The Smiley Company had good news this week and said that last year was strong, despite the weak retail sector. And while full 2018 results are still being prepared, the first nine months suggest a healthy final figure.
The Italian fashion and denim brand announced on Wednesday that Matteo Anchisi has been promoted to the position of CEO, a role in which he succeeds Marco Casoni, who left the company at the end of last year.
The Hyères Festival 2019 has named Chloé's creative director and the jewellery designer as the presidents of its fashion and accessories juries, respectively, while Craig McDean will lead the photography jury.
Joules may have seen its margins dented in the AW18 and Christmas season but it continued to expand at home and abroad as shoppers bought into its lifestyle offer despite reining-in their spending elsewhere.
Epic Rights, a boutique merchandise and branding company with retail licensing partners including 21 Savage, Britney Spears, and the Jimmy Hendrix brand Authentic Hendrix, has been acquired by Bravado.