Emily Sutherland's stories
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.
Coronavirus to hit revenue at ZalandoSubscription
Zalando has warned revenue and gross merchandise value growth in the first quarter will fall below analyst’s expectations as consumers rein in spending during the coronavirus pandemic.
Consumer confidence dipsSubscription
Consumer confidence fell by two points in March and “lockdown Britain” can only expect further deterioration as the coronavirus crisis begins to bite.
Even before the current crisis, retailers were rethinking their approach to physical stores. Will they ever recover from the blanket closures?
Primark risks losing its top slot in the UK clothing market because of its lack of a transactional website.
Cleaning the jeans industrySubscription
Drapers speaks to brands about what they are doing to create greener jeans and how the denim industry can clean up its act.
Quiz issues coronavirus profit warningSubscription
Fast fashion retail Quiz has warned full-year profits will be impacted by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Is Cambodia’s clothing industry unravelling?Subscription
Drapers examines the future of Cambodian garment sourcing following the European Union’s decision to withdraw trade privileges.
It has been a nightmare week for the world of fashion retail. The situation we are waking up to each morning was almost unimaginable less than a fortnight ago.
Communicating in a crisisSubscription
How should fashion approach talking to customers amid the coronavirus outbreak?
Coronavirus cloud hangs over buying seasonSubscription
Drapers assesses coronavirus’s potential impact on the upcoming trade show and buying season.
Coronavirus: Boden closes storesSubscription
Boden is the latest retailer to announce it will shutter stores amid the coronavirus outbreak.
First look: Monsoon launches sustainable rangeSubscription
Monsoon has launched an eight-piece sustainable collection called Ashoka.
Coronavirus: Selfridges to shorten store hours Subscription
Department store Selfridges will shorten opening hours at its stores from today (17 March) in a bid to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.
Debenhams has asked landlords for a five-month rent holiday, starting immediately, as it struggles to deal with the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Moss Bros bought by Crew Clothing owner Subscription
The owner of Crew Clothing is to buy Moss Bros for £22.6m.
Digital service tax gets green light Subscription
The government has confirmed it will introduce a digital services tax to collect 2% of revenue made in the UK by companies such as Amazon and Facebook.
The female-led service shaking up personal shopping Subscription
Threads Styling founder Sophie Hill says “any time, any place, anywhere” is the new way for the luxury consumer to shop
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.
Circularity: can fashion close the loop? Subscription
Drapers explores the new circular models being embraced by the fashion industry, from repairing products to renting wardrobes.
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.
Debenhams denies wavering lender support Subscription
Debenhams has denied that lenders are getting cold feet over a debt for equity swap, amid reports that the retailer’s restructuring plans are dependent on further rent cuts from landlords.
New John Lewis boss plans strategic review Subscription
The new chairman of John Lewis, Dame Sharon White, is readying a strategic review of the business as the retailer prepares to release its full-year results later this week.
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.
Profits fall at HammersonSubscription
Profits and rental income at Hammerson fell last year as the shopping centre owner continues to reshape its portfolio.
Ted Baker is looking to sell its London headquarters to help boost its balance sheet amid an accounting crisis.
Step up your game in footwear Subscription
Fresh product, a strong stance on sustainability and a top-notch online presence are vital to thrive in footwear
Dior and Fendi to pay record-breaking rents Subscription
Luxury brands Dior and Fendi will pay record-breaking rents for shop space in Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping centre after winning an auction.
Scottish retailers report positive start to 2020Subscription
The Scottish Retail Consortium has reported an increase in January.
The top ten trends to know from London Fashion Week Subscription
The capital saw a return to feminine dressing for the new season, including statement dresses and romantic details such as feathers and frills.
Not even a storm could keep showgoers away from the capital’s vibrant schedule.
Administrators are preparing to close the remaining 11 Beales stores and liquidate stock after receiving no offers to buy the department store business.
The capital’s famous creativity was on full display on the penultimate day of shows, which saw collections from big and emerging names alike.
There was more than enough sparkle and glamour to lift show goers’ spirits at the third day of London Fashion Week, even as Storm Dennis continued to pelt the capital.
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.
Pantone’s pick of autumn 20’s fashion colour trends Subscription
Optimistic colours that instil confidence in consumers are set to dominate for autumn 20, the Pantone Color Institute has announced.
Labels of note from Scoop autumn 20 Subscription
Slow start to 2020 for retailers Subscription
Months of political uncertainty have ingrained a “thrifty approach” among UK shoppers, leading to a slow start to 2020 for retailers.
Losses shrink at New Look Subscription
Losses narrowed at New Look in the third quarter, but its revenue was down on the previous year as the retailer continues to battle tough market conditions.
JD Sports Fashion’s takeover of rival Footasylum could “substantially lessen” competition and leave shoppers worse off, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally ruled.
The ongoing reign of Alexander McQueenSubscription
This month marks a decade since Lee Alexander McQueen’s death on 11 February 2010. Drapers explores how the designer’s eponmyous brand has prospered in the competitive luxury market despite his loss.
Equipment's gender-fluid collectionSubscription
Premium French label Equipment is launching a gender-fluid collection for spring 20 to appeal to today’s “gender expansive” consumer.
New womenswear brand Nara Niro is launching for spring 20.
Bella Singleton expands into clothingSubscription
British scarf label Bella Singleton is launching its first clothing range for spring 20.
The Copenhagen autumn 20 catwalks to note Subscription
From Cecilie Bahnsen’s dazzling dresses to Ganni’s slouchy leather, Drapers reports from the key shows at Copenhagen Fashion Week.
Confident Copenhagen continues to shineSubscription
A busy week in the Danish capital brought star buyers, innovative brands and creative collections together for an event that is steadily gaining momentum and buzz.
Drapers selects the names to notes from Copenhagen trade shows CIFF and Revolver.
Hundreds face delay to business rates relief Subscription
Hundreds of companies due to receive business rates relief will face a delay to their discounts due to issues with some councils’ computer systems.
Department store Fenwick is turning some of its new floorspace at its London flagship into offices, as it seeks new revenue streams to help it survive the challenging trading environment.
Looking for manufacturing's Brexit boostSubscription
As the UK leaves the European Union, Drapers examines the potential opportunities for UK manufacturing