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Editor's Comment: Why a 1p garment tax misses the point Subscription

21 February 2019 By

Fashion is one of the world’s most polluting industries. Implementing and executing sustainability targets must be a priority of every fashion leader today.

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Autumn 19: a great British fashion weekSubscription

20 February 2019 By

The autumn 19 edition of London Fashion Week (15-19 February) hosted a strong showing from the city’s diverse pool of talent.

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London Fashion Week: day five, buyer diarySubscription

19 February 2019 By

On the final day of London Fashion Week, Lydia King, director of womenswear for luxury department store Selfridges, shares her highlights.

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Comment: 'Kaiser' of fashion Karl Lagerfeld's influence will live onSubscription

19 February 2019 By

Karl Lagerfeld was one of the industry’s most iconic designers, straddling the worlds of fashion and pop culture in a way no other has.

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London Fashion Week: day four, buyer diarySubscription

18 February 2019 By

Harvey Nichols’ group buying director, Laura Larbalestier, shares her highlights from the penultimate day of London Fashion Week.

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London Fashion Week: day three, buyer diarySubscription

17 February 2019 By

Day three at London Fashion Week was dominated by big names, including Burberry and Victoria Beckham. 

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London Fashion Week: day two, buyer diarySubscription

16 February 2019 By

Lisa Aiken, fashion director at American online retailer Moda Operandi, shares her highlights from the second day of London Fashion Week. 

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London Fashion Week: day one, buyer diarySubscription

16 February 2019 By

London Fashion Week (LFW) kicked off its autumn 19 edition with a first day packed with creativity and new names. Stavros Karelis, buying director of London store Machine A, shares his highlights.

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Editor's Comment: Indies are keeping the high street aliveSubscription

15 February 2019 By

Spending time at the London womenswear trade shows this week highlighted that the high street is far from dead. Both Pure London and Scoop were busy and vibrant, and I spotted many an order being placed.

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If you entered fashion to be creative, don't fear automationSubscription

14 February 2019 By Luke McKeever

Until recently, technology and fashion and may not have seemed natural bedfellows, and yet today, from design to marketing, from production to distribution, technology is influencing every facet of our industry.

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Brexit dominates discussions at MicamSubscription

13 February 2019 By ,

Brands reported a sedate but satisfying autumn edition of footwear trade show Micam in Milan, as Brexit uncertainties dominated discussions.

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Rally in the aisles at autumn 19 Pure London and ScoopSubscription

13 February 2019

Updated layouts encouraged brisk business at the autumn 19 editions of trade shows Pure London and Scoop, which ran on 10-12 February

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Five things brands can learn from Fyre FestivalSubscription

12 February 2019 By

The shocking story of the botched attempt to organise a new, luxury music festival in the Bahamas has gripped the nation thanks to a recently released documentary by Netflix.

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Editor's Comment: Debenhams descends deeper into the doldrums Subscription

7 February 2019 By

It feels like not a week has gone by this year without speculation on the future of Debenhams, and this week was no different as rumours mount that it is heading towards a company voluntary arrangement (CVA).

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Comment: Beat Brexit by buying BritishSubscription

6 February 2019 By

Although the dreaded “B” word was a key topic of conversation at the recent edition of menswear-focused trade show Jacket Required, British heritage brand Peregrine helped lift my Brexit fatigue, at least for a while.


Comment: Who’s that girl? Why Laura Jackson is fashion’s new museSubscription

5 February 2019 By

This week, Warehouse becomes the latest high-profile brand to launch a collaboration with TV presenter, author and Instagram star Laura Jackson.


Busy Copenhagen shows heat up chilly DenmarkSubscription

4 February 2019 By

Autumn 19 editions of trade shows CIFF and Revolver pulled in international buyers, as Copenhagen’s fashion week also grew from strength to strength.

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Editor's Comment: Cost efficiencies take top priority in troubled times Subscription

1 February 2019 By

The traditional trade show format has been in a state of flux for several seasons now, and the evolution is continuing with the emergence of some new, smaller events. 

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Comment: A fond farewell to Missguided StratfordSubscription

25 January 2019 By

Just over two years since it flung open its doors in a shower of golden confetti, Missguided has announced it will close its Westfield Stratford City flagship.

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New layout welcomed at steady edition of Jacket RequiredSubscription

24 January 2019 By , ,

UK buyers were pleased with the revamped autumn 19 edition of menswear-focused trade show Jacket Required on 23-24 January.