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UK footfall recovery continues in July, but it's a slow climb upwards

UK footfall recovery continues in July, but it's a slow climb upwards

​UK retail footfall continued its fightback in early July with a week-on-week rise of 10.6% in the latest seven days, more than double the 4.1% increase in the previous week. Yet footfall remains very low.
Fashion
Hood by Air makes a reintroduction

Hood by Air makes a reintroduction

After going on hiatus in 2017, the label co-founded by Shayne Oliver is back, split into four new "entities" including 'Hood by Air', 'HBA', 'Museum', and 'Anonymous Club'.  
Fashion
Black Diaspora Dior

Black Diaspora Dior

'Portrait of an Artist' by Dior Men, as the Paris house focuses on the ideas art of Ghanaian-born painter Amoako Boafo, best known for his brilliant portraiture series, 'Black Diaspora.'
Luxury
John Lewis to turn down government staff retention cash

John Lewis to turn down government staff retention cash

John Lewis is to become the latest big-name retailer to reject government money to bring staff back from furlough following news that Primark will turn down the cash.
Fashion
Tommy Hilfiger launches 'People's Place Program' to promote diversity

Tommy Hilfiger launches 'People's Place Program' to promote diversity

The brand will commit a minimum of $5 million in annual funding for the next three years to the program, which aims to uplift Black, indigenous and people of color working within the fashion and creative industries. 
Fashion
Loewe's Show-in-a-Box thinks way outside the box

Loewe's Show-in-a-Box thinks way outside the box

Now that’s how a brand can use digital in fashion. After a week of grumbling by pretty much everyone in fashion about the predictability of the online season, along comes Loewe with a major 24-hour web happening. 
Fashion
Paris Menswear looks east, finding ideas, and Soul from Seoul

Paris Menswear looks east, finding ideas, and Soul from Seoul

The Paris menswear season was all about Asian influences with a quartet of designers from that continent making dramatic stylistic statements Saturday, midway through the first season for men’s fashion entirely online.  
Fashion
Louis Vuitton menswear’s Message in a Bottle bound for Shanghai

Louis Vuitton menswear’s Message in a Bottle bound for Shanghai

Louis Vuitton unveiled its latest menswear on Friday afternoon; a video that began in its historic Asnières workshop north of Paris, even as the house promised to take the collection on the road – all the way to China.
Luxury
John lewis, M&S score highly for customer satisfaction, Debenhams drops

John lewis, M&S score highly for customer satisfaction, Debenhams drops

The latest UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI) has seen John Lewis holding on to the top spot it won in January, but a big change elsewhere with Debenhams exiting the top 10.
Fashion
Mulberry to discontinue ready-to-wear line

Mulberry to discontinue ready-to-wear line

The struggling British fashion and accessories brand, which is axing its Paris and Hong Kong comms teams, is also on the verge of discontinuing its ready-to-wear and footwear licences from Spring/Summer 2021. 
Fashion
Milan Fashion Week Men's to kick off with phygital format on 14 July

Milan Fashion Week Men's to kick off with phygital format on 14 July

Milan Fashion Week Men's is set to take place from 14 to 17 July, mixing virtual performances with physical runway shows. 37 events are on the menu, including physical shows from Etro and Dolce & Gabbana on 15 July. 
Fashion
Frasers Group withholds rents until trading returns to normal - report

Frasers Group withholds rents until trading returns to normal - report

Frasers Group has reportedly thrown down the gauntlet to its landlords and said that it won't pay its rent bills until it’s “fully able to freely trade as a business” again. 
Fashion
UK footfall edged higher each week in June

UK footfall edged higher each week in June

The latest footfall figures from Ipsos Retail Performance show that shoppers have been approaching the high street with caution as stores reopen.
Fashion
Luxury industry faces more selective and reasonable consumers

Luxury industry faces more selective and reasonable consumers

The Covid-19 crisis is reshaping the top of the luxury market with consumers being more selective and spending less, according to a study by Boston Consulting Group and Altagamma released on Tuesday.
Luxury
Pascal Morand and Séverine Merle on re-inventing Paris Menswear during and after the pandemic

Pascal Morand and Séverine Merle on re-inventing Paris Menswear during and after the pandemic

Few fashion organizations have had a busier spring than the Fédération de la Couture et de la Mode. FashionNetwork.com met with Pascal Morand and Séverine Merle to discuss Paris' upcoming digital menswear fashion week.
Fashion
Chaumet launches Perspectives collection with instructive online video

Chaumet launches Perspectives collection with instructive online video

Chaumet took an unusual approach to launching its latest collection, Perspectives, with an instructive online video with four key decision makers in the jewelry brand.
Luxury