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  • Instagram, after a backlash, pauses changes to its algorithm
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 08/08/2022 at 16:14

    Image: Instagram Facebook page The cute little square photo app that made Instagram a classic amongst the social media platforms no longer exists. Instagram’s best loved feature has morphed into one giant video reel with an algorithm bent on showing newness to users. Feeds are no longer dominated with content from followed users, but from third parties and other users, that Meta says users may find "interesting." Instagram has been pivoting to video since 2019, but not since TikTok’s star […]

  • BAJ Birmingham reveals 2022 award winners
    by news@fashionunited.com (Veerle Versteeg) on 08/08/2022 at 15:19

    Image: BAJ Birmingham Final Show 2022, courtesy of the school. The British Academy of Jewellery (BAJ) Birmingham has announced the names of its diploma students that have won awards at the school’s Final Show 2022, hosted at its campus. According to a press release shared by the school, a total of six prizes were awarded in the city. Previously, the BAJ held its Final Show 2022 at the London campus at the London campus. Two students, Eman Bhatti and Catherine Meades, won the Andra Mandala […]

  • Sports Direct opens new store in Preston
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 08/08/2022 at 14:31

    Image: Sports Direct Sports Direct has opened a 35,000 square foot store at Deepdale Shopping Park in Preston, Lancashire. The new store, which opened on August 6, houses a Sports Direct, as well as USC, Evans Cycles, Game, and a Belong esports arena. James France, group head of real estate at Frasers Group, said in a release: “With each new store opening, we continue to establish ourselves as the leading destination for sports and lifestyle. “Our expansion plans for the UK and Europe are […]

  • One of Boohoo's top investors halves its stake
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 08/08/2022 at 11:10

    Image: Boohoo.com Boohoo’s share price has fallen over 75 percent in the past year. In a latest blow, one of its biggest shareholders reduced its stake by 50 percent. T. Rowe Price International, an investment management company, took a 10 per cent stake in Boohoo last September. In less than one year the company offloaded its stake to just under 5 percent. T. Rowe Price also owns a 10 percent stake in ASOS, a key competitor of Boohoo. Boohoo has been dogged by poor supply chain practices […]

  • Holzweiler secures significant investment from Sequoia Capital China
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 08/08/2022 at 10:30

    Image: Holzweiler; Photographed by Ignat Wiig for Vogue Scandanavia Contemporary Norwegian fashion and lifestyle brand Holzweiler has secured backing from venture firm Sequoia Capital China, supported by Carnegie Investment Banking, to help accelerate its global ambitions. The family-run label, founded in 2012 by siblings Andreas and Susanne Holzweiler, said that the strategic partnership with Sequoia Capital China would accelerate and up-scale Holzweiler’s direct-to-consumer business […]

  • Next to face HMRC investigation following payroll issues
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 08/08/2022 at 10:08

    Image: Next Plc Next is set to face an investigation by the UK’s tax authority after the introduction of a new payroll system saw thousands of its employees receive incorrect salary payments. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will be looking into whether Next had paid some of its staff less than the UK’s minimum wage, according to The Sunday Times, which had initially reported on the retailer’s payroll blunder. Issues arose when Next sought to replace its in-house payroll system with that […]

  • Kohl’s partners with Buffalo David Bitton to expand premium denim offer
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 08/08/2022 at 09:37

    Image: Buffalo David Bitton, Facebook Department store chain Kohl’s has established a new partnership with Buffalo David Bitton, building on its efforts to bring more premium denim offerings to its stores. Pieces by the Iconix-owned brand will be available throughout January 2023 in 600 stores and through the retailer’s online e-commerce site. The new addition comes as part of Kohl’s efforts to diversify and boost its premium denim offer for casualwear. Styles available by the French […]

  • Axel Arigato expands into China with Tmall
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 08/08/2022 at 09:36

    Image: Axel Arigato Swedish lifestyle brand Axel Arigato has entered the Chinese market with the opening of its first-ever flagship store on the Tmall platform. The move aims to expand its direct-to-consumer model and customer-first approach while building an “authentic conversation” with its Chinese community, following the brand’s positive growth over the last two years. To celebrate the launch, Axel Arigato has launched an exclusive Chinese Valentine's Day limited-edition capsule, […]

  • Record temperatures and rising inflation hit UK footfall in July
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 08/08/2022 at 09:34

    Image: Pexels Record high temperatures and rising inflation amid the cost-of-living crisis deterred consumers from visiting physical stores in July, new data shows. Footfall in the UK decreased by 14.2 percent compared to levels from the same month three years ago, prior to the pandemic, according to the latest BRC-Sensormatic IQ Footfall Monitor. July footfall was 3.7 percentage points worse than June. Shopping centres were hit hardest, with footfall down 24.8 percent year-over-three years, […]

  • Sneaker platform The Edit Ldn enters the metaverse
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 08/08/2022 at 09:25

    Image: The Edit Ldn High-end global marketplace for sneakers The Edit Ldn is entering the metaverse with a premium store within Bloktopia’s crypto paradise. The Edit Ldn, which has grown 525 percent every year since 2020, is now looking to offer its sneaker community digital wearables. Its ‘Edit LDN’ sneaker NFT will be available within Bloktopia allowing customers to dress their avatar in the metaverse while receiving in-hand sneakers for themselves. Moses Rashid, founder of The Edit […]

  • Richemont requests shareholders to vote against activist investor board candidate
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 08/08/2022 at 09:11

    Image: Richemont media gallery Luxury group Richemont has requested for its shareholders to vote against a candidate backed by its activist investor Bluebell Capital Partners. The request comes ahead of the group’s annual general meeting, set to be held on September 7. Bluebell said it is hoping to gain a board seat for Francesco Trapani, the former head of Bulgari and the fund manager’s co-founder. Additionally, the firm said that it wants Richemont to concentrate its efforts on jewellery […]

  • Charles Tyrwhitt to open new store concept in Milton Keynes
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 08/08/2022 at 09:06

    Image: Charles Tyrwhitt British menswear brand Charles Tyrwhitt is opening a new store design at Centre:mk Milton Keynes in late August. The 1,455 square foot store will be located at 27 Silbury Arcade and will debut Charles Tyrwhitt’s new "cutting-edge store format," which will showcase the brand’s full collection of menswear, including shirts, suits, casualwear, shoes and accessories. The concept, which will be rolled out across the UK, will include a range of new technological features, […]

  • Highlights and Key Takeaways from the 10th Future Fabrics Expo 2022 | London, UK
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 08/08/2022 at 09:00

    Future Fabrics Expo 2022 On 28-29th June 2022, The Sustainable Angle hosted its 10th Future Fabrics Expo — the largest, dedicated showcase of materials and innovations with a reduced environmental impact. As our most ambitious show to date and the first physical expo since the start of COVID, the 10th Future Fabrics Expo was held at Magazine London in London, UK, a new, larger venue of over 3,200 square meters, and featured thousands of commercially available, sustainably and responsibly […]

  • UK Sustainable Fashion Week to host first show in Bristol
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 08/08/2022 at 08:58

    Image: Sustainable Fashion Week 2022 The UK’s first Sustainable Fashion Week (SFW) is set to debut September 16 in Bristol with a number of panel discussions, shows and eco-conscious activations to be a part of the schedule. As part of the event, a runway show on September 21, hosted in the city’s The Mount Without venue, will see the merging of the week’s overarching themes; regenerate, rewear, repurpose and reconnect. A range of upcycled, vintage and sustainable clothing will be making […]

  • Akila opens flagship in New York and is eyeing international expansion
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 08/08/2022 at 08:45

    In Pictures Image: Akila Independent eyewear brand Akila from Los Angeles, which focuses on handmade, limited-run eyewear has opened its first flagship in New York City. Akila has chosen New York’s Lower East Side for its debut store in the city, for the neighbourhood's “rich and diverse history with the local art and music scenes,” as it looks to establish the brand on the East Coast of the US. The New York flagship at 138 Ludlow Street will be more than a storefront, states […]

  • Gore-Tex: The new membrane and what Greenpeace has to do with it
    by news@fashionunited.com (Regina Henkel) on 08/08/2022 at 08:45

    The new Adidas Terrex Free hiker boot with Gore-Tex’ new ePE membrane. Photo: AdidasBackground When the first products with the new, more sustainable ePE membrane from Gore-Tex hit the market in autumn, the world leader for waterproof functional fabrics and with it the entire outdoor industry would have made a real U-turn. Or wouldn’t it? PTFE is Gore-Tex’s main module To understand that the development of this new, more sustainable ePE membrane is a revolution for US company W.L. Gore […]

  • Charles & Keith name K-Pop group as new brand ambassador
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 08/08/2022 at 08:24

    Image: Charles & Keith Singapore-based footwear and accessories label Charles & Keith has named K-Pop group Itzy as its newest global brand ambassador. Girl group Itzy, known for breakout anthems, including ‘Dalla Dalla’ and ‘Icy’, scored one of the biggest Billboard debuts for a new K-pop act when they broke into the scene in 2019 and have since bagged multiple hit singles. The quintet will front the Charles & Keith autumn 2022 campaign to showcase the new Lulu patent bags […]

  • Ulta Beauty set to invest 20 million dollars in tech start-ups through new investment fund
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 08/08/2022 at 08:22

    Image: Ulta Beauty x Allure Beauty retailer Ulta Beauty has announced the launch of its digital innovation fund Prisma Ventures, through which it is planning to invest 20 million dollars into emerging technology start-ups that focus on developing online and in-store experiences. The fund aims to help accelerate those selected via long-term, strategic partnerships and providing them with access to the retailer’s resources. Participants will further be able to access Ulta’s innovation team, […]

  • The importance of achieving 'Carbon-Zero' within the Textile Industry
    by news@fashionunited.com (Sponsor) on 08/08/2022 at 08:01

    Throughout the ages, there has been one language that remains universal: fashion. Ever-present and ubiquitous, fashion lives in our daily lives, translated into the apparel we put on in the morning when we get up and go to work or the gym. It is the outfit we wear when we go out at night or to the supermarket, to see friends and family and when we go to sleep at night. The ultimate form of self-expression and reflection, it is versatile, accessible and can provide a sense of comfort and […]

  • Loro Piana strengthens partnership with Juventus
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 08/08/2022 at 07:24

    Image: Unsplash Loro Piana has announced it will be continuing its partnership with Juventus Football Club for the upcoming 2022 to 2023 football season. The fashion house will be designing the official uniforms for the women’s team for the first time, as well as debuting formal suits for the men’s team. During the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League matches and activations, the women’s team will be wearing a range of Loro Piana items. Alongside custom-made […]

  • Next in talks to snap up stake in Joules
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 08/08/2022 at 07:03

    Image: Joules British lifestyle group Joules has confirmed it is in talks with Next about a potential equity investment. It follows a report on Saturday by Sky News that said high street giant Next was in detailed negotiations about buying a 25 percent stake in Joules. Joules said in a statement Sunday: “Joules confirms that it is in discussions with Next Plc (“Next”) about adopting its Total Platform services to support the Group’s long term growth plans. “Additionally, in […]

  • Next to raise prices in Q3, despite raising its outlook
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 07/08/2022 at 20:05

    Image: Next Plc Next saw stronger than expected sales in 2022, raising its outlook for the year to 860 million pounds, an increase of 4,5 percent over 2021 and 10 million pounds over previous forecasts. Despite the stellar revenue, the company said it will also raise prices from Q3 by approximately 8 percent. Even as a shrinking high street gives Next a competitive edge, inflation from supply chains, an energy crisis and general rising costs will now be passed onto the consumer. Even as the […]

  • Does the middle market fashion consumer still exist?
    by news@fashionunited.com (Kristopher Fraser) on 05/08/2022 at 17:56

    Image: jcrew.com New York - In their heyday, middle market mall brands reigned as royalty in American fashion and retail. The Gaps, Banana Republics, and J. Crews of the world were go-to apparel stores for those looking for everything from something casual to hang out with their friends to more formalwear in the case of Banana Republic and J. Crew. In the rising era of fast fashion, these brands started losing their ground to the likes of Zara and H&M, though. The status of these brands […]

  • 5 Footwear trends spotted at JATC Manchester
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 05/08/2022 at 12:55

    Image: Bensimon at Just Around the Corner - photo by FashionUnited A total of 150 brands exhibited at the second edition of trade show Just Around the Corner’s (JATC) Manchester-based event, which ran from August 2 to 3. Its layout saw exhibitors placed in zones dedicated to their particular industry sector, including a new addition, The Edit, which focused on womenswear brands with a more premium price point. Footwear and accessories, which were mostly placed in a section covering the first […]

  • Do best dressed lists matter?
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 05/08/2022 at 12:37

    Opinion Image: Red Carpet Tatler, a London-based Condé Nast operated magazine, for its September issue has revived its best dressed list, citing glamour is back and that good taste never goes out of style. But do these style barometers even matter in 2022? And well, who are they to judge? Oddly, the society publication has lauded the sartorial looks of the Duchess of Cambridge to come in at number one. All classic tailoring of the modesty kind, bound to the same restrictive royal […]

  • Former Tesco exec joins Burberry board
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 05/08/2022 at 11:50

    Image: Burberry Burberry has announced that Alan Stewart has been appointed to its board as a non-executive director and member of the Audit and Nomination committee, effective from September 1. It comes as Matthew Key is set to retire from his position on the board as a non-exec director after nine years with the company. Stewart will be succeeding Key the company announced during its Annual General Meeting. Stewart, who previously served as chief financial officer of Tesco from 2014 to 2021, […]

  • Dior opens first Scandinavian boutique in Oslo
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 05/08/2022 at 11:42

    Image: Dior French luxury maison Dior has chosen Norway’s capital as the location for its first boutique in Scandinavia. The new store is located on Nedre Slottsgate in the Promenaden Fashion District, Oslo’s luxury shopping hub, next to other storied fashion houses including Bottega Veneta, Hermès, and Gucci. The new store will carry the brand’s women’s and men’s AW22/23 collection designed by creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri. Annette Lund, the CEO of property firm Promenaden […]

  • Will a new open-source marketplace revolutionise direct to consumer platforms?
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 05/08/2022 at 11:20

    Image: E-commerce via Pexels Shopify’s sacking of 10,000 employees last week, the equivalent of 10 percent of its workforce, has left questions, if not holes, in the future of DTC platforms, where soaring costs, supply chain bottlenecks and a slowdown in consumer spending is hampering sales. For many small fashion businesses, advertising on Instagram and Facebook is no longer enough to build a community at speed to find customers. Cost of acquisition has soared this year, and targeting […]

  • Yeezy Gap engineered by Balenciaga arrives in physical stores
    by news@fashionunited.com (Herve Dewintre) on 05/08/2022 at 10:50

    Yeezy GapThe collaboration between Kanye West and Balenciaga arrives in stores at the Gap as the American brand changes direction. Will the Kanye West effect save Gap? In any case, the American brand has found a jump start. In one year, thanks to a partnership with the superstar, Gap regains some of its luster lost since the late 90s, revolutionizing its business plan, but also its organization chart. As a reminder, the CEO Sonia Syngal left her position on July 11 after failing to turn around […]

  • Balenciaga strikes deal with Reliance Brands to bring brand to India
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 05/08/2022 at 10:36

    Image: Balenciaga Luxury brand Balenciaga has signed a strategic deal with Reliance Brands Limited (RBL), which will see the couture label enter the Indian market. The long-term franchise agreement will make RBL Balenciaga’s exclusive partner in the region and marks the branding agency’s second deal with a Kering-owned label. It previously struck a similar agreement with Bottega Veneta. Founded initially in 1917, Balenciaga has gained significant traction in the luxury industry since its […]

  • Japan’s GU to open first US store
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 05/08/2022 at 10:18

    Image: Fast Retailing, GU Japanese retailer GU has announced it will be opening its first store in the US, set to launch autumn 2022. The pop-up store will be located in Soho, New York, and will mark the brand’s first Western launch outside of Asia, coming as part of its further business expansion. Featured in the store will be a lineup of “on-trend” clothing and accessories for both men and women, bringing New York shoppers a taste of GU’s latest collections. In a release, GU CEO, […]

  • Delta Apparel Q3 sales up 7 percent, but profits narrow
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 05/08/2022 at 10:08

    Image: Delta Apparel, Facebook US lifestyle and activewear company Delta Apparel has reported a 7 percent increase in sales in the third quarter of the year. In the three months to July 2, net sales came in at 126.9 million dollars, up from 118.7 million dollars a year earlier. Sales at the company’s Delta Group segment rose 3 percent to 106 million dollars, while sales in its Salt Life segment jumped 30 percent to 20.9 million dollars. “We are pleased to achieve another quarter of revenue […]

  • The RealReal calls on US congress to implement circularity practices
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 05/08/2022 at 09:56

    Image: The RealReal x Saks Luxury resale platform The RealReal has called on the US congress to consider circularity in its mission of tackling the climate crisis. The platform hosted a Congressional briefing, entitled ‘Fashion and the Environment – How to Achieve a Circular Future’, through which it directed speeches towards House and Senate staff. In his opening remarks, senate recycling caucus co-chair Tom Carper noted the impact the textile industry has had on the planet. Carper […]

  • LVMH and Elle launch second Prix des Artisanes
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 05/08/2022 at 09:55

    Image: Prix des Artisanes via LVMH LVMH and Elle have partnered on the second edition of Prix des Artisanes, a competition and prize that promotes the savoir-faire of craftswomen in applied arts. Now in its second year, the prize is held in association with the Institut National des Métiers d’Art and the Artisans d’Avenir network. In a statement LVMH said it supports lesser known métiers, which are as widely varied as afeather worker or ceramicist, to winemaker, glass blower or crystal […]

  • Puma to host sustainable fashion conference in London
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 05/08/2022 at 09:37

    Image: Puma Sports giant Puma has announced it will be hosting a conference focused on solutions to drive a more sustainable fashion industry. Set to take place in London on September 6, the ‘Conference of the People’ will see a number of activists, NGOs, experts, ambassadors and consumers take to the event to discuss various sustainability issues and potential solutions. As part of the occasion, the company launched a dedicated online platform, pumacop.com, which will offer more […]

  • Vera Bradley sells retail start-up GoodMrkt to co-founder
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 05/08/2022 at 09:27

    Image: Vera Bradley x Coleman American bag company Vera Bradley has reportedly sold its 16-month-old subsidiary GoodMrkt to its co-founder and chief brand officer Harry Cunningham. According to WWD, the decision to sell comes as part of Vera Bradley’s board of director’s decision to focus on the growth of its two core brands, as noted in a statement to the publication from Rob Wallstrom, the outgoing president and CEO of the firm. Wallstrom’s successor is expected to be named in the […]

  • Just Around the Corner Manchester puts spotlight on Northern and indie brands
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 05/08/2022 at 08:58

    Image: Just Around the Corner Manchester, August 2 to 3 2022 “We need support from retailers in the North to sustain a position here,” said Juls Dawson, founder and organiser of trade show Just Around the Corner (JATC), in a conversation with FashionUnited. A total of 150 brands exhibited at the event, which is now in its second season in Manchester, and was hosted from August 2 to 3, slightly ahead of its more seasoned London show. According to JATC, the number of visitors had increased […]

  • Khaite reportedly eyeing future investment and sale opportunities
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 05/08/2022 at 08:33

    Image: Khaite Resort 2023 New York label Khaite is reportedly exploring potential investment and sale options as it looks towards scaling the brand. According to sources of WWD, creative director Catherine Holstein has been in contact with possible investors and is considering a sale. In a statement to the publication, the brand said that it had grown quickly since its debut as it continues to gain traction among customers and retail partners. The statement continued: “In addition, investors […]

  • Kontoor Brands Q2 revenue up 25 percent, lowers FY outlook
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 05/08/2022 at 08:27

    Image: Wrangler, Facebook Kontoor Brands, the owner of denim labels Wrangler and Lee, has reported a 25 percent increase in revenue in the second quarter of the year. In the three months to July 2, revenue came in at 613.6 million dollars, compared to 490.8 million dollars a year earlier. That growth was primarily driven by the company's US business, which saw a 40 percent increase in revenue to 510.2 million dollars. On a less bright note, international revenue was down 18 percent to 103.3 […]

  • The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations continue at Windsor Castle
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 05/08/2022 at 08:27

    Image: Royal Collection Trust In Pictures Celebrations for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is continuing at Windsor Castle with a special exhibition exploring the Coronation through portraiture, photographs and items of Her Majesty’s dress and jewellery, including the Coronation Dress, Robe of Estate and the Coronation Necklace and Earrings. The ‘Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Coronation’ exhibition is open until September 26 and highlight’s the Coronation that took place at […]

  • Marimekko to launch secondhand and vintage marketplace
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 05/08/2022 at 08:18

    Image: Marimekko Pre-Loved Finnish design company Marimekko is set to launch a community-centred marketplace for the brand’s secondhand and vintage goods. Preparing to go live August 25, ‘Marimekko Pre-loved’ will allow for both peer-to-peer sales and B2C independent vendors in a bid to further the lifespan of its products. Sellers will be able to either redeem their earnings through cash or exchange them into a gift voucher to use on the Marimekko website. The official launch follows a […]

  • Connected Retail by Zalando kommer til København
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 05/08/2022 at 08:06

    Connected Retail by Zalando Denne sommer tager Connected Retail by Zalando, som er Zalandos forretningsmodel, der kobler fysiske butikker til Zalandos platform, på en rundtur til en række af Europas største hovedstæder. Nu hvor events og messer igen er i fuld gang, slår Connected Retail by Zalando sig sammen med Volkswagen for at omdanne to New VW hybrid Multivan til mobile showrooms. Vognene er udstyret med interaktive skærme og formålet er at få en personlig snak med butiksindehavere […]

  • Marks & Spencer announced as official tailor of England football team
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 05/08/2022 at 08:01

    Image: Marks & Spencer, Football Association Marks & Spencer has announced that it has been selected as the official tailor of the England Senior Men’s and Women’s football teams, a partnership that will span the course of three years. It builds on the department store’s long-standing relationship with the Football Association, dating back to 2007 when it was selected as the official suit supplier of the men’s team. For this new partnership, a 67-piece menswear collection will […]

  • PVH appoints Ajay Bhalla to its board of directors
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 05/08/2022 at 05:49

    Image: Calvin Klein, Facebook PVH Corp. has announced the appointment of Ajay Bhalla, president, cyber & intelligence at Mastercard International, to its board of directors. The company said his appointment is part of the Board’s on-going refreshment process, which is bringing together business leaders with a diverse range of experiences, backgrounds and perspectives to support the PVH+ plan. In connection with Bhalla’s appointment, the number of directors constituting the full board […]

  • Alpargatas posts 40 percent drop in Q2 profit
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 05/08/2022 at 05:38

    Image: Havaianas In the second quarter, Alpargatas reached net revenue of 1.1 billion Brazilian real, up 2 percent or 10 percent in constant currency against the second quarter of 2021. In the second quarter, Alpargatas , owner of Havaianas, recorded a 40 percent decrease in net income to 64.2 million Brazilian real. Excluding data from Rothy's, recurring net income reached 114 million Brazilian real, a decrease of 6.4 percent. Alpargatas reports sales increase at Havaianas Havaianas net […]

  • ThredUp appoints first chief marketing officer in nearly five years
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 04/08/2022 at 14:52

    Image: ThredUp Resale platform ThredUp has announced the appointment of Noelle Sadler as its chief marketing officer as it looks to sharpen its focus on encouraging secondhand shopping for younger generations. Reporting to ThredUp president Anthony Marino, Sadler joins the company as its first CMO in nearly five years and will apply her expertise in e-commerce marketing and merchandising. "ThredUp has made great strides towards our mission of inspiring a new generation of consumers to think […]

  • A look into designer Claire McCardell's legacy - Part 2
    by news@fashionunited.com (FashionUnited) on 04/08/2022 at 14:10

    In the second installation of this two part Dressed episode, the hosts dive into the career and legacy of designer Claire McCardell. This episode dives into the designers work during World War 2 and the designs it inspired. Listen to this 27 minute episode to learn more about the iconic designer.

  • Alibaba quarterly revenue flat for first time ever in June
    by news@fashionunited.com (AFP) on 04/08/2022 at 13:48

    Image: Alibaba Group Corporate Campus in Hangzhou, China. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba reported flat revenue growth on Thursday for the first time ever, as the country grappled with an economic slowdown and Covid-19 resurgences kept consumers jittery. Revenue came in at 205.6 billion yuan (30.7 billion dollars) in the April-June quarter, beating analyst expectations despite being slightly below the same period last year, following a decline in the company's China commerce segment revenue, […]

  • VF Q1 sales up, adjusts earnings outlook
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 04/08/2022 at 13:46

    Image: The North Face First quarter revenue increased 3 percent or 7 percent in constant dollars to 2.3 billion dollars at VF Corporation, driven by increases in the EMEA and Americas regions partially offset by a decline in the APAC region primarily due to COVID lockdowns in China. Commenting on the results, Steve Rendle, chairman, President and CEO of VF said: “We delivered solid top-line results in Q1, ahead of our initial expectations, led by strong consumer engagement with our outdoor, […]

  • Does America have an inventory problem?
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 04/08/2022 at 13:42

    Image: Stockpile via Pexels America may be on the cusp of an inventory problem. Research from the Wall Street Journal says the compounding excess of apparel and other stock is filling up US warehouses faster than goods are being sold. As supply chains continue to hinder deliveries, companies are stockpiling to avoid the perils of shipping bottlenecks, which has seen soaring demand for warehousing and storage space. According to Supply Chain Brain, leading logistics real estate company Prologis […]

  • Gildan reports 20 percent sales growth
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 04/08/2022 at 13:36

    Image: Gildan media resources Sales for the second quarter ending July 3, 2022 at Gildan Activewear Inc., of 896 million dollars, were up 20 percent over the prior year, consisting of activewear sales of 758 million dollars, up 27 percent and sales in the hosiery and underwear category of 138 million dollars, down 8 percent over the prior year. Net sales for the six months were 1,670 million dollars, up 25 percent over the same period last year, reflecting an increase of 32 percent in […]

  • UK to enter recession later this year, Bank of England warns
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 04/08/2022 at 13:28

    Image: Pexels The UK is set to fall into recession between October and December, the Bank of England has warned. It said it expects the recession to last until the end of 2023, which would be the longest since the 2008 financial crisis. “Inflationary pressures in the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe have intensified significantly since the May Monetary Policy (MPC) Report and the MPC’s previous meeting,” the Bank of England said. It said that pressure “largely reflects a near […]

  • Crocs presents strong Q2 results, revenues jump 51 percent
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 04/08/2022 at 13:17

    Image: courtesy of Crocs For its second quarter, Crocs, Inc. reported consolidated revenues of 964.6 million dollars increased 50.5 percent or 55.6 percent on a constant currency basis, as compared to 2021. Crocs brand quarterly revenues of 732.2 million dollars, increased 14.3 percent or 19.4 percent on a constant currency basis, as compared to 2021. Heydude brand revenues were 232.4 million dollars, up approximately 96 percent compared to 2021. Commenting on the second quarter trading, […]

  • Gucci first luxury brand to accept ApeCoin cryptocurrency in store
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 04/08/2022 at 12:52

    Image: Gucci x Superplastic Gucci is the first luxury house to accept ApeCoin (APE) cryptocurrency in its US stores. The Kering-owned maison was quick to adopt digital currencies and will now offer shoppers the possibility to make in-store purchases using ApeCoin through BitPay, the world’s largest provider of online payment services. Gucci has been trialing a roll-out of digital payments in its stores, starting with its Wooster Street boutique in New York, Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles as well […]

  • Tapestry COO Tom Glaser to retire, CFO Scott Roe to assume dual role
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 04/08/2022 at 12:52

    Image: Scott Roe via Business Wire Tapestry, Inc. has announced the retirement of Tom Glaser, 61, the company’s chief operations officer (COO). Effective immediately, and in keeping with Tapestry’s succession planning, the company said, Scott Roe, who has been chief financial officer since June 2021, will take on additional responsibility as COO. As part of these changes, the company’s chief executive officer, Joanne Crevoiserat, will assume direct oversight of Tapestry’s strategy and […]

  • EU-India Free Trade negotiations
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 04/08/2022 at 12:37

    Image Credit: Via EURATEX Today the European Commission released its long-awaited Strategy for Sustainable Textile, with the ambition to move the sector towards the path of sustainability. EURATEX welcomes the EU ambitions to act on sustainable textiles and investments, in order to change how textiles are made, chosen and recovered. Many European companies have already chosen this path, therefore the strategy should support them in this process, especially considering today’s energy crisis. […]

  • Top Fashion Influencer: Marie Kitsova
    by news@fashionunited.com (FashionUnited) on 04/08/2022 at 11:50

    Credit: Courtesy of Marie Kitsova Marie is a London based fashion influencer, model & content creator. She has accumulated over 200 thousand followers on her Instagram and TikTok since then. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Marie Kitsóva (@mariekitsova) Whilst travelling a lot, all of her outfits appear timeless and chic. Oftentimes you will see Marie in elegant dresses or sophisticated pants, always staying classy. Her Outfits almost appear to be in the […]

  • Circularity in the spotlight for BESTSELLER’s fashion week
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 04/08/2022 at 11:48

    Image credit: Via BESTSELLER The Danish fashion house aims to host the most educational event during Copenhagen Fashion Week. It's no secret that Copenhagen Fashion Week (CPHFW) is mostly about sales. New trends and new garments that appeal to all fashion-conscious people. The same goes for the upcoming week’s SS23 with the main focus of purchasing and selling next year’s spring and summer collections. But, simultaneously, there is an increasing focus on sustainability and circularity, […]

  • G-Star RAW’s new art platform: The Art of RAW
    by news@fashionunited.com (Sponsor) on 04/08/2022 at 10:32

    Image: G-Star Raw Lenny Stöpp joins the roster as the latest young design talent. Lenny Stöpp, Image: G-Star Raw G-Star RAW has created denim art pieces since its start, with art and design being a strong part of their DNA. This year, the brand launched a new art platform: The Art of RAW. After collaborating with various international award-winning design talents such as Teun Zwets and Athena Gronti, they are now launching their newest one with designer Lenny Stöpp. The talents of […]

  • Torrid taps new COO and CFO, lowers Q2 guidance
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 04/08/2022 at 09:06

    Image: Torrid, Facebook Plus-size womenswear brand Torrid has lowered its outlook for the second quarter of the year and announced key new appointments to its top team. The US brand, which specialises in fashion for sizes 10 to 30, has appointed Tim Martin to the joint role of chief operating officer and chief financial officer, effective September 12. Martin joins from Guitar Center where he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Earlier in his career, he worked in a […]

  • EURATEX welcomes EU’s ambition for a sustainable and competitive industry, but calls for a smart and realistic implementation
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 04/08/2022 at 08:53

    Image: Via EURATEX The European Commission released its long-awaited Strategy for Sustainable Textile, with the ambition to move the sector towards the path of sustainability. EURATEX welcomes the EU ambitions to act on sustainable textiles and investments, in order to change how textiles are made, chosen and recovered. Many European companies have already chosen this path, therefore the strategy should support them in this process, especially considering today’s energy crisis. The […]

  • Celeb makeup artist and LA recording artist to launch digital-first beauty brand, Bakeup
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 04/08/2022 at 08:38

    Image: Bakeup British-born makeup artist Jo Baker and recording artist Grace Gaustad are set to launch a new digitally advanced makeup brand, which looks to blur the lines between real-life beauty and the metaverse. Set to release autumn 2022, on the heels of Gaustad’s second album, Bakeup aims to provide shoppers with products that expand the traditional meaning of makeup. The partnership between the duo was born from previous makeup collaborations, bringing together their joint idea of […]

  • Cole Buxton launches capsule collection with End.
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 04/08/2022 at 08:26

    Image: Cole Buxton ‘CB Gym’ End. Luxury British sportswear brand Cole Buxton has launched an exclusive capsule collection with End., inspired by the world of bodybuilding. The seven-piece collection takes inspiration from the classic cuts and fabrics utilised by bodybuilders and features T-shirts, hoodies and sleeveless sweatshirts emblazoned with ‘CB Gym’ across the chest and back in homage to classic bodybuilding gym attire and branding. The apparel has been designed to be worn in […]

  • Ryan Ross appointed president of Neiman Marcus
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 04/08/2022 at 08:17

    Image: Neiman Marcus, Ryan Ross Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) has announced it has appointed Ryan Ross as president of the Neiman Marcus brand, effective August 15. In the newly established role, Ross has been tasked with driving the acceleration of the business by strengthening the brand and customer experience. Ross will report to NMG’s chief executive officer, Geoffroy van Raemdonck. “Ryan is a values-driven leader with a proven track record of achieving rapid growth and optimising […]

  • Revlon receives approval for 1.4 billion dollar bankruptcy loan
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 04/08/2022 at 07:56

    Image: Revlon, Facebook Revlon has received permission from a US bankruptcy judge to proceed with a 1.4 billion dollar loan. The ruling comes despite junior creditors’ objections to the loan, each of which argued that its terms could deter any possibility of recovering anything from the company’s bankruptcy. Manhattan-based judge David Jones ordered modifications to the loan in response, however said that the cosmetics firm must borrow the cash if it wishes to continue to operate in […]

  • Celtic & Co. collaborates with HD Wool Apparel Insulation
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 04/08/2022 at 07:54

    Image: Celtic & Co. Sustainable Cornish fashion brand Celtic & Co. has teamed up with ethically driven performance-led insulation company HD Wool Apparel Insulation to produce three new jackets for its autumn/winter 2022 collection. The collaboration expands Celtic & Co.’s British-made waxed cotton outerwear offering to include three insulated jackets created using hand-selected, fully traceable British Wool with HD Wool Apparel Insulation. The collection includes two new styles […]

  • Good American to open its first store in Los Angeles
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 04/08/2022 at 07:44

    Image: Good American Good American, the inclusive fashion brand co-founded by Khloe Kardashian and Emma Grede, has announced it will open its first physical flagship store at Westfield Century City in Los Angeles. Slated to open in Q1 of 2023, the Good America store will mark the brand’s first foray into physical retail as it looks to expand on its existing direct-to-consumer presence on GoodAmerican.com and wholesale partnerships with Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Revolve.com. The store […]

  • Tod’s founders considering 344 million dollar bid to take group private
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 04/08/2022 at 07:33

    Image: Tod's x Mame Kurogouchi The founders of Italian luxury shoemaker Tod’s have expressed an interest in buying out other investors of the company in order to take the group private. According to multiple reports, the Della Valle brothers, who founded Tod’s back in 1978, are willing to cash out 344 million dollars on the move, which would see it delisted from the Italian Stock Exchange. The sibling duo are hoping that the decision will boost the financial side of the business as they […]

  • Gordon Brothers acquire German fashion brand Orsay
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 04/08/2022 at 07:12

    Image: Orsay US global advisory, restructuring and investment firm Gordon Brothers have acquired the German Orsay brand, archives, related trademarks and other intellectual property from Orsay GmbH for an undisclosed amount. In a statement, Gordon Brothers said that the acquisition will allow the German omni-channel women’s fashion brand to maintain its brand DNA and develop new apparel, footwear and accessories. To continue the brand’s growth, Gordon Brothers has also announced a […]

  • SS23 menswear trends: sport’s day
    by news@fashionunited.com (Jayne Mountford) on 04/08/2022 at 06:55

    Image: Courtesy VTMNTS/LOEWE/Louis Vuitton Athleticwear is set to be a top trend in the SS23 menswear market. Here are ten strong looks from the European runways. 8IGB Community Clothing Image: Courtesy 8IGB Community Clothing SS23 For SS23, designer Ruben Biss was inspired by elements of the ocean, including sharks, surf boards and flippers. Look 20 included an oversized black sweatshirt with silver inserts and a pant/skirt combination. Ahluwalia Image: Courtesy Ahluwalia SS23 […]

  • eBay posts decline in revenue and GMV
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 04/08/2022 at 06:53

    Image: eBay press room eBay Inc. reported revenue of 2.4 billion dollars, down 9 percent on an as-reported basis and down 6 percent on a foreign exchange (FX) neutral basis. Gross merchandise volume (GMV) was 18.5 billion dollars, down 18 percent on an as-reported basis and down 14 percent on an FX-neutral basis. "Our team delivered better than expected financial results across the board while continuing to make significant progress on our long-term initiatives," said Jamie Iannone, CEO of […]

  • Zalando's Q2 sales drop, expects recovery in H2
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 04/08/2022 at 06:47

    Image: Zalando Zalando’s gross merchandise volume in the second quarter of 2022 came in at 3.8 billion euros, showing a flat development, amid a challenging macroeconomic environment due to lower consumer confidence, inflationary pressures and selected supply shortages impacting availability. Zalando said, revenue fell by 4 percent to 2.6 billion euros mainly due to the transition of the business to a platform model. Zalando reported an adjusted EBIT of 77.4 million euros, resulting in a […]

  • Carol Yancey appointed to board of directors of Oxford Industries
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 04/08/2022 at 06:34

    Image: Tommy Bahama, Facebook Oxford Industries, Inc. has announced the appointment of Carol B. Yancey to the company’s board of directors. “Carol’s exceptional track record of strategic leadership and insights into operational and governance matters, as well as her depth of experience in public company accounting and financial oversight, will be tremendous additions to our board,” said Thomas C. Chubb III, chairman and CEO of Oxford Industries in a release. The company said, Yancey […]

  • Next posts sales growth, raises profit outlook
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 04/08/2022 at 06:28

    Image: Next Plc British fashion retailer Next has reported a 5 percent year-over-year increase in full price sales in the second quarter, 50 million pounds ahead of the company’s previous guidance. Excluding Russia and Ukraine, full price sales were up 6.3 percent. Next is maintaining its full price sales guidance for the second half at a 1 percent increase, while its full year profit guidance has been upped by 10 million pounds to 860 million pounds, an increase of 4.5 percent versus […]

  • Adidas Q2 sales increase but operating profit declines
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 04/08/2022 at 06:11

    Image: Adidas x Marimekko via Marimekko In the second quarter, currency-neutral revenues increased 4 percent as Adidas continued to see strong momentum in western markets. In euro terms, revenues grew 10 percent to 5.596 billion euros. In the first half of 2022, currency-neutral revenues were flat versus the prior year period. In euro terms, revenues grew 5 percent to 10.897 billion euros. The company said that this growth was achieved despite continued challenges on both supply and demand. […]

  • Growth in active customers boosts Revolve Group's Q2 sales
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 04/08/2022 at 05:46

    Image: Revolve, Facebook Revolve Group Inc. reported total second quarter net sales of 290.1 million dollars, an increase of 27 percent year-over-year. Gross margin was 55.9 percent, an increase of 29 basis points and the company’s highest-ever gross margin for a second quarter. The company attributed the sales increase to continued strong growth in active customers, highlighted by quarterly growth of approximately 124,000 during the second quarter of 2022, the highest ever for a second […]

  • A look into design Claire McCardell's legacy - Part 1
    by news@fashionunited.com (FashionUnited) on 03/08/2022 at 14:10

    In the first part of this two part Dressed episode, the hosts dive into the career and legacy of designer Claire McCardell. In the 1930s, McCardell changed the sportswear game with a modern take on the sector, ahead of its time. Listen to this 35 minute episode to learn more about the iconic designer.

  • Save the Duck sets sights on IPO - a conversation with CEO Nicolas Bargi
    by news@fashionunited.com (Weixin Zha) on 03/08/2022 at 13:36

    Save the Duck store in Hong Kong. Image: Save the Duck Save the Duck has big plans. The Italian outerwear brand known for its jackets filled with a down alternative is expanding after securing new investors this year. “In the next two to three years, you will see the company invest,” chief executive officer Nicolas Bargi said during an interview. “We will open many shops, and we will grow our digital, online direct business.” Save the Duck generates 85 percent of its revenue via […]

  • Création Gross: Fourth generation joins the company
    by news@fashionunited.com (Press Club) on 03/08/2022 at 13:12

    Thomas Steinhart, Dominik Gross, Peter Gross, Ralph Böhm With 31-year-old Dominik Gross, son of co-owner Peter Gross, the fourth generation will join the fashion company Création Gross GmbH & Co. KG by october 2022. The business economist studied in Bamberg and completed his Master's degree in Hong Kong with a focus on market strategy and finance. In the last few years, he worked as a key account manager for the consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser in Heidelberg, among other […]

  • Under Armour cuts FY profit outlook
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 03/08/2022 at 11:53

    Image: Under Armour Under Armour has lowered its full-year profit guidance as it expects higher promotional activities to cut into its margins. That came despite the company’s first-quarter earnings matching Wall Street expectations. In the three months to June 30, revenue at the US sportswear company was flat at 1.3 billion dollars compared to the prior year, with wholesale up 3 percent, but direct-to-consumer down 7 percent. Breaking it down by geography, North America revenue was flat at […]

  • Spring/Summer 2023 menswear material trends
    by news@fashionunited.com (Trendstop) on 03/08/2022 at 11:09

    Materials focus on the sensory with surface texture and hand feels designed to bring new levels of comfort to the season’s underlying themes. Inspirations from global dress and crafted elements are carefully considered and refined using premium quality components and artisanal techniques to create ever more luxurious interpretations. Sustainability does not come at the expense of performance as upcycled materials are transformed into ‘new’ fabrics that are long lasting, durable, and […]

  • CIFF appoints new director ahead of August show
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 03/08/2022 at 11:07

    Image: CIFF | Credit: FashionUnited Copenhagen International Fashion Fair (CIFF) has appointed Anna Sofie Dolva as its new director. Dolva joins CIFF from yet-to-be-launched tech-beauty brand Luluab, where she has served as chief commercial officer since June 2021. Earlier in her career, she spent five years at beauty giant L'Oréal, most recently serving as business unit director of drug channels, e-commerce, and new business. Announcing the news in a LinkedIn post, Dolva said: “I am […]

  • H&M launching new activewear line to “democratise sportswear”
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 03/08/2022 at 10:51

    Image: H&M Move In Pictures Fashion retailer H&M is launching a new activewear line worldwide called H&M Move on August 4 that will showcase a more accessible vision of sport by reframing it as movement. H&M Move will be available in 2,500 H&M stores and online from August 4 to offer “stylish and functionable movewear” to support men, women and children of all abilities and skills to “move comfortably and confidently”. Simon Brown, general manager at H&M Move, […]

  • River Island unveils its 'The Kind Society' sustainability strategy
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 03/08/2022 at 09:51

    Image: River Island British retailer River Island has unveiled its sustainability strategy, ‘The Kind Society,’ featuring 12 key commitments, aligned to the United Nations Sustainability Goals, focusing on the “four Ps” - people, planet, principles and partners. “Kindness goes beyond compliments and favours. At River Island, kindness is about us, as a business, building a relationship with the environment and society where we put in more than we take out. That’s why it’s time to […]

  • Company insolvencies in England and Wales jump 81 percent in Q2
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 03/08/2022 at 09:36

    Image: Pexels The number of companies filing for insolvency in England and Wales in the second quarter increased by 81 percent compared to the year before amid soaring inflation, new figures show. In the three months to 30 June, there were 5,629 registered company insolvencies after seasonal adjustment, according to the latest data from The Insolvency Service. That number comprised 4,908 creditors’ voluntary liquidations (CVL), 368 compulsory liquidations, 320 administrations, 32 company […]

  • Emilia Wickstead opens new London flagship store
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 03/08/2022 at 08:58

    Image: Emilia Wickstead by Paul Riddle In Pictures Luxury fashion designer Emilia Wickstead, a favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge, has opened a new flagship store in London. Located at 152-153 Sloane Street in Belgravia, London, the 3,900-square-foot flagship spans two floors and signals a new era of expansion for the luxury brand to offer the full range of Emilia Wickstead products and services, from ready-to-wear to homeware. For the design, Wickstead worked with London-based architecture […]

  • Coco Capitán unveils charity T-shirt with e-bike brand Cowboy
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 03/08/2022 at 08:47

    Image: Cowboy x Coco Capitán Artist Coco Capitán has collaborated with Belgian e-bike brand Cowboy on a limited-edition T-shirt to raise money for Cool Earth, the non-profit organisation working to protect the rainforest and fight the climate crisis by supporting indigenous communities. The 100 percent organic T-shirt, priced at 40 pounds, features one of Capitán’s prose in her signature handwritten style celebrating the positive impact the cycling community has on cities. Commenting on […]

  • Rocky Brands Q2 revenue up 23 percent, but profits narrow
    by news@fashionunited.com (Huw Hughes) on 03/08/2022 at 08:33

    Image: The Original Muck Boot, Facebook Rocky Brands, a US designer, manufacturer and marketer of footwear and apparel, has reported a narrowing profit in the second quarter despite a 23.1 percent increase in sales. Net income in the three months to June 30 fell to 0.9 million dollars from 3.9 million dollars a year earlier. The company, whose portfolio includes brands Rocky, Durango, and The Original Muck Boot Company, posted net sales of 162 million dollars, up from 131.6 million dollars. […]

  • Arizona Muse holds closet sale on Vestiaire Collective
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 03/08/2022 at 08:27

    Image: Arizona Muse Supermodel and sustainability activist Arizona Muse has teamed up with Vestiaire Collective to host a closet sale to raise money for her charitable organisation Dirt, which works to regenerate soil around the world. Muse’s sale includes more than 100 items from her wardrobe, including luxury bags from Dior, Prada, and Celine, as well as shoes, ace accessories and ready-to-wear pieces from brands like J.Crew, The Kooples, Frame and Zimmermann. All proceeds will go directly […]

  • Amazon's carbon footprint soared by 18 percent last year, fuelled by pandemic shopping and expansion
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 03/08/2022 at 07:55

    Image: Carbon footprint via Pexels The world’s largest online retailer is facing colossal challenges to reduce its carbon footprint. A surge in pandemic shopping showed Amazon’s 2021 carbon emissions grew 18 percent. As the e-commerce behemoth aims to grow its businesses, so does its footprint. Despite the electrical vehicles it uses for some of its deliveries; a switch to renewable energies and automating processes, Amazon has significantly increased its environmental impact since it […]

  • Bogner posts 36 percent sales growth
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 03/08/2022 at 07:34

    Image: Bogner newsroom Bogner, the Munich-based lifestyle and luxury sports fashion company, recorded sales of 166.3 million euros, up 36 percent for the year to March 31, 2022 and above pre-Covid levels of 163 million euros. With an EBITDA of 19.4 million euros, Bogner exceeded its own forecast, while EBIT totaled 11 million euros. “The result clearly exceeds our own expectations,” said Gerrit Schneider, Co-CEO of Bogner, adding, “We are efficient and lean, clear of debt and we have the […]

  • Stitch Fix launches new tweens fashion line
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 03/08/2022 at 07:32

    Image: Stitch Fix; The Commons Ahead of the back-to-school season, Stitch Fix has launched its first exclusive fashion brand dedicated to serving tweens, 'The Commons'. The 150-piece tweens collection will be available exclusively through Stitch Fix Kids and has been created in response to a 45 percent increase in client requests for products that serve the tween age demographic since 2019, explains Stitch Fix in the press release. The new line features everyday on-trend essentials, from […]

  • Säntis Textiles partners with Ciel to expand recycled cotton yarn
    by news@fashionunited.com (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 03/08/2022 at 07:11

    Global sustainable fabric and technology specialists Säntis Textiles is partnering with Ciel Textile to bring 100 percent recycled cotton yarns to its international brands. The new venture is set to expand the circular economy, utilising Säntis Textiles’ first-of-its-kind recycling technology. RCO100 works by converting pre-consumer industrial waste and post-consumer cotton garment waste into 100 percent recycled cotton yarns without the use of chemical processes or regenerated fibres. The […]

  • Luxury carmaker McLaren to launch high-end sneakers
    by news@fashionunited.com (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 03/08/2022 at 06:50

    Image: APL McLaren Auto giant McLaren is diverging its categories and launching a high-end sneaker collection to complement its portfolio of luxury cars. The British automaker, best known for its high-end racing sports cars and Formula 1, has debuted an innovative sneaker designed in partnership with footwear label Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL). The companies joined forces to create a new silhouette rooted in technology and innovation, combining the pursuit of performance with world class […]

  • Wolford appoints Paul Kotrba to the executive board
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 03/08/2022 at 06:47

    Image: Alberta Ferretti x Wolford The supervisory board of Wolford Ag has appointed Paul Kotrba, 49, as a new member of the executive board for a period of six months from August 1, 2022. During this period, the company said in a statement that the supervisory board will conduct the appointment process for a new executive board member. As COO, Kotrba will be in charge of supply chain and production, legal and compliance, investor relations, IT and digital as well as PMO. The company added that […]

  • Branding refresh drives strong sales growth at Hugo Boss
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 03/08/2022 at 06:40

    Image: Hugo Boss AG Hugo Boss currency-adjusted group sales increased 34 percent compared to the prior-year period. In group currency, revenues were up 40 percent to 878 million in the three-month period, marking the strongest second quarter in the history of Hugo Boss. Sales exceeded pre-pandemic levels, up 29 percent compared to 675 million euros. “Our impressive growth in the first half of the year reflects the many successes related to our comprehensive branding refresh,” said Daniel […]

  • Lenzing H1 revenues grow but earnings decline
    by news@fashionunited.com (Prachi Singh) on 03/08/2022 at 06:16

    Image: Lenzing AG The Lenzing Group’s revenue grew by 25.2 percent year-on-year to 1.29 billion euros in the first half of 2022, primarily due to higher fibre prices. EBITDA decreased by 13.3 percent to 188.9 million euros and the EBITDA margin reduced from 21.1 to 14.6 percent in the first half of the year. Commenting on the outlook, Stephan Sielaff, Lenzing Group CEO said in a release: “The second half of the year will continue to be characterised by elevated levels of uncertainty and […]

  • Item of the week: the evening gown
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 03/08/2022 at 06:05

    (From left) Image: A Line, Ted Baker, Angelika JozefczykWhat it is: As wedding seasons and events begin to make their return in full force, evening dresses have begun increasing in popularity as customers begin the search for what to wear for each occasion. An evening gown itself is often considered to be a floor-length dress specially designed for formal events, but various brands have created their own iteration of the style, leaving it open for broad interpretation. Whether it be for a […]

  • 5 Clothing trends spotted at JATC Manchester
    by news@fashionunited.com (Rachel Douglass) on 03/08/2022 at 06:05

    Image: Just Around the Corner Manchester 2022 - photo by FashionUnited A total of 125 brands are showing at the second edition of trade show Just Around the Corner’s (JATC) Manchester-based event, which is running from August 2 to 3. Its layout sees each of its exhibitors placed in zones dedicated to their particular industry sector, including a new addition, The Edit, which focuses on brands that target mature female shoppers. While clothing trends across each brand and collection varied […]

  • Bugatchi's new creative director, Anthony Keegan, talks brand storytelling
    by news@fashionunited.com (Jackie Mallon) on 03/08/2022 at 03:33

    Rowan Daly Interview After an international career spanning 20+ years designing for names such as Versace, Giorgio Armani, Kenneth Cole, and Canada Goose, among others, Canadian designer Anthony Keegan was tapped as creative director of Florida-based Bugatchi. His first presentation was unveiled in July to widespread acclaim. Keegan tells FashionUnited how Bugatchi lured him into the fold, why it felt like the right move, and the importance of storytelling. What attracted you to Bugatchi? I […]