The high street benefits from colder weather, as the drop in temperature increases sales of winter fashion and accessories. John Lewis in particular saw its online sales boost last week, up an estimated 40% over last year. John Lewis Director of Operation Development Lesley Ballantyne reported trade […]

Hermes, arguably the world's most desirable luxury brand, has sold a stake to the Louis Vuitton group. LVMH, which is in turn world’s largest luxury goods company by sales, acquired 17.1 per cent of Hermès International, best known for its Birkin and Kelly bags. LVMH, which owns the […]

Belgian designer Olivier Theyskens has been appointed artistic director of Theory. Theory, which is owned by Japanese Uniqlo parent company Fast Retailing, was already working with the designer for its Spring 2011 collection. Theyskens, who left Nina Ricci in 2009, reportedly turned down jobs at both […]

Alexander McQueen is being sued for the use of a winged death motif by the Hells Angeles. The motorcycle group claims the British designer used its trademark death heads symbol on a knuckle-duster ring and women's handbag. A complaint was filed against McQueen on Monday by the Hells Angels Motorcycle […]

The BFC's international design initiative London Show Rooms showed in New York this week. In partnership with the Centre for Fashion Enterprise, the group of emerging designers were selected to increase their presence and develop their businesses in the US with help from UK Trade & Investment […]

To get in touch with young people's personal style, Benetton launched a global interactive casting session earlier this year. Currently the winners are featured in the United Colors of Benetton product campaign AW10. To get in touch with the youngsters and their vision, Benetton created a global […]

DailyCandy, the popular women's lifestyle company, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary and announcing DailyCandy Deals. DailyCandy Deals will offer subscribers savings (40-70 percent), exclusive perks and custom packages on handpicked stores, designers, restaurants, and happenings they love. […]

As London tubes ground to a halt and long queues formed at bus stops last night, the UK launch of Forever 21 was in full swing at the suitably unique venue of One Marylebone in London. Undeterred by travel chaos, Fashion United along with other industry insiders flocked in droves to celebrate the arrival […]




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