Tom Shearsmith

Tom Shearsmith is a News & Features Writer at TheIndustry.fashion, joining the company in January 2019. Tom also produces the podcasts for TheIndustry.fashion
Forever Unique

Forever Unique launches rebrand and lifestyle collections

Global womenswear brand Forever Unique has unveiled a rebrand, citing COVID-19’s effect on the occasionwear market and a long-lasting change in consumer shopping behaviours.
Oxford Street pedestrianisation

Oxford Street to be partially pedestrianised by end of 2021

A 150m-long section of Oxford Street, on either side of Britain’s busiest pedestrian junction, is to be closed to vehicles by the end of the year, cutting the iconic street in two.
Henry Stupp

Authentic Brands Group appoints new European president

Authentic Brands Group today announced that Henry Stupp has joined the company in a new role as President of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Lindex second hand

Lindex launches second hand clothing scheme trial

Swedish retailer Lindex has announced it is to pilot a new circular business model, taking an important step in prolonging the lifetime of clothes together with its customers as part of the fashion company’s circular transformation and sustainability promise.
Harvey Nichols Kidswear

Harvey Nichols to launch childrenswear department

Luxury retailer Harvey Nichols is to launch childrenswear section online from the 24th June, followed by a dedicated department in selected stores from July.
Westfield CCO

Westfield hires new Chief Customer Officer

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) has today announced the appointment of Caroline Puechoultres as Chief Customer Officer, effective 15 July 2021.
Burberry Blankos

Burberry announces partnership with Mythical Games

Burberry has confirmed it is partnering with Mythical Games to launch a limited-edition Blanko in the technology company’s game, Blankos Block Party, to be released in July 2021.
Psyche Store

Frasers to close Psyche Middlesbrough store and rebrand it as Flannels

Teesside designer clothes store Psyche is to close its doors, with the 40,000 sq ft location on Linthorpe Road expected to cease trading on 9 August.
Priya Ahluwalia

BFC announces Priya Ahluwalia as the winner of the 2021 BFC...

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced Priya Ahluwalia, Founder of Ahluwalia, as the winner of the 2021 BFC & GQ Designer Menswear Fund.
Crocs Little Big

Crocs launches punk-rock collaboration with Eurovision’s Little Big

Crocs is to launch a collaboration with award-winning Russian band and previous Eurovision entry Little Big, featuring the brand’s Classic Clog with metal spikes, chains and charms inspired by the band’s unique aesthetic.
Oxford Street

Prime Minister Boris Johnson to delay COVID-19 lockdown lifting to July

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to announce the delay of easing COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, seeing the current rules remain in place for up to a further four weeks after the planned 21 June unlocking.

Cordwainers Footwear Awards 2021 winners announced

The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers has confirmed the winners of its 2021 Cordwainers Footwear Awards, with the winners announced via a livestreamed event.
Primark Luton

Primark to expand store in Luton’s The Mall

Value fashion giant Primark has announced it will redevelop its retail location at The Mall in Luton, extending it by almost 40% by acquiring a neighbouring vacant store space.
John Lewis

John Lewis to introduce 100 third-party fashion labels over the next...

Department store John Lewis has announced it will launch 100 new third-party fashion brands in the next year, allowing labels to supply their products directly on johnlewis.com for the first time.
Next Outlet

Next opens 8,500 sq ft store at Affinity Sterling Mills Outlet

Next has opened a new 8,576 sq ft outlet at Affinity Sterling Mills Outlet in Scotland, stocking items from across its entire product range.

Quiksilver celebrates Pride by spotlighting leaders within the LGBTQ+ community

Sustainable outdoor clothing brand Quiksilver has launched “Icons Are For Everyone”, a month-long celebration of Pride in collaboration with leaders from the LGBTQ+ surfing community.

H&M announces collaboration with the luxury label TOGA

H&M has announced a collaboration with the Tokyo-based independent luxury label TOGA, comprised of reimaginings of TOGA’s archival hits for men and women, given contemporary twists.
Fur free

Israel becomes the first country in the world to ban the...

Israel has become the first country to issue an almost complete ban on fur sales in the world, effective from the beginning of 2022.
H&M Billion Dollar Collection

H&M launches virtual collection featuring 10 sustainable start-ups

H&M Foundation has announced the launch of "The Billion Dollar Collection", a collection of 10 innovative sustainable start-ups that the non-profit organisation thinks could change the face of the fashion industry.
Crew Clothing

Crew Clothing opens new store in Centre:MK

Centre:mk has announced that British lifestyle brand Crew Clothing has opened its first store in the Milton Keynes area, located at 27 Silbury Arcade.