If the Berlin Style Week was an indicator for the direction the fashion industry is headed to, optimism seems to be in order. The major fairs came up with excellent news. The Premium Fair which covers a broad range from ready-to-wear clothing to couture, reported new record numbers. The number of […]

Online fashion site Asos has scored highest amongst 50 apparel sites for customer engagement and visualisation in a comprehensive report compiled by software expert Peerius and IMRG, the industry body for e-business. The 2010 Online  Merchandising Index is an independent study providing key insights […]

Online fashion marketplace farfetch.com gained a $4.5 million growth equity investment from Advent Venture Partners. Besides the equity growth, Frederic Court, General Partner at Advent, is joining the board of farfetch.com. The growth will further help farfetch.com to expand in Europe, North America […]

French luxury brand Hermes saw its full-year sales grow on the back of a stronger than expected second quarter. The group saw one of the strongest rebounds of the luxury sector. The maker of printed silks and €10,000 leather handbags now foresees a 10-12 per cent rise in full-year sales at constant […]

Retail sales in central London in June were 14.4% higher on a like-for-like basis than a year ago, when sales had risen 3.5%. Earlier clearance sales this year, the hot weather and stronger consumer confidence than in the UK helped boost sales. Retail footfall fell back in June to below its year-earlier […]

Retail guru Mary Portas has launched a series of master classes aimed at giving small and independent retailers the competitive edge to compete in today’s tough retail climate. Retailers and learning providers gathered in London and Sheffield earlier this month to learn more about the master classes […]

A new male division of Elite London opened its doors. The men’s board will stay true to the high standard of Elite model talent that has set a precedent within the industry with Elite’s male faces leading top campaigns and of Elite model talent that has set a precedent within the industry […]

Launched in February 2009, Moschino’s virtual boutique is the first online store designed by hand. The trompe l’oeil effect of the pencil sketches, a Moschino hallmark, shares the stage with virtual images of clothes, accessories, and mood boards for visually friendly and interactive browsing. […]

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