Fashion INTERVIEW

Career Q&A with the founder of upcycled, ethical brand: Tototè.Studio

Retailers and brands have had to face unprecedented challenges due to the impact of the pandemic on the global economy this year. According to consumer data tracker, PSFK Research, the fashion industry is placingnew value on sustainability, circularity and efficiency.Along with these current market trends, a surge of social protests worldwide...

Oct 23, 2020

Retail

Is this the end of Gap's European journey?

Three years ago, in 2017, Gap closed its UK merchandising operations. The New York-based company had sought to centralise its global workforce, despite the European market showing different requirements in assortment and fit. At the time it affected all roles within the UK team, from allocators and assistant merchandisers to merchandising...

Oct 22, 2020

Fashion

Ace and Tate launches recycled programme on Depop

Dutch eyewear brand Ace and Tate is launching the first circular eyewear programme, Reframe, on Depop. The move it states makes them the first eyewear brand to sell on the resale platform and will allow it to extend the life of its frames by offering a “carefully curated collection” of pre-owned frames and discontinued stock. All Ace and Tate...

Oct 21, 2020

Fashion

Despite ample celebrity and financial backing, Rihanna's Fenty is yet to take off

Back in January 2019 when rumours circulated of a partnership between luxury conglomerate LVMH and Rihanna’s Fenty brand it was enough for the New York Times to quip “is Rihanna the new Coco Chanel?” “The combination of Fenty and LVMH will be the clearest expression yet of how celebrity, social media and influencers have redefined the power...

Oct 20, 2020

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