First there was a report that Renzo Rosso's OTB Group had tabled a bid for Belstaff, then came a denial. But whether the bid happened or not, it has shone a powerful spotlight on the UK heritage brand.
The London concept boutique launched a capsule by Central Saint Martins designer Martina Spetlova, who is working towards zero waste in her production and relies on refugee female artisans to make her textiles.
American designer brand Thom Browne has recently opened the doors of its London flagship store in Mayfair. Designed by architect Flavio Albanese, the store spreads over 1,500 sq ft of space across two levels
Rodrigo Flores’ fashion collection, which includes approximately 1,500 pieces of clothing and accessories dating from the 18th to the 20th centuries, will be auctioned at the end of the year in New York.
Fur farms will be illegal in the Czech Republic from 2019, after the senate passed an amendment to the animal rights law. Countries such as Britain, the Netherlands and Switzerland have already outlawed the practice.
Tourist spending in the UK reached £643m last month with a £2.4bn bonanza expected for the summer overall as tourists flock to fashion and luxury stores across the country, according to payments firm Worldpay.