Once the UK’s biggest department store chain, Debenhams has been hit by a sharp slowdown in sales, high rents and ballooning debt, plus a power struggle with former shareholder Sports Direct.
The app may be blocked, but it can still boost a brand’s presence in the mainland.
After the death of Karl Lagerfeld, Silvia Venturini Fendi added the women’s fashion collection that Lagerfeld oversaw for 54 years to her set of design responsibilities at the house that carries her family name. Today, as she prepares to stage her first women’s ready-to-wear show, Mrs Fendi tells Tim Blanks about what she learned from Lagerfeld and the future of the brand.
All eyes are on the US Federal Reserve ahead of a widely expected interest rate cut.
A number of London-based designers run small yet thriving private client operations, alongside wholesale and retail. It’s hard work — but the pay-offs make it worth the effort.
The designer, whose brand is now owned by direct-to-consumer cashmere label Naadam, is hoping he can crack the code on affordable designer basics.
The BoF China Prize winner expanded her vocabulary beyond signature smocked textiles into extravagant gowns and wearable separates for a collection that will soon be ready for retail.
The beloved but beleaguered brand has suffered from a series of short-lived reinventions. Now, under the watch of exacting co-creative directors Lucie and Luke Meier, business is growing steadily.
From hero worship and ‘class appropriation’ to subtle snobbery and downright discrimination, British fashion has an odd relationship with social class.
Leaving the European Union could have a disastrous effect. But even with the Halloween deadline for a deal looming large, the subject is decidedly out of fashion.