January may not have seemed to be the best month for UK retail but according to the latest official figures from the Office for National Statistics, it was a better than expected month for the fashion sector.
People keep calling for designers to look into the future, but rarely has a season been so obsessed with the past as London Fashion Week, which wrapped up Tuesday night with a reception in 10 Downing Street.
After catching a bit of a winter chill over “disappointing” Christmas trading, Joules was more upbeat on Tuesday, talking of “robust" first-half sales for the pre-festive period, despite a profits dip.
British consumers failed to increase their spending in December for a record fifth month in a row, adding to signs of a weakening economy that might prompt the Bank of England to cut interest rates this month.
Clothing retailer Truworths International reported a small increase in half-year sales on Wednesday, reflecting constrained spending in South Africa and Britain despite a boost from the key November-December period.
On a blisteringly cold night in Manhattan, the worlds of art, history and technology collided at the trunk show of Jennifer Rothwell. FashionNetwork.com spoke to the Irish fashion designer about the future of her brand.