Honey Birdette's unique brand of sexy upscale lingerie has won over Australia and is now growing in Britain, and the US as founder Eloise Monaghan puts women back in the driving seat of a previously overlooked segment.
The market for the sale of prestige beauty in the UK rose 4% to £2.55bn last year, says a new report from The NPD Group, with the best growth seen in key cities including Liverpool (15%), London (9%) and Birmingham (8%).
Giorgio Armani’s diffusion line Armani Exchange has quietly closed down six of its eight stores in the UK including its 11,700 sq ft flagship store on London’s Regent Street as the fashion group undergoes restructuring.
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.