Paris Menswear Season opens Wednesday with five days of catwalk excitement, and five new debutants on the official calendar, with the capital in an optimistic mood following the victory Emmanuel Macron and his new party.
2017 is set to be another record-breaking year for contactless payments with spending up by just over a third (34%) already, according to payment cards giant Barclaycard. And smartphone payments have leapt.
N Brown was upbeat Tuesday as its womenswear and plus-size brands powered on, despite a weak environment, and its online operations soared. But its US business is a work in progress and will get more marketing spend.
The new Seattle-based brand will launch its sustainable line of athletic wear later this month. The affordable active wear line joins other fashion brands in making a commitment to sustainable clothing.
The global leader in denim has teamed up with the noted Argentine fashion designer Vero Alfie to create a limited edition capsule collection of jeans with Alfie's signature ultra-feminine embellishments.