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The latest people moves and new job roles emerging across the fashion industry, as well as profile interviews with the CEOs and business leaders defining fashion retail businesses, spanning multiples, independents, etailers, brands and suppliers.

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The 100 most powerful people in fashion retailSubscription

12 December 2019

In a tumultuous year for fashion retail, Drapers Power 100 lists the people who have shaped the industry in 2019.

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A royal sock maker holding up in the crisisSubscription

4 June 2020 By

Luxury sock and knitwear manufacturer Corgi discusses coping with Covid-19, international expansion and celebrating made in Britain.

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John Smedley and the '10 Covid commandments'Subscription

3 June 2020 By

Ian Maclean, managing director of John Smedley, talks coronavirus survival strategies, international expansion plans and safeguarding the future of the 236-year-old knitwear brand and manufacturer.

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Waste not, want not: what drives sustainable brand ELV Denim Subscription

28 May 2020 By

Anna Foster, founder and designer of ELV Denim tells Drapers about working in the era of Zoom meetings, her Earl Grey habit and the need for reflection in the fashion industry.

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The man behind The North Face’s shift from functional to fashionable Subscription

17 May 2020 By

Darren Shooter, design director for The North Face, talks to us about the company’s collaboration with British Millerain, skiing in the Swiss mountains, and coming out the other side of the coronavirus lockdown. 

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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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Giuseppe Zanotti’s famous Italian adventuresSubscription

7 May 2020 By

Luxury footwear designer Giuseppe Zanotti takes Drapers on an Italian odyssey – from footwear manufacturing in the north, to hidden holiday islands in the south.

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