    by (Vivian Hendriksz) on 27/11/2023 at 20:41

    US retailers who feared a decline in Black Friday shoppers this year were likely relieved as Americans returned to their post-Thanksgiving shopping tradition, setting a new online spending record. Consumers spent 9.8 billion US dollars online on Black Friday, a 7.5 percent increase from last year, and 200 million dollars more than previously estimated, according to Adobe Analytics. Riding a wave of festive spending, US consumers began shopping early this year, indicating a rise of price-aware […]

  • Gucci design studio strikes move to Milan
    by (AFP) on 27/11/2023 at 17:24

    Some 40 artisans from Gucci's design studio downed tools Monday in the creatives' first ever strike, held over plans to move much of the team from Rome to Milan. The Italian luxury brand, owned by French group Kering, said in October it was transferring 153 of its 219 design employees from the capital to Milan, a move the strikers claim is "a mass redundancy in disguise". "Gucci cuts but doesn't sew", read one banner held aloft by demonstrators outside one of the Rome offices, while another […]

  • Black Friday: AUAS experts on why we feel the compulsion to consume
    by (Guest Contributor) on 27/11/2023 at 16:46

    ANALYSIS The pile of clothing in the Chilean Atacama desert. Credits: TAKAYUKI FUCHIGAMI Yomiuri The Yomiuri Shimbun via AFP The 2023 edition of Black Friday, the day of massive overconsumption, is already behind us, but consumers who held back on Friday still have time to spend an extravagant amount of money by midnight today, a 24-hour-phenomenon known as Cyber Monday. Experts at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences give advice on how to lose our urge to buy things. This year’s […]

  • H&M partners with DBS Bank to fund decarbonisation efforts
    by (Simone Preuss) on 27/11/2023 at 15:49

    Solar panels. Credits: H&M Group Apparel group H&M has partnered with one of Southeast Asia's largest banks, DBS Bank, to offer financing solutions to businesses along the supply chain to drive decarbonisation. The duo has established a joint financing programme that has been developed to provide suppliers with access to finance from DBS and technical support from sustainability consultancy Guidehouse to modernise factories and reduce climate impact. "Unlike traditional banking […]

  • Decathlon takes over outdoor outfitter Bergfreunde
    by (Jan Schroder) on 27/11/2023 at 15:25

    The sporting goods retailer Decathlon takes over the outdoor outfitter Bergfreunde Credits: Decathlon The French sporting goods retailer Decathlon is expanding its portfolio to include the German e-commerce specialist Bergfreunde GmbH. On Monday, the Kirchentellinsfurt-based outdoor outfitter announced that Decathlon had already signed a corresponding purchase agreement with the previous Bergfreunde owner Backcountry on 24 November. Financial details were not disclosed. The previous […]

  • Cost-of-living crisis: Retailers need to go the extra mile ahead of the busiest time of year as discounting loses appeal
    by (Press Club) on 27/11/2023 at 14:19

    Credits: Pexels, Photographer Markus Spiske As brands and retailers prepare for the busiest time of the retail calendar, they'll need to go the extra mile to engage shoppers amid the cost-of-living crisis, as new research from WGSN Barometer reveals that discounting is losing its appeal. Consumers in the UK and US feel they are getting less value for money, and discounting alone no longer entices them to visit retailers in-store and online. Online browsing and word-of-mouth over discounts […]

  • Shopify vendors set new Black Friday record, taking 4.1 billion in sales
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 27/11/2023 at 13:56

    Antostokio, a Japanese fashion brand powered by Shopify Credits: Shopify merchants have set an unprecedented Black Friday record, collectively generating an impressive 4.1 billion dollars in sales, marking a substantial 22 percent increase over the previous year. The shopping frenzy peaked at 12:01 p.m. EST on Friday, with a staggering 4.2 million dollars in sales per minute. Harley Finkelstein, President of Shopify, said in a statement: "Another epic, record-breaking Black […]

  • In response to growth, Les Benjamins eyes global Expansion
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 27/11/2023 at 13:51

    Les Benjamins hoodie 501 Credits: Les Benjamins website Les Benjamins, an Istanbul-based brand led by creative director Bünyamin Aydin, has reported its strongest financial year since the 2020 investment from Esas Holding shareholders. The brand has evolved from a cult youth label into a market leader in Turkish streetwear, boasting a team of 150 and offices in Istanbul and Dubai. Notable collaborations with the Turkish Olympic team, Nike, Market, Puma, and Coca-Cola have elevated its […]

  • Lush set to open hairdressing salon
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 27/11/2023 at 13:21

    Credits: Lush; ‘The Shampoo Bar’ Cosmetics retailer Lush is preparing to open its first hairdressing salon in Brighton on December 2 as the company looks to continue experimenting with its concept. The plans were confirmed by co-founder and chief executive of Lush, Mark Constantine, who in conversation with The Times said that the new “hair lab” concept linked to the firm’s mission to “experiment with the same sort of attitudes” it has had over recent years. According to […]

  • Revolution Beauty negotiating with founder over settlement funds
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 27/11/2023 at 13:05

    Credits: Revolution Beauty, Facebook Following a year of mishaps and legal trouble, Revolution Beauty has confirmed that it is currently in negotiations with founder Adam Minto on a potential agreement to settle a legal proceeding brought against the former chief executive. In a release issued through the London Stock Exchange, on which Revolution is listed, the beauty brand addressed media speculation that it had been in such discussions, both with Minto and former executive chairman, Tom […]

  • The Very Group to utilise Gen AI to enhance shopping experience
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 27/11/2023 at 12:37

    Image: The Very Group British e-commerce retailer The Very Group has announced the expansion of a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) that will see it put to use generative artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance and deliver on personalised digital shopping experiences. Through the partnership, the company will launch a new Gen AI Innovation Lab in which it will trial generative AI-powered retail solutions that aim to enhance its e-commerce platform. Very said the initiative would […]

  • Four Paws: ‘Lack of meaningful action’ in animal welfare from brands
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 27/11/2023 at 12:16

    Kendall Jenner in Stella McCartney Herbst 2023 Credits: Harley Weir A new report by animal welfare organisation Four Paws has outlined that there is a “lack of meaningful action from most brands” when it comes to adopting policies that protect the rights of animals. Now in its third edition, the Animal Welfare in Fashion report aims to cover brands across nine market segments, including sports and fast fashion, as it looks into where the industry needs to improve in order to address […]

  • Hackett London launches dogwear collaboration with Hugo & Hudson
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 27/11/2023 at 12:03

    Hackett London x Hugo & Hudson dog collection Credits: Hackett London / Hugo & Hudson Menswear brand Hackett London has launched its first dogwear collection in collaboration with luxury British canine goods manufacturer Hugo & Hudson. The limited-edition Hackett London x Hugo & Hudson collection offers “the utmost comfortable and durable high-quality dog apparel and accessories” combining the British tailoring of Hackett London with the "canine know-how” of Hugo & […]

  • Mango expands its presence in the United Kingdom with a store in Trafford Centre in Manchester
    by (Press Club) on 27/11/2023 at 11:51

    Mango Manchester Trafford Centre Credits: Mango Mango, one of Europe’s leading fashion groups, is strengthening its presence in the United Kingdom with a new store in Manchester. Specifically, in Trafford Centre, the third-largest shopping centre in the United Kingdom. The store, with a selling space of close to 400 m 2 , exclusively stocks the Woman line and features the New Med store concept, inspired by the Mediterranean and characterised by the spirit and freshness of the brand. […]

  • Sézane in 2023: From Paris to the rest of the world, expansion continues
    by (Julia Garel) on 27/11/2023 at 11:00

    Collection Sézane (2023) Credits: Sézane. Sézane, the French fashion brand launched in 2013, has made a string of announcements over the course of 2023. FashionUnited has taken a look at the evolution of a small digital brand that has become an industry heavyweight. Established by Morgane Sézalory 10 years ago, Sézane welcomed Téthys Invest (the investment holding company of French L’Oréal heiress Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers and husband Jean-Pierre Meyers) as a shareholder in 2022 […]

  • Asos reportedly scraps diversity bonuses for directors
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 27/11/2023 at 10:38

    Credits: Asos E-commerce giant Asos is understood to have shelved diversity targets as part of its directors bonus scheme as pressure to hit financial ambitions mounts amid an ongoing sales slump. It is this mission that the annual executive bonus will now be primarily based around, according to The Telegraph, which initially reported the news, as well as upping the company’s share price and profit margins. Prior to this, 25 percent of Asos’ bonuses had been based on environmental, social […]

  • Kith celebrates 100 years of Disney with new capsule collection
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 27/11/2023 at 10:31

    ‘Disney | Kith for Mickey and Friends’ collection Credits: Kith In Pictures American fashion and lifestyle brand Kith has launched a new ‘Mickey and Friends’ collection celebrating Disney’s 100th anniversary. The ‘Disney | Kith for Mickey and Friends’ collection features elevated apparel and accessories, featuring archival artwork of beloved characters, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pluto, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck, who have all been reimagined through the Kith […]

  • NIFT fashion marketplace app relaunches with new design
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 27/11/2023 at 10:16

    NIFT on-demand fashion marketplace app Credits: NIFT On-demand fashion marketplace app NIFT (Need It For Tonight) has relaunched in London with a brand new user interface to improve the customer experience following feedback from its soft launch in June. NIFT, founded by duo Simone and Roxanne Oloman, is an on-demand clothing delivery app that offers consumers the chance to have clothing and accessories delivered in as little as 30 to 90 minutes in London. Since its soft launch in the summer, […]

  • Mothercare posts H1 profit growth, revenues drop
    by (Prachi Singh) on 27/11/2023 at 09:58

    Credits: Image: Mothercare For the first six months of this fiscal year, Mothercare plc said international retail sales reported by franchise partners of 137.2 million pounds, decreased 15 percent or 13 percent at constant currency. The company attributed the decline to difficult trading conditions in the Middle East, which is down 20 percent on last year, with continuing operations excluding the Middle East down 6 percent on last year at constant currency. Commenting on the trading update, […]

  • Weekday collaborates with fragrance house Unifrom
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 27/11/2023 at 09:57

    Weekday collaboration with Unifrom Credits: Weekday Beauty Swedish brands fashion label Weekday and fragrance house Unifrom are collaborating on a “sensory” limited-edition concept featuring a perfume oil and a raw denim clothing collection. The Unifrom + Weekday ‘Tissue Feast’ collaborative collection launches on November 30 and aims to offer a “sensory feast that invites exploration beyond the ordinary, where flesh, fabric, and fragrance converge a fresh perspective on […]

  • AZ Factory names Hyères winner Jenny Hytönen as next couture collaborator
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 27/11/2023 at 09:52

    AZ Factory Haute Couture show SS23. Credits: Launchmetrics Spotlight. Finnish designer Jenny Hytönen has been announced as the next creative to take on the design of AZ Factory’s upcoming couture project, scheduled to be shown during the impending Paris Fashion Week taking place in January. Hytönen, who won the main prize at the Hyères International Festival of Fashion in 2022, will take on the fashion brand’s 10-piece collection for the event, according to WWD. The news was confirmed […]

  • John Lewis to open health clinics in stores in December
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 27/11/2023 at 09:35

    John Lewis store Credits: John Lewis Department store chain John Lewis is teaming up with Randox Health to open health clinics within its shops, adding to its existing in-store services such as opticians, wellness and beauty clinics. Described as an “innovative, first of its kind partnership,” Randox Health, the UK's leading health diagnostics company, will open clinics providing detailed, full body health checks to identify early signs of health issues, even before symptoms occur. […]

  • Mountain Warehouse prepares retail expansion amid sales bounce back
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 27/11/2023 at 09:28

    Mountain Warehouse store in Pitlochry, UK. Credits: Mountain Warehouse. UK outerwear company Mountain Warehouse has said that it will be opening a new retail space every week in the run-up to Christmas as it reports a post-pandemic bounce back in sales. The retail expansion comes on top of 35 new stores last year, with the company stating that it is planning to open a further 50 more locations in the next. It comes as Mountain Warehouse saw its revenues up 22.6 percent to 371 million pounds […]

  • The Very Group selects AWS to transform the shopping experience with generative AI
    by (Press Club) on 27/11/2023 at 09:11

    The Very Group (‘Very’), a leading UK online retailer, today announced an expanded collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to accelerate retail innovation with generative AI. As part of the collaboration, Very will launch a new Gen AI Innovation Lab powered by generative AI, machine learning, and storage capabilities to deliver interactive and personalised digital shopping experiences to millions of customers. The Gen AI Innovation Lab will trial new generative AI-powered retail […]

  • Founder of Mallet London exits
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 27/11/2023 at 09:08

    Credits: Mallet London. Tommy Mallet, the founder and creative director of British footwear brand Mallet London, has announced he has exited the company in order to pursue other opportunities. In a post on Instagram, Mallet, who launched the eponymous brand in 2015, said that he had done all he “set out to accomplish with this brand” and that he felt “it’s important to grow in life and not stay still”. His statement continued: “I’ve learnt a lot this year and the main lesson for […]

  • Ergonomics, feminine tones and over-the-top outfits: Menswear SS25 according to Edwin van den Hoek
    by (Sylvana Lijbaart) on 27/11/2023 at 08:46

    Prada Spring Summer 2024, Menswear Credits: Launchmetrics/spotlightThe right-wing turn the Netherlands took in the elections on 22nd November did not escape anyone's attention. The fact that Geert Wilders' party, PVV (Partij voor de Vrijheid), emerged victorious with 37 seats (for now), is being noticed all over Europe and even reached US media. It is therefore no surprise that Dutch trend forecaster Edwin van den Hoek started his trend seminar for SS25 with this topic.“Everything I'm going […]

  • H&M to increase unit prices for suppliers in Bangladesh
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 27/11/2023 at 08:31

    Activists from the IndustriALL Bangladesh Council hold a protest rally to demand an increase in the minimum wage for textile workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 1 October 2023. Credits: STR / Nur Photo / NurPhoto via AFP Swedish fast fashion giant H&M is understood to have told its suppliers in Bangladesh that it would be upping its unit prices following the recently announced minimum wage increase for garment workers in the region. The company reportedly said that it would “absorb the […]

  • From margins to sell-through: Important figures used in the fashion industry
    by (Esmee Blaazer) on 26/11/2023 at 07:56

    A clothing store for women's fashion. Image for illustration. Credit: Ron Lach image via Pexels. On this page you will find key figures used in the fashion industry to monitor and optimise performance, such as sell-through, margin, and turnover, among others. Retailers use numerical analyses to substantiate business decisions, such as making a purchasing plan and budget for the next fashion season. “We sometimes compare choices for budgets and brands with buying shares of a company,” […]

  • Black Friday 2023 marks record online spending in the UK
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 25/11/2023 at 14:18

    Black Friday Credits: Pexels In the UK, Black Friday emerged as the most significant online shopping day of 2023 so far, with consumers spending 1.04 billion pounds online, marking a 4.1 percent year-over-year increase. Adobe Analytics, employed by many major retailers to enhance online shopping experiences, was used by the Adobe Digital Insights team to analyse millions of visits to retail sites, tracking prices across 100 million SKUs in 18 product categories. Vivek Pandya, lead analyst at […]

  • High school art students open second hand clothing shop in Antwerp
    by (Veerle Versteeg) on 24/11/2023 at 19:24

    Illustrative image of second hand clothing. Credits: Anastasiya Badun / Pexels. A new second-hand clothes shop opened on the Eilandje in the north of the city of Antwerp, Belgium on Friday November 24. The store, entitled ‘Kwik Shop’ is operated by pupils of secondary education institution Kunstkaai and they also completely furnished the shop themselves, as per Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws (HLN). The project was launched by seventh year students of the Design & Expo+ programme […]

  • Designer Stefan Sagmeister to give talk at IED Madrid, IED Kunsthal Bilbao
    by (FashionUnited) on 24/11/2023 at 19:07

    Stefan Sagmeister book tour poster. Credits: Courtesy of IED Madrid. Austrian designer Stefan Sagmeister is to give a talk as part of his Spanish tour 'Beautiful Numbers' at the campus of design and fashion school IED Madrid and IED Kunsthal Bilbao. He will also visit IED Florence, as well as Hondarribia and Malaga on a tour of talks between November 29 and December 3, in which, coinciding with the publication of his new book, 'Now is Better', he will explain the way in which he looks at the […]

  • London Knightsbridge expects record Christmas turnout, despite tax-free shopping halt
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 24/11/2023 at 17:16

    Harrods Dior takeover Credits: Dior by Adrien Dirand London's iconic shopping district in Knightsbridge anticipates an "exceptional" turnout during the upcoming Christmas holidays, exceeding 2019 levels. The forecast, presented by the Knightsbridge Partnership, suggests a surge in total spending in the area, with Harrods and Harvey Nichols playing central roles. The association notes a monthly average traffic increase of 27.7 percent from January to October, influenced by the easing of […]

  • U.S. online sales to exceed 1.1 trillion dollars in 2023 with slowest growth in a decade
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 24/11/2023 at 16:27

    Online shopping at Credits: ANWR Media GmbH E-commerce sales in the United States are expected to exceed 1.1 trillion dollars in 2023, showing significant growth from the 1 trillion dollars recorded in 2022, according to the Department of Commerce. Despite a 7 percent growth rate this year, it represents the slowest expansion since the 2009 recession. Marketplace Pulse's analysis reveals that the current e-commerce landscape is 14 percent above the theoretical trendline based on […]

  • Trendstop Women’s Catwalk Print Spring/Summer 2024
    by (Trendstop) on 24/11/2023 at 16:11

    Fendi SS24. Credits: Image courtesy of Trendstop. Trendstop brings FashionUnited readers an insight into the key catwalk print and graphics directions informing Spring Summer 2024 womenswear. Seasonal prints blend ultra-contemporary references with touches of nostalgia. Y2K graphics and retro tie-dye are revamped for today’s young consumers with digital, metaverse-inspired elements and upcycling and recycling techniques. Three-dimensional aspects also offer a fresh perspective, in an […]

  • Zegna Blossoms: Milan's Piazza Duomo to be transformed into a new oasis
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 24/11/2023 at 16:05

    Milano Duomo Credits: Pexels, Julie Aagaard Italian menswear group Zegna has entered a three-year partnership with the City of Milan to design and maintain flowerbeds in Piazza Duomo. The Zegna Duomo flowerbeds, created in collaboration with botanical experts, will be unveiled during the Salone del Mobile trade show in April next year. The project reflects Zegna's dedication to environmental responsibility and biodiversity, drawing inspiration from the Oasi, a vast area in Northern Italy. The […]

  • Sellier founder on resale’s rising detachment from fast fashion
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 24/11/2023 at 15:14

    Sellier founder and CEO Hanushka Toni. Credits: Sellier. Interview Last week, Vestiaire Collective took its stance on fast fashion one step further. The Parisian resale platform extended its ban on clothing from the category to now cover over 30 brands, with the likes of Zara, H&M, Urban Outfitters and Gap among those newly blacklisted. The move followed a similar ban initiated by the company in 2022, and built on a three-year plan to entirely remove all fast fashion from the […]

  • Mango bolsters presence in Ireland with Cork store
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 24/11/2023 at 13:40

    Mango Cork store. Credits: Mango. Spanish fashion giant Mango has announced it will be returning to Cork as it looks to strengthen its presence in Ireland amid an ongoing global expansion. The company previously operated a store in the city between 2004 and 2008, with it now set to open its own location on St. Patrick’s Street, in a building that once housed the Savoy cinema. Set in a 360 square metre space, the location will exclusively sell Mango’s womenswear line, which will sit among […]

  • Is another Black Friday possible? Exploring fashion brand alternatives
    by (Alicia Reyes Sarmiento) on 24/11/2023 at 13:26

    Is another Black Friday possible? This image was created using an artificial intelligence tool to illustrate the theme of the article. Credits: Alicia Reyes Sarmiento//FashionUnited Black Friday, that annual day of massive shopping sprees at irresistible prices, has taken the world by storm, driving retailers to compete fiercely with tempting offers. However, as we celebrate the sales, it is crucial to reflect on the economic and environmental implications of this event, a long list of which […]

  • Introducing the Circular Tunisian Apparel Manufacturing Industry with CBI
    by (Partner) on 24/11/2023 at 13:26

    Credits: CBI Tunisia has long held a distinguished reputation for its excellence in the manufacturing of high-quality apparel. Positioned in close proximity to the European Union (EU), the Tunisian apparel industry has harnessed its expertise to meet the stringent quality standards set by the EU. This well-established industry has been pivotal in elevating Tunisia as a leading player in the global apparel market. However, the landscape of the apparel industry is constantly evolving, with EU […]

  • 'Black Friday' kicks off US shopping season amid economic unease
    by (AFP) on 24/11/2023 at 13:04

    US retailers' efforts to attract holiday gift buyers build to a crescendo this weekend as the "Black Friday" shopping day kicked off with big discounts. The major sales day after Thanksgiving, a custom increasingly adopted in Europe and other markets, comes amid lingering unease over the economy this year. As a result, markdowns are expected to be especially deep, reflecting the pressure stores are under to lure US consumers jaded by stubborn inflation for some goods and lingering effects […]

  • Amazon hit by 'Black Friday' strikes in Europe
    by (AFP) on 24/11/2023 at 12:57

    Amazon was hit by strikes at various locations in Britain, Germany and Italy during the annual "Black Friday" shopping extravaganza as workers demand higher wages and better working conditions. UNI Global Union said Amazon would face strikes and protests in more than 30 countries around the world, including the United States, as part of a "Make Amazon Pay" campaign. "Workers know that it doesn't matter what country you're in or what your job title is. We are […]

  • Web Summit: IWC Schaffhausen on the tokenization of physical products and loyalty
    by (Esmee Blaazer) on 24/11/2023 at 11:16

    IWC Metaverse. Source: IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN ENTERS WEB3 WITH METAVERSE EXPERIENCE AND NFT PROJECT press release March 2022 Credits: IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN Lisbon - How are efforts in leveraging blockchain, NFTs, and tokenization enhancing customer experiences, building loyalty, and adapting to changing market trends? It is this question that IWC Schaffhausen has attempted to answer through the ongoing integration of new digitally enhanced initiatives at the company. Speaking at tech conference Web […]

  • Hackett London opens new store dedicated to premium line
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 24/11/2023 at 11:00

    Hackett London New Bond Street store Credits: Hackett London Interview Heritage British brand Hackett London, part of Spain-based fashion group AWWG, has opened a new store on New Bond Street, the world’s first to be fully dedicated to its premium Savile Row ready-to-wear collection. The new location at 69 New Bond Street is part of the menswear brand’s strategy to drive brand recognition and allow its premium ready-to-wear line “to breathe,” said Gianni Colarossi, vice president of […]

  • Gucci amplifies battle against US counterfeiters
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 24/11/2023 at 10:54

    Gucci luggage campaign with Jungjae Lee Credits: Gucci, photo by Hanna Moon Gucci is escalating its efforts to combat counterfeiting, initiating legal action against three U.S. retailers: Sam's Club, Century 21, and Lord & Taylor. The lawsuits, filed by Gucci's American division in federal court in Manhattan, allege these retailers' involvement in the illicit sale of counterfeit Gucci products. The luxury brand underscores its dedication to safeguarding customers from counterfeit sales and […]

  • Primark says 55 percent of clothing sold this year was ‘sustainably sourced’
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 24/11/2023 at 10:48

    Primark storefront. Credits: Primark. Budget retailer Primark has published its second Sustainability and Ethics Progress Report in which it stated that it remains “on track to delivering its promise to offer more sustainable affordable fashion to everyone”. According to the company, the defining achievement was that 55 percent of all clothes sold throughout the past 12 months contained recycled or more sustainably sourced materials, up from 45 percent in the year prior. In addition to […]

  • Campbell Addy to receive Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 24/11/2023 at 10:29

    Photographer Campbell Addy Credits: Courtesy British Fashion Council The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced that Campbell Addy, a British-Ghanaian photographer, will receive the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator at The Fashion Awards 2023. The event, a major fundraiser for the BFC Foundation, recognises Addy's significant contributions to fashion, photography, and culture. Known for challenging beauty standards and showcasing authentic stories of individuals from marginalised […]

  • German union calls on Amazon workers to strike on 'Black Friday'
    by (AFP) on 24/11/2023 at 10:17

    Amazon office in Tallahassee, Florida. Credits: Amazon. Union Verdi called on workers at online retail giant Amazon in Germany to go on strike on the annual "Black Friday" shopping extravaganza, in their battle for better working conditions. The industrial action began in the night to Friday, and affects five out of Amazon's 20 logistic sites in Germany including Leipzig, Rheinberg, and Dortmund. Amazon in a statement shrugged off the impact on the strike during the busy shopping season. […]

  • Next cleared by ETI over supply chain fallout
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 24/11/2023 at 10:15

    Credits: Next Plc British retailer Next has been cleared by the Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI) after one of its suppliers was found to have left workers without due severance following the closure of the company. Turkish manufacturer Neo Trend came under fire in 2021 after it closed its factory and had left workers without their due severance, notice and other allowances. Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) members then filed a complaint to ETI on behalf of Neo Trend’s former employees, leading to […]

  • Lacoste dives into the virtual world to celebrate its 90th anniversary
    by (Sylvana Lijbaart) on 24/11/2023 at 09:59

    Lacoste celebrates 90th anniversary in the virtual world. Credits: Lacoste French fashion brand Lacoste has partnered with 'The Sandbox', a subsidiary of Chinese game software company Animoca Brands, seeing it step into the virtual world on its 90th anniversary. The Sandbox created a platform that allows people around the world to play together, the press release said. The virtual world features themed locations such as Tokyo, São Paulo, Paris and Golf Island as stops on the 'Lacoste World […]

  • Cross-Border Commerce Europe provides tips to prepare retailers for the 'new normal'
    by (Sylvana Lijbaart) on 24/11/2023 at 09:56

    Online shopping. Credits: Aygin Kolaei for FashionUnited Wars, inflation and slowing consumption are having a major impact on retail. The sector must adapt to keep up with the changes and return to the 'new normal'. To help retailers get started in the "new normal", Cross-Border Commerce Europe sat down with ten international C-Level retail executives who shared their visions of the future in the areas of direct-to-consumer, omnichannel, marketplaces and sustainability. Starting with the first […]

  • Black Friday weekend expected to draw in 8.74 billion pounds
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 24/11/2023 at 09:52

    Extinction Rebellion protesting against Black Friday & Fast Fashion in Warsaw, Poland. Nov. 22 Credits: Piotr Lapinski / NurPhoto via AFP UK shoppers have been forecast to spend a massive 8.74 billion pounds over the course of Black Friday weekend, according to a new report by VoucherCodes. The discount platform said that this marginal 0.4 percent rise in sales, as compared to the previous year, comes despite the rising pressure caused by the ongoing cost-of-living crisis in the region. […]

  • Ba&sh partners with Bluebell Group to open Singapore flagship
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 24/11/2023 at 09:32

    Ba&sh Singapore store. Credits: Ba&sh. Parisian womenswear brand Ba&sh has announced that it has partnered with Asian brand operator Bluebell Group in opening its first flagship store in Singapore. Located in the country’s Marina Bay Sands, the store builds on the brand’s efforts to bolster its presence in the Asia-Pacific region, where it is hoping to connect with fashion enthusiasts and continue an ongoing global expansion. In a release, Barbara Boccara and Sharon Krief, […]

  • Hyve Group bolsters leadership for Spring and Autumn Fair
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 24/11/2023 at 09:14

    Hyve Group: Jackson Szabo, portfolio director, and Soraya Gadelrab, event director. Credits: Hyve Group. Exhibition and conference organisation Hyve Group has announced the appointment of two new members to its leadership team for Spring Fair and Autumn Fair. Jackson Szabo is to join the company as portfolio director, while Soraya Gadelrab has been named as the new event director for the fairs. Hyve said the two appointments would “strengthen and revitalise the leadership team for […]

  • Former Google exec joins Coty as chief digital officer
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 24/11/2023 at 09:06

    Coty steps into the metaverse with Coty Campus. Credits: Coty. Pierric Duithot, a former executive of Google and director at Meta, has been named as the newest chief digital officer for beauty and cosmetics giant Coty. The conglomerate, which owns the likes of Kylie Cosmetics and Rimmel, announced the appointment via its official LinkedIn page, where it said Duthoit would be taking up the role from December 1. It continued: “Pierric’s previous experience of growing digital and FMCG […]

  • Cultuurfonds Mode Stipendium Edition 12 celebrated with specially created Virtual Gallery
    by (Press Club) on 24/11/2023 at 09:06

    12th edition of the Cultuurfonds Mode Stipendium Credits: Cultuurfonds Mode Stipendium Virtual Gallery developed by Studio Ultradeluxe in collaboration with Dutch Fashion Foundation On Wednesday November 29th 2023 at 18:00 the Cultuurfonds and the Dutch Fashion Foundation present the 12th edition of the Cultuurfonds Mode Stipendium which will be granted to one of the best Dutch fashion designers of this moment. The Cultuurfonds Modestipendium This year the event will be festively celebrated […]

  • Roots appoints new chief marketing officer
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 24/11/2023 at 08:52

    Credits: Roots Facebook Canadian lifestyle brand Roots Corporation has announced the appointment of Leslie Golts as its new chief marketing officer. She ultimately brings to the table over 15 years of experience, Roots said in a release, particularly surrounding marketing and communications leadership. Golts joins the company from Unilever Canada’s Beauty and Wellness Business Unit, where she served as general manager and head of marketing. At the cosmetics giant, Golts was credited with […]

  • Stella McCartney appoints Amandine Ohayon as CEO
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 24/11/2023 at 08:39

    Kendall Jenner in Stella McCartney Herbst 2023 Credits: Harley Weir A new chief executive officer has been named at British luxury brand Stella McCartney, with Amandine Ohayon understood to be taking up the helm position from December 1. From her base in London, Ohayon will succeed Gabriele Maggio, who had initially joined the company in 2019 as both president and CEO, and is expected to leave to pursue other opportunities, according to WWD, which first reported the news. Ohayon most recently […]

  • Trans-seasonal footwear trends from the SS24 runways
    by (Jayne Mountford) on 24/11/2023 at 07:05

    ss24 footwear Credits: ss24 footwear/Launchmetrics Spotlight The women’s footwear industry has learned to pivot in recent seasons for two major reasons. First, there has been a move away from high heels a.k.a pumps. The Covid-19 pandemic acted as a catalyst, speeding up a movement that was already happening. Female consumers signaled that they would like to purchase footwear that was more comfortable and practical. Second, there has been an increasing demand for shoes and boots that […]

  • ITS Contest 2023: Here are the names of the 16 finalists
    by (Isabella Naef) on 23/11/2023 at 13:10

    A creation by Ivan Delogu Credits: ITS Foundation. The 16 finalists of this year’s ITS Contest have been announced from an initial intake of over 750 projects from 65 countries, with the award ceremony scheduled to take place on March 22, in Trieste, Italy. Finalists were selected by a wide ranging jury, including co-founder of Fashion Revolution Orsola de Castro, curator and creative director Thierry-Maxime Loriot and designer at Moncler Sergio Zambon. The talents of the new generation of […]

  • Ryokusai Inoue returns to Puma as general manager of Japan
    by (Prachi Singh) on 23/11/2023 at 12:44

    Credits: Image: Ryokusai Inoue via Puma Sports company Puma has appointed Ryokusai Inoue as the new general manager of Japan with immediate effect. The company said in a statement that Inoue replaces Kohei Hagio and he will report directly to Puma CEO Arne Freundt. “I’m glad that Ryokusai is returning to Puma to lead this important market. I am very confident that with his vast experience in retail and his understanding of Puma’s culture, products and sales, Ryokusai is the right […]

  • Abercrombie & Fitch halts payments to former CEO amid sex-trafficking allegations
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 23/11/2023 at 11:55

    Credits: Abercrombie & Fitch American retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has reportedly said that it would suspend paying its former CEO additional retirement income after allegations of sex trafficking came to light. Prior to the announcement, Mike Jeffries was understood to be on the receiving end of lifetime bonus payments of around one million dollars, according to the BBC, which reported the news. The media outlet was also behind the unveiling of exploitation back in October as part of […]

  • Fashion Council Germany and The King's Foundation bring the fashion industry together
    by (Press Club) on 23/11/2023 at 11:38

    Credits: Dilys Williams, Jemma Tadd & Georgina Gilmore © Eleanor Kenny for Fashion Council Germany Once again Fashion Council Germany and The King's Foundation, formerly The Prince's Foundation, organised the annual FASHION ZUKUNFT conference in Scotland on the 15th of November. As a long-standing partner of the Fashion Council Germany, His Majesty King Charles III's Foundation supports various initiatives that work towards a more sustainable world. Together with eBay Germany, The PVH […]

  • Y/Project starts strategic plan, seeks status of most 'influential brand’
    by (Jaime Martinez) on 23/11/2023 at 11:28

    Pascal Conte-Jodra, new executive director of Y/Project, together with Glenn Martens, creative director of the firm. Credits: Y/Project. The renowned French fashion brand Y/Project, under the creative direction of Belgian designer Glenn Martens since the death of Paris-based Moroccan designer Yohan Serfaty in April 2013, has just presented the basis of a new strategic plan, through which its main objective is to position itself - and this is no small feat - as the "most influential" designer […]

  • Cup of Joe: Key pieces for the colder season
    by (Partner) on 23/11/2023 at 11:15

    Credits: Cup of Joe In today’s fashion landscape, where trends are fleeting, denim's timelessness stands out. Cup of Joe, a pioneering denim brand, embraces this with a focus on vintage-inspired, minimalist designs. Their ethos revolves around making denim an indispensable, everyday pleasure, akin to a cup of coffee, by emphasizing simplicity, accessibility, and consistent quality. As temperatures drop, the demand for clothing that is both stylish and functional increases. Denim, with its […]

  • Macian joins forces with Collagerie: A partnership of curation and detail
    by (Press Club) on 23/11/2023 at 10:39

    Credits: Macian In a notable development within the fashion industry, premium footwear brand House of Macian and curated online marketplace Collagerie have announced a collaboration, bringing together Macian's rich heritage in design and craftsmanship with Collagerie's innovative approach to curated style selections. Macian: Weaving heritage into modern elegance At the helm of Macian is Silvia Olcese, whose upbringing in the culturally rich region of Liguria has significantly influenced her […]

  • Retailers express mixed feelings towards Autumn Statement, living wage boosted
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 23/11/2023 at 10:39

    Credits: UK Parliament. Image: Ugur Akdemir via Unsplash Chancellor Jeremy Hunt delivered his highly anticipated Autumn Statement at the House of Commons yesterday, and has since been met with a mixed bag of reactions from the retail industry, much of which was expecting much more in the way of assistance. Among the new measures, Hunt announced that business rates would be frozen for smaller businesses for a year, while retail, hospitality and leisure companies were to see an extended 75 […]

  • Logistics Challenges and Trends in E-commerce: Outlook for 2024
    by (Diane Vanderschelden) on 23/11/2023 at 10:30

    Delivery. Credits: Wynand van Poortvliet, Unsplash The ever-evolving e-commerce revolution is reshaping the fashion retail scene, providing consumers with unprecedented convenience. Yet, for companies manoeuvring through this dynamic environment, a host of logistical challenges accompanies this transformation, rendering the intricacies of effective logistics management increasingly vital for them to succeed. In 2023 logistics is greatly influenced by geopolitics. Rising transportation costs, […]

  • Rebecca Vallance named designer of the year at Marie Claire Australia awards
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 23/11/2023 at 09:46

    Rebecca Vallance wins designer of the year at Marie Claire Australia's Women of the Year awards. Credits: Marie Claire Australia. Marie Claire Australia hosted its annual Women of the Year Awards this week, at which it was unveiled that Rebecca Vallance was to be honoured with the designer of the year award. The designer, who started her eponymous label over a decade ago, was recognised for her determination, entrepreneurial spirit and creation of womenswear, with a number of notable figures […]

  • Istituto Marangoni London names Bianca Saunders as newest mentor
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 23/11/2023 at 09:37

    Bianca Saunders portrait Credits: Bianca Saunders by Matteo Carcelli International fashion and design school Istituto Marangoni London has named British designer Bianca Saunders as its latest mentor for the academic year beginning October 2023. As a mentor, Saunders will lead masterclasses that “delve deep into the creative and technical aspects of fashion design”, provide individual feedback and guidance to students to help them “refine their designs and collections,” and present […]

  • Depop partners with Sook for retail pop-ups
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 23/11/2023 at 09:34

    Depop pop-up store. Credits: Depop. Resale platform Depop is taking to the physical realm via a new partnership with Sook that will see it host a number of pop-ups across the UK. Over the course of six months, Depop will operate pop-up stores throughout London, Liverpool and Edinburgh, where a selection of unique sellers that operate through its site will be housed. To begin, four pop-ups will be opened in London during November and December, in spaces where events will take place alongside […]

  • Euromonitor: 6 Consumer trends for 2024
    by (Sylvana Lijbaart) on 23/11/2023 at 09:12

    Credits: Pexels As high streets slowly become Christmas-proof through ornate illuminations and festive store windows, it is clear the end of 2023 is approaching and another new year is upon us. Time to look ahead, then. These are the biggest consumer trends in 2024, according to market research firm Euromonitor International. AI-enabled chatbots and digital assistants It probably won't surprise you that artificial intelligence (AI) is in the list of consumer trends. After its launch, ChatGPT […]

  • Pretty Ballerinas AW23 collection: Crafting your story
    by (Press Club) on 23/11/2023 at 08:48

    Credits: Pretty Ballerinas The AW23 collection from Pretty Ballerinas is an invitation to step into the role of 'the muse' and craft your own narrative. This season's collection, themed The Muse, Grunge Romance, Winter Warmers, and Naturverse, offers a unique blend of luxury and individual expression. Celebrated for their statement ballerina flats such as ELLA, KRISTEN, and ROSARIO, the brand now introduces new styles like PAT SAGIRA and JENDAYI, alongside the return of favorites like GAL, […]

  • Jigsaw creative director reportedly set to exit
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 23/11/2023 at 08:43

    Jigsaw, St Pancras Credits: Jigsaw Joanna Sykes, the creative director of Jigsaw, is understood to be preparing to step down from the position amid shifts in the British womenswear brand’s management and strategy. Sykes’ last collection will be for spring 2024, the brand told WWD in a statement, after which she is then to move on to new opportunities. Speaking to the media outlet, Jigsaw’s chief executive officer, Hash Ladha, highlighted Sykes’ impact on the brand, adding: “She has […]

  • Centric Brands to design kidswear for brands under Authentic portfolio
    by (Prachi Singh) on 23/11/2023 at 08:29

    Credits: Image: Quiksilver via Facebook Centric Brands has entered into a licensing agreement with Authentic Brands Group to design, manufacture and distribute kids apparel for Quiksilver, Billabong and Roxy in the United States and Canada. The company said, by capturing the spirit of each brand and leveraging Centric’s unparalleled kids apparel expertise, the company will drive product category growth and enhanced retail distribution for these iconic active lifestyle brands. Core product […]

  • UK government puts end to ‘period pants tax’
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 23/11/2023 at 08:27

    Say Pants to the Tax campaign Credits: M&S / Wuka As part of the government’s Autumn Statement, the chancellor has announced that period pants will be free of value added tax (VAT) from January onwards, a move that was met with celebration from retailers, women’s organisations and customers alike. Earlier this year, such groups rallied together on a campaign that called on the government to remove VAT on reusable, washable pants, stating that doing so would both reduce plastic […]

  • EssilorLuxottica to develop eyewear collection for Moncler
    by (Prachi Singh) on 23/11/2023 at 08:13

    Credits: Image: Pharrell Williams in sunglasses from his Moncler collection EssilorLuxottica and Moncler have announced the signing of a licensing agreement that includes the design, production, and global distribution of Moncler eyewear. The company said in a release that the agreement will be in effect from January 2024 until December 2028, with an automatic renewal option for an additional five years. Commenting on the partnership with EssilorLuxottica, Remo Ruffini, chairman and CEO of […]

  • ISPO head Tobias Gröber: ‘Every company will need a sports strategy in the future’
    by (Regina Henkel) on 23/11/2023 at 06:35

    Interview Tobias Gröber, Head of Ispo Group. Credits: Messe MünchenOn 28 November, the Ispo Munich sporting goods trade fair begins in Munich, where the new products for the coming autumn/winter 2024/25 season will be presented. Akin to other categories, the situation in the sports industry is also tense due to consumer restraint. Nevertheless, the current figures from the trade fair give cause for optimism. Tobias Gröber, head of Ispo Group and long-time industry expert, is convinced […]

  • Renfro Brands to manage socks business of boot maker Wolverine
    by (Prachi Singh) on 23/11/2023 at 05:15

    Credits: Image: Woverine via Facebook Wolverine Boots and Apparel has decided to licence their sock business exclusively to Renfro Brands. In a statement, Wolverine said that the decision was taken citing the ever-evolving consumer, industry, and retail landscape as their main decision driver. "To better service the needs of our retailer partners and consumers, the decision to partner with Renfro reinforces our prioritisation of the sock category," said Tom Kennedy, president of Wolverine […]

  • Cavalli and Lacoste additions to boost Inter Parfums’ 2024 results
    by (Prachi Singh) on 23/11/2023 at 05:03

    Credits: Image: Inter Parfums, Facebook Inter Parfums has announced that it expects 2024 net sales of 1.45 billion dollars, resulting in earnings per diluted share of 5.15 dollars. This, the company said in a release, represents a 12 percent increase in net sales and an 8 percent increase in earnings per diluted share. Commenting on the robust outlook, Jean Madar, chairman & CEO of Inter Parfums, Inc. noted: “With ongoing momentum in the fragrance market, coupled with innovative […]

  • An Elegant Fusion of Art and Fashion: Behind the Scenes With The Brand Karine Augis
    by (Press Club) on 22/11/2023 at 15:09

    Credits: Karine Augis Karine very ably combines design and functionality, boldly reconciling the fields of graphic design and the codes of leather goods. Inspired by her paintings and illustrations, Karine uses her creativity to bring her accessories to life, taking us into her world at the crossroads of art, decoration and design. Credits: Karine Augis Karine's inspiration is rooted in the decorative arts, an artistic movement that took off at the end of the 19th century. She draws her […]

  • IFM, Paris Good Fashion launch series of conferences
    by (Julia Garel) on 22/11/2023 at 14:52

    Model holding a flower. Credits: Aiony Haust via Unsplash. French fashion school Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) and the sustainable fashion association Paris Good Fashion (PGF) are collaborating to organise a first series of conferences entitled Sustainable Fashion Horizons. The event is organised by students enrolled in the IFM certificate in sustainable development in collaboration with luxury group Kering. The theme of this first-ever event, 'Social Impact, Diversity and Inclusion', […]

  • Senatex GmbH Plants Another 197 Trees With PLANT-MY-TREE
    by (Press Club) on 22/11/2023 at 14:32

    Credits: eve in paradise In the thick of it instead of just being there – that’s why Senatex GmbH, based near Hanover, took action again last Wednesday, November 15, 2023, and lent a hand in PLANT-MY-TREE’s biggest tree-planting campaign. Credits: eve in paradise Senatex GmbH and the other PLANT-MY-TREE partner companies planted more than 4,000 trees in two days to protect the climate. “The forest is an ecosystem that, together with the biodiversity of animals and plants, […]

  • ID.EIGHT Partners up With Must Had and Esosport for Recycling Initiative
    by (Press Club) on 22/11/2023 at 13:17

    Credits: ID.EIGHT Not only is there an environmental impact associated with the production stages, but also the waste generated at the end of a product's lifecycle. To reduce waste accumulation and transform it from waste to a resource, ID.EIGHT has partnered with two Italian organizations that support sustainable businesses in circular economy solutions: Must Had and Esosport. Through this alliance, the brand can offer their customers the opportunity to dispose of old and no longer usable […]

  • Pascal Conte-Jodra appointed CEO at Y/Project
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 22/11/2023 at 13:16

    Pascal Conte-Jodra, CEO Y/Project Credits: Y/Project Avant-garde fashion label Y/Project announced the appointment of Pascal Conte-Jodra as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr Conte-Jodra is expected to lead the brand into a new era, collaborating with creative director Glenn Martens to embark on an ambitious growth plan. Mr Conte-Jodra will seek to raise brand awareness, build greater international distribution and focus on sustainability initiatives. Y/Project has long challenged […]

  • Kunsthalle München to explore Viktor&Rolf’s fashion statements
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 22/11/2023 at 11:29

    Ellen von Unwerth - Ana and Tanya, Town & Country, 2023, Viktor&Rolf Late Stage Capitalism Waltz Haute Couture, S/S 2023 Credits: Courtesy of Kunsthalle München by Ellen von Unwerth Kunsthalle München museum in Munich, Germany, is to host a fashion exhibition dedicated to Dutch fashion duo Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren featuring more than 100 of their most daring creations. ‘Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Statements’ opens in February 2024 and will mark the first major retrospective […]

  • New leather goods school to open in Haute-Loire, France
    by (Julia Garel) on 22/11/2023 at 11:27

    Couture work, illustrative image. Credits: Ярослав Гринько, Unsplash. Brives-Charensac, a town in the south-central Haute-Loire region in France, is to be the site of a school of excellence in leather goods. According to the local media outlet L'Éveil de la Haute-Loire, in October elected representatives approved a feasibility study for the future school to be located in the Le Puy-en-Velay area. According to Michel Joubert, chairman of the greater Le Puy-en-Velay urban […]

  • Phoebe Philo announces collection's second drop
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 22/11/2023 at 11:22

    An embroidered coat, made to order Credits: Phoebe Philo website British designer Phoebe Philo, who last month debuted the initial offerings from her new namesake fashion house, has confirmed the second drop of her inaugural A1 edit. New styles will be available on the brand’s website on 28 November, as confirmed by a newsletter, although specifics of the second release remain undisclosed. A later third delivery is also expected. Philo has chosen to diverge from the conventional fashion show […]

  • Lush continues 'Big Tech Rebellion' with Black Friday initiative
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 22/11/2023 at 10:40

    Lush ‘The Cloud’ bath bomb Credits: Lush Beauty British beauty brand Lush is using Black Friday to raise money for the decentralised movement ‘People vs Big Tech’ in a continuation of its ‘Big Tech Rebellion’ campaign. In a statement, Lush said that it was raising money with a new limited-edition bath bomb to support its work to "rein in the handful of Big Tech companies that have monopolised the Internet with intrusive surveillance, predatory addictive-algorithms, harmful content […]

  • Ba&sh teams up with Nativa to develop regenerative farming
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 22/11/2023 at 10:30

    Ba&sh, regenerative farming Credits: Ba&sh French contemporary brand Ba&sh is partnering with Nativa on a new project to help develop and finance regenerative farming practices for farms in Uruguay. As part of the agreement, Ba&sh will incorporate regenerative wool from these farms into its future knitwear collections and as part of its increased efforts to protect biodiversity and reduce its carbon footprint, it has also set a goal of using 30 percent of regenerative or […]

  • Changes at the top for LVMH's Berluti and Chaumet
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 22/11/2023 at 10:14

    Antoine and Bernard Arnault Credits: Photography archives, Georges Gobet / AFP. LVMH-owned French luxury menswear brand Berluti has confirmed that Antoine Arnault will step down as chief executive in January 2024. Arnault, the eldest son of Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive at LVMH, will be replaced by Jean-Marc Mansvelt, who has been chief executive officer of heritage jeweller Chaumet since 2014. Mansvelt will take up his new role on January 1, while Arnault will remain […]

  • Scalp care brand Straand launches in the UK
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 22/11/2023 at 09:51

    Straand campaign imagery Credits: Straand Beauty Australian scalp care brand Straand, which is disrupting the haircare market with its bestselling microbiome-focused hair care range, has launched in the UK. Launched in Australia in 2022, Straand is rooted in the ethos that “healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp” and offers a range of affordable cruelty-free, vegan, natural and Australian-made products that harness the power of prebiotics to keep sebum (the oily secretions of the skin) […]

  • Sunglass Hut to launch festive pop-up activation in London
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 22/11/2023 at 09:32

    Sunglass Hut #ShadesofHoliday campaign Credits: Sunglass Hut Sunglasses retailer Sunglass Hut is bringing holiday cheer to central London with a festive pop-up truck activation. The pop-up truck will be located at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London’s Trafalgar Square from November 29 to 30 and will immerse consumers in its #ShadesofHoliday campaign with festive fun and exclusive sunglasses styles. The retail activation will feature a festive arcade game where visitors can test their skills […]

  • Spanx opens first apparel pop-up in the UK
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 22/11/2023 at 09:22

    Spanx pop-up at Selfridges London Credits: Spanx In Pictures US shapewear brand Spanx has opened its first apparel pop-up in the UK at Selfridges in London, building on successful retail activations in New York, Washington DC, and Miami. Located in Selfridges' Denim Studio on the third floor, the exclusive pop-up space showcases Spanx’s apparel and activewear for women, including leggings, jeans, knitwear, and outerwear. Misha Nonoo, chief brand officer at Spanx, said in a statement: "Our […]

  • Web Summit: Challenges and opportunities of social and live commerce in Europe and the US
    by (Esmee Blaazer) on 22/11/2023 at 08:05

    a few samples of the LiSA user experience. M&S live shopping. Credits: LiSA Lisbon - Social and live commerce offers opportunities. That was the message offered by participants in the panel discussion 'Social and live commerce: what will it take to break through in the West?', which took place on November 15 at the technology conference Web Summit. There are two things going on in e-commerce right now, argued Sophie Frères, co-founder and CEO of social commerce software company LiSA […]

  • Item of the week: the panties
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 22/11/2023 at 07:05

    (From left) Wolford, Na-kd, Karl Lagerfeld. Credits: FashionUnited Marketplace. What it is: If there was one fashion garment that has really held its ground over the last few seasons it was none other than the panty. Starting with a splash in Miu Miu’s AW23 show, and later infiltrating the collections of other designers for SS24, panties have been everywhere. And the styling variations are surprisingly vast. The piece can be worn as a visible underlayer for sheer clothing, peeking out over […]