The British Fashion Council (BFC) announced the nominees for The Fashion Awards today with the list covering business leaders such as Farfetch founder José Neves and Matchesfashion.com founders Tom and Ruth Chapman to a wealth of global design talent including Jonathan Anderson (who received four nods) and Gucci’s Alessandro Michele, who is shortlisted in two categories.
It’s one of the odd things about fashion seasons these days that one of the key trends the recent SS18 shows should have offered up was all about boots.
John Lewis has unveiled details of a new “concierge style” shopping experience which the retailer will trial at its new service-led shop in Oxford which opens next Tuesday. The initiative forms part of John Lewis’s plans to “reinvent the department store“.
Browns has today opened its first new bricks & mortar store in 20 years in London’s Shoreditch. Browns East is the first incarnation of the “Browns Nomad” project, a pioneering take 21st Century take on semi-permanent retail concepts, and features parent group Farfetch‘s Store of the Future technology.
Department store group Debenhams has appointed David Adams, a former deputy CEO of rival House of Fraser, as non-executive director.
Calvetron Brands, the new owner of the former Style Group Brands business, has appointed former White Stuff business development director Peter Ridler as CEO.
Luxury men’s etailer Mr Porter has augmented its fine watches offer with the introduction of Officine Panerai.
Australian high street brand Colette by Colette Hayman will begin an ambitious UK expansion strategy this month with the opening of its first UK store at Westfield Stratford.