Not many creators begin collections after reading proper works of psychoanalysis, but Paul Andrew did this summer, and the result was a powerful statement of modern fashion for the house of Salvatore Ferragamo.
A leadership restructure will see four members of Ted Baker’s board leave the embattled fashion business over the next few months as acting CEO Rachel Osborne steers the company through a period of transformation.
In addition to the many pressures in the UK retail market, John Lewis is facing a business rates bill of around £57.4 million in the current year - a significant burden for a department store chain of less than 50 shops.
Nina Bhatia is joining the new executive team at the John Lewis Partnership. The former managing director of Hive, is set to become the new director of strategy and commercial development on 17 February.
John Lewis had a shock announcement on Thursday with news that Paula Nickolds will be leaving the business next month. But less of a surprise was the fact that festive trading figures were down, albeit not by much.
Ted Baker has hired California-based consultants Korn Ferry to help it find a replacement for chairman David Bernstein, who is stepping down next year. It follows a series of scandals at the embattled fashion brand.