Yoox Net-A-Porter is inviting young women aged 16-25 to send in their ideas for an innovative fashion app. The winner will receive a mentorship from YNAP executives and £1,000 to spend on Net-A-Porter.
The Outnet is one of fashion’s most successful e-tailers, and a key division within Yoox Net-A-Porter (YNAP), the fashion industry’s online store leader. We met its MD, Emma Mortimer, to hear her latest plans.
The YNAP buy lit a rocket under Richemont sales last year, but it dented profitability. Yet the group remains strong with jewellery and watches buoyant while Chloé and Dunhill have seen good reactions to new products.
French fashion group Kering, whose brands include Gucci and Saint Laurent, said it had set out internal guidelines for dealing with the welfare of animals, as fashion companies look to tighten their ethical standards.
Turkey is looking to compete internationally beyond its strong textile industry. The country has its own fashion week, premium labels and commercial potential in the West, as designer Mehtap Elaidi demonstrates.
Net-A-Porter has enlisted the likes of Victoria Beckham, Isabel Marant and Alexa Chung to design exclusive t-shirts for International Women’s Day. All proceeds from their sale will go to Women for Women International.
A limited edition collection from Farfetch with Byronesque and Gareth Pugh pays tribute to Claude Montana while Yoox is paying homage to the taste of Franca Sozzani with a one-off sale of her fashion collection.