Two big names are making strides in what were once ‘alternative’ approaches to retail. Selfridges and John Lewis have entered product rental while the former has also unveiled an even bigger focus on sustainability.
Pitti Immagine has unveiled the website hosting all its trade shows until the end of October, featuring exhibitors’ collections and plenty of content and events, like ‘Sustainable Style’, headlined by Y/Project.
Pitti, fashion’s most important menswear trade fair, has praised the EU agreement to create a 750-billion-euro coronavirus recovery fund, and revealed more details of its plans to welcome Dolce & Gabbana in September.
Uniqlo has formed Uniqlo Team Sweden with 13 athletes as its first “team brand ambassador, to strengthen its partnership with the Swedish Olympic and Paralympic Committees by collaborating in a range of projects”.
Budget retailer Poundland has announced a major new transformation programme designed to take it through the next decade. The programme will also see the company testing out online delivery for the first time.
Informa Markets Fashion’s flagship fashion trade show is the latest apparel industry event to be canceled in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, as the company focuses its efforts on its new digital show for fall 2020.
It may only be digital but the upcoming debut Paris Fashion Week Online - Menswear looks to be very busy, with 68 events crammed into this month’s five-day season, and over a half dozen debutant brands.
The Italian fashion group, bought by Farfetch in 2019 and owner among others of Off-White and Palm Angels, has appointed Cristiano Fagnani, a manager with a 20-year career at Nike, to the newly created post of CMO.