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Sports Direct Group’s head of elevation, Mike Murray, and Flannels’ head of brand, Carl Tallents, exclusively unveil their UK and international expansion plans for Flannels and explain why Sports Direct is betting big on the high street.
Drapers is launching its first gender equality survey to determine how the fashion industry is progressing in this area ahead of International Women’s Day in March.
Styling services are a blossoming sector of the ecommerce world. Drapers puts five to the test – and finds many of them lacking.
With more than 50 shops internationally, the Belgian womenswear-focused brand brings its colourful quirks to the UK with its debut store.
It’s not just a buzzword – artificial intelligence is changing how retailers do business in tangible ways. In our new report, we speak to some of the retailers using the technology about how AI is changing things for them.
To keep up in the competitive denim market, brands must keep up with trends, and make sustainability part of their agenda.
As brands seek sustainable textiles to use in their collections, a new wave of innovative fibres and fabrics is emerging – some with unexpected origins.
As Instagram updates its algorithms and influencers are obliged to declare their #ads, brands are having to get smart to get noticed.
Drapers’ first gender equality survey reveals a worrying picture of women’s experiences of working in the fashion industry.
At a time when bricks-and-mortar stores have been struggling, Drapers finds out how London boutique chain Iris continues to grow in the face of high street headwinds, as it seeks to expand its store portfolio.
As platforms such as Instagram continue to shape the way consumers shop, products garner frenzied attention on social media – but what is behind the pieces that go viral, and how is the phenomenon impacting the way brands and retailers function?
Drapers meets some of the women pushing against fashion retail’s boundaries of ethnicity and gender.
As Harrods becomes the latest fashion retailer to turn to podcasting, Drapers investigates whether the medium is a game-changer or a gimmick.
As luxury lingerie label Agent Provocateur unveils its all-singing, all-dancing spring 19 campaign, creative director Sarah Shotton talks to Drapers about the new way women are buying underwear, and why bricks and mortar is still key for the brand.
As sportswear brand Champion celebrates its 100th anniversary, Drapers talks to Chris Haggarty, Champion’s group country director for the UK, France and Benelux, about the brand’s plan for the next 100 years.
Drapers’ multichannel trends report explores the most important trends in cross channel retail this year. Download it here for interviews with River Island, M&S, Mango and more.
Drapers speaks to UK textile mills about what they are doing to stay ahead, the future of the industry and the impact of Britain’s looming departure from the European Union.
A new £5.5m research programme aims to improve speed, productivity and sustainability in the UK’s clothing supply chain.
Times are tough in the footwear market, but those with clear handwriting and the ability to respond quickly to trends have a chance to thrive.
As more and more wholesale brands sell direct to the consumer, independent retailers have been left wondering if they have a viable future.
The Midlands show played it safe as it finds its place among its London trade show stablemates.
The market for comfortable lingerie is soaring, but other trends are emerging and brands are vying to meet the demand
Sustainability has been a key theme in the fashion industry over the last 12 months but hosting the first ever Drapers Sustainable Fashion event last week highlighted how widespread the ambition is for fashion businesses to move towards a greener future.
Long-term success in fashion depends on brands’ ability to adapt to broad, structural changes in the way consumers want to shop.
Ahead of his talk at the Drapers Sustainable Fashion event tomorrow, London Fashion Week designer and Timberland global creative director Christopher Raeburn reveals how he puts sustainability at the heart of business.
LK Bennett has become the latest high street casualty, closing five stores and making 55 redundancies after going into administration last week.
International Women’s Day has become a fixture in the fashion retail calendar, and prompts an increasing number of campaigns.
When in the midst of challenging times, it can feel like a constant battle to keep persevering to stay afloat. It is often easy to brush over small successes and forget to celebrate all of this industry’s ongoing achievements.
As the Drapers editorial team settled at their desks one morning this week, we surveyed each other and noticed almost everyone was wearing something leopard print.
Fashion is one of the world’s most polluting industries. Implementing and executing sustainability targets must be a priority of every fashion leader today.
The autumn 19 edition of London Fashion Week (15-19 February) hosted a strong showing from the city’s diverse pool of talent.
On the final day of London Fashion Week, Lydia King, director of womenswear for luxury department store Selfridges, shares her highlights.
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.
Harvey Nichols’ group buying director, Laura Larbalestier, shares her highlights from the penultimate day of London Fashion Week.
Day three at London Fashion Week was dominated by big names, including Burberry and Victoria Beckham.
Lisa Aiken, fashion director at American online retailer Moda Operandi, shares her highlights from the second day of London Fashion Week.
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.
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.
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.
Brands reported a sedate but satisfying autumn edition of footwear trade show Micam in Milan, as Brexit uncertainties dominated discussions.
Updated layouts encouraged brisk business at the autumn 19 editions of trade shows Pure London and Scoop, which ran on 10-12 February
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.