Expect a somewhat confusing scene in London Fashion Week this season, with a multitude of art installations, pop-ups and events open to the public –though much of that will represent a very welcome change.
UK-based Metail, a technology firm that specialises in ‘virtual’ try-on services, has raised £10 million from existing investors as it seeks to expand, to add men’s avatars to its service and to become profitable.
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.
Henry Holland can always be relied on to surprise and his House of Holland show did just that Saturday. He took his love of gingham checks a step further, added in new pattern stories and mixed it up with rodeo style.
The London shows start on February 17 at an unprecedented time of uncertainty for the fashion industry. Unsurprisingly, change is on the agenda but there's also continuity and the return of some old faces to the event.