Fashion |Opinion

The founder's dilemma: evolving luxury brands beyond their creators

The luxury fashion landscape is in constant flux, with the departure of founding designers presenting a formidable challenge, particularly for younger brands. As Tom Ford navigates a pivotal transition following Peter Hawkings' brief tenure as creative director, it joins the ranks of houses like Helmut Lang, Martin Margiela and Jil Sander in...

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Retail

Spotlight on Black independent retailers: Livewear curated by Áwet New York

There’s space in the fashion world for everyone. That includes independent retail. But what does it take to become an independent retailer? And what is it like to be a Black independent retailer, in an industry that hasn’t always been supportive of Black creatives? There’s a lot we can learn from Black independent retailers regarding business,...

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Fashion |In Pictures

Harrods relaunches own-brand collections to mark 175th anniversary

British luxury department store Harrods is relaunching its own-brand collections for its 175th anniversary celebrations. The new Harrods collection will launch throughout 2024 and 2025, focusing on “timeless style, innovative detail and exceptional quality”. The first launch will be a new gifts line featuring luxury stationery and accessories...

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Business |Interview

Club L’s founder on the importance of a secure identity in global expansion

Since its launch in 2018, Club L London has had to face an unlikely plethora of challenges in its pursuit of market share. Yet, its recent expansions, both in team and geographically, paint a different picture. And yes, while indeed challenged, the online fashion retailer has continued to grow in the backdrop of it all. What started out as a...

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