With London Fashion week kicking off now, Mintel is predicting that UK womenswear sales will grow 14% between this year and 2022 to reach an eventual £33.5 billion as women seek greater quality in their fashion buys.
Rarely has any fashion week felt like its success was riding on one brand. Yet that’s very much the mood entering the next edition of London Fashion Week, when all eyes will be on Riccardo Tisci's debut at Burberry.
Starring painterly florals and aquatic motifs and made in a palette of turquoise, persimmon and lime, it would be hard to imagine a more optimistic collection that this selection of clothes for S/S 2019.
A merger between Sports Direct's House of Fraser and rival Debenhams, in which the retailer owns almost a 30% stake, has been discussed by the Sports Direct board, but the firm said it has no plans to bid for the chain.