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There are very few people that have had such an impact on the industry while keeping such a low profile as Philip Day.
It’s no secret that the market is tough. Brexit, rising rents and rates, digital evolution and changing consumer behaviours have created a challenging period for many fashion retailers.
The news that ITE – the trade show organiser behind Scoop, Jacket Required and Birmingham’s Moda – had acquired Pure London was the talk of the aisles at the recent London trade shows.
It is with a heavy heart that I write this week’s comment following the news that industry veteran Don McCarthy has died. My thoughts go to all of his family and friends at this sad time.
The athleisure sector is booming. A quick Google search reveals that the phrase “athleisure” was first used in 1976 on an advert for trainers. But in more recent years several factors have come together to accelerate this trend and push it to the forefront of the fashion industry.
The womenswear market has always been a highly competitive sector and several key fashion appointments over the last few weeks indicate how retailers are planning to stay ahead.
Danny Crump, director of Urbanism at architecture firm Broadway Malyan, which has worked projects including Lefo Mall in Suzhou, China, and Fan in Mallorca, explains how social spaces can reinvigorate the UK’s town centres.
Sustainability and ethical retailing have long been on the agenda for fashion retailers.
Stephen Sidkin, partner at fashion law firm Fox Williams explains why brands should review their trademark portfolios now to ensure they are protected ahead of the UK leaving the European Union.
As retailers continue to announce store closures, the future of bricks-and-mortar retail is in question.
The retail industry continues to be a game of many halves.