Jessica is editor Drapers magazine and Drapersonline.com. Jessica has more than seven years' experience writing about the fashion industry and retail sectors and regularly writes news stories, features and columns for Drapers across all sectors as well as co-ordinating the news team and sending out the daily email newsletter. Jessica is also a regular commentator on the fashion and retail industries on television and on the radio. Contact Jessica with any corporate or business press releases you may have. Please also send her letters for the Drapers Letters page.
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The last true British shirtmaker, Turnbull & Asser, enriches more than just gentlemen’s wardrobes. Its boss explains why it won’t compromise on its Made in Britain ethos
Oasis appoints design directorSubscription
Oasis has hired Clive Reeve from Wallis as its design director.
Bread & Butter claims UK visitor riseSubscription
Bread & Butter said that last weeks’ edition of the event had attracted the most it had ever recorded since it relocated to Berlin-Tempelhof Airport five seasons ago.
Ashley poised to snap up Van Mildert Subscription
Northeast mini-chain could be next on Sports Direct owner’s premium hit list
Ashley cruises into premium territorySubscription
It’s now not beyond the realms of possibility that come October we could see the somewhat sartorially challenged Mike Ashley elbowing his way past Anna Wintour into the front row of the Prada catwalk in Milan.
How was it for you?Subscription
Did you take part in Skillsmart Retail’s Independents’ Day yesterday? Then we want to hear from you.
Mary Portas has warned that she is not yet convinced Britain’s high streets have a future - a surprising statement from the woman who has been hired by David Cameron to come up with a plan to rescue the fortunes of the country’s shopping streets - but added that she believes community centres and workplaces could help fix the retail industry’s challenges.
The last seven days have witnessed some seriously high-profile celebrity weddings led of course by Kate Moss’ nuptials, during which she wore a stunning veil and a slightly surprising ethereal gown by John Galliano. The groom Jamie Hince opted for a Yves Saint Laurent 3db pale blue suit.
A decade of showing how it’s doneSubscription
It’s hard to believe it’s almost 10 years to the day that, having just joined the Drapers team, I was escorted to Cologne by the then editor Eric Musgrave and his trademark specs for my first fashion trade show experience.
Four out of 12 fashion and textile manufacturers spot-checked by the UK Border Agency have been found to be employing illegal workers in Leicester, in what is a huge blow to the reputation of the resurgent British manufacturing industry.