Lockdowns were actually a positive for some companies. Endura was one of them, with the Scotland-based cycle gear producer riding high after consumer interest rocketed last year when the pandemic spread globally.
As M&S continues to support the categories it thinks will be winners, and as the casualisation trend impacts menswear more than ever, the UK retail giant has launched a new campaign fronted by rugby star Maro Itoje.
The problem with deconstruction, a huge movement in fashion, is that while it looks great on runways, it tends to frighten consumers on a clothes rack. Not at Rokh, which staged a great collection Thursday in Paris.
H&M Group sales are continuing to recover as its markets reopen, although it’s not bouncing back as fast as some rivals. That said, its net sales in local currencies increased by 14% year-on-year in Q3.
Dior went into full court press in the first 48 hours of Paris Fashion Week – unveiling its new Cheval Blanc spa, feting its Dior Home and Kids creator Cordelia de Castellane, and unveiling a Miss Dior floral pop-up.
The trade show has been cancelled due to the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the outdoor apparel and equipment sector. It will be incorporated into the next edition of the Ispo show, scheduled on January 23-26 2022.
Paris’ big debut this season was Charles de Vilmorin at Rochas, the current enfant terrible of French fashion. He made his Wednesday debut with a striking fashion statement, each ensemble radically juxtaposed.
Acquisition-hungry JD Sports Fashion has now moved into beauty. The UK-based sportswear giant has bought a stake in online hair & beauty brand Hairburst, which sells vitamins, shampoos and styling products.