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30 under 30, 2015

Drapers comment: It’s that time again – Drapers 30 under 30

2 September 2015 | By

Are you aged 30 or under, work within the fashion industry and are amazing at what you do? Do you know, work with, or employ someone that is? Well it’s time to step into the spotlight; the search for Drapers’ 30 under 30 of 2016 is officially on.

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Memo from Musgrave: Two British names propped up by their property

28 August 2015 | By

Two longstanding names that are trying to justify their respective places in the modern retail world – BHS and Austin Reed – have been in the news over the past week for less ...

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Drapers comment: Trends, is it time to move on?

28 August 2015 | By

As the spring 16 womenswear catwalk shows get under way this month, will we see another nod to retro references from the 1970s? Let’s hope not.

James Knowles

Drapers comment: Is your email marketing letting you down?

27 August 2015 | By

Today’s consumer is rarely without their mobile phone in their pocket, so email marketing is potentially a great way to catch them on the move and lure them into your physical store or onto your digital shop. But is your email marketing up to the challenge?

John Clement

Talking Business: Preparing for the Consumer Rights Act 2015

27 August 2015

From 1 October 2015, a new law called the Consumer Rights Act 2015 will give individual customers (“consumers”) buying goods or services from businesses in the UK (including online sales) will have far more rights than ever before. John Clement, a partner at Turbervilles Solicitors, warns why the fashion industry should be waking up to the changes and getting prepared now.

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Talking Business: Break clauses in leases from a tenant’s perspective

25 August 2015 | By Isaac Bordon, Dechert LLP

In an omnichannel retail world, bricks and mortar can hang around the necks of tenants like an albatross. Tenants will usually take this into account and agree break dates with their landlords, so that they have the opportunity to exit properties that are not performing.

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Drapers comment: What is the future of trade shows?

21 August 2015 | By

After a season of quieter-than-normal trade shows, is now the time for a rethink of the traditional exhibition format?

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Memo from Musgrave: A nation of shopkeepers – and suppliers

20 August 2015 | By

One of the more uplifting aspects of my job is witnessing how much entrepreneurial verve our industry attracts.

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Memo from Musgrave: Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye…

13 August 2015 | By

You can tell much about a company from the way it parts with senior personnel. In some cases, an announcement is made months before the departure date. Sometimes a credible press release is issued with warm comments from both sides. In other instances, a hurriedly cobbled together statement is shoved out after the event.

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Drapers comment: Retrospective discounts - is a change of law needed?

6 August 2015 | By

This week the eyes of the fashion industry turned firmly once again to suppliers, payments terms and accusations of “bullying” by the big boy retailers.

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Memo from Musgrave: Bike festival upsets the cycle of fashion buying

6 August 2015 | By

To everyone who managed to negotiate the chaos of central London’s road closures last Sunday to arrive at Pure and/or Scoop, I salute you.

The biggest dress train of the season, by Giambattista Valli

Fashion team favourite: Paris couture's show-stopping highlights

15 July 2015 | By

Whether setting occassionwear trends or offering high fashion inspiration, we round up the main talking points from the recent autumn 15 season of couture shows.

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Fashion team favourite: Tommy Hilfiger’s autumn 15 global campaign revealed Video

14 July 2015 | By

Ready for winter? Tommy Hilfiger is, unveiling its new look ads ahead of the new season.

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London Collections: Men – final day highlights from Burberry and others

16 June 2015 | By ,

A round-up of day four of LCM, including Burberry’s lace-filled menswear collection.

Richard James spring 16

London Collections: Men – highlights from day three

15 June 2015 | By ,

Including JW Anderson’s raw denim, Richard James’ verdant green and Christopher Raeburn’s trek to Borneo.

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London Collections: Men – highlights from day two

14 June 2015 | By ,

Spring 16 collections from the likes of Lou Dalton, Astrid Andersen, Sibling and Hardy Amies.

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London Collections: Men – highlights from day one

13 June 2015 | By ,

A round-up of key shows from the first day of the spring 16 edition of London Collections: Men.