Early signs of the confidence shown by workers returning to their offices saw a boost for UK high street footfall in the latest week. Footfall across UK retail destinations rose 1.5%, according to Springboard.
All dressed up and somewhere to go. Christmas 2021 was a season of a return to socialising, albeit on a slimmed-down scale compared to 2020’s restrictions. That meant consumers upped their spend on fashion and beauty.
This weekend in Milano Moda Uomo, ending Monday, was a season of new designers and venerable insider's labels making important statements, as creative minds profited from the lockdown to explore new options.
Richemont has restructured its fashion division: AZ Factory’s ex-boss is now in charge of Dunhill, and Mauro Grimaldi, now strategic advisor of the Swiss giant's fashion & accessories division, will head AZ Factory.
Swedish fashion house Filippa K has named Liisa Kessler as its new Creative Director. It’s a big move for the label as she succeeds brand founder Filippa Knutsson, who stepped away from the role as far back as 2019.
Former Farfetch COO Andrew Robb is in the running to be the next CEO of ASOS, a report has claimed. There had been speculation in recent weeks that Robb was a contender for one of global fashion's top leadership posts.
Burberry is the latest big name in fashion to link its finances to its drive to operate a greener and more ethical business. It has refinanced its revolving credit facility to a £300m sustainability-linked loan.
Nothing like a new management to liberate a venerable brand and unleash the potential of a talented designer. Which was very much the case on Sunday, when Kean Etro staged one of his snappiest collections for the house.