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Over the past two years and nine months, since the UK voted to leave the European Union, the fashion industry has been doing what it can to prepare for an unknown future.
Fashion brands and designers are facing the perfect storm of an upsurge in copying and the post-Brexit loss of pan-European intellectual property protections.
In the midst of several high-profile company voluntary arrangements (CVAs), retailers are fighting to prove that evolution is the key to survival – particularly when it comes to the high street.
Luxury is not just about a hefty price tag any more – so what does the word mean for today’s fashion industry?
Retailers must take control to survive a perpetually postponed Brexit, says Mary Anderson-Ford, managing director of merchandising recruitment specialist Aqua Retail.
The King’s Cross retail destination had a great vision – but may have overlooked customer appeal.
Thousands of UK companies – including 139 fashion, footwear and accessories brands and retailers – have filed their gender pay gap figures for 2018/19, shining a spotlight on the issue of gender equality in the workplace.
The UK high street took another hit this week as Debenhams entered a pre-pack administration and its lenders took control.
The government must compromise to deliver Brexit and give retailers much-needed clarity, says Mat Morris, external affairs adviser on Brexit for the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
Traditional signs of retail strength – such as a large store portfolio – can now be weaknesses, says retail analyst Richard Hyman.
Planning for Brexit is like to trying to pack for a holiday with no idea of where you’re going, the method of travel or even what factor of sunscreen you’ll need.
Over the past few years, there have been a number of unexpected appointments to the top rungs of traditional fashion retailers, as they have sought to break away from accepted thinking.
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.