Prime Minister Theresa May last night hosted leaders from the British fashion industry at 10 Downing Street and in her address to those assembled declared that fashion was “serious business” and said more needed to be done to communicate more widely its importance to the British economy.
Orla Kiely, the Irish designer known for her retro prints which she applies to fashion and lifestyle products, has closed the retail and online side of her business after its parent company Kiely Rowan called in administrators.
Men’s and women’s fashion retailer Bershka, part of the Spanish Inditex group, has signed to open a new 11,190 square foot store at St David’s Dewi Sant in Cardiff, a first for the brand in Wales.
The Los Angeles City Council has just voted unanimously to ban the sale of fur within city limits, making it the largest American city to do so since San Francisco, which passed a similar ban earlier this year.
Prime Minister Theresa May said British fashion was “serious business” and that she wanted to “see us continue this success as we build a new future for a global Britain where our fashion industry can thrive” at a Downing Street reception this evening, held to mark the final day of London Fashion Week.