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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.
Porter Net-a-Porter

Porter magazine posts 6% circulation growth

Net-a-Porter's shoppable luxury women's magazine Porter has posted its third successive year of circulation growth with the latest audited figures showing a 6% year-on-year...
Jones the Bookmaker

Jones the Bootmaker put up for sale

One of the oldest names on the UK high street, Jones the Bootmaker, has been put up for sale. The 160-year-old footwear firm is owned...
Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein Jeans appoints Luella Bartley

Calvin Klein Jeans has appointed British designer Luella Bartley as global head of design reporting into Raf Simons' second in command Pieter Mulier and Franck...
Agent Provocateur

Mike Ashley in the frame to acquire Agent Provocateur

Sports Direct's Mike Ashley has tabled a £27.5m bid to acquire the troubled upmarket lingerie brand Agent Provocateur. The label's majority shareholder, the private equity...
Paul Weller Real Stars Are Rare

Paul Weller sets up crowdfund campaign to grow fashion label

Paul Weller and his business partner Phil Bickley have set up a Crowdcube campaign to raise £400,000 to expand their menswear label Real Stars...
Diadora

Diadora makes major push in UK market with new campaign

Italian sportswear brand Diadora is making a major push in the UK market with a new campaign targeting the youth market and starring a...
Princess Diana

In pictures. Diana: Her Fashion Story

Kensington Palace's major exhibition to celebrate the fashion journey of Diana, Princess of Wales opens its doors today featuring some her most iconic outfits,...
Sainsbury's

Sainsbury’s appoints Mary Portas’ agency to revive clothing and GM offer

Supermarket Sainsbury's has hired retail guru Mary Portas' agency to revive is clothing and general merchandise offer. Portas Agency won the general merchandise advertising contract...
John Lewis

John Lewis to cut almost 800 jobs

John Lewis is in consultation with staff about the proposed removal of almost 800 jobs, primarily in its customer catering and store administration areas....
French Connection

French Connection moves into activewear with FIT

French Connection has moved into the growing activewear space with a new collection called FIT, which will launch tomorrow (24 February) online and at...
Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung fashion label backer is revealed

One of the UK's most successful investors and entrepreneurs Peter Dubens has been revealed as the financial backer of Alexa Chung's highly anticipated fashion...
Diana Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace Princess Diana fashion exhibition opens Friday

Kensington Palace's Diana, Her Fashion Story exhibition opens on Friday 24 February and more details have emerged about what visitors can expect. The exhibition, which marks...