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Australian fashion giant Cotton On launches UK website

Australia's largest fashion retailer Cotton On has launched a dedicated UK website and is now also available via ASOS.
Crocs

In-depth: Just how did Crocs become so cool?

The Marmite of footwear, the humble Croc has suffered much derision since its inception in 2002. Over 600 million pairs later, its fugly cool has struck the right lockdown note with sales booming. The latest global figures for 2020 reveal an incredible 69 million pairs sold, full year sales of $1.386 billion and a 12.6% revenue increase in 2020 vs 2019. So, how did Crocs get it so right?

Adidas unveils collaboration with sustainable footwear brand Allbirds

Sportswear giant Adidas and sustainable footwear brand Allbirds have unveiled their new collaboration, a low carbon running shoe.

Ben Sherman launches Team GB retail capsule collection ahead of Olympics

Ben Sherman has today launched its Team GB retail collection ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – put back to this summer due to the coronavirus outbreak last year.

The Interview: Sam Jones, founder and creative director, Raíz Atelier

Sam Jones has had a long and illustrious career in footwear buying and now, fuelled by a passion for sustainable fashion and 70s style, she has launched her own brand Raíz Atelier.
ZARA BEAUTY

Zara Beauty makes global debut in stores and online

Zara Beauty has made its hotly-anticipated landing in stores and online - offering shoppers an expansive and inclusive array of ultra-sustainably packaged makeup products for all skin colours, genders, ages or personal styles.
Diesel

Diesel unveils new chapter in sustainable denim story

Italian denim giant Diesel has today announced a new sustainability initiative – to be launched for SS22 – called Diesel Library.

Patrick Grant owned Cookson & Clegg factory to boost productivity by...

Blackburn-based clothing manufacturer Cookson & Clegg, which was rescued from collapse in 2016 by tailor, designer and face of BBC TV’s The Great British Sewing Bee, Patrick Grant, and his sister Victoria, is expecting a 40% productivity boost through tech investment with the Made Smarter North West Adoption Programme.
Oi Polloi Manchester

JD Sports acquires cult Manchester independent Oi Polloi

JD Sports has snapped up cult Manchester menswear independent Oi Polloi in its latest acquisition.
Jane

Womenswear brand Goat Fashion rebrands as Jane

British independent womenswear brand Goat Fashion has rebranded as Jane, referencing its founder and creative director Jane Lewis, after 20 years.
Fruit of the Loom partners with Zara

Zara and Fruit of the Loom partner on global capsule collection

Zara and US apparel brand Fruit of the Loom have partnered on a global capsule collection that has gone live in-store and on Zara.com.
Social Tourist

Hollister launches new fashion brand Social Tourist

Hollister, a division of Abercrombie and Fitch, has announced the launch of a new apparel brand, Social Tourist, with social media personalities Charli and Dixie D’Amelio.
Browns Focus

Browns Focus relaunches to champion new designers

Luxury designer fashion retailer Browns is today, 6 May, relaunching its Browns Focus concept in store and online to support and nurture new design talent.

In-Depth: revealing the male lingerie trend

Underwear sales have flown during lockdown and a new trend has emerged in men’s under garments - lingerie. Brands such as SDL intimates, Moot and Exterface are catering for this new demand and promoting a fresh male image.

BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2021 winner revealed

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has today announced Bethany Williams as the winner of the 2021 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund (BFCVDFF).

H&M launches campaign celebrating freedom and empowerment for new skatewear and...

H&M is to release a new Spring/Summer 2021 skatewear and swimwear collection, influenced by the lifestyle of skaters and surfers: celebrating freedom, empowerment and togetherness.

L’Estrange opens permanent store in Seven Dials

Menswear brand L'Estrange has opened a permanent store in London's Seven Dials having traded from the area in a pop-up since November 2018.

Miquita Oliver fronts British Heart Foundation’s Reuse Revolution campaign

TV presenter and charity shop fan Miquita Oliver is fronting the British Heart Foundation's Reuse Revolution campaign, designed to encourage shoppers to make preloved purchases as they head back out to the high street and help raise vital funds for the charity.

Flannels to launch exclusive collection with Scott Disick’s Talentless label

Frasers Group’s luxury fashion retailer Flannels is launching an exclusive 40-piece collection with Scott Disick’s Talentless label, online and in-store across 20 locations, on 24 May 2021.
Mr Porter Dries van Noten

NET-A-PORTER and MR PORTER launch exclusive collection with Dries Van Noten

NET-A-PORTER and MR PORTER have teamed up with celebrated Belgian designer Dries Van Noten on two exclusive capsule collections.