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Amanda Wakeley in administration after struggling in pandemic

Amanda Wakeley in administration after struggling in pandemic

​Amanda Wakeley is the latest UK fashion firm to collapse due to pressures created by the ongoing pandemic. The firm announced Friday that it had gone into administration with some jobs being cut as a buyer is sought.
Fashion
VIA Outlets reopens complete portfolio across Europe

VIA Outlets reopens complete portfolio across Europe

VIA Outlets has reopened its entire 11-centre portfolio after Covid-19 restrictions were lifted in various markets. And it's seen encouraging trading, new services added and a host of new brands joining the portfolio.
Fashion
Burberry not hurt by Xinjiang cotton row says CEO

Burberry not hurt by Xinjiang cotton row says CEO

​Burberry’s all-important sales in China don’t seem to have been hurt too much by the row over its stance on Xinjiang cotton, it emerged following the release of its full-year results this week.
Luxury
Farfetch revenues leap ahead as 2021 starts with a bang

Farfetch revenues leap ahead as 2021 starts with a bang

Farfetch has reported another big leap forward in terms of gross merchandise value (GMV) and digital platform GMV as it continues benefit from consumers shifting online both generally and due to the pandemic.
Luxury
New York Fashion Week prepares for full-on physical comeback in September

New York Fashion Week prepares for full-on physical comeback in September

Following two seasons with barely any in-person runways, the fashion week is set to make a spectacular comeback in September, with shows from brands including Rodarte and Altuzarra and the return of the Met Gala.
Fashion
Moschino to show on official New York Fashion Week calendar

Moschino to show on official New York Fashion Week calendar

The Milan-based luxury brand has revealed that it will be making its debut on the official New York Fashion Week schedule this September.
Luxury
John Lewis opens revamped Edinburgh store

John Lewis opens revamped Edinburgh store

​John Lewis unveils its revamped Edinburgh store on Friday after a major refurbishment. The focus is on making the store a must-visit destination, with experiences and expertise that can’t be replicated online.
Fashion
Covid dents Burberry sales but bounce-back has begun

Covid dents Burberry sales but bounce-back has begun

​The last year has been a bruising one for many and Burberry’s results for FY21 have illustrated that perfectly, But they also show how it has learned to navigate the pandemic and is bouncing back strongly.
Luxury
Pandemic hurts Wolford, but debt-free firm is on recovery trail

Pandemic hurts Wolford, but debt-free firm is on recovery trail

Wolford released its delayed results for its shorter fiscal year late on Wednesday and while it swung  to a profit, the upscale hosiery and bodywear firm also talked of “significant business losses” due to the pandemic.
Fashion
Prada sets succession process in motion as Lorenzo Bertelli joins board

Prada sets succession process in motion as Lorenzo Bertelli joins board

The Italian label has convened an AGM to renew its board of directors, which is set to co-opt the son of CEOs Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli, whose respective remuneration package was also disclosed.
Luxury
London's West End to see high summer footfall says NWEC survey

London's West End to see high summer footfall says NWEC survey

​Central London footfall may still be well down on pre-Covid levels, but an uptick is expected this summer with a new study suggesting consumers are keen to get back to the UK’s premier shopping district.
Fashion
Instagram tiara and Kashmir sapphire shine in Geneva auction

Instagram tiara and Kashmir sapphire shine in Geneva auction

A Savoy royal tiara which everyone could try on via Instagram, and the largest Kashmir sapphire ever auctioned sold for millions of dollars each on Tuesday.
Luxury
Lyst raises new cash, mulls IPO - report

Lyst raises new cash, mulls IPO - report

Lyst, the London-based upscale fashion search-to-retail platform, is reportedly mulling an IPO, having raised $85 million from a variety of investors.
Fashion
Palais Galliera to reopen, and extend Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto exhibition

Palais Galliera to reopen, and extend Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto exhibition

About time: Paris’ famed Palais Galliera fashion museum is about to reopen next week, allowing visitors back into its hit exhibition on Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel - and extending it until July 18.
Luxury
Selfridges gets licence to host weddings

Selfridges gets licence to host weddings

​After a year in which weddings were cancelled across Britain, they're back on the agenda, so with supreme good timing, Selfridges has just been granted a licence to host the ceremonies and receptions.
Luxury
Sustainability counts: half of UK consumers shun firms with poor credentials

Sustainability counts: half of UK consumers shun firms with poor credentials

Be warned, consumer sustainability issues may be more important than you think. Over half of people in the UK (56%) are less likely to buy from organisations with a weak sustainability record, according to a new survey.
Fashion