Tom Ford used his first fully-fledged men's runway show in New York on Tuesday to unveil a debut underpants collection, bathe a Manhattan landmark in violet and give his classic suiting a Los Angeles twist.
Cortefiel has reason to celebrate, unveiling its third quarter results this week. The firm reported an increase in total sales, strong e-commerce revenues and an uptick in operating profit, as well as a decline in debt.
These days designers are considered extremely lucky to remain in charge of any house for a decade. Last week, Kris Van Assche wrapped up his 11th year in one of the industry’s most watched labels, Dior Homme.
Joules continued its progress in H1 with surging sales and profits as womenswear did well and international markets grew. Any company that can grow its sales fast but its profits even faster is doing well at the moment.
Q4 was a challenging time for H&M as its core chain resorted to major markdowns. But the firm is upbeat, seeing plenty of growth potential through new brands, new markets and both the store and digital channels.
Asos is firing on all cylinders, beating off the weak market in early autumn and December as both its international and domestic businesses saw surging sales, while Try Before You Buy and same-day delivery were popular.
Plus size and menswear growth, a US sales surge, and good online sales drove omnichannel retailer N Brown to a pleasing Q3 and record-breaking Christmas period. And a new Zalando deal should drive sales even higher.