Hollywood took over Milan Fashion Week on Saturday, with a Kardashian-led Kim X Dolce & Gabbana show; a debut at Ferragamo dedicated to silver screen glamour and some model diversity at Bottega Veneta.
Fashion loves nothing more than a debut, and in a season of five in Milan, Etro went first. Though the star appearance on Friday was by a veteran; a cyberpunk display by Donatella Versace in a major statement.
With 20 years of experience in companies like Bimba y Lola, Cortefiel and Pronovias, the new director is taking over from the Italian Estermaria Laruccia, who has been in charge of the event for the last seven years.
Pop-up stores are essential for small and fledging fashion brands to gain mainstream exposure. And none more than the temporary showroom on London’s Regent Street spotlighting Fashion Minority Alliance's brands.
Retail sales volumes fell at a “considerable rate” in September after posting strong growth in August. What’s more the decline in sales is expected to continue next month, albeit at a slower pace, according to the CBI.
Bestseller has re-opened its revamped showroom in London’s Shoreditch to support the Danish fashion giant’s bid to accelerate digital sales growth. The expanded showroom is described as a “stylish high-tech fashion hub”.
An already bruised consumer confidence took a further hit in September, tumbling to a new low.. And with the Bank of England now suggesting the UK has tipped into recession, expect further dips to come.
Digital women's fashion brand In The Style Group issued a positive trading update Friday ahead of its AGM, having made “significant progress” against several of its strategic priorities, “to increase profitability".
It’s not that long ago that Made.com seemed to be on a roll with the firm acquiring Trouva in the spring, a move that boosted Made’s presence in interiors but also gave it a foothold in the fashion sector.