British heritage brand Ben Sherman is returning to New York retail with a pop-up concept shop in SoHo which will open 1 September and run throughout the holiday season – a move, which its parent company, said was the start of a rebuild of its US retail business.
Louis Vuitton has opened a pop-up shop in Heathrow’s Terminal 4 ahead of the opening of a permanent store to be opened this November.
Fashion, in its nature, isn’t logical. Before things are broken or unusable we move onto consuming the next item all under the umbrella of ‘fashion’. It’s a huge, global business which basically comes down to us buying more things than we need and, also, new things before our existing things are redundant or can no longer fulfil their purpose.
It’s also very creative and what makes us human beings.
Model, muse and designer Alexa Chung will show her namesake label, ALEXACHUNG, at London Fashion Week for the first time this September.
The latest quarterly report ranking fashion’s hottest brands and products from fashion search engine Lyst demonstrates the resurgence in popularity of the major Italian houses with Gucci reclaiming the number one spot on the list and Fendi and Versace climbing an impressive 17 and 21 places respectively to enter the top 10.
New York-based designer Diane Von Furstenberg has banned mohair from her global brand’s future collections after an exposé by animal rights organisation PETA revealed workers mutilating and killing goats to obtain the material.
Footwear giant Converse and designer JW Anderson have launched a four-day pop-up shop, art gallery and events space in the heart of London’s Soho to celebrate the TOY collection, their second collaboration.
Britain’s top retailers have been urged to appoint more women to positions with P&L responsibility after it has emerged that only 8% of such roles are filled by women in FTSE 350 retail businesses.