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Founder of women’s denim indie Donna Ida and denim brand Ida
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Director of agency Just Consultancies
The Ann Summers boss tells Marie Davies why a bullet in the post made her even more determined to make a success of the lingerie chain.
Rebecca Minkoff’s creates bags and clothing to fit with all aspects of women’s lives.
‘A lot of [student] designers come out thinking they’ll be a standalone label, but the high street has a lot to offer’Subscription
Fiona Lambert, brand director at Graduate Fashion Week sponsor George at Asda, on why multiples have plenty to offer those looking to break into the industry.
…I’m like, “I can’t do it”. I need that angst; then I just get on with it’. After starting out with £3,000, women’s cashmere label Goat is now a thriving business with global ambitions – thanks to its fiercely independent founder.
Having launched womenswear etailer Avenue 32 at just 26, former finance high-flyer Roberta Benteler reveals the highs and lows of swapping private equity for fashion, and how it is still all an investment game.
Mary Portas insists the time is right for retailers, the Government and consumers to work together and create a new fashion manufacturing base in the UK.
‘Our style is that little bit more relaxed than what some other luxury brands are putting forward’Subscription
As Longchamp opens its eighth Hong Kong store, its chief executive says the French accessories brand’s sense of fun helps set it apart from its rivals
‘The Farrell guy is the one who has that glint in his eye... VideoSubscription
…he’s a little bit cheeky and he’s probably not going to go home on his own’. Robbie Williams’ first fashion collaboration with creative director Ben Dickens has resulted in a cohesive collection of ‘real clothes for real guys’.