London Fashion Week debuted its first ever fully digital season Friday morning, and from the opening moment it referenced the world outside fashion – from the pandemic to protests ignited by the murder of George Floyd.
Covent Garden will reopen for shopping on June 15 with all the social distancing and hygiene measures in place that we expect. And there will be new services on offer as retailers aim to innovate post-lockdown.
Mulberry issued a devastating coronavirus update on Monday with news that the British luxury company is to cut a quarter of jobs globally, although it said it has enough cash available to get through the crisis period.
The British Fashion Council is launching itself enthusiastically into two key projects that support charitable causes, with one focused on coronavirus safety and the other on reducing plastic pollution.
Luxury brand Mulberry has confirmed a ban on exotic skins in all its future collections. It’s now no longer using the skins of alligators, crocodiles, ostriches, lizards and snakes, as well as having a fur-free policy.
Mulberry has started producing reusable PPE gowns in its Somerset factories, with a goal to deliver over 8,000 over the coming weeks. The gowns are crafted with a fluid-resistant and washable material.