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  • How can sustainability improve supply chain issues?
    by news@fashionunited.com (Kristopher Fraser) on 01/07/2022 at 19:36

    Foto: Nappy / Pexels The fashion industry's supply chain still has yet to recover from COVID-19 lockdowns. Supply chain issues are one of the biggest topics in fashion right now, along with how rising inflation costs will affect retail. Sustainability has the potential to solve some of these ongoing issues. Sustainability could be the saving grace of supply chain issues Currently, fashion has more unused goods than ever before. At the PI Apparel conference, an event for product development […]

  • Knit-ted presents Spring-Summer 2023 collection
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 01/07/2022 at 15:06

    Courtesy of Knit-ted We are opening our SS23 season with an update on SS22 shades. The colours are powerfully nostalgic and romantically modern. Sophisticated buttermilk, sand and fudge alongside dreamy green tea and soft lilac. We have also invested in powerful positivity by adding paradise sunset colours such as mint, lavender, mango and lemon. We blend and merge them confidentially together and make bold statements that lead to perfect modern combinations. Courtesy of Knit-ted "When […]

  • German brand Closed set to expand to US in July with LA store opening
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 01/07/2022 at 14:03

    Image: Closed German fashion brand Closed is set to open its first US store in July at Platform shopping centre in Los Angeles. The store features more than 1,000 square feet of retail space and carries the brand’s handmade Italian denim, ready-to-wear, accessories, and lifestyle products. It comes three years after Closed launched its website in the US. “LA is where Closed started its US operations and it feels very natural to come back here for our first-ever retail footprint,” said […]

  • Baird Group secures 7 million pounds in funding to fuel international growth
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 01/07/2022 at 12:30

    image: Suit Direct, Facebook Baird Group, the license holder of brands Suit Direct and Ben Sherman, has secured 7 million pounds in funding from Bibby Financial Service to support its international growth. The group said a key part of the transaction was to enable it to fund letters of credit - guaranteeing payment from Baird Group to its suppliers in Asia - to boost stock volumes and facilitate the group’s growth ambitions. Nick Scott, chief financial officer and director of Baird Group, […]

  • Diet Coke names Kate Moss as creative director
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 01/07/2022 at 12:29

    Image: Diet Coke Supermodel Kate Moss has been appointed as creative director of Diet Coke, which is celebrating its 40th birthday this year, to kick start its official partnership with London Fashion Week. The appointment marks the first creative director of Diet Coke in a decade and aims to build on the brand’s heritage of collaborating with some of the world’s leading fashion houses, such as Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier and Jonathan Anderson. Moss follows in the footsteps of her […]

  • Pronovias opens new London flagship store
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 01/07/2022 at 12:09

    Image: Pronovias In Pictures Luxury bridal and ocassionwear brand Pronovias has opened a new London flagship store, just 70 metres away from its old store, which aims to offer an “elevated bridal experience”. The new flagship at 70-71 New Bond Street spans nearly 6,000 square feet over three floors and marks a significant investment from Pronovias and confidence in a strong future for the bridal industry in the UK. Image: Pronovias Amandine Ohayon, chief executive of the Pronovias […]

  • Marks & Spencer launches Clarks and Smiggle, expanding back-to-school offer
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 01/07/2022 at 11:35

    Image: Marks & Spencer British department store Marks & Spencer has announced an expansion of its kidswear ‘Brands at M&S’ department, with the addition of footwear brand Clarks and school supplies retailers Smiggle and Hype. Additionally, the retailer said it would also be welcoming Kickers and Jansport to its online e-commerce site. Clarks will be launched through 27 UK-based Marks & Spencer stores, while Smiggle will be introduced at 60 locations and Hype in eight. The […]

  • Gramicci presents 'Maybe I'm Untouchable' collection
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 01/07/2022 at 11:28

    Courtesy of Gramicci We have come a long way since Gramicci was founded in a Ventura CA garage by climber Mike Graham. We’ve come a long way but our core hasn’t changed - the search for freedom through movement still inspires our work. Courtesy of Gramicci The gusseted crotch, that our founder added to a pair of tough cotton pants in 1982, is still there giving you the freedom to move, whatever you do. Courtesy of Gramicci Our history is embedded in the evolution of climbing, […]

  • Cotton from Uzbekistan: comeback after boycott, potential alternative to China
    by news@fashionunited.com (Simone Preuss) on 01/07/2022 at 11:10

    Image: female workers at a modern garment factory in the Kashkadarya region / Berliner Korrespondentenbüro For decades, sourcing cotton in Uzbekistan was considered risky, with child or forced labour used in most cases to harvest by hand. In 2009, more than 300 international brands - including Burberry, Puma, Gucci and Adidas - even joined forces in the Cotton Campaign and announced a boycott of Uzbek cotton products. This hit hard, especially financially, and the country's leadership took […]

  • Botter wins ANDAM Grand Prize 2022
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 01/07/2022 at 11:09

    Image: Botter by Max von Hofe Dutch menswear label Botter, designed by Lisi Herrebrugh and Rushemy Botter, was named the Grand Prize winner at this year’s ANDAM Fashion Awards. Botter beat off tough competition from Robert Wun, Peter Do, Lukhanyo Mdingi, Ottolinger, Heliot Emil, and Cool by Thomas Monet to win the coveted Grand Prize worth 300,000 euros, following in the footsteps of Bianca Saunders, Glenn Martens for Y/Project and Johanna Senyk’s Wanda Nylon. Alongside Botter, […]

  • Making the Cut names season 3 designers
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 01/07/2022 at 11:01

    Image: Prime Video; Making the Cut Prime Video’s fashion competition Making the Cut has named the 10 designers competing on season three to win one million US dollars, including fashion talent from the UK, US, Canada, Brazil, and Switzerland. The TV series premiers this August globally on Prime Video and will feature British designer Georgia Hardinge, alongside American talent Ciara Chyanne Morgan, Curtis Cassell, Emily Bargeron, Gabriella Meyer, Jeanette Limas and Sienna Li, and designers […]

  • First 24 hour metaverse festival sees Burberry and H&M discuss brand loyalty in virtual world
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 01/07/2022 at 10:39

    Image: Meta Festival, Dept x Journee A new 24 hour metaverse festival launched this week, bringing together leaders in the fashion industry to discuss the future of the digital world. Meta Festival, which was organised and co-founded by global digital agencies Dept and Journee, looked to establish a conversation around the metaverse, with the likes of tech developers and digital designers each contributing to discussions on loyalty and engagement in the virtual space. A total of 6,500 […]

  • Uniqlo launches campaign encouraging consumer participation in sustainable practices
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 01/07/2022 at 10:09

    Image: Uniqlo Global retailer Uniqlo has announced the launch of a new campaign aiming to support more circular and sustainable consumer practices and raise awareness for environmental issues, such as ocean pollution. Kicking off in Japan on July 1, the international ‘Power of Clothing’ campaign will include two main initiatives hosted via Uniqlo stores, online and offline. ‘Buy and Join’ will see its parent company Fast Retailing donate up to one million dollars from the profits of a […]

  • Scotch & Soda announces bodywear and legwear licencing partnership
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 01/07/2022 at 10:05

    Image: Scotch & Soda Amsterdam-based fashion brand Scotch & Soda has announced a long-term partnership with Stichd to design, produce, and distribute the brand’s bodywear (underwear) and legwear (sock) collections. The licensed line will launch with a men’s collection in February 2023 for spring/summer 2023, with an early capsule dropping in October 2022 for selected accounts and Scotch & Soda retail stores. The initial SS23 men’s range will be followed with a women’s […]

  • Queenly buys quinceañera marketplace Mi Padrino
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 01/07/2022 at 10:01

    Image: Queenly Formal marketplace and search engine Queenly has acquired quinceañera marketplace Mi Padrino for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will see Queenly completely absorb Mi Padrino, and will give the former access to the latter’s 115,000 users, over 350 quinceañera and bridal dress vendors, and over 500 quinceañera blog posts. “As a female minority founder, I understand the various struggles of underrepresented communities,” said Queenly co-founder and CTO Kathy Zhou in a […]

  • Farfetch publishes 2021 ESG report
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 01/07/2022 at 09:34

    Image: Farfetch British-Portuguese retailer Farfetch has published its new 2021 environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) report, detailing everything from its logistics emissions to its ongoing efforts within its inclusivity initiatives. As part of the 2021 report, the company said it decided to refresh its materiality assessment for this edition, ensuring that it had a renewed focus on the right ESG topics that present both material risks and opportunities for the business. Each […]

  • Patagonia partners with Makers Unite on Amsterdam-based repair centre
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 01/07/2022 at 09:11

    The United Repair Centre, image via De Wolven PR Creative textile platform Makers Unite and outerwear brand Patagonia have joined forces to launch the United Repair Centre (URC) in Amsterdam. The hub aims to carry out 300,000 clothing repairs annually, saving one million kilograms of textile waste, the duo said in a release, and will allow for not only Patagonia to utilise its services but also any brands that wish to become members. Dutch clothing brand Scotch & Soda has already joined […]

  • Champion unveils capsule collection with esports brand Fnatic
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 01/07/2022 at 09:00

    Image: Champion x Fnatic In Pictures Heritage apparel brand Champion has unveiled a hoodie capsule collaboration with esports performance brand Fnatic. The capsule collection fuses the worlds of fashion and esports, explains Champion, and is a limited-edition drop featuring 400 hoodies in black and white centred around the elemental concepts of earth, air, fire and water. Each hoodie showcases one of the elements that have been chosen to represent different playing styles and character […]

  • London’s Mayfair launches summer AR tour
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 01/07/2022 at 08:50

    Image: In a Mayfair Fashion London’s Mayfair shopping district has launched a new virtual platform allowing visitors to explore the destination through augmented reality (AR). The new feature, entitled ‘In a Mayfair Fashion’, which will be available to use until September 30, 2022, provides visitors with QR codes at notable locations which, when interacted with, bring up an interactive map showing the location of eight AR experiences. Once clicked on, visitors will be taken via their […]

  • Castore expands retail portfolio with new London flagship
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 01/07/2022 at 08:40

    Image: Castore Premium sportswear brand Castore, which counts tennis star Andy Murray as an investor, is boosting its retail offering by opening its new flagship store on Brompton Road in London. Castore’s new 2,300 square-foot flagship is located on the Knightsbridge Estate near department stores Harrods and Harvey Nichols at 59 Brompton Road. The store marks the brand’s fourteenth store across the UK, with the brand adding it has plans to open a further seven sites in 2022 to continue […]

  • Cath Kidston acquired by Hilco Capital
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 01/07/2022 at 08:30

    Image: Cath Kidston British brand Cath Kidston has been acquired by Hilco Capital after its former owner Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) reportedly put its stake in the business up for sale. The funding from Hilco, which is an operating arm of Hilco Global, looks to support the heritage retailer’s next phase of growth. Hilco is regularly associated with struggling companies, offering expertise in restructuring services and insolvency. The investment will further see funds affiliated with […]

  • Prada drops second NFT collection
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 01/07/2022 at 08:06

    Image: Courtesy Prada Prada has released its second Timecapsule NFT Collection, a monthly online event where for 24 hours exclusive items are dropped on its website in limited quantities and in selected markets. The collection follows the collaboration with artist Cassius Hirst, which was dropped in early June and sold out, according to Prada. Sustainability Some items, including a shirt which is #31 in the drop, are made from upcycled fabrics from the Prada archives. Each limited-edition […]

  • Virtual dressing tech StyleScan raises one million dollars in funding
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 01/07/2022 at 07:53

    Image: StyleScan CEO and founder Larissa Posner StyleScan, a virtual dressing technology developer, has announced it has closed an additional one million dollars in funding, bringing its total seed-round capital to three million dollars. In a release, the company, which was founded back in 2018, said the new funding will help it further accelerate the expansion of its e-commerce ‘software as a service’ (SaaS) solutions, including aiding in the launch of new artificial intelligence (AI) […]

  • Richemont announces passing of former deputy chairman
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 01/07/2022 at 07:39

    Image: Richemont media gallery Luxury conglomerate Richemont has announced that its former deputy chairman, Maître Jean-Paul Aeschimann, has passed away. Aeschimann served in his role on the group’s board of directors for 22 years, from its foundation in 1988 to 2010. During his time at the company, he was also chairman of the audit committee and a member of the compensation committee and the nominations committee. In a release, Richemont chairman Johann Rupert reminisced on his time with […]

  • Keds sells Champion trademarks for footwear to HanesBrands
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 01/07/2022 at 05:05

    Image: Keds, Facebook Wolverine World Wide, Inc. has announced that Keds, LLC, its wholly-owned subsidiary, has sold the Champion trademarks for footwear in the United States and Canada to its longtime licensee, HanesBrands Inc, for 90 million dollars in cash. “This transaction represents a unique opportunity to simplify our business model while at the same time securing a significant amount of cash at a meaningful multiple of future expected royalty streams,” said Brendan Hoffman, […]

  • What do consumers really want from pride month marketing?
    by news@fashionunited.com (Kristopher Fraser) on 30/06/2022 at 20:55

    Image: globenewswire.com Opinion Pride month has come to a close. The annual month celebrating LGBTQIA+ people across the globe saw its celebration of parades, pride merchandise, and ceremonies honoring trailblazing LGBT activists. At a time when there are hundreds of pieces of anti-transgender legislation across America, and the threat of losing the right to same-sex marriage hangs in the air with the current iteration of the conservative Supreme Court, pride month is more important than […]

  • Are retail subscription models long-term viable?
    by news@fashionunited.com (Kristopher Fraser) on 30/06/2022 at 18:22

    Image: Banana Republic Rent the Runway took the fashion industry by storm with its subscription-based retail model. The idea of renting clothes and returning them, decluttering your closet space, and having a rotating set of new pieces, was very appealing to consumers. While Rent the Runway has had its ups and downs over the year, the business is still going strong after launching its IPO last year. The idea of subscription-based retail caught onto mainline retailers. Banana Republic, Express, […]

  • Is brand owned resale the future of retail?
    by news@fashionunited.com (Kristopher Fraser) on 30/06/2022 at 16:27

    Image: ynap.com The resale market is booming. Sites like The RealReal, Grailed, and Vestiaire Collective are seeing consistent growth. Last month, FashionUnited reported the resale market could more than double by 2026. In January, Forbes even declared resale the "star of retail" in 2022. The resale economy has a 25 to 30 billion valuation, and McKinsey and Company is estimating the sector will see 10 to 15 percent annual growth in the next decade. While brick-and-mortar resale stores still […]

  • Duke + Dexter - Bowls Club Campaign
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 30/06/2022 at 14:22

    Image: Duke + Dexter, courtesy of the brand. Slow, steady and relaxing – bowls is the ultimate leisure pursuit under the sun. Played with precision, patience, and skill, it’s built a reputation for being the exclusive sport of a generation. Until now. Under the shade of palm trees, the long figures of the Holmby Park Bowls Club dressed all in white cast long shadows against sun-stained grass. Wide brim hats, wraparound sunglasses and vintage knits are the order of the day, teamed with […]

  • Terese Sydonna is fighting fashion's inauthenticity
    by news@fashionunited.com (Kristopher Fraser) on 30/06/2022 at 14:08

    Image: Terese Sydonna In a post-COVID-19 lockdown world, emerging designers finally have space to shine again. Companies, like Macy’s, are giving them the space to do so with programs like The Workshop. The program gives brands an opportunity to gain visibility and receive mentorship from Macy’s professionals. This includes selling on Macys.com and through their live selling platform. One recent participant who is seeing much traction after participating in The Workshop is Terese Brown of […]

  • Fiorelli launches new e-commerce digital flagship
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 30/06/2022 at 13:45

    Courtesy of Fiorelli Fiorelli, the established handbag and accessories brand, launched a new e-commerce digital flagship website in March. The enhanced site is built to offer a seamless shopping experience and is expected to drive significant revenue for the brand. Fiorelli’s all-female London-based design team strives to combine functionality and quality to create desirable and affordable styles that keep you stylish and organised, whatever the occasion. The team is meticulous when it comes […]

  • Top Fashion Influencer: Jade Leanne
    by news@fashionunited.com (FashionUnited) on 30/06/2022 at 13:45

    Credit: Courtesy of Jade Leanne Jade is a UK based fashion and bookish influencer, most active on Instagram and TikTok. She focuses her social media accounts on publishing creative and unique content combining her love for books and fashion. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jade Leanne Robinson (@jadeleannexo) Jade’s style can only be described as trendy and at the pulse of fashion. If one scrolls through her instagram, one will find all the latest […]

  • Frasers Group snaps up 29 percent stake in MySale
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 30/06/2022 at 12:52

    Image: MySale, Facebook Acquisition hungry Frasers Group has bought a 28.7 percent stake in Australian-based fashion marketplace MySale. In a brief statement, Frasers Group said it believes the deal will provide it with a “strategic partnership whereby end of line group products can be cleared via an established clearance channel”. It added that “this pipeline will be further enhanced by the benefits of counter seasonality between the European and Australian climates”. It is the latest […]

  • Why 2022 will be home to the ‘summer of phygitals’
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 30/06/2022 at 12:27

    Image: Boson Portal x Artpool Interview The merging of the physical and digital worlds has become increasingly evident in the fashion industry, with many brands taking advantage of the strategy in order to more closely appeal to the younger generation of consumers. Boson Protocol has been somewhat of a leader in this type of technology, establishing itself as a blockchain decentralised network that enables the sale of both physical and digital items in fashion. Additionally, its subsidiary, […]

  • H&M links with Google Cloud on data analytics development
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 30/06/2022 at 12:00

    Image: H&M The H&M Group has established a new partnership with Google Cloud that will see the retailer utilise the platform’s data analytics capabilities in a bid to enhance customer experience and supply chain enablement. The duo will be collaborating on the development of an “enterprise data backbone”, which will include a core data platform and advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities. It will also include a new data mesh to make data and […]

  • Four exciting technologies for fashion retail
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 30/06/2022 at 11:57

    Image: EuroCIS 2022 Retail is becoming increasingly tech-savvy as the fast-evolving industry looks to keep up with consumers’ growing demand for more convenient, engaging and frictionless ways to shop. Brick-and-mortar stores are increasingly using innovative technology to improve areas such as payment and check-out solutions, data analytics, and customer-centric marketing. Some of the most exciting technologies were showcased at retail tech trade fair EuroCIS, which returned to Düsseldorf […]

  • Unbound Group launches multi-brand platform, says Hotter trading in line with expectation
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 30/06/2022 at 10:20

    Image: Hotter Shoes, Facebook Unbound Group, the parent company of British footwear retailer Hotter Shoes, has announced the first 14 partner brands to join its newly launched multi-brand platform. Apparel brands joining the line-up are Rohan, Asquith of London, Boody, Noa Noa, Part Two, Kaffe, Soaked in Luxury, Cream, and Lakeland Leather. While in footwear, the brands are Birkenstock, Muck Boots, Geox, Skechers, and Hush Puppies. Unbound Group, formerly called Electra Private Equity, […]

  • L Catterton to reportedly sell Ganni in potential 700 million dollar deal
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 30/06/2022 at 10:02

    Ganni Store 118 Rue Vieille Du Temple, Paris | Image: Ganni Private equity firm L Catterton is reportedly set to sell its Danish fashion brand Ganni, in a deal that could potentially reach up to 700 million dollars. The LVMH-backed firm is said to have hired investment bank Lazard to run the sale process, according to a report by Reuters, which is already attracting a number of Chinese buyers. Large scale deal A source of the media outlet said that non-binding bids are due by July 25. While L […]

  • Walmart to acquire AR optical tech company, Memomi
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 30/06/2022 at 09:37

    Image: Walmart US retailer Walmart has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire augmented reality (AR) optical technology company, Memomi. The AR-centred firm has worked with Walmart and Sam’s Optical since 2019, via both the retailers’ stores and through e-commerce experiences. It comes as Walmart looks to build on its personalised optical care offer, furthering its health and wellness strategy through omnichannel healthcare. Memomi allows shoppers to virtually […]

  • Pinterest appoints Bill Ready as new CEO
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 30/06/2022 at 09:21

    Image: Pinterest Social media platform Pinterest has announced the appointment of Bill Ready as its new chief executive officer and member of the board of directors, effective immediately. Its former CEO, president and co-founder Ben Silbermann has transitioned to the newly created role of executive chairman. “Building Pinterest with such a widely talented, kind and creative team has been the gift of a lifetime,” said Silbermann, in a release. “Today, Pinterest inspires hundreds of […]

  • Why luxury brands are partnering with cinema
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 30/06/2022 at 09:17

    Image: Fotografía de George Hoyningen-Huene, copyright de RjHorst. Cortesía de Chanel Luxury brands and the art of cinema have long gone hand in hand, but it is not just the red carpet dressing of Hollywood’s actresses that has luxury executives’ attention. Fashion houses such as Chanel and Saint Laurent are financing or partnering with the film industry’s brightest storytellers and makers to produce content of a more cinematic experience. WWD reported Saint Laurent is producing a […]

  • Activated silk manufacturer secures 120 million dollar funding
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 30/06/2022 at 09:11

    Image: Gentrue x Evolved By Nature Evolved By Nature, a company developing a library of Activated Silk molecules, has announced it has closed a 120 million dollars Series C funding round, led by Teachers' Venture Growth and Senator Investment Group. The financing also had participation from Chanel, as well as Mousse Partners, Jeff Vinik and The Kraft Group, previous investors in the firm. The company produces Activated Silk molecules from natural silk protein, developing renewably sourced […]

  • Acne Studios appoints Isabella Burley as Chief Marketing Officer
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 30/06/2022 at 08:54

    Image: Acne Studios Acne Studios has appointed Elizabeth Burley as Chief Marketing Officer. Burley previously served as the Swedish casualwear brand’s creative editor. Prior to her appointment, Burley spent six years as editor in chief at Dazed & Confused, part of the media group Dazed Digital. In 2017 Burley was appointed “editor in residence” at Helmut Lang, then owned by Theory, in lieu of a creative designer. Burley also served as a creative consultant on the Marc Jacobs Heavens […]

  • BFC kicks off second annual IPF Forum
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 30/06/2022 at 08:03

    Image: Ahluwalia, via British Fashion Council The British Fashion Council (BFC) has officially kicked off its second annual Institute of Positive Fashion (IPF) Forum in London today, taking place during the city’s Climate Action Week 2022 which runs from June 25 to July 3. The event hopes to aid in the acceleration of a circular fashion ecosystem by bringing together industry leaders to address climate-related issues. Ultimately, the BFC said in a release that the forum’s strategic […]

  • PVH links with HSBC on supply chain finance programme
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 30/06/2022 at 07:44

    Image: Tommy Hilfiger PVH Corp, the parent company of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, has announced a new partnership with HSBC Bank USA, which will see the duo collaborate on a sustainable supply chain finance programme. The partnership will provide PVH suppliers with access to funding based on a series of environmental targets, as well as social elements such as a safe working environment, employment issues and benefits. Suppliers’ progress will be measured against PVH’s Human Rights […]

  • The Lycra Company announces new ownership
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 30/06/2022 at 07:31

    Image: The Lycra Company, CEO Julien Born Textile fibre manufacturer The Lycra Company has announced that a group of financial institutions have gained full control of the company after a series of enforcement actions against its previous owner, Ruyi Textile and Fashion International Group Limited. The group, comprising Lindeman Asia, Lindeman Partners Asset Management, Tor Investment Management and China Everbright Limited, collectively referred to as ‘New Shareholders’, took action […]

  • Takko Fashion's Q1 sales jump
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 30/06/2022 at 06:03

    Image: Takko Fashion In the first quarter of the 2022/2023 financial year, the fashion discounter Takko Fashion generated net sales of over 242 million euros. This corresponds to an increase of 79 percent compared to the same period last year. "The start of the first quarter proved to be challenging due to tense consumer sentiment combined with prolonged cold weather. Nevertheless, with a difference of only 4 percentage points compared to the first quarter of 2019/2020, we were almost able to […]

  • Raleigh Denim Workshop expands leadership team, names David Conn as CEO
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 30/06/2022 at 05:55

    Image: Raleigh Denim Workshop, Facebook Raleigh Denim Workshop has announced several new hires as founder and designer, Victor Lytvinenko’s luxury denim brand continues to expand the business. Leading the newly appointed executive team, the company said in a release, is David Conn as chief executive officer. In this role Conn will team up with Lytvinenko to drive business growth across all channels, as well as further develop the strategy and vision for the brand. Conn will oversee […]

  • Composting is the future of fashion packaging
    by news@fashionunited.com (Kristopher Fraser) on 30/06/2022 at 05:10

    Image: tipa-corp.com Most fashion items go through packaging and unpacking several times before they reach the consumer, leading to large amounts of unnecessary discarded plastic packaging. Unfortunately, most packaging also ends up as waste in landfills and incinerators, contributing to fashion's greenhouse gas emission problem. Clothing also poses a huge landfill problem, furthering the negative environmental impact of the fashion industry. Fashion is still considered the world's largest […]

  • Fashion brands need to do more than just pay for abortion travel
    by news@fashionunited.com (Jackie Mallon) on 30/06/2022 at 02:00

    Opinion Flyer for abortion rights rally NYC by leftvoice.org media kit The fashion world must take a stronger stand against the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe V Wade as 13 states begin maneuvers to enact a near total ban on abortion. Companies from Patagonia to Chloe, Levi's to Target, have communicated their commitment to pay for the travel of employees seeking abortion. Looking at these offers in isolation they seem generous. But isn’t it adding insult to injury that […]

  • Fashinza names Sumit Saxena as president of revenue and strategy
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 29/06/2022 at 13:32

    Image: Sumit Saxena, Fashinza Fashinza, the B2B marketplace and global supply chain platform for fashion brands and retailers, has announced the appointment of Sumit Saxena as president of revenue and strategy. The company said in a statement that Saxena’s appointment comes after a 100 million dollars Series B announcement and business growth crossing 150 million dollars in annualised GMV run rate. “Sumit Saxena is joining us at the right stage in our growth and brings a highly specialised […]

  • AlgiKnit secures 13 million US dollars in funding
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 29/06/2022 at 13:09

    Image: AlgiKnit Materials innovator AlgiKnit, which creates eco-conscious yarns from kelp, has closed a 13 million US dollars Series A funding round led by Collaborative Fund. The round was also supported by H&M Group’s investment arm H&M Co:Lab, Starlight Ventures, Third Nature Ventures, and features ongoing support from previous investors Horizons Ventures and SOSV. The funding marks the start of a new phase of growth and collaboration for AlgiKnit, added the tech solutions […]

  • Farfetch links with Good On You to launch sustainability hub for brands
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 29/06/2022 at 12:18

    Image: Farfetch Luxury fashion platform Farfetch has teamed up with sustainability ratings company Good On You to launch a sustainability hub to help brands better understand and communicate their sustainable credentials. The new ‘one-stop-solution’, called Good Measures, will give brands a “comprehensive view” of their current sustainability rating and provide customised guidance on where they can improve. Good Measures is available free of charge to all of Farfetch’s brand […]

  • TM Lewin MD on website relaunch and post-pandemic formalwear
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 29/06/2022 at 09:17

    Interview Image: TM Lewin, Facebook British menswear retailer TM Lewin relaunched its websites last month, six weeks after being bought out of administration for the second time in two years. Like many formalwear companies, it was hit hard by the pandemic as it faced prolonged store closures and the cancellation of large social events such as weddings and the Royal Ascot. The 120-year-old business was bought out of administration in 2020 by SCP Private Equity. Soon after the rescue deal, […]

  • BARTS SS23 collection
    by news@fashionunited.com (Sponsor) on 29/06/2022 at 08:39

    Picture: BARTS, SS23 Collection, courtesy of the brand The new BARTS summer collection takes you on an unforgettable journey along the world’s most beautiful coastlines. The flow of water reminds us of our natural state of being: changeable, self-aware and resilient. It inspired BARTS to create new styles and fits that are infused with a sense of inner peace and balance. Indulge in the refreshingly fashionable new swimwear and accessories collection for summer ‘23. The swimwear collection […]

  • Is Chanel raising its handbag prices again?
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 29/06/2022 at 08:37

    Image: Chanel Luxury fashion consumers may have to brace themselves for further price hike as brands remain confronted with rising raw material and fuel costs as well as a shortage of both. Chanel increased prices on some of its handbags by 10 percent on its Hong Kong website, according to WWD, however the Paris-based luxury house said it was an error and readjusted the retail price after consumers took to social media. The price adjustment, however, could be temporary. Rumours of Chanel […]

  • Puma returning to New York Fashion Week in September
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 29/06/2022 at 08:31

    Image: Puma Sportswear giant Puma to present an immersive catwalk show during New York Fashion Week in September. Entitled ‘Futrograde,’ the catwalk showcase is being described as a “game-changing brand experience,” which will fuse physical and digital, while looking back at the brand’s heritage and ahead to the future. Taking place on September 13, the show will highlight the Puma family through collaborations and special appearances, from athletes to celebrities, within a “vast […]

  • H&M reports jump in profit as shoppers return to stores
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 29/06/2022 at 08:26

    Image: H&M Swedish fashion giant H&M Group has reported strong profit growth in the first half of the year as the ending of lockdowns saw global shoppers flock back to stores. The group, whose portfolio of brands includes Cos, Weekday, Monki, and Arket, made a profit after tax of 3.9 billion Swedish krona (around 365 million euros) in the first six months of the year, up from SEK 1.7 billion a year earlier. In the second quarter, profit after tax came in at SEK 3.68 billion compared to […]

  • Global demand for textile chemicals is to reach 1.90 million tonnes by 2030
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 29/06/2022 at 08:19

    Image: Unsplash The global demand for textile chemicals was 1.13 million tonnes in 2020 and is forecast to reach 1.90 million tonnes by 2030, according to a Global Textile chemicals Market Analysis report released by Reseach and Markets. The report analyses plant capacity, production, operating efficiency, technology, demand & Supply, end-user industries, distribution channel and regional demand between 2015 and 2030 Textile chemicals have applications in various types of textiles […]

  • Merrell presents ‘Going Out Out’: A campaign spotlighting the women of the outdoors
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 29/06/2022 at 08:13

    Picture: Merrell, courtesy of the brand The ladies are ‘Going Out Out’ in the latest video series from Merrell. Shining a light on three inspiring women, the series will offer an insight into how they harness the outdoors to help and inspire others. Covering a range of subjects close to their hearts, the series draws on themes including mental health, creativity, education, community, and loss to demonstrate the power of the outdoors and the long-lasting positive effects of time spent […]

  • Shoe Zone expects to report increase in FY22 pre-tax profit
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 29/06/2022 at 08:06

    Image: Shoe Zone, Facebook Since the publication of its interim results in May, Shoe Zone said, the business has been trading well along with strong margin improvements and cost savings due to rent reductions and good supply chain management. The company expects the similar trend to continue into the fourth quarter of the company's financial year for the 52 weeks to October 2, 2022. As a result, Shoe Zone now anticipates adjusted pre-tax for FY 2022 to be not less than 8.5 million pounds. Shoe […]

  • Amsterdenim x Indiegogo
    by news@fashionunited.com (Sponsor) on 29/06/2022 at 07:52

    Photo: Bauke Bakker by @caroladoornbos The Amsterdenim FREDDY jacket has been made and worn since 2014. It has been tried, tested and received 5-star reviews from all over the World. This Spring, as company operations were put on hold, the demand for this jacket kept growing. This is why they are now offering it via this crowdfunding campaign: https://igg.me/at/amsterdenim The Indiegogo campaign is set up to raise funds for one production run in Italy. They offer 3 options: PLEDGE € 69 […]

  • Mulberry reports robust FY revenue, pre-tax profit growth
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 29/06/2022 at 07:40

    Image: Mulberry, Facebook British luxury label Mulberry has reported robust annual results as customers returned to physical stores following the end of lockdowns. In the year to April 2, the bag specialist posted revenue of 152.4 million pounds, up 32 percent compared to the 115 million pounds it made the previous year. Breaking it down by geography, retail sales in its home market of the UK were up 36 percent to 89.8 million pounds, while international retail sales were up 20 percent to 40.4 […]

  • ESCADA x Olea All Suite Hotel
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 29/06/2022 at 07:27

    Picture: Escada, SS22 Collection, courtesy of the brand, photographer Alexander Zahn Recently in Greece... Just at the right time ESCADA invites the publishers/editors-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, ELLE, L'Officiel and Glow magazine to the picturesque hotel "Olea All Suites" in Zakynthos. An intimate and familiar "get together" of the extra class. Since ESCADA also shot the SS Campaign 2022 in this unique location, it was time to present this magical place to the journalists and […]

  • Item of the week: the oversized blazer
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 29/06/2022 at 06:05

    (From left) Image: Filippa K, Na-kd, Scotch & SodaWhat it is: The blazer is a garment with a number of differing origin stories, however the term itself was said to have been coined by a Cambridge university rowing club back in the early 1800s. Over its lifetime, the blazer has remained as a wardrobe staple for both men and women, often appealing to the latter as a sign of both femininity and power. While it has also gone through periods of becoming simply a generic piece of office wear, […]

  • Union leader: “Some changes but still long way to go for garment workers”
    by news@fashionunited.com (Simone Preuss) on 28/06/2022 at 17:06

    Image: Rukmini Puttaswamy of GLU/Munnade / Regina Weidental Interview Indian women's rights activist and trade unionist Rukmini V. Puttaswamy received the 17th Solidarity Award from the German Senate Chancellery of the city of Bremen. Women’s rights organisation Femnet recently organised a meeting with Puttaswamy when she came to Germany to receive the award on 20th June. Reason enough for FashionUnited to congratulate the president of India’s only women-led union GLU (Garment Labour […]

  • Localization is part of retail's future
    by news@fashionunited.com (Kristopher Fraser) on 28/06/2022 at 16:46

    null Consumer engagement is changing in the digital age. As technology continues to advance, so do consumer expectations. According to McKinsey, 71 percent of consumers expect companies to deliver personalized interactions, and 76 percent will shop elsewhere if they don’t like their experience. Localization can help retailers increase conversion Personalized customer experience will likely drive the next phase of e-commerce growth. Retailers agree on the importance of personalization, but […]

  • Power line-up Modefabriek announced: More than 400 brands + on-trend program
    by news@fashionunited.com (Sponsor) on 28/06/2022 at 16:41

    Credit: Modefabriek - RVDA It's almost time! On 10 and 11 July, everyone from the fashion industry will meet each other live again at the 2022 edition of Modefabriek. All brands under one roof, finally again. More than 400 fashion brands show their new collections, there is a new sustainable area The Sustainable Stop and a Young Entrepreneurs Platform. Modefabriek is also one big trend monitor and an unmissable combination of up-to-date expertise and professional knowledge. The Talks + […]

  • Rubirosa SS23: A new horizon. A new world closer to nature
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 28/06/2022 at 15:22

    Picture: Rubirosa, SS23 collection, courtesy of the brand Pale white shores and blue sea. Lavish green wildlife nature and hyper bright flowers. And then elegant tropical manors and cozy pastel villages under a hot sun. Hues of paradise far away, out of the busy modern world. The RUBIROSA Spring Summer 2023 celebrates the pleasure of escaping to find oneself again. The collection plays with a range of colors inspired by the virgin tropical nature and the smooth Caribbean vibe, also as a […]

  • Altar'd State taps new head of design, opens new design office
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 28/06/2022 at 14:52

    Image: Altar'd state, Facebook US womenswear retailer Altar'd State has appointed Leila Heydari as its new head of design, and announced the opening of a new design office in LA. Heydari joins from surf culture brand Billabong, where she has been heading the design for women's and girl's apparel, swimwear and accessories since 2015. Prior to Billabong, she spent almost five years at Urban Outfitters, most recently serving as creative director of women’s apparel. Earlier still, she spent four […]

  • Paris Fashion Week Men’s: In Paris, extravagance drowns out the clothes
    by news@fashionunited.com (Jesse Brouns) on 28/06/2022 at 14:12

    Craig Green SS23, Via Karla Otto Report Dries Van Noten showed for the first time in two years back in Paris, as did Céline, Comme des Garçons and Thom Browne. After two years of digital calendars and only a handful of catwalk shows, the fashion spotlight was turned on again in Paris last week. Japanese and Belgian designers returned, and it had been a long time since we had seen so many celebrities at a men’s week, from the likes of Justin Timberlake to David Beckham. Similarly, buyers […]

  • Jacquemus teases Nike collab in whimsical off-calendar show
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 28/06/2022 at 14:01

    Image: Jacquemus, Le Papier AW22 Just three months after its last collection ‘Le Splash’ quite literally cooked up a storm in Hawaii, Jacquemus has returned to the limelight with another spectacle of a show. Over the years, the brand’s creative director and founder Simon Porte Jacquemus has become known for his over-the-top presentations – a notable mention to his Provence lavender field runway – each of which draw out a star-studded celebrity crowd every time. For this occasion, the […]

  • Amazon appoints new CEO of Worldwide Amazon Stores
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 28/06/2022 at 12:55

    Image: Amazon, Facebook Amazon has appointed Doug Herrington as the new chief executive officer of its Worldwide Amazon Stores business - formerly known as its Consumer business. Herrington has been at Amazon for the past 17 years, and since 2017 has been heading the company’s North American Consumer business. Announcing the news in a blog post, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy described Herrington as someone who “thinks big, has thoughtful vision around how category management and ops can work well […]

  • Mr Porter expands luxury watch category
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 28/06/2022 at 12:18

    Image: Mr Porter Menswear e-tailer Mr Porter is expanding its luxury watch offering. The company, owned by Yoox Net-a-Porter (YNAP), is introducing a selection of 12 rare vintage timepieces curated by ex-Christie’s specialist and Wind Vintage founder Eric Wind. The watches span from the 1940s to the 1990s and include the Rolex GMT-Master 16750 and the Heuer Camaro 7220NT. The assortment of watches will initially launch in the US with plans to expand to other markets later this year. Dominic […]

  • Mango reveals plans to expand Kids division with new store openings
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 28/06/2022 at 11:04

    Image: Mango Teen Spanish retailer Mango has revealed plans to expand its Mango Kids offer with a number of store openings and an added Teen division. The announcement falls in line with customer response to its children’s collections, the retailer said, which saw a 60 percent increase in sales last year in comparison to 2019. The company added that it was optimistic about its current financial year, forecasting a turnover of more than 200 million euros. In order to help achieve this, Mango […]

  • Private Sport Shop and SportPursuit agree on merger
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 28/06/2022 at 09:43

    Image: Unsplash Private equity firm Bd-capital and growth-focused Bridgepoint Development Capital have announced they will be merging their portfolio companies, SportPursuit and Private Sport Shop to form Sportscape Group. According to a release, the combination will create a business operating more than 200 million euros of sales across the UK, France, Germany and 10 other countries. Each will continue to function as consumer-facing brands in their home markets. It comes as part of the […]

  • Art is not dead: Marc Jacobs shows Fall 2022 collection
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 28/06/2022 at 09:36

    OPINION Image: Marc Jacobs Fall 2022 Marc Jacobs on Monday showed his Fall 2022 collection at New York’s Public Library, the same venue since his June 2021 show and only second in-person catwalk since the pandemic. It was a statement show defined by looks of layered control with Jacobs quoting Nietsche to underscore his message: “We have art in order not to die of the truth.” With the collection aptly titled ‘Choice’, he also iterated the importance of creativity: “My […]

  • Rail strikes knock UK retail footfall recovery
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 28/06/2022 at 09:28

    Image: London's Regent Street via Pexels Retail footfall in the UK took a hit last week from rail strikes, new data shows. UK footfall dropped 3.9 percent over the week compared with the average of the previous four weeks, according to BRC-Sensormatic IQ data. High Streets were the worst performing category, with a 3.3 percent drop in footfall, while shopping centres were down 2.2 percent. On a brighter note, footfall at retail parks jumped 30.3 percent. Footfall in London dropped 1.4 percent […]

  • Selfridges reveals slew of plans for year ahead
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 28/06/2022 at 09:20

    Image: Selfridges British luxury department store Selfridges has revealed a number of initiatives and plans for the coming AW22 season, including new designer collaborations and an expansion of its wellbeing services. In the retailer’s apparel department, it said it will be prioritising a message of innovation and inclusion, with a selection that spans from wedding attire to emerging start-ups. Additionally, for the new season, a total of 45 percent of womenswear brands will be size […]

  • Graduate Fashion Foundation announces GFW22 winners
    by news@fashionunited.com (Andrea Byrne) on 28/06/2022 at 09:20

    Courtesy of Graduate Fashion Foundation, Photographer: Nici Eberl The Graduate Fashion Foundation has announced the winners of Graduate Fashion Week 2022 (GWF22). The five-day event, which took place from June 20 to 24, offered fashion graduates from UK and international universities and colleges a platform to present themselves and their work to industry professionals and potential recruiters. There were five winners from Kingston University, three winners from Northumbria University and two […]

  • In Pictures: Chanel opens pop-up boutique in the Hamptons
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 28/06/2022 at 08:47

    Image: Chanel In Pictures French luxury fashion house Chanel has opened a pop-up boutique in East Hampton, New York for the summer, which has been reimagined as a “Parisian summer fantasy”. The 2,500-square-foot store, located at 26 Newtown Lane, has been designed in a traditional, grey-shingled Hamptons style. It spans two floors, offering bags, small leather goods, accessories, watches and fine jewellery, and looks from the Coco Beach 2022 and Métiers d’Arts 2022-23 collections by […]

  • FW23 trends according to Christine Boland: Creative explosion, paradoxes and the suit
    by news@fashionunited.com (Caitlyn Terra) on 28/06/2022 at 08:40

    Images: Fendi FW, via Catwalkpictures.com - Dior FW22, Courtesy of Dior - Alberta Ferretti FW22 via Catwalkpictures.com We live in turbulent times, as trend forecaster Christine Boland emphasizes once again in her most recent seminar on Fall/Winter 2023. The world is reaching all kinds of tipping points, not only in terms of climate, but also when it comes to what is seen as 'feminine' and 'masculine'. "It's the tension we live in," she indicates. Although turbulent, this time also allows for […]

  • Luxottica founder Leonardo Del Vecchio dies at 87
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 28/06/2022 at 08:28

    Image: Leonardo Del Vecchio via Luxottica Leondardo Del Vecchio, the founder of eyewear emporium Luxottica, died in Milan at the age of 87. Del Vecchio sat at the helm of the largest distribution group in the eyewear world, and had a personal wealth of 25.8 billion dollars, making him the second wealthiest person in Italy. Awarded with Italy’s Knight of the Order of Merit for Labor, he started his company at age 26, first as a subcontractor and then as a manufacturer of finished eyewear. As […]

  • First ever 'Africa Fashion' exhibition opens in London
    by news@fashionunited.com (AFP) on 28/06/2022 at 08:24

    CARLOS JASSO / AFP Britain's most extensive exhibition of African fashion is set to open in London, showcasing designers past and present, as well as the continent's diverse heritage and cultures. "Africa Fashion", at the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum from Saturday, is also the country's first exhibition dedicated to the medium. Project curator Elisabeth Murray said the show will provide a "glimpse into the glamour and politics of the fashion scene". "We wanted to celebrate the […]

  • Carvela and Mint Velvet to make regional debut in Wales
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 28/06/2022 at 08:17

    Image: Carvela Womenswear brands Carvela and Mint Velvet are set to make their regional debut in St David’s Cardiff, Wales, later this year, as announced by the location’s real estate developer, Landsec. Carvela’s 2,130 square foot space will be the footwear and accessory brand’s first standalone Welsh boutique, set to launch in July and located adjacent to its sister brand, Kurt Geiger. Premium retailer Mint Velvet will be joining Carvela in a 3,700 square foot space offering the […]

  • Euratex’s ReHubs initiative to tackle Europe’s massive textile waste problem
    by news@fashionunited.com (Simone Preuss) on 28/06/2022 at 08:13

    Image: Paulo Sergio Zembruski / Pexels ReHubs, an initiative by the European Apparel and Textile Federation (Euratex) launched in 2020, aims to tackle Europe’s huge textile waste problem - currently, 7 to 7.5 million tons of it are generated (mainly by private households) but only about 30 to 35 percent are collected. The European waste law wants to change that and accordingly, all EU member states must separately collect textile waste in the next 2.5 years. While some countries are […]

  • Virtual fashion exhibit to explore overlooked first lady designers and seamstresses
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 28/06/2022 at 07:51

    Image: The White House Historical Association A new virtual fashion exhibit by The White House Historical Association has launched, exploring the overlooked designers and seamstresses for the US’ first ladies. The ‘Glamour and Innovation: The Women Behind the Seams of Fashion at the White House’ exhibit comes as a result of an inaugural academic partnership with New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. Throughout the online display, viewers […]

  • BSN Sports acquires Eastbay Team Sales from Foot Locker Retail
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 28/06/2022 at 07:41

    Image: BSN Sports Sporting goods distributor BSN Sports has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire potentially all of the assets of the Eastbay Team Sales business from Foot Locker Retail, a subsidiary of Foot Locker. Founded in 1980, Eastbay Team Sales has established itself as a prominent player in the supply of athletic apparel and sports equipment to high school and college athletes. Acquired by Foot Locker in 1997, the company has integrated further channels of […]

  • FatFace opens outlet in Wales
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 28/06/2022 at 07:25

    Image: FatFace British retailer FatFace has announced it has opened a new outlet store in Wales’ Bridgend Designer Outlet Centre. The 1,464 square feet space will house products from the last 12 months, and brings the brand to a total of seven outlet locations across the UK. According to FatFace, the new store will create a total of 13 new jobs, offering staff discounts and competitive remuneration packages, as well as wellbeing services and self-development resources. Alongside the […]

  • The Lycra Company falls into hands of creditors
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 28/06/2022 at 07:14

    Image: The Lycra Company The Lycra Company, an elastic textile fibre manufacturer, has fallen into the hands of creditors, according to a new ruling by an Amsterdam court. Initially reported by Dutch publication, the Financial Daily, the creditors involved are hoping to sell Lycra for at least 450 million dollars. The company was acquired by Chinese fashion firm Shandong Ruyi in 2019, which later ran into a number of issues and resulted in it no longer being able to meet financial […]

  • Copenhagen Fashion Week unveils emerging designer support scheme
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 28/06/2022 at 07:12

    Image: Copenhagen Fashion Week Copenhagen Fashion Week, which runs from August 9 to 12, has named A. Roege Hove, Latimmier and P.L.N. as the first three brands to take part in its new emerging designer incubator ‘CPHFW NewTalent’ supported by Circulose. The scheme aims to support “visionary talent of the Nordics,” explains Copenhagen Fashion Week, and has been established to “nurture, develop, and promote emerging Nordic talent on a global scale”. ‘CPHFW NewTalent’ will offer […]

  • Nike posts flat sales growth, earnings drop
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 28/06/2022 at 05:51

    Image: Nike N7 collection, Nike newsroom Nike reported fourth quarter revenues were 12.2 billion dollars, down 1 percent compared to prior year and up 3 percent on a currency-neutral basis. Revenues for the Nike brand were 11.7 billion dollars, down 1 percent on a reported basis and up 3 percent on a currency-neutral basis, led by 20 percent growth in EMEA. Revenues for Converse were 593 million dollars, down 1 percent on a reported basis and up 3 percent on a currency-neutral basis, due to […]

  • Moments of Summer: bisgaard Kids SS23 Collection
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 27/06/2022 at 17:50

    Picture: bisgaard, Kids SS23 Collection, courtesy of the brand bisgaard’s Spring / Summer 2023 collection celebrates the beauty of a Scandinavian Summer. Inspired by the seaside wilderness, this collection features stylish and comfortable footwear for the feet of adventurous children. Innovative design Explore a wide selection of innovative baby shoes, sporty sneakers, soft summer sandals and iconic Chelsea boots. Our SS23 collection is created from a bright color palette, highlighting […]

  • Fashion brands account for quarter of ‘greenwashing’ complaints to UK watchdog
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 27/06/2022 at 14:41

    Image: Pexels Fashion brands have accounted for 1 in 4 ‘greenwashing’ complaints to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) since new guidelines were introduced last year, new research finds. Published in September 2021, The Green Claims Code lays out how businesses can communicate their green credentials in an honest and accurate way without misleading shoppers. Since its introduction, five out of 21 greenwashing complaints made to the CMA were related to the fashion industry, […]

  • French resale platform Patatam rebrands to Rediv following investment
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 27/06/2022 at 14:01

    Image: Rediv French second-hand clothes platform Patatam has rebranded to Rediv after securing 12 million euros in funding. The investment will be used to accelerate the robotisation of Rediv’s logistic platforms and to expand globally with the launch of its first trials in the US and in Germany, Rediv said in a statement. In 2021, the company collected 2.5 million items of clothing through its network of partners in over 2,000 collection points, with 1.7 million items put back on the market […]

  • Sustainable Apparel Coalition to pause consumer facing transparency programme following NCA report
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 27/06/2022 at 13:01

    Image: SAC The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), together with two of its members, H&M and Norrøna, has announced that it will be pausing its use of consumer-oriented services and labels, such as the Higg scores, after a report by the Norwegian Consumer Authority (NCA) found it was misleading consumers. A statement from the SAC’s CEO, Amina Razvi, said that the organisation will be working closely with the NCA and other stakeholders and regulators to “better understand how to […]

  • Fenwick partners with Front Row on rental service
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 27/06/2022 at 12:39

    Image: Fenwick x Front Row British department store Fenwick has announced a new collaboration with luxury-on-loan platform, Front Row London, with the launch of an exclusive rental service. The offer consists of off-the-runway looks from designers, each available to loan in the retailer’s Bond Street and Newcastle stores and on Front Row’s website. Customers will be able to rent pieces from the retailer’s couture, ready-to-wear, occasion wear and accessories lines, in a curated edit from […]

  • Menswear regains its muscle at Paris Fashion Week
    by news@fashionunited.com (AFP) on 27/06/2022 at 12:00

    Dior men Summer 2023 © Brett Lloyd Menswear proved to be in reinvigorated form as Paris Fashion Week ended on Sunday, with spectacle, innovation and the return of big-name designers to the catwalk. The week concluded with the surprising return of fabled French designer Hedi Slimane, formerly of Dior and Saint Laurent and now with Celine. Two years ago, he had announced he was done with the official fashion calendar. Slimane became hugely influential as a stylist and photographer for […]

  • Rebel Generation SS23 collection
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 27/06/2022 at 11:48

    Picture: Rebel Generation, SS23 Collection, courtesy of the brand The summer collection for our teenagers is here! A bit tough, nice fits, cool prints. As long as you feel good and free to enjoy the summer. Our collection is the perfect combination of fit, colour and styling. Picture: Rebel Generation, SS23 Collection, courtesy of the brand Every season we choose the best trends and colour combinations and create our new Rebel Generation collection. A comfortable style for every day, a […]

  • Lemon Beret SS23 Kids
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 27/06/2022 at 11:38

    Picture: Lemon Beret, SS23 Collection, courtesy of the brand Hello summer! Finally we can be creative with nice colours, cheerful prints and summery models. That makes us happy. We consciously chose to go into the summer with easy sets that all children can play in and have fun without worries. The predominant feeling for the summer collection is positivity. We are in need of happy faces and playful colours. Summer palettes with prints of toucans and tigers bring us to a tropical playful […]