Australian scientists are trying to change the face of fashion by turning animal waste into wearable fabric. They believe that chicken feathers can be turned into a biodegradable fiber from which new fabrics could be developed (discover the video in the article).
There is only one step between fashion and politics; a step that Georges Marciano may now be taking. The co-founder of Guess has announced his candidacy in the elections for Governor of California and could therefore succeed Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Demand for affordable designer clothes, such as a 60 pound ($87) leopardskin print dress by Julien Macdonald, helped retailer Debenhams beat first-half profit forecasts and eased fears about its debts.
Steven Madden Ltd raised its 2009 profit outlook and the shoe maker expects to report first-quarter results above market estimates, driven by the performance of the Steve Madden Womens and Madden Girl brands.
The textile and sports equipment group Lafuma announced on Tuesday 21 April a slight increase in its turnover for the first half (to the end of March) of the 2008/2009 fiscal year, and its intention to increase its capital by around €10 million.
Shoe company Deckers Outdoor Corp posted better-than-expected first-quarter results, helped by strength in its UGG brand, but it forecast a second-quarter loss, sending its shares down more than 7 percent.
Shoe maker Wolverine World Wide Inc posted a first-quarter profit that beat market expectations, as strong sales at key brands and lower operating expenses helped offset some of the hit from unfavorable foreign exchange rates.
Clothing retailer C&A will continue to expand its branch network in Europe, unfazed by the global economic downturn, it said on Wednesday 22 April after reporting a rise in full-year sales and market share.
British fashion retailer Alexon Group Plc posted a 79% fall in its full-year adjusted pretax profit mainly on lower margins and a poor performance at its Bay Trading brand, and said that it would not pay a final dividend.