Paris’s Première Vision show will not be staged physically, but on February 15-19 it will hold a digital event featuring a revamped e-marketplace and several online debates with industry professionals and specialists.
Just when the first chill winds of schadenfreude were swirled around Hedi Slimane’s tenure at Celine, along came the creative director to silence his doubters with a brilliant video and teen rebel collection.
The British Fashion Council has signed TikTok as Principal Partner of its returning talent identification scheme NewGen. At the same time, BNPL payment firm Clearpay will also become the event’s Official Partner.
Pressure is building on the UK government to introduce an online sales tax in response to a major imbalance in trading conditions that has seen digital retail boom during a pandemic that has devastated physical stores.
Frasers Group took advantage of a rising share price last week to sell its entire stake in struggling French Connection. The company had a stake adding up to a 24.93% holding in the firm prior to the sale.
Toray has created a new polyester filament fabric, Camifu, that it says “combines the softness, smoothness, and comfort of synthetic fibres with the natural feel and random unevenness of traditional Japanese paper”.
Boohoo has concluded a deal to buy the remaining Arcadia brands that hadn’t been take over by ASOS and City Chic. It’s paying £25.2m to acquire the three “British heritage brands” out of administration.
Buy now, pay later services - offered by providers such as Affirm, Klarna, Afterpay and PayPal - have blossomed across retail websites during the coronavirus pandemic as people have turned more to shopping online.
Milan's women's ready-to-wear fashion week will once again be taking place via a phygital format. The event runs from 23 February to 1 March and will feature 61 shows, including big-name brands and new arrivals.