Burberry's results may have looked unspectacular on paper but coming in a year of huge change, they showed it's moving in the right direction and building a buzz around its rebirth as an even more luxury-focused brand.
FashionNetwork.com examines how diversity and inclusivity have now become strategic issues, as shown by the policies adopted by many labels, at a time when faux pas, notably about racism, are no longer tolerated.
Burberry has become the latest luxury label to announce a new programme focused on boosting its diversity and cultural sensitivity after criticism of a hoodie that appeared to trivialise suicide and lynchings.
Burberry has announced that Rod Manley will be joining its ranks as new chief marketing officer on 7 January 2019. In his new role, he will lead the brand's marketing, communications and creative media teams from London.
Rarely has any fashion week felt like its success was riding on one brand. Yet that’s very much the mood entering the next edition of London Fashion Week, when all eyes will be on Riccardo Tisci's debut at Burberry.