French Connection Reports Financial Year Loss
By Alice Ierace
Clothing retailer French Connection has reported a full-year loss, due to continued severe...
By Alice Ierace
Clothing retailer French Connection has reported a full-year loss, due to continued severe trading conditions in the UK and potential uncertainty due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. “After making further progress during the first half of the year, the overall result for the financial year is...
Clothing retailer French Connection has reported a full-year loss, due to continued severe trading conditions in the UK and potential uncertainty due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. “After making further progress during the first half of the year, the overall result for the financial year is disappointing. Performance during the second half has been considerably worse than expected, particularly...
Coronavirus Looms Over Fashion Brands’ Cruise Plans
By Alice Ierace
A rocky fashion month has just ended, but concerns over coronavirus continue to grow amongst the...
By Alice Ierace
A rocky fashion month has just ended, but concerns over coronavirus continue to grow amongst the fashion industry and are already taking their toll on Cruise 2021 shows. Last month, Prada was the first brand to announce the postponement of its 2021 show – which was set to take place in Tokyo. On...
A rocky fashion month has just ended, but concerns over coronavirus continue to grow amongst the fashion industry and are already taking their toll on Cruise 2021 shows. Last month, Prada was the first brand to announce the postponement of its 2021 show – which was set to take place in Tokyo. On Tuesday, Gucci called off its show in San Francisco, initially scheduled for May. Now, Versace and...
Hugo Boss Shares 4% Drop in EBIT
By Alice Ierace
German luxury fashion house HUGO BOSS has officially released its 2019 Annual Report. Although...
By Alice Ierace
German luxury fashion house HUGO BOSS has officially released its 2019 Annual Report. Although the report recorded significant sales and earnings growth in the crucial final quarter, the brand's financial development for the full year fell short compared to initial expectations. According to the...
German luxury fashion house HUGO BOSS has officially released its 2019 Annual Report. Although the report recorded significant sales and earnings growth in the crucial final quarter, the brand's financial development for the full year fell short compared to initial expectations. According to the report, the brand's operating result (EBIT) in 2019 amounted to EUR 333 million, 4% below the...
Italy's Fur Industry Endures
By Sofia Celeste
Italy’s fur sector presses on with ready-to-wear trade show TheOneMilano, which will unfold in...
By Sofia Celeste
By Sofia Celeste
Italy’s fur sector presses on with ready-to-wear trade show TheOneMilano, which will unfold in Milan’s Fiera Milano City fairgrounds Feb. 20th - 23rd. Now in its seventh edition, TheOneMilano was originally founded as a joint venture, bringing the MIPAP (Milano Pret-a-Porter), MIFUR exhibitors...
Italy’s fur sector presses on with ready-to-wear trade show TheOneMilano, which will unfold in Milan’s Fiera Milano City fairgrounds Feb. 20th - 23rd. Now in its seventh edition, TheOneMilano was originally founded as a joint venture, bringing the MIPAP (Milano Pret-a-Porter), MIFUR exhibitors and buyers together in one venue.Its organizers, who have garnered the support of Italy’s foreign...
Does the Personal Luxury Model Have a Future?
By Fabio Ciquera
Virgil Abloh, creative director of Louis Vuitton menswear declared recently that “streetwear is...
By Fabio Ciquera
Virgil Abloh, creative director of Louis Vuitton menswear declared recently that “streetwear is definitely going to die”. Case in point, the current model of personal luxury that in the past generated 271 billions of euro in 2019 , the larger macro-category within the wider industry that moves in...
Virgil Abloh, creative director of Louis Vuitton menswear declared recently that “streetwear is definitely going to die”. Case in point, the current model of personal luxury that in the past generated 271 billions of euro in 2019 , the larger macro-category within the wider industry that moves in excess of a trillion euros globally, does not seem able to produce the “antiques of tomorrow”...
Does the Personal Luxury Model Have a Future?
By Fabio Ciquera
Virgil Abloh, creative director of Louis Vuitton menswear declared recently that “streetwear is...
By Fabio Ciquera
Virgil Abloh, creative director of Louis Vuitton menswear declared recently that “streetwear is definitely going to die”. Case in point, the current model of personal luxury that in the past generated 271 billions of euro in 2019 , the larger macro-category within the wider industry that moves in...
Virgil Abloh, creative director of Louis Vuitton menswear declared recently that “streetwear is definitely going to die”. Case in point, the current model of personal luxury that in the past generated 271 billions of euro in 2019 , the larger macro-category within the wider industry that moves in excess of a trillion euros globally, does not seem able to produce the “antiques of tomorrow”...
Alessandra Facchinetti Joins Harlan+Holden
By Alice Ierace
As it embarks on its fifth year, further expansion within its three markets and a conscious...
By Alice Ierace
As it embarks on its fifth year, further expansion within its three markets and a conscious outlook on online, Seoul-based clothing brand harlan + holden has appointed Alessandra Facchinetti as its first Creative Director.“We are very pleased to announce Alessandra Facchinetti as Creative...
As it embarks on its fifth year, further expansion within its three markets and a conscious outlook on online, Seoul-based clothing brand harlan + holden has appointed Alessandra Facchinetti as its first Creative Director.“We are very pleased to announce Alessandra Facchinetti as Creative Director of harlan + holden. Beyond her immense talent, creativity and experience, we found a partner and...
Menswear on The Rise as Gucci and Ferragamo Return
By Sofia Celeste
Amid a relaxed fashion week that opened with the 25th...
By Sofia Celeste
Amid a relaxed fashion week that opened with the 25th anniversary of Dsquared2 and closed with the return of Gucci to the Milan menswear calendar, designers were upbeat about the future of menswear.   According to a report released by market...
Amid a relaxed fashion week that opened with the 25th anniversary of Dsquared2 and closed with the return of Gucci to the Milan menswear calendar, designers were upbeat about the future of menswear.   According to a report released by market research group Euromonitor International, the menswear sector is forecast to grow 22 percent by 2024 and...
Gaming and the Gateway to China
By Sofia Celeste
“People in China buy clothes on gaming sites to make their characters special,” said Guangdong,...
By Sofia Celeste
“People in China buy clothes on gaming sites to make their characters special,” said Guangdong, China native Wang Houran, a 23 year old, business design student at Milan’s Domus Academy.Wang has been gaming since he was in high school. In addition to his passion for fashion, he is equally...
“People in China buy clothes on gaming sites to make their characters special,” said Guangdong, China native Wang Houran, a 23 year old, business design student at Milan’s Domus Academy.Wang has been gaming since he was in high school. In addition to his passion for fashion, he is equally passionate about basketball; he’s crazy for the LA Lakers and once paid several hundred dollars for a...
The Business of Personalized Fragrances
By Elisabeta Tudor
Over the past years, the cosmetics and personal care sectors have been disrupted by the arrival...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Over the past years, the cosmetics and personal care sectors have been disrupted by the arrival of new-gen skincare players. B-to-C organic brands — such as Seasonly and Laboté — that purvey made-to-measure products defined by a client's needs and choices have taken the industry by storm.And the...
Over the past years, the cosmetics and personal care sectors have been disrupted by the arrival of new-gen skincare players. B-to-C organic brands — such as Seasonly and Laboté — that purvey made-to-measure products defined by a client's needs and choices have taken the industry by storm.And the fragrance sector is about to experience the same fate: brands like Unique Fragrance, a Berlin-based...
Gucci Grows Chinese Community With Tencent
By Sofia Celeste
Gucci is taking major strides to drive its business among Chinese consumers and engage them by...
By Sofia Celeste
Gucci is taking major strides to drive its business among Chinese consumers and engage them by creating a digital community. On Monday, the Italian luxury goods maker announced a joint business partnership with Chinese internet goliath Tencent, to, in large part, innovate across Tencent’s unique...
Gucci is taking major strides to drive its business among Chinese consumers and engage them by creating a digital community. On Monday, the Italian luxury goods maker announced a joint business partnership with Chinese internet goliath Tencent, to, in large part, innovate across Tencent’s unique digital ecosystem and resonate even more among Chinese consumers.The news follows a report released...
Fashion’s StockX Market
By Robin Torres
Josh Luber, who turned his childhood passion for sneakers into a multi-billion dollar business,...
By Robin Torres
By Robin Torres
Josh Luber, who turned his childhood passion for sneakers into a multi-billion dollar business, embodies the very definition of entrepreneurial spirit. For many, he is also the American Dream personified. After starting and selling several business ventures and obtaining his MBA, he created and...
Josh Luber, who turned his childhood passion for sneakers into a multi-billion dollar business, embodies the very definition of entrepreneurial spirit. For many, he is also the American Dream personified. After starting and selling several business ventures and obtaining his MBA, he created and launched Campless in 2013 while working at IBM. A blog of sorts, Campless became a way for Luber to...
Amazon Fashion’s Black Friday Formula
By Elisabeta Tudor
Amazon Fashion is on a major uptick. With sales momentum driven by Gen Z and millennials, the...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Amazon Fashion is on a major uptick. With sales momentum driven by Gen Z and millennials, the online retail juggernaut is tailoring its Black Friday strategy to its consumer-crazed loyalists, using AI and social media indicators to outperform competitors.In fact, recent industry figures show that...
Amazon Fashion is on a major uptick. With sales momentum driven by Gen Z and millennials, the online retail juggernaut is tailoring its Black Friday strategy to its consumer-crazed loyalists, using AI and social media indicators to outperform competitors.In fact, recent industry figures show that Amazon is the leading e-retailer in the United States. Although the majority of the company's...
These Are the Most Expensive Streets in the World
By Jessica Bumpus
According to a new report by the property consultancy Cushman & Wakefield, New Bond Street is the...
By Jessica Bumpus
According to a new report by the property consultancy Cushman & Wakefield, New Bond Street is the most expensive street in Europe when it comes to retail rents. It is also the third most expensive globally.Rent is reportedly $1,714 (£1,335) per square foot, increasing by 2.3 per cent in the last...
According to a new report by the property consultancy Cushman & Wakefield, New Bond Street is the most expensive street in Europe when it comes to retail rents. It is also the third most expensive globally.Rent is reportedly $1,714 (£1,335) per square foot, increasing by 2.3 per cent in the last 12 months. The renowned London street is home to a prestigious selection of global luxury flagship...
Closing the Gender Gap
By Sofia Celeste
“If women entrepreneurs participated equally in the economy, the GDP would go up by $5 trillion....
By Sofia Celeste
By Sofia Celeste
“If women entrepreneurs participated equally in the economy, the GDP would go up by $5 trillion. That is good for business; that is good for our economy, and that’s common sense,” said designer Tori Burch in her acceptance speech at the 2019 Glamour Woman of the Year awards on Monday.Burch, who...
“If women entrepreneurs participated equally in the economy, the GDP would go up by $5 trillion. That is good for business; that is good for our economy, and that’s common sense,” said designer Tori Burch in her acceptance speech at the 2019 Glamour Woman of the Year awards on Monday.Burch, who recently launched Embrace Ambition, an image series that shines a spotlight on the ways women are...