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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.
Valentino

Designer Focus: Valentino

Luxury fashion brand Valentino was acquired by Mayhoola for Investments (a Qatar based operation) for $730m in 2011. The label's sales in 2012 were in...
Joseph Savile Row

#WattsWhat: Joseph Menswear Savile Row

With Spring making a valiant effort to arrive and thoughts of warmer weather and Summer holidays, this week I visited the newly opened JOSEPH...

On Trend: AW16 Menswear Teddybear

"If you go down to the woods today..." the AW16 menswear collections offered lots of teddybears this season.  The trend came in many variations,...
Vogue 100

#WattsWhat: David Watts visits Vogue 100

This week I took myself off to see a new exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery in London. Vogue 100: A Century of Style showcases the...
Harvey Nichols

Should designer brands be moving away from wholesale?

With all of the media chatter about designer brands moving away from wholesale, it begs the question, just how can they do this in...
Holly Fulton

Designer Focus: Holly Fulton

Holly Fulton is a London based designer who hails from Scotland and who trained at the RCA in London.  She launched her eponymous womenswear brand...
Burberry AW16

“See now, buy now”: what does it really mean for the...

There are certainly winds of change blowing through fashion right now, and there are some who are most definitely going to catch cold! There...

Designer Focus: Daniel w. Fletcher Menswear

Every so often one comes across a designer who both impresses and presents a collection that exudes a certain "something", and that something is...

On Trend: AW16 Menswear Bomber Jacket

Keeping with the combat influence and military themes across the menswear AW16 collections, both sides of the Atlantic, the ever durable Bomber jacket featured...

On Trend AW16: Menswear Checks

Checks of every scale and variety appeared on the menswear catwalks across the AW16 season, and whilst there were some colour variations at FENDI,...
Andrew Ramroop Savile Row

How Maurice Sedwell champions the art of true bespoke tailoring on...

Andrew M Ramroop OBE is most definitely a traditionalist but with one eye firmly fixed on the future of bespoke tailoring. As Master Tailor...
Avery Perfume Gallery

Heaven Scent – Avery Perfume Gallery opens in Selfridges

The arrival of the new Avery Perfume Gallery on the fourth floor of Selfridges, London is heralded by a waft of Heavenly scents! A...