Gina Fratini has died aged 85. She had been one of the best-known names in the UK eveningwear industry before closing her business in 1989 and made dresses for celebrities including Elizabeth Taylor and Princess Diana.
Harvey Nichols and John Lewis are among the favourite stores for UK consumers but Topshop and Topman, Peacocks and JD Sports come much closer to the bottom of the list in a new poll from Which that looked at 100 chains.
Activewear, m-commerce, pricing investments, social engagement and logistics spend all added to a stellar H1 for Asos as the company's sales soared at home and hit the stratosphere abroad with more power growth expected.
Topshop is to lose its long-serving MD with Mary Homer set to leave to run fast-expanding lifestyle chain The White Company as it prepares to enter the US. Topshop is now seeking a star MD from outside the organisation.
Aspinal of London has recruited Lisa Montague, former president and CEO of Loewe, as its new CEO as it eyes growth in the UK and the Middle East following investment from Four Seasons earlier this year.
Into the Luxembourg Gardens on a dank Monday night slunk a dampened pack of fashionistas to witness a squib of a collection from the house of Alexander McQueen, where the muse singularly failed to sing this season.