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Rakuten positions itself as a platform for Japanese design in Paris
Ryo Matsumura, head of Rakuten Fashion, tells FashionNetwork.com about the Japanese e-commerce giant's projects. Sponsor of Tokyo Fashion Week, the platform intends to support and promote Japanese design.
John Lewis losses grow, launches bigger costs-savings drive
When a results release starts with a message to the staff talking about “another very tough year”, you know it’s not going to be good and so it was with John Lewis Partnership on Thursday.
John Lewis names non-exec Nish Kankiwala to new CEO role
It’s a big news week for John Lewis with its results due Thursday and a new concept store layout unveiled Tuesday. And Wednesday? Just the small matter of a new CEO.
Another strong year for Inditex as sales and profits beat inflation
Inditex’s full-year results on Wednesday saw the Spanish retail giant once again showing why it’s such a dominant force in fashion as sales and profits both soared.
Salt Life enters home furnishings
Parent company Delta Apparel Inc. announced on Thursday that lifestyle brand Salt Life will expand its product line to include its first home furnishings collection.
Supreme opens giant store in West Hollywood
The Supreme brand has just left its historic headquarters in Fairfax, to move into a new location at 8801 Sunset Boulevard, in West Hollywood. A concrete decor where sits a racing car and a wooden skate bowl.
Ex-Mothercare chief joins Laura Ashley owner Gordon Brothers in top EMEA role
Mark Newton-Jones, the former head of Mothercare, has joined Gordon Brothers as its senior MD, Head of the UK and EMEA, serving as the top executive for the region.
Hermès has strong Q4 and year as fashion ops and watches boom
Luxury giant Hermès on Friday reported a 22.9% jump in Q4 sales as the US boomed and sales in China held up, despite Covid challenges.
Dresses and menswear surge as Joe Browns Christmas trading is robust
Joe Browns enjoyed a “robust Christmas”, with the fashion and homewares retailer recording double-digit sales growth over the four weeks to 22 December, it said on Wednesday.
La Redoute names Emmanuelle Cartier international CEO
In January, the French e-tail group put Emmanuelle Cartier in charge of its international business. She was previously Sephora’s managing director for products and marketing in Europe and the Middle East.
La Redoute opens Italian subsidiary
The French multi-channel retailer has set up offices in Milan and has appointed Loredana Fartade, who previously worked at Veepee and Aosom, to head the new division.
VF Corporation launches new design collective in Tokyo
US-based VF Corporation has launched the Tokyo Design Collective and new regional office in Tokyo’s Harajuku district, internationally recognised as a centre of Japanese youth culture and fashion.
Ginori 1735 names Jake Gyllenhaal as face of its 2023 campaign
The Kering-owned brand has tapped actor Jake Gyllenhaal to front its 2023/2024 global advertising campaign, shot by Gray Sorrenti and set to be released in May.
Maison & Objet show to launch wellness section in September
The September 2023 edition of Parisian trade show Maison & Objet, dedicated to the home decoration, design and art-of-living sectors, will feature a new section focusing on wellness.
Clare Vivier on her next store opening and strategy for her brand Clare V.
Los Angeles-based designer Clare Vivier will open her fourteenth Clare V.'s boutique in Washington D.C. at the end of spring. FashionNetwork.com sat down with her to talk about strategies and projects with her brand.
Bed Bath & Beyond looks for buyers, lenders before potential bankruptcy: report
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc has been in talks with prospective buyers and lenders as the struggling retailer tries to keep its business afloat ahead of a likely bankruptcy filing, CNBC reported on Wednesday.