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David Watts

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David M. Watts is an independent Fashion Industry Adviser based in London. His career spans more than 30 years encompassing fashion, consumer product licensing, brand development and digital worldwide.
Magazines

#WattsWhat: Are Digital Editions of Fashion Magazines missing the point?

As a self professed glossy magazine addict, it appears that the time I give over to reading fashion magazines is on the wane, or...
AMI

AMI: the best kept secret in menswear

There's no doubt that the menswear market has gone through a seismic shift in the past five years.  The numbers for the business of...
Dior & I Raf Simons

#WattsWhat Dior and I – one year on

Hindsight they say can be "20/20 vision"!  Given that a year in fashion can be a lifetime or a fleeting moment, and having written...
Ron Dorff

#WattsWhat Brandwatch: RON DORFF

We know that the term "Athleisure" has been embraced by the fashion fraternity and so another stylish brand that fits neatly into the category...
Thomas Pink

Thomas Pink supports British Lions

Thomas Pink announces that it has renewed its partnership with the British & Irish Lions 2017 tour to New Zealand. The Lions will once again...

#WattsWhat: this SS16 season, I’ll be wearing…

Finally the sun has returned from winter hibernation so I was off to shop for the new season's wardrobe this week and, even more...
Ermanno Scervino

Ermanno Scervino scores a fashion goal!

On Monday 21 March, the Italian National Football Team, led by head coach Antonio Conte and the football’s legend Gigi Buffon, lined up at...

#WattsWhat: Menswear – the devil is in the detail

Beards, brows (mono), black (in bad fabric), brown shoes, bare ankles or, worse, bare legs... The Industry Editor at Large David Watts has a...
Haeckels

#WattsWhat: HAECKELS – made of margate

If you should find yourself at the Margate shoreline and you get a waft of coastal aroma, add to that a splash of seaweed...
Huntsman

Huntsman: Savile Row takes up residence in NYC

The opening of Huntsman’s New York City pied-a-terre sees the first Savile Row tailor opening up a permanent residency in the US. Since opening,...
Dior haute couturevideo

#WattsWhat: The artisanal world of “haute couture”

Every once in a while something comes along that literally renders me speechless, which is as most people who know me well would say...
Costume National

#WattsWhat: David Watts on fashion designers who have lost their brands

With the breaking news that brothers Carlo and Ennio Capasa (above) have walked away from the Italian luxury fashion brand Costume National - the brand they founded -...