It was another slow period for John Lewis last week as the on-going mild weather rounded off October with a further sales fall. And fashion was a weak category, even though lingerie and own-label product was stronger.
London trade show Pure has promoted Julie Driscoll to the role of managing director. She will drive the next step in Pure’s evolution as the event unveils a new campaign and website for its February show.
The British Fashion Council has announced the names of 45 finalists for The Fashion Awards 2017; with five finalists in each category, and few major surprises – with many creators nominated for a second time.
Debenhams CEO Sergio Bucher is planning to bring more ‘excitement’ into its stores by reducing clutter on the shop floor, as the company faces backlash for reportedly asking for unreasonable supplier discounts.
The British fashion market has returned to growth, albeit at a mild pace of only 0.2%, according to new figures from Kantar Worldpanel. Less discounting and more transitional pieces are the reasons behind the growth.
Hong Kong-based garment supplier Crystal International's IPO has attracted investment from fashion giants including Uniqlo's parent company Fast Retailing Co. and Victoria's Secret's parent company L Brands Inc.