Don't miss this week
Drapers interviews New Look’s group digital director Jack Smith via Twitter about the company’s international growth plans, the benefits of image recognition software and its ambitions for mobile shopping in 2015.
Chris Bishop is founder and chief executive of digital media agency 7thingsmedia.
Sharon Savage owns designer resale store Grace & Ted in Bath with her daughter, Emma (pictured, left), and is a member of the Fashion Association of Britain (FAB).
This week I did something I hadn’t done for a very long time.
This week was a good time for taxi drivers in Berlin.
The social whirl.
Nicole Farhi chief executive Martin Mason is to leave after less than a year in the job, Drapers understands.
Ecommerce giant Alibaba has complained of ‘misconduct’ and claimed the Chinese government is biased after it accused the website of permitting sales of fake goods.
Chief executive of Adidas Herbert Hainer has vowed to remain at the helm of the sportswear company despite criticism that it is losing ground to US rival Nike.
Troubled supermarket giant Tesco has confirmed the locations of 43 of its stores across the UK which will close this spring, which include seven superstores stocking the F&F fashion brand.
Kurt Geiger has announced plans to compete in the kids’ footwear market for the first time with a multi- and own-brand offering.
John Lewis fashion buying director Ed Connolly has told Drapers fashion will play an increasing part of the department store business in future, with a more contemporary offer at the top of the agenda.
Sainsbury’s has extended the online trial of its Tu clothing range to a select group of customers in London and the Southeast.
Berlin Autumn 15
As the Berlin trade shows came to a close on Wednesday January 21, brands and buyers praised Seek, Premium and Panorama, deeming the exhibitions a “success” despite lower footfall on the third day.
London Collections: Men
The capital’s designers delivered an abundance of outerwear, snug fabrics and functional styling.
Next Generation 2015
We may be used to hearing about the technical and production skills gap, but in the booming ecommerce sector is recruiters’ demand for talent far outstripping supply?
Matchesfashion.com will relaunch its in-house womenswear label Raey for spring 15 and introduce its first menswear collection.
Trends spotted at last week’s Paris show.
Streetwear brand Element skates into Seven Dials with a store showcasing the artistry of the boardsports tribe.
The founder of maternity brand Séraphine on dressing royal bumps and having room to grow.
Focusing on ‘real women’, Curvy Kate lingerie has enjoyed a meteoric rise, culminating in a Drapers Award last year.
Sports fashion brand Björn Borg will launch its spring 15 collection this week using a free web-based game called First Person Lover, which will feature in-game shopping.