To fashionistas around the world, Milan is best known for established brands such as Giorgio Armani, Prada and Versace but its young and upcoming designers are eager to show it is also a hive of emerging talent.
On the 24th of September 2009 lingerie brand Triumph was presenting awards to the winners of its competition with English designer James Nolan taking the first prize for his architectural creation “Odile & Odette”.
Swedish fashion retailer H&M has signed up French designer Sonia Rykiel for its next two collections, the latest in a string of big-name partnerships aimed at helping the brand reach more upmarket shoppers.
It has been a busy back to school season for Children Worldwide Fashion (CWF). The group is expanding the multibrand store distribution of its upmarket, ready-to-wear children’s range ‘Atelier de Courcelles’.
Fashion design house Nicole Farhi aims to manage costs by negotiating with European suppliers and hopes that strong internet trading will offset higher operating costs due to a weaker pound, its managing director said.
For bored commuters with already bulging pockets, a shirt design company has come up with the perfect solution to keep them entertained on the trip to work - a commuter tie with a hidden iPod storage pocket.