Fashion retailers and department stores have had a tough time so far in February with the latest Confederation of British Industry (CBI) poll showing weak sales at stores, even though online continued to rise strongly.
A sensational show by Miuccia Prada, political, feminist, audacious, and a meditation on fashion's role in an increasingly authoritarian age. Its theme: the right of women to go out in the night and be whoever they want.
Initial plans to open 20 Hudson’s Bay department stores in the Netherlands have been narrowed to 15. The retailer announced that it is currently focusing on stores that are in development and denies financial problems.
The latest salutary lesson on how to stage a classy fashion show and manage your brand from Max Mara, who created a Posh Punk collection that, ironically, was all about dressing the new contemporary career girl.
UK fashion brands and retailers have a major global opportunity with a new report suggesting that international shoppers would be prepared to pay over 20% more for British goods and almost 10% more for UK-made fashion.
Chanel has announced that it will participate in the horticultural and landscaping event “Jardins, Jardin” in Paris for the first time and will take over a 200--square-metre garden in the Tuileries this spring.