Premium footwear and accessories retailer Kurt Geiger has posted group revenue up 12% to £330m in the 12 months to 28 January 2017 with EBITDA up 11% at £33.9m.
Kate Spade will open its first UK store outside of London at the Bluewater shopping and leisure destination in Kent this Christmas.
Hill & Friends, the luxury accessories brand launched two years ago by former Mulberry creative director Emma Hill, has received £1.5m in backing from a private investment house.
Nicola Formichetti presented his first Nicopanda see now, buy now line for Amazon Fashion during London Fashion Week last night and the collection was available to buy online immediately as the show ended.
Fashion Scout, the international showcase for fashion pioneers, named its four “Ones to Watch” for SS18 on the opening day of London Fashion Week.
London Fashion Week, the 66th edition of which kicked off in the capital today, has a global reputation as a hotbed of new talent so it was perhaps fitting that proceedings got underway with a member of the current crop of NEWGEN emerging designers, Richard Malone. And even more fitting that he should choose “Rebellion” as his theme, since London has always been the most out there of the big four fashion weeks.
The British Fashion Council, Dame Vivienne Westwood and the Mayor of London have teamed up for a campaign to bring the fashion industry together “to lead in ambitious climate action, for a safer and greener future“.
In the interests of full disclosure, I have to say that I love Coach. Have done for several years, ever since Stuart Vevers was parachuted in to turn what was a fairly staid ‘affordable luxury’ brand into one with real fizz.
The SS18 edition of London Fashion Week kicks off this morning and 85 designers will present their collections in an official on-schedule catwalk show or presentation with a further 33 events featuring emerging talent through to global brands also taking place over the next five days. But those stats, while impressive in themselves, only go some way towards explaining the importance of this bi-annual event to the fashion industry and of far more significance is fashion’s contribution to the British economy as a whole.