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The latest news, commentary and analysis covering the fashion retail industry's response to the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, spanning retailers, brands, suppliers, logistics providers and shopping centres

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Select Fashion's administrator: Retail CVAs will be rife Subscription

22 May 2020 By

Brian Burke, a director at business advisory firm Quantuma, which oversaw Select Fashion’s administration process last year, says the new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill will help protect some retail businesses. However, he predicts CVAs “will form a large part of the future retail landscape”. 

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Drapers Investigates: UK restructuring takes toll on Irish retailSubscription

21 May 2020 By

Drapers analyses why UK retailers are choosing to wind down their Irish arms, and the impact it is having on the country’s retail scene. 

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Lessons from an Italian fashion CEO Subscription

21 May 2020 By

Matteo Sinigaglia is CEO of denim label Replay. Born in Padua, northern Italy, and now based in Treviso, he talks to Drapers about how Italy is lifting lockdown and what British retail bosses can learn from their counterparts in Europe.

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What will post-pandemic shopping patterns look like?Subscription

20 May 2020 By

Drapers analyses how shopping habits will change after the coronavirus crisis.

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The Covid-19 impact on autumn 20 and beyondSubscription

20 May 2020 By

The spring/summer season as we know it has been cancelled. Brands and retailers reveal the impact on their businesses, and how they are planning for autumn.

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Drapers Connects: Jane Shepherdson's post-Covid-19 outlookVideoSubscription

17 May 2020 By

Jane Shepherdson, former Whistles CEO and chair of rental fashion platform My Wardrobe HQ, believes that even after the Covid-19 pandemic has passed, sustainability will be a permanent feature of fashion.

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Editor’s Comment: Let pragmatism prevail as we reset fashion retail Subscription

15 May 2020 By

Over the past few weeks, the Drapers team has been speaking to wholesale brands, agents, independent retailers and multiples about how they will tackle the autumn/winter season as we come out of lockdown – including plans to discount unsold stock.

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Comment: A LFW brand 'thinking beyond traditional seasons' post-Covid-19Subscription

15 May 2020

Demon Zhang, founder and chief designer of Chinese womenswear brand Mithridate, which shows at London Fashion Week, tells Drapers how the business coped with the Covid-19 outbreak and how it is getting back to work.

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The BRC heavyweight fighting retail's cornerSubscription

14 May 2020 By

British Retail Consortium chief executive Helen Dickinson is fighting for a retail sector ravaged by the coronavirus crisis at the highest levels of government.

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Is Covid-19 ripping up the fashion retail calendar?Subscription

14 May 2020 By

There have been calls to realign the fashion production cycle more closely with selling seasons for years. Coronavirus may now be forcing it to happen.

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Comment: Why I am launching a sustainable online brand in a crisisSubscription

14 May 2020

Scott Joseph, founder of vegan, gender-neutral accessories brand Fashion Without a Face, discusses how he launched his sustainable Manchester-based business in the middle of the coronavirus crisis. 

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Rising to the occasion amid coronavirusSubscription

13 May 2020 By ,

Contemporary womenswear brands are adapting quickly in the face of a cancelled spring and summer social season.

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