It’s a strange contradiction that Prada, one of the most forward-looking influencer brands creatively, should a few years ago have been so slow to pick up on the technology wave that was about to sweep over luxury retail. The importance of things like the internet and social media passed it by and it’s been very late to throw its beautifully designed hat into the ring.
Matchesfashion is to open a new distribution centre near Heathrow Airport next year as it gears up for growth.
The Shop at Bluebird, the luxury multibrand concept store which is part of the Jigsaw group, will open a new store in Covent Garden early next year.
Why fix it if it isn’t broken? That’s the big question around Gucci at the moment with many fashion observers wondering when (and if) brand saviour Alessandro Michele will shift gear from his eclectic, hugely decorative style.
London boutique Browns has launched an exclusive capsule collection, Basiquiat for Browns, to co-incide with the first major UK retrospective of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s art at The Barbican.
ALEX AND ANI, the Rhode Island-based jewellery brand known for its stackable bracelets and charms, is to open its first UK store at Bluewater in Kent on 25 September.
The Centre for Fashion Enterprise will stage its Manufacturers Trade Show alongside the Textile Forum, when the shows takes place next month.
Erdem’s show on Monday offered up a vision of evening dressing the was pretty darned perfect. Channelling the 1930s and 50s, it wasn’t something that the high street could instantly pick up and remake, but there was plenty in there to influence the after-dark and wedding market.
Department store group House of Fraser said a major re-platforming of its website and significant discounting of its legacy house stock, as it launches a refreshed womenswear offer, has hit its interim sales and profits.