Autumn 14: Agents focusSubscription
Drapers catches up with leading fashion agents to get the lowdown on autumn 14.
Alongside our Close-Up with Alexis Babeau, managing director of PPR’s luxury division, we ask a panel of buyers what’s hot for spring 13, and what they’ll be buying into for autumn.
Technical innovation and an increased focus on social responsibility mean Bangladeshi denim is thriving.
A wave of new bag brands – priced under £500 and available in an array of shapes and colours – has exploded into the accessories market. As more retailers add niche names to their stockist lists, Drapers explores the rise of affordable luxury accessories.
James Lakeland, LondonSubscription
The contemporary Marylebone flagship is perfectly in keeping with the womenswear brand’s offer.
Plus-size womenswear chain Evans emerged last week as the latest retailer gunning for a greater slice of the multi-billion pound plus-size sector, as Drapers revealed its plans to launch a branded young fashion offer.
Menswear Autumn 14 - The shootSubscription
Smart tailoring meets the great outdoors for a season of cosy fabrics, luxurious textures and subtle, masculine patterns.
See the latest from the autumn 17 menswear catwalks in Paris, including Balenciaga, Valentino, Louis Vuitton and Haider Ackermann’s debut at Berluti.
Q+A: How Karen Millen is upping its digital gameSubscription
Jamie Finer, head of omnichannel experience at Karen Millen, talks about how the premium womenswear retailer is evolving its digital approach and boosting its delivery proposition.
Ted Baker, Floral Street, LondonSubscription
The lifestyle retailer’s refurbished Covent Garden flagship proves the ‘retail is detail’ cliché’ with a feat of visual merchandising that leaves nothing to chance