Brands & Designers

Eric Musgrave

In My View by Eric Musgrave: Fool Britannia? Let’s keep branding...

David Antich is getting annoyed. And he is ready to do something about it. A couple of months ago, via one of his regular LinkedIn posts, David let rip at the murky practices surrounding country-of-origin branding and the (mis)use of “Made in the UK” and similar

Gymshark founder Ben Francis reclaims the role of CEO as it...

Gymshark founder Ben Francis has reclaimed the CEO role at the fitness brand he established in 2012 as it plans to expand the business in the key markets of Asia and the US.

British couture house Ralph & Russo rescued by US investor

British couture house Ralph & Russo has been rescued out of administration by US investor Retail Ecommerce Ventures.
Moose Knuckles

Moose Knuckles latest to go fur-free with new sustainability programme

Canadian luxury outerwear brand Moose Knuckles is the latest fashion company to announce it is ending all production with natural fur, though it won’t be doing so until the end of 2022.

Vanilla to open its debut standalone store in Bluewater

New accessible fashion concept brand Vanilla has chosen Bluewater in Kent for its debut standalone store, following the success of its established online and concession presence.

Beaverbrooks to relocate and double size of centre:mk store

Jewellery and luxury watches retailer Beaverbrooks is relocating and upsizing its flagship store at centre:mk shopping centre in Milton Keynes.
Browns Ermenegildo Zegna

Browns launches made to measure service with Ermenegildo Zegna

Browns has today launched a new made to measure men’s tailoring service at its Brook Street store with Ermenegildo Zegna.
Thom Browne // adidas

Adidas files lawsuit against Thom Browne over three stripe trademark

Adidas has started legal proceedings against New York designer Thom Browne over concerns of its signature three stripe trademark being deliberately infringed.
Christopher Raeburn

Christopher Raeburn to launch East London community design lab

Christopher Raeburn, founder of RÆBURN and Global Creative Director of Timberland, is to design and produce a new creative hub and design lab in London's East Village, Stratford.
Paul Smith

Paul Smith to open flagship store on Alibaba’s Tmall

Paul Smith, the leading British independent design house, has today launched a digital flagship on Alibaba's Tmall Luxury Pavilion platform to cater for its growing Chinese customer base.
Burberry AW21

With its CEO on the exit ramp, what next for Burberry?

The shock announcement that Marco Gobbetti, Burberry CEO, was to leave at the end of this year sent shares in the company spiralling downwards yesterday wiping £1bn off its market value.
Henry Holland

Henry Holland to launch homewares collection with Freemans

Designer Henry Holland is to launch a homewares collection with Freemans for AW21 as the digital department store continues to elevate its offer.
Clarks at M&S Cheshire Oaks

Marks & Spencer launches new brand partnerships for kids, including Clarks

Marks & Spencer is continuing to develop its third-party brand offer with the announcement of a raft of new partnerships for kids, including Clarks shoes, Little Joule and Somebody's Child.
Marco Gobbetti

Burberry CEO Marco Gobbetti quits £2.3m-a-year job to return to Italy

Marco Gobbetti has quit as CEO of British luxury fashion house Burberry after nearly five years in the job to return to Italy and join Salvatore Ferragamo.
Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren incorporates sustainability and innovation into the new Wimbledon collection

Ralph Lauren is marking its 16th year as "Official Outfitter" of the Wimbledon tennis championship, which gets underway in South West London on 28 June, with a new collection imbued with bold colours and graphic elements, along with innovative and sustainable materials.

Sole Fashion trade show postponed due to continued Covid uncertainty

The Sole Fashion trade show, which had been due to take place in August, has been postponed due to continued uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK.

Burberry partners with Tour de France team Qhubeka NextHash

Burberry has become the first luxury fashion brand to partner with a Tour de France team; the British house is supporting Team Qhubeka NextHash, a purpose-led, high-performance UCI WorldTour cycling team.
Mr Porter

MR PORTER launches “Small World” to celebrate craftsmanship and sustainability

On Monday 28 June MR PORTER is launching "Small World" to celebrate craftsmanship, responsibly made products and local communities on a global scale, showcasing 33 considered brands, 16 of which are new to the online destination for men’s style.
Canada goose

Canada Goose to end the use of fur in “momentous step”...

In a "momentous step" for the anti-fur movement, Canadian outerwear giant Canada Goose has said it will end the manufacture of products containing fur by the end of 2022.

Victoria Beckham cuts prices of fashion line by 40%

Victoria Beckham is to cut the average prices for her fashion collection by 40% and move to simpler silhouettes to broaden the appeal of her designs and future proof the business.