Drapers speaks to Urban Outfitters’ design director about her passion for the brand and why vintage is part of the DNA of the typically eclectic and experimental Urban Outfitters shopper
The everyman appeal of Universal WorksSubscription
As Universal Works embarks on its fourth UK store, founder David Keyte is quietly confident that more and more people are gradually discovering its understated approach to contemporary menswear
Bart Verdoorn is overseeing the clothing relaunch of footwear brand K-Swiss in his own way.
Julian and Rhona Blades tell the rollercoaster-ride story that led them to win Drapers Independents Lifetime Achievement Award today
Meet the original Mr PorterSubscription
At the helm of the men’s luxury etailer, managing director Toby Bateman is credited with revolutionising the menswear market
Our Fashion Lives: the founders of Re/DoneSubscription
Sean Barron’s and Jamie Mazur’s repurposed denim brand, Re/Done, aims to drive consumers towards sustainable fashion, individuality and keeping heritage brands relevant.
Never Fully Dressed founder Lucy Aylen has gained a following for her wrap dresses, cheeky illustrated “Boob Ts” and signature prints. She is now taking her brand to new audiences in the UK and overseas.
Belinda Yu create wicker handbags using traditional methods learned from her Chinese grandmother.
Drapers meets Ditte and Nicolaj Reffstrup, the wife-and-husband team behind contemporary Scandinavian label Ganni
Marcus Fairfax Fountaine and Felix Favor Parker always wanted to work together, and took the chance to create their own luxury footwear brand
Inside Adidas Group's performance-enhancing HQSubscription
Adidas Group has redesigned its UK headquarters to boost the performance and well-being of its staff
Lucy Litwack, owner and CEO of luxury lingerie brand and store Coco de Mer, talks to Drapers about how she’s using premium lingerie collections and collaborations to remove the taboo of female empowerment and sexuality by using variations on both classic and contemporary silhouettes.
The award-winning journey to the perfect fitSubscription
Sarah Connelly used her long experience in lingerie and her “superpower” understanding of fit to launch Drapers Niche Fashion Retailer of the Year Odyssey Boutique.
Katie Loxton’s eponymous label aims to provide women with affordable, desirable bags and accessories.
My Fashion Life: Peter Hillary – explorer, adventurer and founder of men’s outerwear brand Edmund Hillary Subscription
Peter Hillary, son of legendary explorer Sir Edmund Hillary, is launching a men’s outdoor clothing brand for autumn 18, inspired by the extraordinary feats of his father, and his own love of exploration and adventure.
Drapers takes a trip inside the world of young fashion brand Hype, where high-profile collaborations and a knack for trend-led products have built a thriving and swiftly growing business.
Keeping shop with Oliver SpencerSubscription
Drapers meets designer Oliver Spencer to chat about the changing menswear market, building brands and the future of fashion retail
Diadora scores in the retro-sportswear revivalSubscription
As Italian sportswear label Diadora celebrates its 70th anniversary, Drapers meets chairman and chief executive Enrico Moretti Polegato to talk about reinvention and reshoring.
Sir Bradley Wiggins and founder of cycling brand Le Col Yanto Barker are aiming to get the country on their bikes with a new collaboration.
Leading Luisa Cerano into the omnichannel worldSubscription
As womenswear brand Luisa Cerano celebrates its 20th anniversary, managing director Jürgen Leuthe outlines its transition to an omnichannel operator.
Rebecca Minkoff’s creates bags and clothing to fit with all aspects of women’s lives.
The EMEA president of VF Corporation, Martino Scabbia Guerrini, reveals the philosophy and strategy behind the brand owner’s sustainable double-digit growth
Carry Somers co-founded sustainable fashion campaign group Fashion Revolution following the Rana Plaza disaster. She talks to Drapers about the history of the project and its goals.
Jack Davison Bespoke founders Jack Stammers and Will Davison aim to make tailoring less intimidating
Tiffany London’s brand Tiffany Rose creates made-in-Britain maternitywear for women who want comfort and style
Bringing Coachella celebrity chic to BritsSubscription
With an ecommerce empire of influencers, $1bn of millennial-fuelled sales, and a strong bond with the Instagram-friendly music festival, US etailer Revolve is ready to make an impact on the UK market.
Why 'yummy mummies' are flocking to The EditVideoSubscription
Penny Rawson, founder of The Edit, scooped the Best Store Design prize at the Drapers Independents Awards last year, after opening four shops in under two years. She tells Drapers how she intends to build the business further and expand into new areas.
The founders of ethical womenswear brand Beulah, Natasha Rufus Isaacs and Lavinia Brennan, talk to Drapers about building their brand and launching their new, Chelsea store.
The Shop at Bluebird spreads its wings Subscription
Drapers meets the head of luxury concept store The Shop at Bluebird, Claire Miles, to discuss the retailer’s new Covent Garden home.
Footwear supplier Stuart Lamb, Lifetime Achievement winner of the 2018 Drapers Footwear Awards, has evolved and adapted his business over the last five decades to remain successful in an ever-changing market.
Manny Kohli, president and owner of Canadian vegan accessories brand Matt and Nat, talks to Drapers about veganism, sustainability and pioneering future fabrics.
Meet the best friends behind Rixo LondonSubscription
Premium womenswear label Rixo London has taken the industry by storm since it launched in 2015. Drapers meets founders Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McCloskey.
Drapers speaks to former fashion editor and co-founder of young fashion ecommerce site Own The Look, Olivia Cantillon, about “outfit dressing” and the pursuit of newness.
Drapers speaks to Fat Face’s design director about her passion for product and the brand’s 30th birthday plans.
Accent Clothing: flying the flag for Leeds independents VideoSubscription
Martin Schneider, founder of Drapers Menswear Independent of the Year, Accent Clothing, reveals the family formula that keeps a 34-year-old store ahead of the pack.
Having recently secured £1m investment to fund its growth, The Sports Edit is on the fast track to activewear success. Drapers speaks to founder Nick Paulson-Ellis to hear more.
Gymshark takes a bite of the sportswear market Subscription
A combination of trend-led product and a personal connection with customers has propelled fitness apparel brand Gymshark into triple-digit growth. Drapers meets founder and chief brand officer Ben Francis and chief executive Steve Hewitt.
My Fashion Life: Sara Ferrero, CEO, ValextraSubscription
Drapers speaks to Sara Ferrero, CEO of luxury Italian handbag brand Valextra about her varied career and billion-euro business ambitions.
The man behind Self-PortraitSubscription
In less than five years, publicity-shy designer Han Chong has turned his contemporary womenswear brand Self-Portrait into a household name.
As LA-based premium basics brand Cotton Citizen makes its UK debut with a Selfridges exclusive, Drapers speaks to its founder and creative director Adam Vanunu to find out more about the brand
Meet Holli Rogers: Browns' maestro of productSubscription
Three years in to her role as CEO of Farfetch-owned Browns, the former Net-a-Porter fashion director reveals how she has rebooted a fashion retail institution.
Andrea Karg founded Allude Cashmere in 1993, after abandoning plans of a career in law. She talks to Drapers about her passion for the fabric and her brand’s evolution.
Me + Em and the direct approach to luxurySubscription
Me + Em founder Clare Hornby “will never do wholesale” and prefers an intimate relationship with her affordable luxury customer.
Simon Burstein's new destination of discoverySubscription
As Simon Burstein opens a new store for premium independent The Place London, he talks to Drapers about nurturing young designers, his career in retail and life after Browns.
My Fashion Life: Austrian designer Lena HoschekSubscription
Drapers speaks to Austrian womenswear designer Lena Hoschek about building a brand from her love of feminine designs.
Debenhams’ womenswear trading director Sara Bradley tells Drapers about her inspirations, motivations, and her plans for the department store’s womenswear offer.
The Australian outback provides the perfect inspiration for RM Williams’ head of design Jeremy Hershan.
Sustainable brand People Tree won Drapers’ CSR Award in 2017. Managing director Melanie Traub explains the delicate balancing act between being ethical and being fashion forward
With Hope Fashion, industry veteran Nayna McIntosh caters to mature women.
Caroline Rush: British fashion’s first ladySubscription
From sneaking into Alexander McQueen’s catwalk shows in the 1990s, to introducing the Queen at London Fashion Week, it has been quite a journey for the British Fashion Council’s CEO, Caroline Rush. Drapers asks whether British fashion’s loudest cheerleader believes there is a future for fashion weeks.