Peter Williams is one of fashion and retail’s best known, most knowledgeable and most respected senior directors. Currently chairman of fast-moving fast-fashion etailer Boohoo.com and Sophia Webster, one of a new breed of millennial-focused luxury brands, Peter is an expert at steering some of our industry’s most exciting businesses.
Gucci’s Alessandro Michele’s a pretty clever guy. Not only has he driven the rebirth of a label that was finding sales growth elusive, but he’s also driven a major look (maximalism) to be Top Trend at present. And in the process he’s convinced the world to spend way too much money on bags, belts, boots, and a wardrobe full of stuff nobody actually needs, just to be part of the Michele gang.
Young fashion online giant ASOS is today hosting an event on modern slavery in Mauritius in partnership with the British High Commission to discuss the challenges in managing labour migration and agree a common framework for improving worker protection in Mauritius and beyond.
Luxury group Richmont has extended the review period for its proposed acquisition of online fashion group Yoox Net-A-Porter (YNAP).
Chinese conglomerate Fosun International has made its most high profile fashion acquisition yet buying a majority stake in France’s oldest surviving couture house Lanvin.
International Pakistani fashion brand Khaadi is set to open its first store in Scotland at the Silverburn shopping and leisure destination in Glasgow.
ASOS has revealed the 100th edition of its pioneering customer loyalty magazine and put the publication on sale for the first time since its launch 11 years ago.
David Walker-Smith, the former managing director of Fenwick and buying & merchandising director of Selfridges, has joined House of Fraser in the position of chief product and trading officer.
Having appeared in a Gap ad in the early 2000s, Sarah Jessica Parker has returned to work with the global fashion retailer on a limited edition collection of clothing and accessories for kids.