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Marcus Jaye

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Marcus Jaye is founder and creative director of TheChicGeek www.thechicgeek.co.uk

How will fashion look when it emerges from its deep sleep?

Hibernation, coma, mothballed; however you want to label it, fashion will have been in a very deep sleep before all of this is over....
J.Crew

Why do so many American fashion brands crash and burn in...

Retail success in the US often fuels aspirations for international expansion. The UK is time and again chosen as the first stepping-stone into Europe...

Can Raf Simons kick start Prada to growth?

When designer Raf Simons was announced as the new “co-creative director”, working alongside Miuccia Prada, at Prada, it was welcomed as a meeting of two...
Tax Free Shopping

In-depth: tax free shopping – what are the changes and will...

The words “Tax Free” is music to any shopper's ears. Many brands and retailers, in tourist hot spots, were looking towards 2021 with optimism....
Clarks

Can the big Back to School push save Clarks?

This week marked the start of the new academic year and the return of the majority of schools in the UK. Vast numbers of...
John Lewis COVID-19

Knowingly fixing John Lewis – what needs to be done?

The department store sector is at a crossroads. It’s do or die time, and a race to right these historical businesses before the whole...
Thomas Pink Shirtmaker

Why white collar WFH could mean bye bye business shirt

Where would London’s historical and once thriving Jermyn Street be without the business shirt? That’s the question being asked now white-collar-WFH has made this...
Long Tall Sally

Instead of chasing Victoria’s Secret should M&S have taken a Long...

From disaster springs opportunity and for those retailers, with a war chest and plenty of dosh on the balance sheet, there is a chance...

Louis Vuitton SS21 menswear: Abloh promotes upcycling and challenges the need...

Louis Vuitton’s Men's Artistic Director, Virgil Abloh, showed his latest SS21 menswear collection live from Shanghai today that promoted the virtue of upcycling and...

Acqua di Parma future proofs Colonia range

Launching exclusively with John Lewis, LVMH owned, Acqua di Parma, is expanding its Colonie scent universe with a new fragrance, Colonia Futura. Set on the...
Face masks

Trends: Mask Matching

With face masks now compulsory in enclosed public spaces it was inevitable that the fashion industry would seize the opportunity to make it a...
Vans The Simpsons

Vans pays tribute to America’s favourite family

For over 30 years, The Simpsons television show has been a part of American pop culture, providing hilarious insight into suburban family life. This...
Timberland

Timberland Carnaby Street store scoops design accolades

Timberland's 2,600 sq ftCarnaby Street flagship store in London has received a Gold Design Award and was named "Store of the Year" by Shop!, the global trade...
Swarovski London

Swarovski launches London “Crystal Studio” concept store

Following on from successful openings in Milan, Paris, Tokyo, LA and Shanghai, Swarovski’s new Crystal Studio store concept has opened on London’s Oxford Street....