I was fortunate enough to sit next to Michael Ward, the Managing Director of Harrods over a Walpole dinner a couple of weeks ago. Whilst enjoying the delightful company, one of the many topics we discussed included the resounding success of Harrods’ recent pop up venture in collaboration with NSPCC. Not only was it in aid of a great cause but their customers and network loved the concept, with the store’s landlord also gaining plaudits for supporting the initiative.
Pitti Uomo welcomed the continued relaunch of Roberto Cavalli’s menswear and the company really needs this to fly. Now under the creative direction of Paul Surridge, the British designer formerly at Jil Sander and Z Zegna, Cavalli, as a brand, has gone through something of a rocky patch.
Simply Be is joining the war on plastic by using recycled plastic bottles to create a new line of sustainable denim.
Victoria Beckham has appointed former Diane von Furstenberg CEO Paolo Riva to the position of CEO of her luxury fashion brand.
Department store Debenhams has revised down its profit expectations for the current financial year as trading in May and early June was below plan, and the retailer says it doesn’t expect the challenging conditions on the high street to get any better soon.
Life & Sole of Shoes, the online platform for women seeking shoes up to a size 10, has produced a new signature shoe with footwear designer Charlotte Mills.