Kirsty McGregor is Editor of Drapers, working across the magazine and the website. She is a regular media commentator on fashion and retail. She joined Drapers in May 2014, having previously spent almost five years at social policy magazine Community Care.
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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.
The high street is going to look very different when we come out of lockdown, in more ways than one.
Just over five weeks into the UK’s coronavirus lockdown, and fashion retailers are – tentatively – planning how to reopen stores.
Hush secures investment to spur growthSubscription
Womenswear retailer Hush has received investment from private equity firm True, which will be used to support its expansion into new channels and markets.
Fashion and textile manufacturers across the UK have the capacity and skills to make much-needed scrubs and other personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline health and social care workers, which makes the current nationwide shortages incredibly frustrating.
The future of the traditional wholesale model in fashion has been the subject of much debate over the past few years.
During times of crisis, difficult decisions are necessary to save businesses in the long term. But the way in which some retailers have culled staff and cancelled orders will rankle for months to come.
This week marked a sharp turning point in the coronavirus crisis for UK fashion retailers and brands – and their customers – as the government ramped up measures to contain the infection and already-quiet high streets became ghost towns.
Cambridge Satchel Company rides a royal waveSubscription
New investment and a firm commitment to UK manufacturing are bringing fresh focus to The Cambridge Satchel Company
I have had the pleasure of meeting countless whip-smart female leaders in the fashion retail industry, who are running innovative and successful businesses.