Monday, 19 February 2018

Chanel and Farfetch team up on Store of the Future.

Luxury fashion platform Farfetch has announced a partnership with Chanel to work on the “boutique of tomorrow”, using Farfetch’s Store of the Future omnichannel platform, in a deal which has resulted in Chanel taking a minority stake in Farfetch.

The partnership will see the two businesses collaborate to enhance the experience in Chanel boutiques and online but it will not involve Chanel moving into e-commerce. The first fruits of the project, which has been dubbed “Augmented Retail”, will be unveiled in a French Chanel boutique later this year.

By Lauretta Roberts.
Full story at The Industry Fashion.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Mango partners with Vodafone to create digital fitting rooms.

Global fashion retail chain Mango has teamed up with Vodafone to create digital fitting rooms which will be rolled out to its top stores worldwide.

The fitting rooms centre on a digital Internet of Things mirror which will enable shoppers to scan tags and contact shop floor staff. They will be able to use a digital watch to request additional sizes and colours and the mirror will also suggest complementary items.

By Lauretta Roberts.

Full story at The Industry Fashion.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Gucci Boosts Kering's Fourth-Quarter Sales Growth.

Gucci Spring/Summer 2018 campaign | Source: Gucci
Kering is enjoying its most profitable year on record, as Gucci closed out 2017 with another quarter of runaway growth.

PARIS, France — Gucci designer Alessandro Michele’s crystal- and sequin-covered creations continued to light a fire under consumers in the holiday season.

The Italian fashion label closed out the year with another quarter of runaway growth, with comparable sales rising 45 percent in the fourth quarter, owner Kering said in a statement. That’s helped drive the Paris-based company to its most profitable year on record.

Millennial shoppers have been at the forefront of rebounding sales in the luxury industry, with customers under the age of 35 making up 85 percent of growth last year, according to consultancy Bain & Co. Recurring operating profit rose 56 percent last year to 2.95 billion euros as Kering brands including Saint Laurent and streetwear label Balenciaga joined Gucci in reaping the fruit of youth-focused reboots.

By Bloomberg.
Full story at Business of Fashion.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Ashley Graham: I love to walk around naked.

Ashley Graham loves to walk around naked.

The 30-year-old model has revealed that one of the ways she and husband Justin Ervin keep the spark alive in their marriage is by walking around their home without any clothes on.

She told the New York Post newspaper: "We like to walk around the house naked together. It keeps things fresh."

Ashley has recently joined forces with Marina Rinaldi Denim to launch a new plus-size jean line.

And the brunette beauty - who is famous for her enviably curvaceous figure - has revealed she was determined to design some "inclusive" pieces.

She explained: "Our sizes run up to 22. I wanted to create something that's inclusive for all women."
Meanwhile, Ashley recently revealed she considers herself to be a "special case".
The American star explained that unlike the majority of people, she feels more comfortable being naked than when she's fully clothed.

Full story at Female First.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

How to do sports-luxe like a Boss.

Boss showed its Autumn/Winter 2018 collection in New York yesterday and the brand’s sporty tailoring was second to none.

Yesterday, in an uptown New York loft, Boss presented its Autumn/Winter 2018 collection with an afternoon runway show. Armie Hammer was the guest of honour and the clothes on the catwalk looked like just the kind of stuff you’d expect the Call Me By Your Name star to want to wear.

Chief brand officer Ingo Wilts decided that he wanted to combine Boss’ tailoring heritage with a low-key New York-inspired aesthetic for the collection, and the result was a series of sports-inspired suits, coats and trousers that looked as comfortable as they did smart (which, given Hammer’s penchant for dressing up in tracksuits - see his Instagram account for more - we expect to see him in soon).

By Teo Van Den Broeke.
Full story at GQ Magazine.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

6 Ways to Shop Fashion on Amazon Like an Expert.

Once upon a time, Amazon was known mostly as the go-to destination for ordering books online.

How times have changed.

The web's largest retailer has since branched out way beyond its humble beginnings, evolving into a mecca for, well, nearly everything. The most unexpected — and pleasantly surprising — piece of this evolution? Amazon Fashion. With a selection of brands that rivals any of the reigning fashion etailers, the getting on Amazon is good: You just need to know how — and where — to look.

Ahead, six tips for shopping fashion from the mammoth site like a pro.

Full story at Pop Sugar.

By Rachel Aschenbrand-Robinson.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

River Island is shunning labels for its empowering new campaign.

River Island is 30 years old, and the high street store is celebrating in a pretty damn inspiring way with a new campaign.

The Labels Are For Clothes shots by photographer Richard Burbridge feature a core group of unique individuals who have all been subject to stereotyping and are poised to reclaim their label in the most positive way.

With the idea that labels don’t matter, each picture comes with a tongue-in-cheek care label. Curve model and body convidence activist Sabina appears next to the message ‘do not shrink’, while gay couple Charlie and Bella pose next to ‘do not separate’.

Another shot sees Stav Strashko, who was born male, affirm she is ‘100% woman’, while Zara, who is of Pakistani heritage, wears a hijab and was born in London, commands that you ‘do not stereotype’ her.

By Penny Goldstone.

Full story at Marie Claire.

Monday, 5 February 2018

Kate Middleton Will Host A New Sustainable Fashion Initiative During Fashion Week.

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The Duchess of Cambridge is lending her seal of approval to a new sustainable fashion project, set to launch during London Fashion Week.

The Commonwealth Fashion Initiative will see all 52 countries come together to encourage new partnerships and sustainable practices in the fashion industry. Designers such as Stella McCartney, Burberry and New Zealand’s Karen Walker will team up with artisan producers in developing countries to create a one of a kind eco-friendly outfit, which will go on display at a reception held at Buckingham Palace on February 19th.

The event, which is managed by Eco-Age and has the support of the Commonwealth Fashion Council and the British Fashion Council, will be hosted by the Duchess of Cambridge and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, who is the patron of the London College of Fashion.

By Katie Rosseinsky.

Full story at Graziadaily