Brace yourself for the first post-Brexit season in London, which will dominate the coming long weekend. It has finally happened, and nobody in the UK or throughout European fashion seems terribly happy about that.
British department store Debenhams has opened two new locations in its biggest international region, the Middle East. The franchise openings take the retailer's presence to eight countries in the region.
The Victoria & Albert Museum has announced that the brand will be the next subject of its Fashion in Motion series. Preen by Thornton Bregazzi will showcase four free catwalk shows in the Raphael Gallery this month.
Show over the weekend at London Fashion Week ranged from the whimsical dance-inspired, at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, to House of Holland's tough-as-nails utilitarianism and statement femininity at Molly Goddard.
If a man is tired of London he is tired of life, Samuel Johnson once wrote. But it was hard to be anything other than excited by this long weekend of London fashion, with designers offering some brilliant ideas.
We caught up with Phair this weekend in London to discuss her plans for the BFC; her take on the future of fashion; how Brexit might impact London designers and British brands; and the BFC’s new plans with Google.
Fashionistas can expect soft feminine looks for their wardrobes next spring, with labels Preen by Thornton Bregazzi and Roland Mouret showing plenty of ruffles and lace at their London Fashion Week shows on Sunday.
Marques’ Almeida, the acclaimed winning duo of the 2015 LVMH Prize, will stage its next runway show in Paris this September. It's a coup for Paris, which has attracted a slew of notable international talents of late.
Press reports that Debenhams faces a virtual vote of no-confidence as a beauty service that it recently touted as one of its big new attractions seeks an exit strategy and a new investor have been denied by both firms.
Sales dropped and profits headed downwards fast in the first half for Debenhams, but its international ops were stronger and its revamp strategy is showing early good results, although there's still a lot of work to do.