Between Christopher Bailey bowing out at Burberry and Queen Elizabeth II’s surprise appearance, designers shone at a strong autumn 18 edition of London Fashion Week (16 – 20 February).
Comment: Warm reception for chilly Première Vision Subscription
Drapers braves a snowy Paris to report on the latest trends from the spring 19 edition of textile fair Première Vision.
Comment: Moda holds the middle groundSubscription
Mid-market mainstream Midlands trade show Moda stayed faithful to a traditional format, which pleased visitors and buyers alike.
After 17 years at the helm of Burberry, Christopher Bailey revealed a rainbow-filled, mishmash collection at London Fashion Week as he prepares to leave the brand.
Few fashion businesses can survive in the current market without a strong digital proposition.
Analysis: Where next for New Look?Subscription
As New Look faces more challenges, Drapers looks at what needs to be done to turn its fortunes around.
The autumn 18 edition of Milanese footwear trade show Micam (11-14 February) flourished this season as it mopped up exhibitors and buyers from the demise of Düsseldorf show GDS.
The autumn 18 edition of trade show Pure London was bustling with buyers in the main hall, and new sections added interest
Must-have brands are vital for independent retailers. But what happens when the competition hots up and bigger retailers want a piece of the pie? Deryane Tadd, owner of Drapers Award-winning premium womenswear store The Dressing Room in St Albans, examines the challenges facing independents when selling brands in the cut-throat world of online retail.
Womenswear is a tough market to be in right now, and the difficulties faced by some high street players – most recently East and New Look – underline the importance of having a clearly defined proposition.