On paper Richard Quinn comes across as the ultimate fashion rule breaker. He is completely unconcerned about matters, such as whether or not it’s a particularly good idea to print onto Mylar foil (“I just tried it,” he says) or how to find the funds to deal with expensive sample-makers (he just makes his own), or how to play politics with rival retailers (he can produce his clothes in small runs and on-demand, so he can give them all something unique if they want it).
Erica Vikauls, the former CEO of East and COO of Thomas Pink, has been appointed as CEO of LK Bennett as Darren Topp has announced he is standing down.
Designers are taking an adventurous path for AW18 shoes and bots, sticking with some established favourites and also going in new directions.
And role-play is big news as our shoes carry us into cowboy country, help us live an urban sports lifestyle, or make us act like a style star in can’t-miss-them power prints that turn us (well, our feet at least) into true paparazzi fodder.
Dior Homme has confirmed that British designer Kim Jones will take over as its artistic director and will present his first collection for the house at Paris Men’s Fashion Week in June.
John Lewis managing director Paula Nickolds has said the modern department store should be a place to “shop, do and learn” as she prepares to open the doors of the retailer’s 50th store at Westfield London tomorrow.
Fast-growing plus-size fashion retailer Yours Clothing has appointed Jonathan Wall, who is also chief digital officer at Missguided, as a non-executive director.
Analysts are expecting a strong performance from global fashion and lifestyle brand Ted Baker when it publishes its year-end figures this week.