With the EU exit deal voted down by MPs, they must now vote on a no-deal Brexit or decide on alternatives, with business left in limbo and the luxury sector dreading the prospect of a multibillion pound loss of revenue.
The news around UK retail may seem to be almost all bad but nobody seemed to have told visitors to Pure London last week with the show feeling busier than the last event and plenty of brands writing orders.
As keynote speaker on day one of Pure London, Katharine Hamnett showed she still knows how to make waves and her appearance at the weekend saw her laying into the fashion system and calling for radical change.
A selection of Italian manufacturers which supply fabrics and other items to luxury brands such as Prada and Louis Vuitton are coming to the next edition of Pure Origin in February as part of a new ‘Country Focus’.
Pure London is putting sustainability at the centre of its February 2019 show, and will include an installation dedicated to ethical and eco-conscious brands in collaboration with the Conscious Fashion Campaign.
Following consolidation in the UK tradeshow sector, the new owner of Pure London is continuing to build up the event and said this week that kid's fashion trade show Bubble is relaunching at Pure London in February.