Yoox Net-A-Porter has named Fiona Firth managing director of its luxury menswear e-tailer Mr Porter. Firth hasn’t been brought in from outside but has been buying director at the operation since April 2016.
Expect a somewhat confusing scene in London Fashion Week this season, with a multitude of art installations, pop-ups and events open to the public –though much of that will represent a very welcome change.
Handbags and accessories specialist Lulu Guinness is launching on-site social commerce with content tagged #HowDoYouLulu from Instagram being tracked down at speed and displayed on the brand’s website.
Fashion retail chain River island is rolling out AI technology from Spain’s Nextail to its 343 stores in the UK Ireland, Asia, the Middle East and Europe as it works to to boost sales and increase margins.
As it continues to work through its turnaround, M&S has sometimes looked to be deprioritising fashion compared to food, but now it has appointed a new creative agency to give a boost to its Clothing & Home ops.