The Burberry Foundation and Royal College of Art have announced the appointment of Professor Sharon Baurley as Professor of Design and Materials and Chair of the Burberry Material Futures Research Group, which will work on the development of new sustainable materials.
Yoox Net-A-Porter Group (YNAP) CEO Federico Marchetti told delegates at the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference in Lisbon that the luxury industry needs to localise its approach to customers and that AI will be the key to making the relationship with the customer even more personal.
Underlying profits before tax at department store Debenhams plunged by 51.9% to £42.2m in the half year to 3 March as it was hit by a poor performance at Christmas and unseasonably cold weather towards the end of the reporting period.
A new app has been launched that helps consumers turn unwanted clothes into discount coupons for leading retailers in the UK. reGAIN is the brainchild of award winning entrepreneur Jack Ostrowski and aims to take fashion one step closer to being a circular economy.
Marks & Spencer’s Executive Director, Customer, Marketing & Digital, Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne is to leave the retailer next month as it continues its internal restructuring process to create “a family of accountable businesses”.
50m, a new experimental concept store dedicated to supporting and showcasing emerging designers, is set to open in London’s Belgravia next month.
Marks & Spencer has today announced its intention to close its distribution centre at Hardwick, near Warrington, placing 450 jobs at risk, and that DHL has been appointed to run its new distribution centre at Welham Green in Hertfordshire.
Abercrombie & Fitch will be opening its second UK location at the intu Trafford Centre in August more than 10 years after it opened its first UK store in London. The new 5,554 sq ft site in Manchester will be one of eight new prototype stores to be rolled out by the US brand.