British sustainable fashion designer Christopher Raeburn is rebranding his eponymous label to ‘Raeburn’ to coincide with the brand’s 10-year anniversary. The re-brand, which also includes a new logo, follows the recent appointment of Christopher Raeburn as Timberland’s first global creative director, […]

Premium Berlin is a trade show during the fashion week that puts fashion and lifestyle in the high-end segment together in this size and quality for international buyers. The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA) is a non-profit trade association that aims to strengthen the impact of […]

The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into Nike’s tax arrangements in the Netherlands, looking to examine whether the country’s tax administration body, Belastingdienst, has given the sportswear giant an unfair advantage over its competitors. Between 2006 and 2015, Dutch authorities […]

Safilo Group has added one more brand to its licensing portfolio: Levi’s. The eyewear giant, which makes sunglasses and prescription glasses for brands like Dior, Banana Republic, Kate Spade and Moschino, has scored a global licensing agreement to design, manufacture and distribute glasses for Levi […]

California-based Incipio Group has signed a global, multi-year licensing agreement with Coach to launch a line of mobile device accessories which will be available on Coach’s website and Coach stores worldwide in the fall of 2019. Coach will design the accessories, which will include smartphone and […]

International bank HSBC forecasts growth in the luxury sector to slow down from 9 percent in 2018 to 6 percent in 2019. But that isn't necessarily bad news. In a report titled Expecting the Unexpected, shared by email with FashionUnited, the bank said the main reason why it believes the sector is likely […]

OPINION Say Au Revoir to Raf Simons at Calvin Klein. It was a short, albeit brilliant tenure of two years and four collections. The man even became the second designer in CFDA history to win the award for menswear and womenswear designer of the year, a feat only ever accomplished before by Calvin Klein […]

Chanel is looking to strengthen its position in the watchmaking market. The French fashion house has acquired a 20 percent stake in Kenissi, a Swiss company making small timepiece parts, Reuters reports. Kenissi joins a number of other watch companies in Chanel’s investment portfolio, which also includes […]

Outdoor apparel and footwear brand, Columbia Sportswear Company has confirmed that it has closed its buyout of the remaining 40 percent interest in Columbia Sportswear Commercial (Shanghai) Company, its joint venture in China with Swire Resources Limited. The joint venture began operations on January […]

A venture controlled by HBC Chairman Richard Baker will buy the stake owned by a unit of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board in the Canadian retailer, according to L&T B Cayman, a top shareholder in Hudson’s Bay and a joint buyer. The news was reported by CNBC. Hudson's Bay portfolio includes Saks […]

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