Chinese designers will drive catwalk trends more than deep-pocketed Asian buyers as China's creativity becomes fashions' next big thing, top fashion executives and designers told Reuters at Milan fashion week.
Former Primark director, Julian Kilmartin, has been appointed the new head of design and merchandising at New Look. Meanwhile, the company’s design director, Barbara Horspool, is moving to fashion chain Oasis.
Porsche Design is presenting an extended fashion collection for women for the Spring/Summer 2011 season. As with the men's collection, the luxury brand has placed the focus of the fashion collection on leather jackets.
Porsche Design has decided to expand its collection with the launch of Porsche Design Denim. The premium jeans line, made in collaboration with German denim brand Blessed & Cursed, will offer apparel for men and women and will be available for the A/W 2011 season.
Helly Hansen has signed a two-year sponsorship contract with Inge Solheim. The polar guide will have to publically promote the brand as well as assist a design team with the quality of products through constant testing and feedback.
Once the favourite of Chopin and Debussy, the world's oldest piano maker, Pleyel, has been hard hit by competition from Asia -- so to adapt the firm is venturing into new territory: designer furniture.
The Nigerian government said it would abolish import bans on goods including textiles and furniture, a decision that could help attract retailers to one of the world's largest untapped consumer markets.