The Italian fashion group acquired by English asset management firm Attestor Capital last year has confirmed the appointment of Cristiano Portas as its CEO. He brings 16 years of experience leading swimwear brand Arena.
Navigating consumer sensitivities can be a minefield for brands and retailers these days and having fallen foul of racism accusations, Swedish retail giant H&M has now appointed a global head of diversity for the chain.
Primark remained the star brand in owner ABF's portfolio in the Christmas trading period, despite some tough times in Europe early in the season. It was helped by UK strength and a European recovery after a weak October.
Britain meets Japan in the latest fashion collaboration as heritage-to-fashion footwear brand Dr. Martens is launching a footwear and clothing collaboration with Japanese streetwear label A Bathing Ape (Bape).
Uniqlo has just announced that it will this year open in giant rival H&M’s backyard with a debut in Sweden. It will actually be its first entry in the Nordics region and will start with a store in key market Stockholm.
German e-tailer Zalando is to push ahead with its strategy of investing to gain market share in 2018 and reported preliminary Q4 sales growth in line with expectations, despite a tough clothing market in early autumn.
Tommy Hilfiger, IBM and The Fashion Institute of Technology have teamed up for an Artificial Intelligence pilot project. The project called ‘Reimagine Retail’ will have AI play the lead in the design creation process.
A plan by Norway’s government to phase out fur farms by 2025 dismayed producers and delighted activists on Monday as a sign that fur is out of fashion even in a nation that was once the top producer of fox pelts.