After spending her childhood sat underneath her dining room table catching the scraps of fabric that fell from her mother’s sewing machine, Kate Halfpenny has always had a passion for fashion. Founding bridalwear brand Halfpenny London in 2005, she has launched her first occasionwear collection for autumn 17.
As Wrangler celebrates 70 years in business, its EMEA president, Rino Castiglione, is plotting to bring the heritage denim brand to a whole new generation.
Michelle Poole started out in fashion with a fashion marketing degree from Newcastle Poly, graduating in 1992. She now works in Colorado as senior vice-president for global product creation and merchandising for Crocs. She speaks to Drapers about her early love of fashion and passion for product.
Rob and Paul Forkan started flip-flop brand Gandys after losing their parents in the 2004 tsunami. Now, the brothers are focusing on building a fully fledged lifestyle brand.
Mo Azam has spent his life involved in UK manufacturing. Now managing director of heritage outerwear brand Grenfell, he talks to Drapers about keeping the brand’s history alive and why he believes UK manufacturing is the best around.
As his 3.1 Phillip Lim label launches an eight-piece collaboration with Ugg today, Drapers catches up with feted American designer Phillip Lim to hear about the collection, his early experiments in style and his love of laid-back California cool.
After six decades of independent retailing, Joan Burstein – the legendary Mrs B – is recognised throughout the industry as a retailer, fashion buyer and talent-spotter supreme, making her a fitting winner of the Drapers Independents Awards Lifetime Achievement accolade.
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Asos chief executive Nick Beighton discusses building brand relationships, the future of fashion technology, UK manufacturing and preserving the start-up company culture.
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Sarah Kauss has taken the humble water bottle and made it into a fashion item. Drapers speaks to Kauss about her sustainable motivation and how she runs her business like a fashion brand.
Drapers spoke to Julia Mayer, the founder and designer of Julia Mays Footwear to find out more about her life in fashion