The 87th edition of the Florentine childrenswear tradeshow will take place June 21 to 23 and is set to welcome 557 brands, a figure much in line with its summer edition in 2017, which saw 548 brands showcased.
Taking its lead from Patagonia's Worn Wear program and the growth of sustainability initiatives in the apparel industry, VF Corporation's The North Face has launched its own refurbished clothing program called "Renewed."
Amazon has launched its first ever style-focused Echo in the US. The Alexa-powered Echo Look can take photos and videos without the use of a smartphone camera or mirror, tapping into Amazon's growing fashion community.
In Italy, they call Max Mara, Il Gigante Silenzioso, or the Silent Giant: a 1.558 billion-euro fashion house, founded by Achille Maramotti, and still in his family, combining critical acclaim with commercial growth.
House of Fraser kept everybody who is following the story of its CVA plans on tenterhooks Wednesday with the expected update not materialising by close of business but rumours suggested over half its stores will close.
“This really was unexpected,” smiles Masayuki Ino, the 39-year-old winner of the LVMH Prize 2018. Another year and Ino couldn’t even have entered the competition, seeing as he is 39, and entrants have to be less than 40.
EU anti-fraud investigators suspect Greece and Hungary may have become the main EU centres of a multi-million-euro scam involving imports of Chinese clothing and footwear via the infrastructure of China’s new Silk Road.