Tuexdos for grooms, white dresses for bridesmaids, bridal jumpsuits and the dominance of tiaras and fascinators. Those are the key trends for bridal, according to the new John Lewis wedding trends report.
The Foschini Group (TFG) has seen its share price rising after it reported strong trading in December. The South African group owns a raft of retailers including big UK names Whistles, Phase Eight and Hobbs.
The Foschini Group is boosting its presence in the UK and international fashion sector with news that it will add Hobbs, the middle market womenswear retailer, to a portfolio that includes Whistles and Phase Eight.
First it was Shop Direct calling off its mega-billions sale and now Kaupthing is believed to have ended the bidding process for its trio of key (but far less valuable) UK fashion brands, Oasis, Coast and Warehouse.
The bidders for Oasis, Coast and Warehouse are reported to include Philip Day, Foschini, Alteri and Truwowrths, but they are believed to have offered less than half the £100m the trio's owners had wanted.
Australia's Retail Apparel Group (RAG) is being taken over by TFG (or The Foschini Group) for a maximum price of A$302.5m, the South African giant said Thursday. The company is outperforming the market at present.