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Eric Musgrave

Memo from Musgrave: Credit where credit’s due for textile champions

28 May 2015 | By

It was black tie time again on May 21 when I attended the UK Fashion & Textile Awards at Tobacco Dock in east London, courtesy of my fellow son of Leeds, Simon Berwin.

Eric Musgrave

Memo from Musgrave: Sell your store online, if not your wares

21 May 2015 | By

Scarcely do I have a conversation with anyone in the business these days without talk turning to ecommerce.


Drapers Comment: As ever, there's more to do at M&S

20 May 2015 | By

Marks & Spencer’s full year results did not evolve into the comeback tale many were expecting.

Greig Holbrook, chief executive of digital marketing firm Oban Digital

Understanding China for an online launch

19 May 2015 | By Greig Holbrook, chief executive of digital marketing firm Oban Digital

In an interview with Drapers last month, House of Fraser’s chief executive Nigel Oddy revealed details of the department store’s imminent launch into China.

Eric Musgrave

Memo from Musgrave: Election’s afterglow may not linger for long

13 May 2015 | By

The remarkable turn of events last Friday morning made the most compelling telly viewing since the return of Mad Men and the arrival of Peter Kay’s new comedy series Car Share.

Eric Musgrave

Memo from Musgrave: Good news, shopkeepers – etailers struggle too

7 May 2015 | By

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Drapers comment: There's no excuse for not having a mobile-optimised website

5 May 2015 | By

Is there anything more annoying than a website that doesn’t work properly on your phone? There are probably a few things, but it’s definitely up there with the best of them for me.

Britt Soeder at iProspect

Comment: Google pushes retailers to focus on mobile-optimised websites

30 April 2015 | By Britt Soeder, head of owned media at digital performance marketing agency iProspect

As consumers increasingly use mobile devices to research, browse and buy online, Google wants to do its part to ensure a smooth experience. Last week, it began rolling out an algorithm update that rewards ‘mobile-friendly’ sites, with users shown these to the detriment of others when searching from a handset.

Eric Musgrave

Memo from Musgrave: Fashion activists keep talking about a revolution

30 April 2015 | By

Like a cork that keeps bobbing back to the surface, critical scrutiny of the fashion supply chain refuses to disappear.

Anne Wright, owner of womenswear independent Young ideas in Ashbourne

Talking Shop: Independents can compete with multiples

27 April 2015

Anne Wright is the owner of womenswear independent Young Ideas in Ashbourne, Derbyshire


We've changed our buying strategy to appeal to younger men

22 April 2015

The new ranges we have brought in for spring 15 say a lot about the direction menswear is taking today.

Heather Firbank

Image gallery: The wardrobe of Heather Firbank

23 April 2015 | By Steve Draper

Heather Firbank was an It girl of the early 1900s, but is now known for the archive of her clothing that is held by the V&A in London.

Apple Watch Edition collection

Drapers comment: Apple Watch is a game changer for fashion-led wearable tech

14 April 2015 | By

The new Apple Watch has whipped up a frenzy in the wearable tech market. More than one million devices are said to have been pre-ordered during the first weekend of its availability last weekend, and there’s still a week and a half to go until its official release on April 24.

CAT boots customised by Drapers fashion editor Graeme Moran

Design your own CAT boots like Drapers' fashion editor

13 April 2015 | By

Ever wanted to design your own pair of shoes? Thanks to footwear brand CAT I recently got the chance to, and so can you by entering the new Drapers’ Graduate of the Year category which has been introduced as part of the Drapers Footwear Awards 2015.


Drapers comment: Can the skirt of the season lift Marks & Spencer?

10 April 2015 | By

With a huge waiting list and endorsement from Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo, a humble suede midi skirt could signal a change in fortunes for M&S’s womenswear sales

Marios Schwab x Fiorelli autumn 15

Image gallery: first look at Marios Schwab x Fiorelli

27 March 2015 | By

Drapers has a sneak preview of London Fashion Week designer Marios Schwab’s autumn 15 range of bags for Fiorelli.

Alexander McQueen

Image gallery: Alexander McQueen's devil of a show

16 March 2015 | By Steve Draper

A new book of previously unseen photographs tells the story of Alexander McQueen’s seminal autumn 96 show at Christ Church in London’s East End.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Video: Drapers' take on the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty V&A show Video

13 March 2015 | By

Drapers brings you an early look inside the V&A’s latest exhibition ahead of its official opening this weekend.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

First look at Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the V&A

12 March 2015 | By

Ahead of its official opening this Saturday, Drapers brings you an exclusive first look at the breath-taking Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Emporio Armani underwear

DJ Calvin Harris fronts latest Emporio Armani underwear campaign

18 February 2015 | By

Italian mega brand Emporio Armani has unveiled its spring 15 underwear campaign, featuring its new face Calvin Harris.

High summer high street preview: River Island

High summer high street preview: River Island

10 February 2015 | By ,

River Island is backing festival fringing, bright whites and sugary pastels for its high summer range for 2015.

The Wavey Garms community

Social Media: Three lessons in taking the internet by storm

9 February 2015 | By Holly Greene

Wavey Garms is a free selling vintage fashion platform for likeminded people. With over 70,000 members and buyers on Facebook, social media platforms have allowed founders Andres Barry and Gabrielle Roberts’ dreams of creating a nostalgic fashion community become true. And they have some tips for you too.