Piece of White: re-imagining the classic white shirt Subscription
Turkish designer Zeynep Tansung has won a legion of celebrity fans – including Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and influencer Pernille Teisbaek – with her brand Piece of White, which reimagines the classic white shirt.
The man with the plan for DebenhamsSubscription
Debenhams managing director of fashion and home Steven Cook is taking a regional and personalised approach to driving growth.
Lee and Wrangler's denim directorSubscription
From its European headquarters in Antwerp, Kontoor Brands, owner of heritage brands Lee and Wrangler, is seeking to build a denim empire.
British designer Simon Spurr is bringing fresh perspectives to a US denim brand.
A New Look for Nigel OddySubscription
New Look’s new CEO, Nigel Oddy, tells Drapers how he plans to put the retailer back on top
Inside Cudoni's luxury take on circularity Subscription
James Harford-Tyrer, founder of luxury resale platform Cudoni, has come a long way from selling Henry Hoovers aged 12. He talks to Drapers about circular fashion, audiobooks and investment.
Aoife McNamara is building a womenswear brand for the modern age. Born on Instagram and driven by sustainability, Aoife Ireland is ready for big things.
The female trio powering Ann Summers Subscription
Ann Summers’ trio of female leaders discuss the position of women in retail, rebuilding the brand and future expansion plans.
Sustainability pioneer Ioanna Topouzoglou, founder of bag brand Mashu, raids her mum’s wardrobe for vintage fashion and is inspired by Mother of Pearl’s Amy Powney.
Meet the man leading Lulu Guinness's reinventionSubscription
Lulu Guinness’s creative director David Hodgson talks French bulldogs, flat whites and taking the helm of a classic British brand.
Patagonia's mission to save the planetSubscription
Patagonia’s European head, Ryan Gellert, is leading the outdoorwear brand’s charge to make not just itself, but the whole industry, more sustainable.
Scotch & Soda’s creative director Marlou van Engelen loves hunting down treasures in flea markets across the world.
Lucy Aylen has built womenswear label Never Fully Dressed from a one-woman band to a thriving online business that is in hot demand with leading retailers around the world.
Celtic & Co: cream of CornwallSubscription
The owners of Drapers’ International Footwear Business of the Year 2019, Cornish brand Celtic & Co – Kath and Nick Whitworth – are striding into new territory.
The lingerie expert driving Myla LondonSubscription
Myla London’s chief operating officer, Leila Habibi, turns to her close knit team when she needs advice and is looking forward to bringing the brand to a larger audience.
Lucy Litwack is building a female-owned, female-run and female-focused lingerie business with a luxury sensibility fit for the modern age.
Jane Lewis, founder of the womenswear brand Goat, talks to Drapers about her business.
Inside the cult of Kitri Subscription
Kitri is at tipping point, says founder Haeni Kim, as she outlines her plans for the cult womenswear brand to become a full-on international lifestyle proposition.
Aje's antipodean odyssey Subscription
Aje co-founder Edwina Forest is grateful for her team and the chance to open Fashion Week Australia
The Pud Store's sweet value propositionSubscription
Frances Bishop failed to win Lord Sugar’s backing for her discount kidswear concept The Pud Store but three years on, she is doing just fine on her own.
How JD Sports became a retail powerhouseSubscription
JD Sports Fashion executive chairman Peter Cowgill reveals how he built a multi-billion pound sportswear behemoth.
Anna clarke tu work it Sainsbury’s Anna Clarke prefers face-to-face conversations, and believes in making sure you are remembered.
Ben Sherman clothing boss Mark Williams is proud of showing at London Fashion Week Men’s and outfitting Team GB for the Olympics.
The menswear brand banking on independentsSubscription
Guide London has taken an independent approach to business to withstand the troubles of a shrinking high street.
A Cold Wall grows up into a fashion house Subscription
Samuel Ross is taking one of London Fashion Week Men’s buzziest brands to Milan, where he will join the ranks of Prada, Giorgio Armani and Gucci.
As the new decade dawns, fashion industry leaders predict the big trends of 2020 and share what their businesses will be doing.
Primark’s leading lady of productSubscription
Primark’s Paula Dumont Lopez splits her time between Ireland, the UK and Spain, and is equally fond of shopping at her company and at small independents
The Missguided rescue missionSubscription
Missguided suffered a dramatic fall from grace when profits crumbled in 2017. Founder and CEO Nitin Passi reveals the drastic action he took to turn the etailer round.
Amazon ups the ante on fashionSubscription
John Boumphrey, vice-president of Amazon Fashion Europe, plans to make the ecommerce giant “customers’ most-loved fashion destination”
When London designer Ricky Wesley Harriott launched his womenswear brand in 2016, he had no idea that US singer Lady Gaga would be sporting Wesley Harriott designs just one year later.
Welcome to the house of BlahnikSubscription
Kristina Blahnik is bringing all aspects of luxury footwear brand Manolo Blahnik back in house with the aim of respecting its heritage and securing its long-term future
Marching Aigle to a new audience Subscription
Aigle’s Arnaud Banizette is a lifelong fan of the brand he manages in the UK.
Rachel Riley's royal success with baby clothesSubscription
Childrenswear designer Rachel Riley turned her clothes-making hobby into a career when she founded her eponymous brand in 1994.
Dame Margaret Barbour's lifetime of achievementSubscription
Custodian of Barbour for five decades, Dame Margaret Barbour is recognised throughout the industry for transforming the traditional British brand into a global fashion phenomenon, making her a fitting winner of the Drapers Lifetime Achievement accolade.
Thoughts from a denim mastermindSubscription
Jeff Rudes, CEO of LA womenswear brand L’Agence, knows a thing or two about denim, having also co-founded jeans label J Brand in 2005.
Country of Origin: knitwear's original spinSubscription
Knitwear brand Country of Origin’s co-founder, Ben Taylor, blends traditional practices and sustainable approaches to create a modern, premium product
How Bravissimo builds intimate connectionsSubscription
Lingerie retailer Bravissimo is taking its offer stateside and has revamped its store estate to enhance its customers’ experience.
Leading PrettyLittleThing's design directionSubscription
PrettyLittleThing design manger Chris Parnell says he works hard with his team – and then parties.
Joseph Cheaney's time to shineSubscription
Ten years after taking it over, Jonathan and William Church have turned Joseph Cheaney & Sons from a private-label business into a thriving modern consumer brand built on heritage.
How Heidi Klein made a success of swim Subscription
Co-founder of swimwear brand Heidi Klein Heidi Gosman has built a business aiming to combine fit, function and fashion in swimwear for all seasons.
Gok Wan turns his hand to designSubscription
As his womenswear collaboration with QVC launches online, Drapers speaks to fashion favourite and TV star Gok Wan to find out more.
The Sosandar recipe for triple-digit growthSubscription
Fresh from winning twice at the Drapers Digital Awards 2019, the two bosses of womenswear etailer Sosandar have their eyes on new product categories and global markets.
Dramatic, sculptural designs and a sustainable focus are at the heart of Georgia Hardinge’s eponymous womenswear brand.
Sandersons: independent pride of SheffieldSubscription
Mark Dransfield believes in the power of retail, and has transformed a Sheffield town with Sandersons Boutique Store.
Chloe Burch's fashionable family affairSubscription
Chloe Burch, along with sister Neely, aim to produce affordable yet aspirational fashion.
Mint Velvet: the making of a £100m brandSubscription
As Mint Velvet celebrates its 10th anniversary this month, co-founder and CEO Liz Houghton has big plans for growth with the support of its new owner.
Primark CEO's secrets of successSubscription
Celebrating his 10th anniversary as CEO at Primark, Paul Marchant tells Drapers the secrets to the value retailer’s success.
The masterplan for Oasis and WarehouseSubscription
Group CEO of Oasis and Warehouse Hash Ladha has expansion plans including new channels to market, category expansion, the addition of menswear and acquiring new brands.
Style Cheat on a winning streakSubscription
Lexi Panayi (pictured below left), co-founder of new womenswear label Style Cheat, talks Drapers through her fashion life.
S Joon is the latest brand to hit the contemporary accessories sweet spot with its elegant, minimalist styles. Founder Sahar Asvandi talks designer friends, classic novels and her love of manufacturing.