New owner. Big plans. Acquisition-hungry The Ardent Companies has completed the takeover of Touchwood shopping centre in Solihull, West Midlands, from Lendlease Retail Partnership, for an undisclosed sum.
Positivity and optimism were the key words that ran through Brand Architekts’ trading update for the 52 weeks to 30 June on Tuesday. However, it also said some negative numbers refected its consolidation efforts.
To celebrate Pride Month, several labels have decided to pay tribute to the LGBTQ+ community with collections festooned with the colours of the rainbow. Among them Puma, Victoria Beckham, Balenciaga and Ralph Lauren.
The almost fully virtual fashion week runs until Tuesday, with only Armani, Dolce & Gabbana and Etro hosting physical shows. Highlights include the first collection by Glenn Martens for Diesel and eight new labels.