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Yuki Xu from RISD wins Supima Design Competition 2021

Yuki Xu from RISD wins Supima Design Competition 2021

Yuki Xu from the Rhode Island School of Design has won this year’s design award of Supima, the cashmere of cotton, in an award ceremony compered by Law Roach.
Lifestyle
Fashion, luxury labels tap Milan Furniture Fair to showcase new projects

Fashion, luxury labels tap Milan Furniture Fair to showcase new projects

Shying away from the oversize installations of previous editions, luxury labels like Gucci, Off-White and Givenchy took advantage of the Milan Design Week to showcase an array of new projects and offbeat initiatives.
Lifestyle
H&M Home opens first French standalone in Paris

H&M Home opens first French standalone in Paris

​H&M has opened the doors of its first standalone store for its growing H&M Home concept with a debut in Paris at 14, boulevard de Capucines.
Fashion
Fashion's flight from Oxford St continues as IKEA tipped to buy Topshop flagship

Fashion's flight from Oxford St continues as IKEA tipped to buy Topshop flagship

​The number of fashion-focused shops on premier shopping thoroughfare Oxford Street looks like falling even further with news that IKEA is likely to take over the former Topshop flagship, in a key Oxford Circus position.
Fashion
French label Ba&sh showcases homeware at Le Bon Marché department store

French label Ba&sh showcases homeware at Le Bon Marché department store

On August 28, the French fashion label introduced its Casa Ba&sh concession at the Parisian department store, featuring womenswear as well as home decoration items designed by Minuit, Baobab and Mirlo.
Lifestyle
Jessica Simpson may buy her brand back from Sequential

Jessica Simpson may buy her brand back from Sequential

The singer and actress’s family has reportedly offered to buy her eponymous fashion brand from bankrupt parent company Sequential Brands Group Inc. for $65 million.
Fashion
Milan Furniture Fair to open again soon, just ahead of fashion week

Milan Furniture Fair to open again soon, just ahead of fashion week

The Milanese event was not held in 2020, and will be back on September 5-10 with a new format. Fashion names like Hermès, Missoni and Rick Owens will notably feature at Fuorisalone, the event’s parallel programme.
Lifestyle
Ann Demeulemeester to reopen iconic Antwerp flagship boutique

Ann Demeulemeester to reopen iconic Antwerp flagship boutique

Ann Demeulemeester will reopen her iconic Antwerp flagship boutique this Thursday, in a key step in the relaunch of the brand since its acquisition by New Guards founder Claudio Antonioli.
Fashion
M&S buoyant as fashion demand recovers

M&S buoyant as fashion demand recovers

​There was some good news coming out of Marks & Spencer for once on Friday as it upgraded its profit outlook after shoppers went online to buy more of its revamped clothing offer and also bought plenty of its foods.
Fashion
Target US launches designer collection with new design partners

Target US launches designer collection with new design partners

American retail corporation Target has announced The Fall Designer Collection, featuring four limited-time-only design partners – Rachel Comey, Victor Glemaud, Sandy Liang and Nili Lotan.
Fashion
SMCP's Daniel Lalonde to lead Design Holding

SMCP's Daniel Lalonde to lead Design Holding

​Following news on Monday that Daniel Lalonde is moving on from his role as CEO of SMCP, Design Holding has announced his appointment as its new chief executive with effect from October.
Luxury
Hermès bounces back as H1 beats both 2020 and 2019

Hermès bounces back as H1 beats both 2020 and 2019

​Hermès became the latest luxury group to announce a rebound on Friday as the upscale leather goods and fashion maker saw its sales soaring during Q2 and the first half as a whole.
Luxury
Dolce & Gabbana to launch a series of projects in Venice in August

Dolce & Gabbana to launch a series of projects in Venice in August

Italian brand Dolce & Gabbana will present its latest couture collection in Venice from August 28 to 30. On the occasion, the brand will also unveil its first homeware line and unprecedented digital collection of NFTs.
Luxury
Liberty hit hard by flagship Covid closure, but online booms

Liberty hit hard by flagship Covid closure, but online booms

Department store Liberty has filed its results for the year to the end of January and said that it was "significantly impacted" by the three separate Covid lockdown in the UK that dented footfall to its London flagship.
Fashion
Hermès reopens upsized Milan flagship

Hermès reopens upsized Milan flagship

​Hermès reopened its via Montenapoleone store in Milan on July 9 and said it starts a “a new chapter in the history that has linked Italy to the French house since 1987”.
Luxury
Hema quits UK, all six stores to close

Hema quits UK, all six stores to close

There will be more store closures in UK this summer with news that Dutch variety retailer Hema will exit its six physical locations. It adds to the massive total of physical shops that have shut in Britain.
Beauty