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Piñatex creator Ananas Anam plans expansion

Piñatex creator Ananas Anam plans expansion

London-based sustainable textile brand Ananas Anam is looking to expand after securing a £250,000 investment that should help it add more staff and further develop its offer.
Fashion
Kering says it will be going entirely fur free

Kering says it will be going entirely fur free

France's Kering said it had decided to stop using animal fur for all of its brands, in the fashion industry's latest response to concerns over animal treatment and the environment.
Luxury
J.C. Penney partners with Juicy Couture on new brand expansion

J.C. Penney partners with Juicy Couture on new brand expansion

The department store chain has joined forces with the pioneering athleisure label to launch Juicy by Juicy Couture, an exclusive brand expansion offering an affordable and inclusive take on the label’s signature styles.
Fashion
Milan Fashion Week: Alberta Ferretti and Cavalli from Fausto Puglisi

Milan Fashion Week: Alberta Ferretti and Cavalli from Fausto Puglisi

Alberta Ferretti and Fausto Puglisi for Cavalli showed contrasting visions of femininity; one based on crochet and craftsmanship, the other on posh-punk rebellion, as Milan Fashion Week suddenly gathers major momentum.
Luxury
VIA Outlets unveils new branding with big digital focus

VIA Outlets unveils new branding with big digital focus

European outlet malls operator VIA Outlets has unveiled a new corporate look and feel “following an extensive rebranding undertaking”.
Luxury
Jaden Smith opens Selfridges pop-ups for MSFTSrep

Jaden Smith opens Selfridges pop-ups for MSFTSrep

Jaden Smith has just launched a pop-up at Selfridges in London via the his MSFTSrep label. The products are also available via the Selfridges webstore and pop-ups at its branches in Birmingham and Manchester.
Luxury
Milan Fashion Week opens with Fendi and Del Core

Milan Fashion Week opens with Fendi and Del Core

Once, certain fashion designers created to empower women. Others to exalt them or make them beautiful. Today, many creators seem to have a new target in mind – pleasing the personal shopper.
Fashion
LVMH seeks 25,000 young staff in recruitment drive

LVMH seeks 25,000 young staff in recruitment drive

LVMH aims to hire 25,000 people under 30 years of age by the end of 2022, the French luxury behemoth said on Wednesday, as it accelerates recruitment to meet brisk demand for high-end goods.
Luxury
Fenwick losses rise as lockdowns hit hard

Fenwick losses rise as lockdowns hit hard

​Higher-end department store group Fenwick was hit particularly hard during the pandemic, its latest set of results to the end of January show.
Fashion
Cash no longer king, but £1.3 billion cost of digital transactions hits UK retailers

Cash no longer king, but £1.3 billion cost of digital transactions hits UK retailers

Covid-19 was no friend to cash. The pandemic saw retail transactions via payment cards rocket in 2020, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Cash now accounts for just 15% of total spending in retail.
Fashion
Jean-Marc Loubier returns to Delvaux as CEO

Jean-Marc Loubier returns to Delvaux as CEO

Jean-Marc Loubier has returned to Delvaux as CEO, re-joining the luxury Belgian bag-maker just three months after it was acquired by Richemont.
Luxury
BALR relaunches in UK and Ireland for AW21

BALR relaunches in UK and Ireland for AW21

Luxury lifestyle brand BALR is relaunching in Britain and Ireland this season and has appointed Start agency as its UK sales partner. The label launches in lHarvey Nichols, Selfridges, and the expanding Flannels chain.
Fashion
Vestiaire Collective valuation rises to $1.7bn as it raises more funds

Vestiaire Collective valuation rises to $1.7bn as it raises more funds

French luxury resale site Vestiaire Collective’s onward march is continuing with news that it has raised a further €178m in new finance, six months after a previous funding round. The firm is now valued at $1.7bn.
Luxury
Balenciaga makes phygital haute couture with Fortnite

Balenciaga makes phygital haute couture with Fortnite

Four characters from the video game – Doggo, Ramirez, Knight and Banshee – will now be able to don pieces inspired by collections from the French luxury house, which is also releasing physical Fortnite apparel. 
Luxury
Matchesfashion names Paolo de Cesare CEO

Matchesfashion names Paolo de Cesare CEO

Matchesfashion has named a new CEO, six months after the departure of its previous leader Ajay Kavan. The new chief executive is Paolo de Cesare, who had run Paris-based department store group Printemps until March 2020.
Luxury
YNAP opens "cutting-edge" distribution centre, boosts Net-A-Porter stock capaity

YNAP opens "cutting-edge" distribution centre, boosts Net-A-Porter stock capaity

Net-A-Porter and Mr Porter have received a major logistics boost as owner Yoox Net-A-Porter has officially opened its new “cutting-edge” logistics hub in Landriano, near Milan.
Luxury