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Lauretta Roberts

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Lauretta Roberts is managing director and Editor-in-Chief of The Industry, having acquired the business along with business partner Antony Hawman in July 2015. She is also the former director of brand & propositions of trend forecaster WGSN and a former editor of Drapers magazine.
Molly Goddard

London Fashion Week: Molly Goddard continues fashion’s theme of defiant optimism

Molly Goddard, whose voluminous, frothy, tulle dressses are always been a highlight of London Fashion Week, nearly lost her nerve post-pandemic. The designer said...
New Look

In Numbers: the Week in Fashion in Figures

London Fashion Week got underway in the capital this week and the British Fashion Council gamely tried to pull together an event that was...
Bora Aksu

In Focus: London Fashion Week designers look to a brighter future

The first London Fashion Week in the post-pandemic era kicked off in earnest in London today with socially distanced seating, relatively few physical shows...
John Lewis

John Lewis: what next for the British high street stalwart?

The John Lewis Partnership (JLP) has today revealed the impact of the tumultuous past six months after the COVID-19 pandemic forced its stores to...
John Lewis COVID-19

John Lewis could convert 50% of its store space at Oxford...

John Lewis could convert 50% of its store space at its Oxford Street flagship store into offices. Plans submitted to Westminster Council seek to convert...
John Lewis Oxford Street

John Lewis drops staff bonus after half-year loss

John Lewis will drop its famous staff bonus next year after reporting a £55m loss before tax, which escalated to £635m for the six months...

British Fashion Council creates Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced the creation of a Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee as part of its long-term plan to fight prejudice and...
Fashion retailers Leicester

MPs call on Government to support a more sustainable fashion industry

The Government is being urged to support the development of sustainable fabrics, boost fabric recycling and help bring manufacturing jobs back to the UK in...
Victoria's Secret

Next seals JV deal for Victoria’s Secret UK business

Next has secured the joint venture deal for the UK arm of US lingerie business Victoria's Secret. Victoria's Secret parent L Brands announced that the...
Oxford Street 2020

Retail footfall drops across the UK as schools re-open

Footfall across all retail destinations throughout the UK declined by -6.3% in the week of 6-12 September, as the final wave of schools re-opened,...
June Sarpong British Fashion Council

British Fashion Council makes a series of new board appointments

The British Fashion Council has named a number of new appointments to its board including the CEO of Roksanda, Jamie Gill, and the BBC's...
Matchesfashion

MATCHESFASHION appoints new CFO and COO

MATCHESFASHION, the London-based global luxury fashion destination, has made two key appointments to its leadership team, following on from the arrival of new CEO...
Alice + Olivia for TikTok

TikTok stages its own Digital Fashion Month

TikTok is staging its own digital fashion month and has partnered with leading names from Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent to JW Anderson to...

Visualsoft – harnessing the power of community to help retailers navigate...

The speed of the shift to digital among UK fashion consumers is breakneck and retailers of all sizes will need to respond with equal...