Milan Fashion Week starts on Tuesday 17 with an exciting calendar featuring new names like Boss and Peter Pilotto; a host of Chinese designers and emerging talent; and Italy’s leading labels, except for Roberto Cavalli.
The diplomatic row has caused a widespread boycott of Japanese products and services, from beer to clothes and travel, disrupting businesses in what was already the worst economic climate for South Korea in a decade.
In a major announcement on Monday, Swallowfield revealed it has sold its cosmetic manufacturing business to Knowlton Development Corporation. From now on, it will focus solely on its portfolio of beauty brands.
Superdry's full-year figures were bad, as expected, but the company said its "reset year" is starting to yield results as its shifts from a buyer-led approach, boosts web sales, increases marketing and reinvents itself.