Burberry had a good Christmas quarter even though its comp sales rise fell short of analysts' predictions. Its fashion offer outperformed while digital continued to rise and top-spending shoppers returned to the fold.
Diesel's premium label, headed by Andreas Melbostad, expanded its horizons at Milan Fashion Week Men with a collection displaying multi-ethnic inspirations gleaned from the brand's intercontinental travels.
On 11 January, Dutch department store chain de Bijenkorf announced that it is closing its Woerden-based distribution center. De Bijenkorf plans to merge and outsource all distribution activities to a new partner in 2019.
A meeting in south India earlier this month brought women workers, manufacturers and brands together for the first time in a bid to map the role of homeworkers in the shoe industry and improve working conditions.
H&M will unveil another new brand next year with e-tail and pop-up label Nyden. It will be a launch with a twist as the Millennial-focused brand goes for co-creation, authenticity and speed - but not 'fast fashion'.