Next's Christmas trading update Wednesday painted a picture of a company that's recovering, but only very slowly, and one that still faces huge challenges, especially in driving growth at its physical stores.
And they are off. Applications opened Friday for aspiring talent in the LVMH Prize, the most financially beneficial annual award in fashion. Young hopefuls - limited to under 40 years - have until February 4 to apply.
Europe's top online-only fashion retailer Zalando is stepping up its fast-growing brand partnerships programme, building on ties with the likes of Nike and Superdry to repel the challenge of U.S. interloper Amazon.
Fashion has no greater current fixation than Millennials, the Holy Grail of luxury and fashion brands; whose highly personal style is the subject of the latest book – released in time for Christmas - by Dolce & Gabbana.