Wolford is clearly on the recovery trail but changes in the way department stores display hosiery dented its wholesale turnover in key markets like the US, UK, France and Germany in the first nine months of the year.
Sears is fighting back against the retail apocalypse through the expansion of its Jaclyn Smith brand with a ready-to-wear line. In addition to knits and wovens, denim, and swim, jewelry and handbags will be available.
Size-inclusive brand Simply Be has relaunched and unveiled a rebranding that is specifically targeted at US consumers. The brand will depart from the catalog model in favor of bringing its story to life through digital.
The Quincy, MA-based womenswear retailer saw profits rise in 2017, despite the underperformance of its new e-commerce platform, and has announced the resignation of CEO Paula Bennett, planned for April of this year.
The designers who made the cut include London-based UK labels "A-Cold-Wall" by Samuel Ross, and Charles Jeffrey's "Charles Jeffrey Loverboy," as well as the US-based brand "Eckhaus Latta" by Zoe Latta and Mike Eckhaus.
British Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has been unveiled as the new face of all Tommy Hilfiger's menswear labels, further deepening the brand's ties to motor racing following the launch of its Mercedes deal.
The jury for the Young International Designers' Festival (Le Festival des Jeunes Créateurs de Mode), which takes place in Dinan, from April 13 to 15 for a third year, will be presided over by designer Frank Sorbier.
Acne is reportedly up for sale and Carven on the look out for new investors. Add to this the recent announcement of Piquadro's potential acquisition of Lancel, and the fashion and luxury sector looks set for a shake-up.