Looks like Nicolas Ghesquière may, finally, be about to open his own fashion label. Though perhaps not next season. This weekend on French TV, he suggested creating his own brand was “much closer to reality.”
Boohoo Group released its half-year report on Wednesday and in a fashion retail market that’s seeing a record-breaking level of challenges, the company is going from strength to strength with revenue up 50%.
There are few more fertile imaginations in European fashion today than Marine Serre. Her clothes are hybrid and experimental; don’t really follow mainstream trends and were shown with zest and novelty Tuesday in Paris.
The Myla lingerie brand is being relaunched this week by Agent Provocateur's ex-CEO with Net-A-Porter, Selfridges and Bergdorf Goodman on board, plus a flagship due next month and plans for a move into swimwear.
H&M is upbeat despite a tough six months, saying it's on the right path, is improving the product mix, seeing good results from new launches and scaling up tech developments that offer future profit potential.
Inditex sales may have risen only 2% in Q1 but it was still a record quarter and without currency exchange effects it would have powered ahead by 7% as both online and stores expansion again proved a winning formula.
New Look has admitted last year was very difficult as it revealed bleak trading results amid external and “self-inflicted” issues. However, it said its turnaround plan is on track to deliver stability for the new year.