Fashion's all about evolution and revolution. Particularly in the pursuit of the new, and youthful. The Lanvin autumn/winter 2014 collection was both: at least, on paper. The styles referenced eighties new-wave, skinny models with partially-shaved hairstyles marching out in acid-bright varsity-jackets, skinny ties and giant trainers like characters from a Bret Easton Ellis novel.
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Monday 14 February 2011
British luxury brands are luring big spenders to London's West End, even as high streets across the rest of the country feel the pinch from government austerity measures.
Saturday 22 January 2011
With Veronica Lake-style waves tumbling over fine features, the model who closed Jean-Paul Gaultier's Bond-themed show yesterday cut a truly stunning figure. Nothing unusual there, you might think.
Wednesday 12 January 2011
Marks & Spencer delivered robust Christmas trading after it benefited from customers trading up on food and clothing, although it lost up to £55m in sales because of the recent snow.
On the agenda: The Slice at London's Architectural Association; New Look's Idol menswear; Swallows and Amazons; Ms Marmite Lover's Christmas market; The Adventures of Simon Pegg
Sunday 28 November 2010
Thursday 18 November 2010
The menswear retailer Suits You will disappear from Britain's high streets after Christmas, resulting in 300 job losses.
Wednesday 17 November 2010
Around 370 jobs are to be axed under plans to close troubled menswear chain Suits You after its parent group collapsed in administration, it was announced today.
Thursday 28 October 2010
Speciality retail Group, the company behind the Suits You menswear chain, has collapsed into administration just eight months after a controversial insolvency procedure, leaving 350 jobs hanging in the balance.
Monday 11 October 2010
Sometimes the simplest of garments brings out a display of virtuosity in designers more effectively than anything more obviously sensational in flavour.
Monday 11 October 2010
Premium footwear retailer Kurt Geiger, which currently sells 10 pairs of shoes every minute, lifted underlying profits by a fifth in 2009, and expects to do even better this year.
Saturday 02 October 2010
Saturday 18 September 2010
Tuesday 07 September 2010
A robust performance by footwear and clothing retailers helped UK high streets to register a modest rise in underlying sales in August – but furniture and flooring chains struggled.
Saturday 21 August 2010
Friday 20 August 2010
Monday 02 August 2010
GE Capital is today expected to announce it is backing the menswear wholesaler and retailer Baird Group with a £17m financing deal.
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