Tag : LK Bennett
Karen Millen appoints creative design directorSubscription
Karen Millen has poached LK Bennett’s Tracey Stainer to fill the new role of creative design director, Drapers can reveal.
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High street preview: LK Bennett spring 17Subscription
Despite demure silhouettes of full skirts, midi-dresses and 1960s swing coats giving a classic feel to the collection, bright pops of colour – pinks, reds, yellows and teals – and textile choices including luxe leathers and suedes give a bold twist to a grown-up offer.
High street hit or miss: footwear autumn 16Subscription
Which footwear retailers delighted, and which disappointed, when Drapers went mystery shopping at Meadowhall in Sheffield?
The new chief executive of LK Bennett, Darren Topp, needs to focus on its core customer and getting the product right to grow the business, industry observers said this week.
High Street Preview: autumn 16Subscription
Get an exclusive first look at next season’s collections from the high street’s biggest names.
LK Bennett: autumn 16Subscription
Proportion play defines much of the newness at LK Bennett next season. Smart trousers are high waisted and extra wide, coats are sleekly tailored and elongated to shin-skimming lengths, and the retailer’s signature midi-skirt is pumped up in an exaggerated A-line shape. Velvet – the key fabric on the autumn 16 catwalks – lends a luxe feel to dresses and outerwear, while the bohemian air of flouncy floral maxi-dresses is tempered by military-influenced jackets.
LK Bennett’s turnover fell 1.8% in the year to August 2015 as it shut some loss-making UK stores, but like-for-like sales grew by 5% in the same period.
The Royal Warrant ….Subscription
Over the last six weeks we have had literally thousands of emails about the Royal Wedding and any PR link you could possibly make with it – we had made a conscious decision not to mention the Royal Wedding on our three blogs as we thought people would be so over it and also constantly having it in their face via the news media.
Manchesters new luxury retail space- The AvenueSubscription
On Wednesday we started off our working day with a little tour of the Avenue at Spinningfeilds, Manchester’s latest luxury shopping, and city cuisine development.