• Meet the winners of Spain's #MOMADTalentsbyISEM competition
    by (Alicia Reyes Sarmiento) on 07/02/2023 at 17:19

    INTERVIEW Image: Disorder Urban #MOMADTalents by ISEM is a competition organised by Ifema Madrid, the organiser of Spanish trade fair Momad in collaboration with fashion business school ISEM. It is aimed at new brands and designers, which have been on the market for a maximum of three seasons, and have innovative ideas. The Spanish brand Magno Montero has won this year's edition, and the Colombian brand Disorder Urban came in second place. Both were able to exhibit their brand's new […]

  • MatchesFashion appoints executive creative director
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 07/02/2023 at 16:25

    Image: MatchesFashion Luxury fashion platform MatchesFashion has named John Mooney as its executive creative director, as chief executive Nick Beighton strengthens his executive team. In a statement, MatchesFashion said that Mooney would be responsible for all creative output across the organisation across all touch points. Mooney joins the business from Asos, where he served as global brand creative director. At Asos, he was responsible for building the in-house menswear clothing line and […]

  • Russel Athletic created for HIP - The new suit
    by (Press Club) on 07/02/2023 at 16:02

    Picture: HIP x Russell Athletic, courtesy of the brand This season, HIP collaborates with iconic American sportswear brand Russell Athletic to present a 12-piece casual collection. Russell Athletic is a nostalgic '90s-era classic - a symbol of timeless athleisure wear. The range updates key pieces to create go-to lifestyle gear with a contemporary spin. Each piece keeps a clean-cut vintage aesthetic whilst using elevated, eco-friendly fabrics. Hoodies and sweatpants arrive in heavy 430gsm […]

  • CPHFW Talent: Iso.Poetism by Tobias Birk Nielsen AW23
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 07/02/2023 at 15:18

    Image: James Cochrane; Iso.Poetism by Tobias Birk Nielsen AW23 Interview Danish menswear label Iso.Poetism by Tobias Birk Nielsen, winner of the Wessel & Vett Fashion Prize 2022 and a member of Copenhagen Fashion Week’s talent incubator programme CPHFW Talent, showcased his autumn/winter 2023 collection inspired by the relationship between nature and man. Birk Nielsen welcomed editors and buyers into Copenhagen’s Bella Center, where models navigated around floating stones and rocks, […]

  • Video: What role should a European ecosystem have in making a change?
    by (FashionUnited) on 07/02/2023 at 15:11

    Image Credit: Fashion Council Germany (FCG) Exclusive: The European Fashion Alliance (EFA) together with the Cabildo de Gran Canaria organised the first Gran Canaria Summit in October 2022. Various leading fashion councils came together to define the first actions that contribute to a mutual vision and mission in creating a better and more sustainable future in the fashion industry. During the summit, the EFA organised a series of videos entailing different panel discussions or interviews […]

  • Latin American footwear industries unite in bid for US expansion
    by (Jackie Mallon) on 07/02/2023 at 15:05

    Cowboy Boots Made in Brazil at Inspiramais Leather Fair. Photo courtesy Inspiramais The footwear industries of Mexico, Argentina and Spain were united at Brazil’s Inspiramais leather expo to discuss the current state of their footwear industries and their sustainability and post-pandemic goals. Daniel Santos Risafi, First Vice President of the Chamber of Footwear Industries of Argentina (CIC), expressed happiness at the opportunity for co-operation between Latin American shoe industries. […]

  • WOOD WOOD Fall/Winter 2023 - Heaven out here
    by (Press Club) on 07/02/2023 at 13:38

    Picture: WOOD WOOD, FW23 Collection, courtesy of the brand Meet us on the dance floor, is the resounding statement from WOOD WOOD’s design team for AW23. Rave culture has always reverberated with a sense of community – a space to exist organically, bathed in colourful light, undulating basslines and free of restraints. At the core of WOOD WOOD’s DNA has always been this idea of gathering together for a common cause, so the brand’s latest offering hinges on this concept. Staged at […]

  • Pure London: Five brands attending for the first time in February
    by (Huw Hughes) on 07/02/2023 at 13:06

    Image: Fika UK fashion trade fair Pure London is returning to Olympia London at the end of this week, bringing together over 250 brands showcasing their latest AW23 collections. The event, running from Sunday February 12 to Tuesday February 14, will feature trend-led catwalk shows and keynote speakers including Ed Burstell, a retail executive who served for eight years as managing director of Liberty London, and Piers Carpenter, a jewellery designer who won the BBC’s All That Glitters […]

  • Ba&sh launches second hand offering in US
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 07/02/2023 at 13:05

    Ba&sh launches second hand offering in US with Archive. Image: Ba&sh x ArchiveFrench luxury label Ba&sh has become the next to join the resale industry, with the launch of a second hand offer in the US market. Through ‘Ba&sh Second Hand’, customers are encouraged to take part in the circular lifecycle of pre-loved pieces via the new user-friendly system. Developed with resale platform Archive, the dedicated site offers fewer listings than other resellers, a press […]

  • Les Deux Fall 2023 collection
    by (Sponsor) on 07/02/2023 at 12:38

    Picture: Les Deux, FW23 Collection, courtesy of the brand Les Deux is pleased to present their collection for Autumn ’23 - Souvenirs of America. You might not even realize it, but every time you visit a new place, speak with new people, or connect with new groups, an exchange occurs. It’s barely noticeable, but we all incorporate a small piece of these interactions into who we are: souvenirs from places near and far. We’re marked by our experiences, and we leave a small mark in return. […]

  • Beauty brand Merit to enter the UK market
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 07/02/2023 at 12:37

    Image: Merit Beauty US-based minimalist beauty brand Merit, loved by celebrities including Bella Hadid and Cameron Diaz, is launching in the UK with a direct-to-consumer website. Merit was founded in 2021 by Katherine Power, an editor turned consumer-brand builder, chief executive, and investor focusing on creating products and businesses that connect to millennial and Gen Z consumers. As well as being the driving force behind Merit, Power is also the chief executive and founder of the clean, […]

  • Fashion journalist Hilary Alexander dies aged 77
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 07/02/2023 at 11:30

    Image: Graduate Fashion Foundation; Hilary Alexander with Dame Zandra Rhodes for Graduate Fashion Week Legendary fashion journalist Hilary Alexander, who was the honorary president of Graduate Fashion Foundation, which organises Graduate Fashion Week, died peacefully on February 5, her 77th birthday, in London. In a statement from the foundation, they said that Alexander, who was a trustee on the charity board, was the “driving strength” behind Graduate Fashion Week and helped to grow the […]

  • Jimmy Choo unveils Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon collection
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 07/02/2023 at 11:03

    Image: Jimmy Choo; Jimmy Choo x Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon In Pictures Jimmy Choo has unveiled a capsule collection in collaboration with Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon in celebration of the Japanese anime series 30th anniversary. Sandra Choi, creative director of Jimmy Choo, has worked with Naoko Takeuchi, creator of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, on the collection that champions “bold individuality, zeitgeist-defining imagery and female empowerment”. In a statement, Jimmy Choo said that the […]

  • Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria: The fashion world responds and offers support
    by (Caitlyn Terra) on 07/02/2023 at 10:37

    The Turkish flag for illustration. Image via Unsplash Large areas in Turkey and Syria were hit by multiple earthquakes at the beginning of the week. The death toll is rising quickly and the images of the large disaster area are moving around the world. The fashion industry is responding to the tragedy and offering help where it can. Turkey is one of the major production countries for clothing and textiles, with many factories located in the country. One of the production partners of denim […]

  • Intradeco Holdings acquires Indera Mills to grow expertise
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 07/02/2023 at 10:24

    Intradeco Apparel logo. Image: Intradeco Holdings Thermal apparel supplier Intradeco Holdings has announced the acquisition of Indera Mills as part of its plans to expand on its expertise. The US-based manufacturer operates through production facilities in the US and Mexico, producing and distributing thermal underwear and supplying for the brands Coldpruf and Indera. With the acquisition, Intradeco is hoping to create new value for the group, which also supplies thermal underwear, as well as […]

  • Barbour raises prices in light of soaring production costs
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 07/02/2023 at 10:02

    Barbour British brand Barbour has reportedly been forced to raise prices in line with soaring production costs and a decrease in consumer spending. The retailer is said to be facing “extraordinary challenges” caused by these factors, while also battling high inflation and the cost-of-living crisis running rampant in the UK. Speaking to The Telegraph, Barbour’s managing director Steve Buck said the brand was tackling various price increases across the likes of shipping, energy, materials […]

  • Christian Siriano reimagines ‘Cher Horowitz’s’ yellow plaid suit for Super Bowl ad
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 07/02/2023 at 09:46

    Image: Rakuten; ‘Not So Clueless’ campaign - Alicia Silverstone In Pictures Rakuten, the shopping platform that offers Cash Back and rewards, has tapped fashion designer Christian Siriano to reimagine Cher Horowitz’s’ iconic yellow plaid suit from the ‘Clueless’ film for its Super Bowl advert. In the 30-second spot, Alicia Silverstone reprises her role as Cher Horowitz, playing a high school student in a debate classroom arguing the merits of Rakuten’s cashback programme while […]

  • Crew Clothing unveils retail expansion plans, 40 stores by 2025
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 07/02/2023 at 09:44

    Image: Crew Clothing Crew Clothing is banking on the high street for its upcoming retail expansion plans, with a particular focus on market towns and coastal resorts. The British clothing brand has revealed that it is planning to open 40 new stores by 2025 after experiencing a post-pandemic bounce-back. The details were unveiled by the CEO of the retailer, David Butler, in a conversation with The Times. Butler told the publication: “We have to react to customer behaviour and there is plenty […]

  • Eurazeo selects new executive board
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 07/02/2023 at 09:18

    Eurazeo logo. Image: Eurazeo Private equity firm Eurazeo has announced the nomination of a new executive board, composed of two chairman and two other board members. The board has been tasked with accelerating the company’s development towards third-party asset management, optimising capital allocation and continuing to improve its financial and non-financial performance. In line with the announcement, the supervisory board, which selected the candidates, and Virginie Morgon decided she […]

  • Hush names new chief creative officer
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 07/02/2023 at 08:49

    Image: Hush; Melissa Dick, chief creative officer Women’s fashion and lifestyle brand Hush has appointed Melissa Dick as its new chief creative officer. Dick joins Hush from the global lifestyle brand Coach, where she was vice president global head of creative strategy and studio, and will assume the creative leadership role from Mandy Watkins, founder of Hush. In a statement, Hush said that Watkins will work alongside Dick as “she settles into the business,” after which she will support […]

  • Sosandar announces death of non-exec chairman
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 07/02/2023 at 08:46

    Sosandar campaign. Image: Sosandar, Facebook Online womenswear retailer Sosandar has confirmed the passing of Bill Murray, the company’s non-executive chairman. The British e-commerce brand said Murray’s fellow board members and other colleagues are “deeply saddened” by the news. In a regulatory filing, Ali Hall and Julie Lavington, co-CEOs, said: "It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Bill over the weekend. He will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of […]

  • Moncler Genius to take over Olympia London for LFW show
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 07/02/2023 at 08:38

    Image: Moncler Genius Moncler Genius is planning a “monumental” London Fashion Week debut at Olympia London to set the tone for what it calls a “redefining year of Genius” featuring Pharrell Williams, Rick Owens and Alicia Keys. The event will take place on February 20 and go up against the other highly anticipated show of LFW, the debut of Daniel Lee at Burberry. The ‘Art of Genius 2023’ will be a “live show on a grand scale,” adds Moncler, and will unveil the creators, […]

  • PVH to pay out one million dollars to Haitian garment workers
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 07/02/2023 at 08:35

    Port-au-Prince suburbs, Haiti. Image: Unsplash PVH Corp, the owner of Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein, is set to provide back pay to over a thousand garment workers in Haiti after one of its factories in the region abruptly closed last year. The sudden closure left workers at the factory without severance and pension benefits, said the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC), a lobby group which managed to secure the deal. Through the agreement, most workers will receive the equivalent of more than six […]

  • L'Oreal faces multiple lawsuits claiming its hair relaxer products cause cancer
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 07/02/2023 at 08:09

    Beauty Image: Courtesy of LOréal Paris ©Getty Images - Peter White L’Oréal’s hair relaxer products are at the centre of 57 lawsuits in the U.S., for allegedly having cancer-causing properties. In a federal court in Chicago, the lawsuits, which were initially filed across the country, will be consolidated, accusing the beauty giant of knowing their products contained dangerous chemicals but marketed and sold them anyway, according to Reuters. In an online response to the […]

  • Canada Goose teams up with streetwear designer Chris Gibbs
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 07/02/2023 at 08:04

    Image: Canada Goose; Canada Goose and NBA Collection with Union In Pictures Luxury outerwear brand Canada Goose has tapped Canadian streetwear designer Chris Gibbs of Union LA to create a capsule collection in celebration of NBA All-Star 2023. The five-piece streetwear-style capsule collection is a modern take on classic Americana designs and patterns, “each crafted with the West Coast lifestyle in mind,” explains Canada Goose in the press release. Gibbs is the owner of Los Angeles-based […]

  • Brunello Cucinelli sets profits cap for gracious growth
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 07/02/2023 at 07:45

    Image: Brunello Cucinelli, via Neiman Marcus Group, NMG Awards Italian luxury brand Brunello Cucinelli is setting a profit cap to guarantee sustainable growth for the company’s future, which includes investing in better working and salary conditions for its employees. The company’s shares have increased ten times in value since its listing debut in 2012, outperforming the MSCI Europe Textile Apparel and Luxury Goods Index, according to Bloomberg. Yet Cucinelli's mantra affirms the business […]

  • Tia Mowry launches haircare line exclusively at Walmart
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 07/02/2023 at 07:35

    Image: 4U by Tia Beauty Actress Tia Mowry has partnered with synthetic biotechnology company Amyris to launch a natural haircare range that celebrates curls. 4U by Tia Mowry is exclusive to Walmart and will be sold in more than 2,800 stores in the US, as well as on the retailer’s website and via the direct-to-consumer website The haircare line launches with eight products formulated for 2A to 4C curly hair, including moisturising and clarifying shampoos, two conditioners, a […]

  • E.l.f. Beauty raises full year sales and earnings outlook
    by (Prachi Singh) on 07/02/2023 at 05:17

    Image: e.l.f. Cosmetics via Facebook Net sales increased 49 percent to 146.5 million dollars in the third quarter at e.l.f. Beauty, primarily driven by strength in both the retailer and e-commerce channels. The company’s updated outlook for fiscal 2023 reflects an expected 38-39 percent increase in net sales in the range of 541 to 545 million dollars compared to an expected 22-24 percent increase previously. Adjusted net income is expected to increase in the range of 75.5 to 77 million […]

  • Fashionette issues profit warning
    by (Prachi Singh) on 07/02/2023 at 04:58

    Image: Fashionetter media gallery According to preliminary, unaudited group figures, Fashionette AG’s adjusted EBITDA on a consolidated basis amounted to 0.5 million euros in 2022 compared to 4.4 million euros in the previous year. The forecast adjusted in November 2022 assumed an adjusted EBITDA of 1 million euros to 4 million euros. The company attributed the below expected numbers to the unexpectedly subdued customer demand in the year-end business. The company had consolidated net sales […]

  • Kate Spade celebrates 30th anniversary with Pantone collaboration
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 06/02/2023 at 16:04

    Image: Kate Spade New York; ‘Kate Spade Green’ Kate Spade New York has unveiled its own colour 'Kate Spade Green' in collaboration with Pantone, the global authority on colour. The newly minted green hue, developed by Pantone, pays homage to Kate Spade’s heritage as the brand celebrates its 30th anniversary and will be integrated across consumer touchpoints starting in spring 2023, including a capsule collection. ‘Kate Spade Green’ takes inspiration from the green colour that has […]

  • CPHFW Talent: Latimmier delivers a new take on the catwalk format for AW23
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 06/02/2023 at 15:33

    Image: Latimmier ‘Collection No.3’; Copenhagen Fashion Week AW23 Interview For autumn/winter 2023, CPHFW Talent recipient and emerging Finnish brand Latimmier delivered a new take on the traditional catwalk format during Copenhagen Fashion Week, with founder and creative director Ervin Latimer acting as a compere for the show. Latimer, who founded the brand in 2021, started the show by delivering an emotional speech about how he was struggling with burnout and wasn’t even sure that he […]

  • Lacoste names Pelagia Kolotouros creative design director
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 06/02/2023 at 15:09

    Pelagia Kolotourus, Lacoste creative design director. Image: Lacoste French brand Lacoste has announced that Pelagia Kolotourus is to be its new creative design director, succeeding Louise Trotter. In the position, Kolotourus has been tasked with overseeing the premium sportswear brand’s Creative Studio and the vision for all of its collections. It comes as the label looks to integrate “a new artistic approach” into its business, following a collaborative studio model that will focus on […]

  • NMG and FSF announce recipients of 2023 scholarships
    by (Veerle Versteeg) on 06/02/2023 at 14:57

    Image: Neiman Marcus, San Francisco US department store group Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) and non-profit organisation the Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) have announced the recipients of the new NMG x FSF scholarship fund competition. Ten scholarships with a value of 10,000 dollars each have been awarded to the selected undergraduate students from US colleges and universities. The first five recipients of the NMG x FSF scholarship fund 2023 are Mallory Butts, a student at Spelman College, Mila […]

  • Kate Spade New York launches resale programme with ThredUp
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 06/02/2023 at 14:30

    Image: Kate Spade New York Kate Spade New York has joined the string of premium brands integrating ThredUp’s resale offering, with the launch of a ‘Pre-Loved’ programme that allows customers to shop secondhand items from the label. Via a dedicated ThredUp site, customers can both shop and resell select fashion items from any eligible brand, in exchange for Kate Spade shopping credit. The initiative is supported by ThredUp’s resale-as-a-service (RaaS), which allows brands to plug the […]

  • M&Co prepares to close all 170 stores following administration rescue
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 06/02/2023 at 14:18

    M&Co womenswear department. Image: M&Co, Facebook Clothing retailer M&Co is set to close all of its stores after AK Retail Holdings rescued the brand from administration. The Scottish company appointed administrators towards the end of 2022, two years after it had previously collapsed. According to the BBC, M&Co, formerly known as Mackays, currently operates 170 stores, with their upcoming closures to see a loss of almost 2,000 jobs. In a statement on its Facebook, the retailer […]

  • BrandLab360 appoints former Ralph Lauren VP to exec role
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 06/02/2023 at 13:58

    Simon Lee, chief operations officer at BrandLab360. Image: BrandLab360 V-commerce fashion firm BrandLab360 has snapped up former Ralph Lauren vice president, Simon Lee, for the role of chief operations officer. The Welsh company said in a release that it had headhunted Lee for his expertise in the fashion sector, with the goal of helping develop the business further. Co-founded in 2016, BrandLab360 has established itself to be a leader in providing immersive virtual reality (VR) solutions for […]

  • Paco Rabanne: From fashion spaceman to fragrance king
    by (AFP) on 06/02/2023 at 13:35

    Designer Paco Rabanne. Image: Puig Nicknamed "Wacko Paco" in the 1960s for his often unwearable designs, Spain's Paco Rabanne became best-known in later years for his globally popular line of fragrances as well as his eccentric beliefs. Dismissed as "the metal worker" by Coco Chanel, his influence nonetheless carried through many generations and he famously dressed global superstar Lady Gaga in outfits made entirely of paper for her 2011 appearance at the MTV Europe Music Awards. He also […]

  • Byborre raises 16.9 million euros in Series B funding
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 06/02/2023 at 12:38

    Image: Byborre; Byborre textiles for O’Neill Dutch textile innovation company Byborre has raised 16.9 million euros (18.3 million US dollars) in a Series B funding round to accelerate its international growth. The funding round was led by Invest-NL and VP Capital, along with existing investors Shift Invest and Amsterdams Klimaat en Energiefonds (AKEF), and a group of angel investors including seasoned industry experts and entrepreneurs Charlie MacGregor (The Social Hub), Henk Jan Beltman […]

  • Smiley Originals launches Future Creators Fund
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 06/02/2023 at 12:13

    Image: Smiley Originals Smiley Originals has launched its first bi-annual Future Creators Fund to support designers in their sustainability journey at major fashion weeks this season. The 500,000-pound fund and mentorship scheme was born out of Smiley Originals ‘Future Positive’ sustainability initiative and is linked to its partnership with the United Nations to deliver UN-SDG Goal 12 regarding responsible production and consumption. The fund has been designed to help “gaming-changing […]

  • Burberry unveils refreshed brand image under Daniel Lee
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 06/02/2023 at 12:03

    Burberry creative expression, photography and film by Tyrone Lebon. Image: Burberry In Pictures British luxury brand Burberry has unveiled a rejuvenated identity under the direction of its newly appointed chief creative officer Daniel Lee. Among a series of images and videos, captured by Tyrone Lebon, is the archive-inspired evolution of the Burberry logo and its Equestrian Knight Design, spotted in both white and blue. The imagery sees a number of famous faces take to the new campaign, […]

  • Zara launches beauty capsule for children
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 06/02/2023 at 11:46

    Image: Zara; ‘Mini Artists’ beauty line In Pictures Zara has unveiled a playful collection of beauty products designed for children designed by British-born makeup artist Diane Kendal. The capsule beauty line is called ‘Mini Artists’ and includes both products and accessories designed to allow children to “push creative self-expression and imagination” through the “exploration of tones, textures and patterns”. In a statement, Zara said: "This project is a special one for Diane […]

  • Sarabande Foundation artist launches phygital garments in Selfridges
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 06/02/2023 at 11:34

    Martina Spetlova 'Demand to Know' at Selfridges. Image: Seamm An artist-in-residence at Lee Alexander McQueen’s Sarabande Foundation has unveiled a series of phygital garments that are available at Selfridges in London. Martina Spetlova teamed up with US-based start-up Seamm to power the initiative, which will see a collection of her real-life jackets come to the virtual world. Using Seamm’s QR code, each located on the tag of designer jackets available at the luxury department store, […]

  • Metallic Fate – Mission impossible to dream coming true
    by (Press Club) on 06/02/2023 at 11:32

    Image: Yvette LIBBY N'Guyen During springtime, Yvette LIBBY N’Guyen Paris gladly announced their new collection, Metallic Fate. It represents the love-hate relationship for each character in the story of 'The Godfather', reflecting the sympathy for it with the quote 'The world is neither black nor white, it is only gray.' Every character carries a different fate. We all find aspects of them to love, or to hate. We all see their true natures in the situations that the Godfather’s […]

  • Beauty, an acquisition and looking ahead: Danish trade fairs are preparing for the future
    by (Caitlyn Terra) on 06/02/2023 at 11:09

    The new beauty segment at CIFF. Image by FashionUnited/Caitlyn Terra Report Copenhagen - A few weeks before the Danish fair season was due to start, there was suddenly the announcement of the acquisition of Revolver by competitor CIFF. The two fairs, which have been taking place simultaneously in the Danish capital for several years, aim to join forces to further enhance Copenhagen's reputation as a fashion city during the fair season. However, during early February, the two fairs were not yet […]

  • Jacob Cohën appoints Matthew Adams Dolan to head up womenswear
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 06/02/2023 at 10:41

    Image: Jacob Cohën; Artistic director Jennifer Tommasi Bardelle with designer Matthew Adams Dolan Italian luxury denim brand Jacob Cohën has appointed American designer Matthew Adams Dolan to helm its womenswear, starting with the spring/summer 2024 collection. Adams Dolan will work on the brand’s main collection and the Jacob Cohën Couture line under the creative direction of Jennifer Tommasi Bardelle. The appointment follows a collaboration between the American designer and the brand […]

  • BCBGMaxAzria collaborates with stylist Maeve Reilly
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 06/02/2023 at 10:29

    Image: BFA; BCBGMaxAzria x Maeve Reilly Contemporary luxury fashion house BCBGMaxAzria has unveiled an evening wear collection in collaboration with celebrity stylist Maeve Reilly, who works with stars including Megan Fox, Hailey Bieber, and Ciara. The BCBGMaxAzria x Maeve Reilly collection has been co-designed by BCBG group creative director Albino Riganello and the celebrity stylist to empower women and deliver confidence. It features menswear-inspired tailoring, beautiful evening gowns, […]

  • Online fashion brand Manière De Voir to open first store
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 06/02/2023 at 10:09

    Image: Hines; Oxbourne House, Oxford Street, London Manchester-based online fashion brand Manière De Voir, founded by footballer Reece Wabara, will open its first physical store on London's Oxford Street. Manière De Voir has signed a 10-year lease for a 5,189 square foot retail unit at 354 Oxford Street, named Oxbourne House, which property management company Hines has redeveloped following its acquisition of the building from Transport for London in 2018. The detached building is located […]

  • Paul Smith to close stores in Russia, admits continuing operations was 'mistake'
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 06/02/2023 at 10:02

    Paul Smith store. Image: Arjan Bronkhorst via Paul Smith British brand Paul Smith has finally announced its departure from the Russian market, nearly one year after the country invaded Ukraine. The company is now reportedly set to close its two branded stores in St. Petersburg and Moscow’s Red Square. The news comes after an investigation by the Daily Mail found Paul Smith was one of three British luxury brands still operating retail stores in the region. Both the brand’s stores and […]

  • Domus Academy champions new talents launching scholarships’ competition
    by (Sponsor) on 06/02/2023 at 10:01

    Image: Studio U, project by Hangrok Cho, Suhani Dagur and Vidhi Marda Domus Academy is launching a competition for scholarships to support new talents willing to pursue their studies in Design, Fashion, Business and Experience areas at one of most highly ranked Design school in Milan. From next year, Domus Academy will expand its academic offers with 2-year Master of Arts programmes: Design Innovation and Fashion: Design, Art & Technology. Image: Meraki, project by Caterina Gianni […]

  • Zegna acquires minority stake in Norda Run
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 06/02/2023 at 09:56

    Image: Norda Run Italian luxury group Ermenegildo Zegna has confirmed that it has acquired a minority stake in Canadian technical trail-running shoe brand Norda Run. Announced during its end-of-year earnings results, Zegna said that it had taken a minority stake, with the option to gradually increase its stake in the running brand over the next nine years. In a statement, Zegna said: “The luxury outdoor space continues to be an area of focus for the Group, and Norda Run, which uses the […]

  • Studio Retail CEO steps down
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 06/02/2023 at 09:41

    Image: Studio Retail The chief executive officer of Studio Retail has stepped down nearly one year on from taking on the role. According to documents filed with Companies House, Paul Kendrick has left the position after initially taking on the role permanently in March 2021. Kendrick first joined the company in May 2016 as commercial and deputy managing director, before being promoted to managing director in 2017. He was then appointed to the Studio board in December 2019. When transitioning […]

  • Tattarang invests in Australian luxury brand Camilla
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 06/02/2023 at 09:32

    Image: Tattarang; Nicola Forrest with Camilla Franks Perth-based private investment group Tattarang has acquired a minority stake in Australian luxury fashion brand Camilla to mark the resortwear brand’s first external investment. Camilla, known for its intricate print designs across kaftans and swimwear, was founded in 2004 by creative director Camilla Franks and has grown into a global fashion brand, sold across 65 countries. The investment will help the brand grow its global footprint. In […]

  • Copenhagen Fashion Week FW23: Four Big Trends
    by (Jayne Mountford) on 06/02/2023 at 09:20

    In Pictures Image: Helmstedt, Stine Goya, Aeron fw23/Launchmetrics Spotlight Fashion month traditionally begins with the New York shows. But as every industry insider knows, Copenhagen is the real start. Scandinavian designer collections and the street style of their attendees are all indications of future directional trends. Here are the strongest from fall-winter 2023. Outerwear goes pouff Fashion meets function with puffer coats which is most likely why we see them season […]

  • Etsy selects new chief legal officer and corporate secretary
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 06/02/2023 at 09:08

    Image: Etsy Online marketplace group Etsy has announced Colin Stretch has been appointed to the position of chief legal officer and corporate secretary, effective February 14, 2023. Commenting on the news, Stretch, who will also join the company’s executive team, said: "Etsy has a strong reputation as not only a prospering business, but as a leader in the advocacy space. “I'm honoured and excited to be part of Etsy's mission to keep commerce human by enabling creative entrepreneurs around […]

  • Maëlys continues global expansion with Canada launch
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 06/02/2023 at 09:07

    Image: Maëlys Beauty Prestige body care brand Maëlys is expanding into Canada after announcing a retail partnership with beauty retailer Shoppers Drug Mart. Maëlys, known for offering body care solutions that help firm, tighten, sculpt and shape, will be expanding into Canada as part of the ‘Thoughtful Choices at Shoppers Drug Mart’ platform, which offers a curated selection of quality, cruelty-free beauty products formulated without ingredients like parabens and phthalates. Its […]

  • The new set of global ESG rules to future-proof your business
    by (Sponsor) on 06/02/2023 at 08:54

    Image: tex.tracer European consumption of textiles has the fourth highest impact on the environment and climate change, after food, housing and mobility. It is one of the top three pressures on water and land use, and the top five in terms of raw material use and greenhouse gas emissions. The average European throws away 11kg of textiles every year. Around the world, a truckload of textiles is landfilled or incinerated every single second. Global textile production almost doubled between 2000 […]

  • JCPenney names Keith Melker chief transformation and strategy officer
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 06/02/2023 at 08:51

    Keith Melker, chief transformation and strategy officer at JCPenney. Image: JCPenney American shopping chain JCPenney has announced the appointment of Keith Melker as chief transformation and strategy officer. In the role, Melker has been tasked with overseeing the transformation office, ensuring related initiatives are executed to maximise value creation and defining the company’s corporate strategy. Key areas to be focused on are that of driving profitable consumer traffic, enhancing […]

  • Grammys red carpet: bold colours, basic black, bling
    by (AFP) on 06/02/2023 at 08:20

    Beyoncé wearing Gucci at 65th annual Grammy Awards. Image: Gucci Music's brightest stars on Sunday brought their fashion A-game to the Grammys red carpet, strutting their stuff in bold colours, slinky styles, major bling and barely-there gowns. While the Oscars are known for embracing a certain brand of Hollywood glamour, the Grammys are in your face: some of the most iconic fashion looks have emerged on music's biggest night, like Jennifer Lopez's plunging green Versace gown in 2000. Here's […]

  • Afterpay to spotlight emerging designers at NYFW
    by (Alissa Schumacher) on 03/02/2023 at 22:11

    Image: courtesy of NYFW: The Shows Afterpay, the leading player in the "Buy Now Pay Later" (BNPL) payments sector, has announced its latest venture as the title sponsor of New York Fashion Week: The Shows. NYFW: The Shows is a new space “built exclusively to showcase emerging designers who represent the future of fashion”. As the title sponsor of NYFW, Afterpay is offering its customers an all-access pass to a series of events, including virtual and in-person shows, workshops, and special […]

  • Unrestricted entry to China possible again: CHIC March postponed by three weeks
    by (Press Club) on 03/02/2023 at 15:37

    Image Credit: CHIC Shanghai CHIC - China International Fashion Fair starts the new year with a new date and fresh ideas. Asia's most important fashion fair will be slightly postponed to 28-30 March 2023 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. The organizers are thus moving the date by around 3 weeks to make it easier for international visitors and exhibitors to enter the country. The background are the relaxed entry conditions in China. Since 8 January, almost all entry […]

  • Indx Kids: Indie retailers upping children’s footwear presence
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 03/02/2023 at 15:09

    Indx Kids AW23 trade show, Juliana exhibit. Image: Indx Indx returned for the tenth anniversary of its Indx Kids trade show, welcoming exhibitors that spanned both independent start-ups and major brands. The AW23 event took place over two days, from January 29 to 30, and was held in the organisation’s home base of Cranmore Park Conference & Event Centre in the West Midlands. The line up, curated by Associated Independent Stores (AIS), included a more inclusive children’s footwear and […]

  • Paco Rabanne dies aged 88
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 03/02/2023 at 14:16

    Portrait of Paco Rabanne. Credit: Photo by Leemage via AFP Spanish-born designer Paco Rabanne is confirmed to have passed away at the age of 88 in Portsall, France. The news was announced in an Instagram post, on the account of the designer’s namesake brand. In the statement, the house said: “The House of Paco Rabanne wishes to honour our visionary designer and founder who passed away at the age of 88. “Among the most seminal fashion figures of the 20th century, his legacy will remain a […]

  • Outfitter Herno pledges to go fur free
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 03/02/2023 at 13:52

    Image: courtesy of Herno Italian outerwear brand Herno has pledged to go fur free. In a statement on the company’s Twitter account, Herno said “in line with the stylistic choice already announced last year, Herno confirms that is has joined the Fur Free Retailer International Standard.” The collection exhibited at Pitti Uomo in January adhered to its new fur-free protocols, as will its upcoming Milan women's collection presentation. Simone Pavesi, Head of Lav Animal Free Fashion Area, […]

  • StockX debuts Authentication Center in Mexico
    by (Alissa Schumacher) on 03/02/2023 at 13:46

    Photo Credits: StockX. StockX, an online marketplace for buying and selling authentic sneakers, streetwear, and apparel, has announced the opening of its first authentication center in Mexico. StockX said the center will provide customers in Latin America with an enhanced and localized shopping experience, as it will allow more efficient verification of the authenticity of products purchased on the platform as well as faster shipping and payment options. The new center, located in Mexico City, […]

  • Canada Goose lowers FY outlook as Mainland China dents Q3 earnings
    by (Huw Hughes) on 03/02/2023 at 12:57

    Image: Canada Goose Canada Goose has lowered its full-year guidance again after restrictions in Mainland China resulted in a small year-on-year drop in its most important quarter. The outerwear brand made revenue of 576.7 million Canadian dollars in the third quarter ended January 1, down 1.6 percent from the same quarter a year earlier. The company cited “worse than expected” Covid-related disruptions in Mainland China as well as the timing of wholesale shipments as drivers of the revenue […]

  • Nike and Tiffany paring not so legendary, as collab faces backlash
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 03/02/2023 at 12:15

    Opinion Image: Nike x Tiffany & Co. Air Force 1 1837 via Tiffany & Co. Tiffany and Nike have launched a new collaboration. Not everyone is enthralled. LVMH has invested heavily in the marketing activations of Tiffany, the American jewellery business it acquired in 2021, in order to give it a modern and international allure. Tiffany’s Executive Vice President of Products and Communication, Alexandre Arnault, son of LVMH founder Bernard Arnault, has made it a point to attract a […]

  • Prada comes out on top in Lyst’s Q4 2022 report
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 03/02/2023 at 11:48

    Photo Credits: Prada, men's collection for Autumn/Winter 2023/2024 FW23. The Lyst Index for Q4 of 2022 has arrived, and with it comes some significant shifts in shopper sentiments towards big name luxury brands. For one, Gucci, which was at the top for Q3, fell to second place, while the former occupier of the spot Prada went up to first. It comes as both companies experienced some significant changes in their respective organisations, namely Alessandro Michele’s departure from Gucci and the […]

  • Stamm wins Zalando Sustainability Award for AW23
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 03/02/2023 at 11:12

    Image: Zalando; Stamm winner of the Zalando Sustainability Award Copenhagen-based Stamm, founded by Elisabet Stamm, has won the AW23 Zalando Sustainability Award presented during Copenhagen Fashion Week. Stamm beat off tough competition from Ukrainian clothing brand TG Botanical and Swedish-based Selam Fessahaye to win the 20,000-euro cash prize and the chance to create an exclusive collection with e-tailer Zalando. In a statement, Zalando said that Stamm impressed the judging panel for […]

  • Superdry CEO denies plan to take company private
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 03/02/2023 at 10:58

    Courtesy of Superdry Julian Dunkerton, founder and chief executive officer of Superdry, has refuted claims that he is planning to take the company private. In a statement published by the London Stock Exchange, Dunkerton said that “while there has been speculation that he is considering taking Superdry private”, there were “no plans to do this at the moment”. The announcement follows a string of media reports that speculated Dunkerton was considering selling the UK business after its […]

  • Ghost launches archive collection and extends sizes
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 03/02/2023 at 10:55

    Image: Ghost London; Ghost Archive collection In Pictures Womenswear brand Ghost London has launched an archive collection to celebrate nearly 40 years of designs, introducing a curated range of the brand’s signature silhouettes, alongside extending the sizing at the brand to a UK 20. The Ghost Archive reinvents the womenswear label’s iconic satin range with a 21-piece collection of its bestselling styles from across the decades crafted from a blend of Lenzing Ecovero and viscose, […]

  • Deckers Brands ups FY guidance on strong Q3
    by (Huw Hughes) on 03/02/2023 at 10:12

    Image: Ugg Deckers Brands has upped its full-year sales and profit outlook after reporting both top- and bottom-line growth in the third quarter of the year. The US company reported a 13.3 percent increase in Q3 sales to 1.188 billion dollars. On a constant currency basis, sales were up 17.5 percent. Breaking it down by channel, wholesale sales increased 8 percent to 646.3 million dollars, while direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales were up 18.7 percent to 699.3 million dollars. Domestic sales […]

  • Men’s Fashion Month Top Collections Fall/Winter 2023-24
    by (Trendstop) on 03/02/2023 at 10:12

    JW Anderson FW23. Image: Trendstop Trendstop brings FashionUnited readers a look at the top menswear collections featured during Fall/Winter 2023-24 Fashion Month. Fall/Winter 2023-24 Fashion Month saw designers take the opportunity to explore and push the boundaries of menswear. Gender boundaries continued to be blurred with the increasing fusion classically feminine codes inserted within men’s pieces. A sense of playfulness and the nostalgia of youth underpinned many collections, combining […]

  • ABG strikes deal with advocacy organisation Global Citizen
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 03/02/2023 at 10:04

    Global Citizen x Authentic Brands Group partnership. Image: ABG Authentic Brands Group (ABG) has joined a multi-year alliance with international advocacy organisation Global Citizen which will see the duo work towards a series of society-led initiatives. The four-year partnership will cover the creation of an exclusive brand mark for consumer products, marketing activations and donation programmes, among other elements. The two companies hope to bring together their expertise to provide new […]

  • Bollman Hat Company secures majority interest in Kangol
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 03/02/2023 at 09:54

    Kangol hat. Image: Unsplash Bollman Hat Company has announced that it has come to an agreement with Frasers Group to acquire 51 percent equity share and full intellectual property rights of hat maker Kangol. The move builds on Bollman’s existing relationship with the company, with it having already held the global rights to develop and produce its headwear since 2001. Through the acquisition, Bollman will be able to design and create Kangol’s full product portfolio, as it looks to build a […]

  • Kohl’s selects new CEO, signs cooperation agreement with activist shareholder
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 03/02/2023 at 09:40

    Image: Kohl's Corporation American chain retailer Kohl’s Corporation has named Tom Kingsbury as its new chief executive officer, effective immediately. Kingsbury has served in an interim capacity for the role since December 2, 2022, and, with the new appointment, will continue to serve on the company’s board. Speaking on the news, board chair Peter Boneparth said in a release that Kingsbury’s track record of growing retail businesses made him the right choice for the position. Boneparth […]

  • Columbia Sportswear: Record Q4 sales, but profits fall amid supply chain issues
    by (Huw Hughes) on 03/02/2023 at 09:26

    Image: Columbia Sportswear store | Credit: Ralf Liebhold via Columbia Sportswear made record sales of 1.17 billion dollars in the final quarter of the year, but its earnings were impacted by supply chain disruptions. Sales in the fourth quarter were up 4 percent from a year earlier, or up 8 percent on a constant-currency basis, driven by Columbia brand growth, which was partially offset by a drop in sales in the emerging brands business. Despite record quarterly sales, net […]

  • Kering names new CEO of Kering Beauté
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 03/02/2023 at 09:23

    Raeffaelle Cornaggi, CEO of Kering Beauté. Image: Kering Luxury conglomerate Kering has announced the appointment of Raffaella Cornaggia as CEO of Kering Beauté. In the role, Cornaggia has been tasked with developing an expertise in the beauty category for Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Pomellato and Qeelin. Reporting to the group managing director of Kering, Jean-François Palus, she will be supported by a team of seasoned professionals. Kering said the creation of Beauté […]

  • Skechers reports record Q4 sales, but profits narrow
    by (Huw Hughes) on 03/02/2023 at 09:02

    Image: Skechers US footwear brand Skechers has reported a drop in profitability in the fourth quarter despite record sales of 1.88 billion dollars. Sales in the three months to December 31 increased 13.5 percent compared to the same period a year earlier, or 19.1 percent on a constant-currency basis, driven by a 22.3 percent increase in its home market of the US. International sales were up 8.7 percent. The company’s sales growth was partially offset by a 23 percent decrease in China sales, […]

  • Exclusive: The Digital Fashion Group partners with CLO on scholarship programme
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 03/02/2023 at 08:54

    Exclusive Alex Crawford digital fashion design in CLO Virtual Fashion. Image: The Digital Fashion Group The Digital Fashion Group (TDFG) has announced a new strategic partnership with 3D garment simulation tech provider CLO(thing) Virtual Fashion revolving around the launch of a scholarship programme. The ‘TDFG x CLO Equity Scholarship’ scheme will particularly focus on the African continent in a bid to drive equity and diversity in digital fashion education. Participants will learn […]

  • What to look out for at New York Fashion Week AW23
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 03/02/2023 at 08:09

    NYFW From February 10 to 15, the fashion industry will be turning its eyes to New York for the city’s AW23 fashion week season. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) unveiled its preliminary schedule for New York Fashion Week (NYFW) earlier this month, boasting a line up of 74 runway shows and presentations over the course of five days. FashionUnited has highlighted some of the top events to look forward to in the weeks to come, including notable returnees, anticipated debuts […]

  • FW23 Children’s wear trends
    by (Jayne Mountford) on 03/02/2023 at 07:10

    Image: PCH Kids FW23/ Launchmetrics Spotlight Held during January, recent trade shows, Pitti Bimbo in Florence and FIMI in Valencia both showed strong trends for fall/winter 23. Here are some of the best on display. Keep it organic Image: Ecoco Kids fw23/Launchmetrics Spotlight According to a Pitti Bimbo report, using sustainable, eco-friendly, organic materials is key this season. Yarn is obtained by recycling ocean plastics or PET bottles or made of 100% regenerated polyamide fibers. […]

  • In Big Tech earnings week, Facebook gets a boost
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 02/02/2023 at 18:11

    Image: Meta Investors in Meta saw their stock boosted by 25 percent, as the social media giant posted higher than expected earnings in the fourth quarter of 2022. The parent company to Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp, said it focused on productivity, streamlining and efficiency, adding nearly 80 billion dollars to its market value. But the operational efficiency came at a cost, which included laying off 13 percent of its workforce last November. In a week of Big Tech reporting, the three Big […]

  • Inditex expands its return fee to home market
    by (Don-Alvin Adegeest ) on 02/02/2023 at 17:42

    Image: Zara bag / Paul Colangelo via WWF-US. Zara parent Inditex since May has been charging online shoppers in select regions for returning unwanted items. On Thursday the group said it would expand the charge to its home base of Spain, one of its core markets. A fee of 1,95 euros will be deducted from a processed refund, unless goods are dropped off at a physical store. The cost of returns is invariably high for retailers, with some estimating processing one return costs between 10 and 20 […]

  • Video: Challenges, similarities, and differences of the Iberian Peninsula
    by (FashionUnited) on 02/02/2023 at 15:01

    Image Credit: Fashion Council Germany (FCG) and European Fashion Alliance (EFA) Exclusive: The European Fashion Alliance (EFA) teamed up with the Cabildo de Gran Canaria last October to organise the first Gran Canaria Summit. The summit saw various leading fashion councils come together to define the necessary first actions required to build a mutual vision and mission towards creating a better and more sustainable future for the fashion industry. During the summit, the EFA recorded a series […]

  • Kidswear takes the form of nostalgic, adaptable design for AW23
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 02/02/2023 at 14:50

    Kidswear trends AW23. (From left) Images: Ecoco AW23 via Launchmetrics, Pexels and UnsplashKidswear brands are turning their attention to Generation Alpha, the youngest consumer generation that are often defined by their individualistic approach to life – something that was inherently evident in trends for the AW23 season. An important element Fashion Snoops noted was that inclusivity in childrenswear, and for this particular group, has expanded beyond gender to now cover all forms of […]

  • Target's Future Collective collaborates with Gabriella Karefa-Johnson
    by (Alissa Schumacher) on 02/02/2023 at 13:26

    Photo Credits: Target. Target has launched its second Future Collective line in collaboration with fashion editor and stylist Gabriella Karefa-Johnson. Future Collective, a brand owned by Target, offers apparel and accessories in collaboration with industry experts and aims to showcase the versatility of modern style and cultural influences. Debuting in September 2022, the brand launched with its first partner, Kahlana Barfield Brown. The former InStyle beauty director created a collection […]

  • Asos partners with GoodWeave to address labour rights in supply chain
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 02/02/2023 at 13:00

    Image: Asos Online retailer Asos has announced it is partnering with GoodWeave International, a non-profit organisation working to end child, forced and bonded labour in global supply chains, to address label risks in fashion apparel and accessories suppliers in India. The collaboration will mean that Asos will utilise GoodWeave’s assessments in its supply chain in India to strengthen its current approach to understanding and addressing child labour rights and modern slavery through auditing […]

  • HanesBrands posts Q4 loss, net sales drop by 16 percent
    by (Prachi Singh) on 02/02/2023 at 12:53

    Image: HanesBrands Inc. For the fourth quarter, HanesBrands Inc. reported a net sales decrease of 16 percent to 1.47 billion dollars, which includes a 55 million dollars unfavourable impact from foreign exchange rates, compared to last year. On a constant currency basis, net sales decreased 13 percent. The constant currency decline, the company said in a release, was due to the macro-driven slowdown in consumer spending in the U.S. and certain international markets coupled with the continued […]

  • Karl Lagerfeld unveils Donald Duck capsule collection
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 02/02/2023 at 12:38

    Image: Karl Lagerfeld; Disney x Karl Lagerfeld In Pictures Karl Lagerfeld is collaborating with Disney to celebrate 100 years of the company with a capsule collection featuring a sketch of Donald Duck by the late designer from the early 2000s. Launching on February 23 on and at select retailers globally, the capsule collection features Lagerfeld’s tribute to Donald Duck sketched in 2004, with the iconic Disney character dressed like the designer in dark sunglasses, jeans, a black […]

  • Nicholas Kirkwood to close footwear business
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 02/02/2023 at 12:19

    Image: Launchmetrics Spotlight; Nicholas Kirkwood British luxury footwear designer Nicholas Kirkwood has announced that he is closing his eponymous label after 18 years, stating that the brand has “run its course”. In an open letter on the brand’s website, Kirkwood said: "It's been an immense privilege to bring my vision for a shoe brand to life over the past 18 years. I launched Nicholas Kirkwood in 2005 with a mission to deliver a dynamic new architectural but still feminine silhouette […]

  • JD Sports announces plan to open 250 to 350 new stores a year
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 02/02/2023 at 12:15

    Image: Daniel Gual/URW JD Sports Fashion Plc has announced a range of key objectives the group will be looking towards over the next five years, including a significant retail expansion plan and new financial growth goals. The plan was unveiled as part of the company’s Capital Markets Event today, during which CEO Régis Schultz will provide information to analysts and investors on the strategic approach the group will be taking and how it plans to “enhance its position as the leading […]

  • Marks & Spencer appoints new director of third-party brands
    by (Huw Hughes) on 02/02/2023 at 12:12

    Image: Nishi Mahajan | Credit: Marks & Spencer Marks & Spencer has named Amazon’s Nishi Mahajan as the new director of third-party brands. Mahajan will join the British retailer’s clothing and home leadership team in mid-April, and will report to the department’s managing director, Richard Price. “Having watched Marks & Spencer closely from the outside, I’ve seen the transformation that’s been underway and cannot wait to be part of the team driving this change,” […]

  • Baby apparel market to reach 291.76 billion dollars by 2030
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 02/02/2023 at 11:39

    Image: Koeka A new report by Data Bridge Market Research has estimated that the baby apparel market is expected to reach 291.76 billion dollars by 2030. In 2022, the sector was valued at 174.97 billion dollars, meaning if the predicted valuation is hit, it would register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.6 percent during the forecast period of 2023 to 2030. In the report, the analytics firm looked into various market insights and integrated analyses on pricing, production, consumption […]

  • Next’s George Davies to debut latest brand GWD at Pure London
    by (Huw Hughes) on 02/02/2023 at 11:28

    Image: GWD British fashion legend George Davies is introducing his latest brand, called GWD, to the UK market later this month at trade show Pure London. The brand - an abbreviation of Davies’ full name - was launched two years ago in the Middle East, initially debuting exclusively with womenswear before expanding into childrenswear. It marks a return to the UK fashion scene for Davies, who is the mind behind some of the nation’s best-known fashion labels including Next, George at Asda, […]

  • THG partners with And Digital to scale digital transformation
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 02/02/2023 at 11:14

    Image: THG; THG Logo THG Ingenuity, the technology services division of retail company THG Holdings, has announced a strategic partnership with digital consulting and software engineering firm And Digital. Through the partnership, the duo are looking to scale and accelerate digital transformation in a bid to enhance accessibility to THG’s e-commerce marketplace and the delivery of its flexible e-commerce solutions. The agreement will merge THG Ingenuity’s e-commerce platform with And […]

  • London Fashion Week February 2023 releases final schedule
    by (Press Club) on 02/02/2023 at 11:11

    Image Credit: London Fashion Week The British Fashion Council (BFC) is delighted to release the official final schedule for London Fashion Week (LFW) February 2023, taking place from Friday 17th to Tuesday 21st February 2023, as a digital-physical hybrid. The schedule currently involves over 116 confirmed participating designers and 48 catwalk shows, 22 presentations and appointments, 34 events and 42 digital activations available on the Official Digital Hub. Highlights include iconic British […]

  • Adidas unveils first new label in five decades
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 02/02/2023 at 11:07

    Image: Adidas; Adidas Sportswear, fronted by actress Jenna Ortega In Pictures German sportswear giant Adidas is launching its first new label in fifty years, born from “sport worn for style” aimed at Gen Z consumers and has signed up actress Jenna Ortega as its new brand ambassador. The new label, called ‘Adidas Sportswear,’ centres around “everyday moments and occasions” and has been designed to complement the brand’s Performance and Originals labels to “level up the […]

  • Pep&Co to cut UK head office jobs
    by (Rachel Douglass) on 02/02/2023 at 10:55

    Pepco Pep&Co, British discount fashion retailer, has confirmed it will be cutting 30 jobs at its UK head clothing office in Watford. The decision came after the company proceeded with a formal consultation process amid the ongoing transition to bring its clothing and general merchandise under one brand, Pepco. Last year, Pep&Co, which currently operates under Poundland, announced its UK buying operations for Pepco would be moving to its Polish headquarters. From autumn/winter 2023, all […]

  • Marni unveils a colour-popping wardrobe in Tokyo’s Olympic stadium
    by (Julia Garel) on 02/02/2023 at 10:21

    IN IMAGES Marni, show in Tokyo. Credit: Marni, autumn 23 On Wednesday, the luxury brand Marni flew to Japan to unveil its autumn 2023 collection for men and women. A travelling show based on the Resort model, in which the brand's emblematic codes - polka dots, bright colours and geometric lines - were exhibited, accompanied by a string orchestra. Marni’s autumn 2023 collection The event took place in the circular, white-coated setting of the large Olympic gymnasium in Yoyogi, Tokyo. To […]

  • Global Fashion Group announces leadership transition
    by (Danielle Wightman-Stone) on 02/02/2023 at 10:19

    Image: Global Fashion Group Global Fashion Group (GFG), which owns e-commerce platforms The Iconic, Zalora and Dafiti, has announced a new "leadership transition" as part of the group’s "next phase of development". Effective from March 1, Christoph Barchewitz will become the sole chief executive of GFG, as Patrick Schmidt steps down as co-chief executive, after five years of co-leadership together. In a statement, GFG said that Schmidt was leaving the company after 10 years to “spend more […]