We may be deep into the Christmas shopping season but John Lewis is struggling to generate notable sales growth with its latest weekly results showing an overall sales rise of just 0.1% to £151.9 million.
Designer Holly Fulton has been appointed head of fashion at the Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts and will run its Fashion BA Hons degree. while expanding her own label that she launched in 2009.
The thing one must always expect from Koché is the very unexpected – which is why its designer Christelle Kocher will stage yet another fashion first this Tuesday when she shows inside the legendary Strand bookstore.
With every luxury brand executive racing to build a digital empire, it’s refreshing to sit down with Bruno Pavlovsky of Chanel; whose main focus for next year will be bricks and mortar, and live events.
Karl Lagerfeld has been commentating on internal German politics via his illustrations for the past four years. Now, the couturier has turned his attention to foreign affairs. And his latest target is Kim Jong-un.
Miss Sixty is targeting major European expansion as it repositions itself as a premium label under its Chinese owners. And that includes a store on Regent Street, an increasingly popular destination for premium labels.
Friday gave further confirmation that Black Friday didn’t do enough to balance out the weakness in UK stores for most of November with BDO’s monthly sales tracker showing sales fell 1.3% and fashion suffered the most.