Tomorrow Ltd, the London-based brand consultancy, has announced a major new link-up with Colville, the brand founded by former Marni design director Molly Molloy and ex-British Vogue fashion director Lucinda Chambers.
Raf Simons made his collaborative debut with Miuccia Prada on Thursday afternoon, in the most keenly anticipated runway show in the world this year. And the result was a powerful collection, a newer New Look.
UK retail seems to be recovering in a very uneven way with some destination types recovering faster than others and local high streets faring better than city centres. Outlet malls in particular seem to be doing well.
Vivienne Westwood reported 2019 results this week and while the figures pre-date the current crisis, it seems confident that it has the strength to continue, despite saying that Covid-19 had a “profound impact”.
Net-A-Porter has unveiled the latest set of labels to join The Vanguard, its global programme for emerging designer talent. They include JiaJia and Artclub, both new and exclusive to the site, as well as Minjukim.
The British Fashion Council has announced the second round of recipients of the BFC Foundation Fashion Fund, supporting creative fashion businesses and individuals to help them survive the Covid-19 crisis.
J.Crew is closing all six of its UK locations, including the massive flagship on Regent Street, calling in liquidators to its British operation and will serve the British market via its global webstore.
The UK government is being urged to reconsider its decision to almost completely opt out of tax-free shopping at the end of the year with retailers and the bodies that represent them saying it would be a catastrophe.