Tom Bottomley

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LVMH Innovation Award

Live stream shopping start-up Bambuser wins 2021 LVMH Innovation Award

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has today revealed Bambuser, a start-up specialising in live stream shopping, is the winner of the 5th LVMH Innovation Award.
YANA Active

The interview: Sisters, Directors and co-founders of YANA Active, Charlotte and...

Based in Newcastle, sisters Charlotte and Sophie Wilson launched their YANA Active brand, “combining comfort, performance and high-end style” in December 2019, working on it at every available moment while still holding down full-time jobs.
Man/Woman trade show

Man/Woman Paris show to join forces with Revolver in Copenhagen in...

Paris trade fair Man/Woman is teaming up with the Revolver show in Copenhagen from 11-13 August 2021, because of the continuing COVID-19 restrictions in the French capital.
New American

Good American launches in London’s Harrods

Khloé Kardashian and Emma Grede’s Good American brand has today, 17 June, launched a new dedicated space at Harrods in Knightsbridge.
Happy Pineapple Nike

Nike launches new Happy Pineapple Collection using Piñatex instead of leather

Launching today, Nike has introduced the sustainable ‘Happy Pineapple Collection’, which uses new generation Piñatex, a sustainable plant-based alternative to leather made using pineapple leaves.

The Interview: Lucy Litwack, owner and CEO, Coco de Mer

Today, 16 June, sees the launch of the new "Icons" campaign from lingerie brand Coco de Mer, known as the "home of pleasure", featuring iconic supermodel and photographer Helena Christensen, 52, who has also art-directed and photographed herself wearing the collection in the intimacy of her home in New York.
Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney launches “Our Time Has Come” campaign with Piccadilly Circus...

In celebration of the launch of Stella McCartney’s new "Our Time Has Come" AW21 campaign, the brand organised a "guerrilla gathering" at Piccadilly Circus today featuring Stella McCartney brand ambassadors wearing novelty animal heads.

WIT Fitness partners with CrossFit for ecommerce and retail

London based sportswear retailer WIT Fitness has announced it has signed a multi-year global ecommerce and retail partnership with CrossFit, which will see WIT operate an official online CrossFit store and sell CrossFit-branded gear in its own flagship London store and “future physical locations globally.”

Fashion rental platform Rotaro opens Carnaby Street pop-up store

Digital women’s fashion rental platform Rotaro has opened a two-month pop-up store today, 14 June, for the first time at 45 Carnaby Street in London.
Shoppers at centre:mk

Footfall drops as retail destinations suffer “post bank holiday blues”

Footfall across all UK retail destinations declined by -6.7% last week, 6-12 June, a sharp contrast with the rise of +11.6% in the previous week, with “post bank holiday blues” cited by retail experts Springboard.
USC Sports Direct Beverley

Sports Direct and USC to open megastore at Beverley’s Flemingate centre

The Frasers Group’s Sports Direct and USC are to come together under one roof in a 10,000 sq ft unit at Beverley’s Flemingate shopping centre – set to open this August.

MR PORTER announces exclusive capsule collection with Tom Ford for Summer...

MR PORTER has today launched a 54-piece capsule collection across ready-to-wear and accessories with luxury menswear brand Tom Ford, drawing inspiration from 1970’s Los Angeles and featuring vibrant colours and retro floral prints.

Vanish and BFC to show Generation Rewear documentary during LFW

Garment care brand Vanish has once again partnered with the British Fashion Council (BFC) to create an exclusive documentary, called Generation Rewear, which will be shown in full for the first time as part of the London Fashion Week schedule at 2pm on Saturday 12 June, presented by Clearpay.

Lacoste hosting Roland-Garros tennis screening with Harrods

Lacoste is taking over the ‘Roast and Bake’ area outside Harrods for a live screening of the Roland-Garros tennis tournament as it reaches the finals over this weekend – from 11-13 June.
Making The Cut

Amazon Prime Video reveals trailer for season two of Making the...

Making the Cut, the eight-episode fashion competition and ‘shoppable’ series from Amazon Prime Video, hosted and executive produced by Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, which is set to premier season two on 16 July 2021, has today revealed an official trailer.
John Lewis & Partners

John Lewis to become first UK retailer to offer equal parental...

John Lewis Partnership has today announced it will become the first UK retailer to introduce 26 weeks equal parenthood paid maternity and paternity leave, and two weeks' paid leave for any employee who experiences pregnancy loss.
Matty Bovan

2021 International Woolmark Prize sees UK’s Matty Bovan win double

The UK’s Matty Bovan has been announced as the winner of both the 2021 International Woolmark Prize and the Karl Lagerfeld Award for Innovation, following a special virtual event with a panel of industry heavyweights.

Moose Knuckles announces Victor Luis as its Executive Chairman and investor

Canadian luxury outerwear brand Moose Knuckles has announced industry veteran Victor Luis has made a “significant investment” in the brand and has become its Executive Chairman.
Foot Locker

Foot Locker Europe launches basketball-inspired collection by new women’s Creative Director

Sneaker and sportswear apparel retailer Foot Locker has today announced the launch of a basketball-inspired capsule collection of apparel and accessories, designed by the new Creative Director of the brand’s women’s business, Melody Ehsani.
Clearpay Quarter

BFC to launch King’s Road ‘Clearpay Quarter’ shopping event to celebrate...

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has joined forces with ‘buy now pay later’ service provider Clearpay to launch a special pop-up four day shopping event called ‘Clearpay Quarter’ from 11-14 June.