Fleur Turner’s passion for lingerie blossomed into an award-winning luxury brand.
Charlotte Demos’s fashion heritage inspired her to launch contemporary womenswear label Outline.
Julie Brøgger brings a twist to Scandi styleSubscription
Julie Brøgger’s luxury brand is vying for the style crown
The death-defying founder of Scamp & Dude Subscription
Fresh from winning Kidswear Brand of the Year at the Drapers Independents Awards 2018, Scamp & Dude is expanding into new categories and eyeing global markets.
Silou London's ethical activewear missionSubscription
Phoebe Greenacre co-founded Silou London to create high-quality activewear with ethical principles
Mover and shaker Debbie Moore is enjoying a resurgence of the trailblazing dancewear-inspired clothing brand she launched in 1979.
Commando founder's demand for comfortSubscription
Kerry O’Brien launched Commando to fill a gap for chic but comfortable lingerie.
Azeem and Junaid Ansari built on their sibling bond to create an award-winning menswear independent
Ohmme's ambition to make men go beyond the gymSubscription
Frustrated by a lack of options for men who do yoga, Louis d’Origny set up activewear brand Ohmme
This Christmas was a tense affair for the fashion industry as retailers waited anxiously to see if consumers would defy the gloomy economic outlook and hit the shops. Happily, it seems I’m not the only one who overspent over the festive period.
Castore: the brand chasing sporting glory Subscription
With premium men’s activewear brand Castore, the Beahon brothers are making an under-served niche their own.
Airfield chief pilots new premium collectionSubscription
Airfield CEO Walter Moser is leading the celebrations of the family-run business’s 80th anniversary with the launch of Atelier – a tailored, premium collection.
Fashion industry leaders' predictions for 2019Subscription
With Brexit looming, consumer confidence dwindling and retailers seeking new ways to offer the best experience for shoppers, Drapers speaks to fashion leaders across the industry to see what they predict for the year ahead.
Carmel Clothing: a supplier's secrets of successSubscription
As the UK’s mid-market faces ongoing challenges, supplier Carmel Clothing is looking overseas for new opportunities.
Francesca Aiello, founder of cult swimwear brand Frankies Bikinis, has a new label, and is getting ready for spring 19
What we learnt from top fashion leaders in 2018Subscription
Over the past 12 months, Drapers has picked the brains of a host of top dogs leading the fashion industry. Spanning everything from driving sustainability to delivering a strategic business plan, we round up their best advice.
Having worked at labels such as Saint Laurent, Chloé, Marni, Karl Lagerfeld and Stella McCartney, accessories designer Estelle Orilland has launched her own brand – Stée.
The man re-tailoring Hugo BossSubscription
Since becoming CEO of Hugo Boss in 2016, Mark Langer has been reconfiguring the brand for the future.
Drapers looks ahead to summer, and speaks to Alexandra Miro, founder and designer of the eponymous swim and resortwear brand.
Drapers speaks to Emily Cohen, co-founder of Sunuva, the fashion-focused and UV-protecting kids’ swim brand beloved by celebrities and royals.
The Mulberry power pair behind Hill & FriendsSubscription
Contemporary accessories brand Hill & Friends is the brainchild of former Mulberry creative director Emma Hill and brand director Georgia Fendley. The duo talk to Drapers about their pioneering approach to crowdfunding and launching their own resale platform
Atterley: making tracks for independent retailSubscription
Two years after entrepreneur Mike Welch relaunched Atterley as an online network of independent fashion retailers, the business has received an injection of cash that will help fuel its expansion.
At Pantherella International Group, Justin Hall oversees a century of sock-making expertise.
Ada Kokosar’s luxury footwear brand, Midnight 00, uses PVC wrapping to create party-proof fairytale shoes.
David Bensadoun is leading family-run Canadian multibillion-dollar footwear giant Aldo to a green and global future
The trio behind Gen Z shopping community DepopSubscription
Drapers meets Depop, the social shopping platform redefining how Generation Z and millennials shop
At family-run Italian label Pinko, Caterina Negra designs for a modern, bold woman
Kering's champion of changeSubscription
Luxury group Kering is adopting the mantle of sustainability, and has ambitions to transform its own business at every level – and change the entire industry in the process.
With Ninety Percent, Shafiq Hassan aims to use fashion to give to charity and improve the brand’s workers’ lives
Tech entrepreneur turned fashion CEO Ulric Jerome was the ideal choice to help transform an independent retailer into an innovative, industry-leading international digital empire.
Maison Labiche co-founder Marie Welté elevates basics with embroidery
Tiba + Marl co-founder Lydia Barron believes style and function can blend
A year on from opening her flagship store on Elizabeth Street in Belgravia, Luna Mae London founder Claudia Lambeth champions luxury lingerie and personalised fitting.
Suitsupply: an omnichannel tailoring disruptorSubscription
Maverick Suitsupply founder Fokke de Jong has found a niche providing high-quality, unusual designs at accessible price points, and, like his brand, is determined not to fit in.
Drapers catches up with Sean Gormley, creative director of heritage denim brand Wrangler, to find out how the 70-year-old brand is celebrating its history.
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.