"We haven't yet found a better way of selling knickers than a beautiful bottom," says Sarah Stagliano, one of a new breed of French lingerie designers grappling with how to make exciting underwear in the age of #MeToo.
The Austrian hosiery brand has warned that it will make a full-year loss despite the positive impact of a cost-saving programme, blaming the ongoing market weakness and its Christmas trading performance.
Fashion designers, being ultimately artists, rarely have straight-line careers - one reason for the huge applause that greeted the culmination of the debut show of Aldo Maria Camillo in Florence on Thursday evening.
Swedish fashion chain H&M has announced it is to close six stores in Spain in the first half of the year to adapt to changes in the market. The company said it will try to relocate affected staff to other stores.
It’s been hard to find good news in most of the announcements made by mother-and-baby products retailer Mothercare in recent periods, but the company says it has made “strategic progress in spite of UK headwinds.”
More than 3,000 brands and collections will be presented to buyers for the Autumn/Winter 2019/20 season at the Premium, Seek, Panorama and Berliner Salon events. Messe Frankfurt will debut its new Neonyt concept.
So it’s started. The deluge of trading updates expected from UK retailers in the weeks ahead has begun with Next and after all the speculation about plunging sales, what actually happened? Well it wasn't too bad.