Posts Categorised: Fashion

The luxury leather goods market in China is changing.
Set to be worth $6.4bn in 2020, the outlook for luxury brands which can adapt to changing consumer behaviour, looks positive. For those that don’t adapt, the picture will be different.
Over the past few years, international brands such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, Chanel and Gucci,


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  • Streetwear has garnered a lot of attention recently. While many have underestimated the segment and culture, this all changed when the Carlyle Group bought a 50% stake in Supreme for $500 million, putting the brand’s valuation at over $1.1 billion. Other signs of interest within the space include Equistone Partners’ acquisition of multi-channel streetwear retailer, DefShop and Highsnobiety, a blog that

    Athleisure may have driven the UK sportswear market to reach the heady heights of £2.5 billion in 2017, but as well as some obvious winners, there are also some notable losers, with more change to come.
    Established names such as Nike and Under Armour once ruled the roost with mid-market athleisure lines that reconciled functional

    This morning we hosted a breakfast on how digital is transforming women’s fashion with Jeni Ni, the founder of frilly; Tamsin Ivy,  the founder of Glitzbox; and Anton Jurina, Managing Director of  Maison Héroïne.
    Over 70 guests enjoyed a presentation from Kristine Kirby, Managing Director of Digital at Pragma, plus a panel discussion and audience Q&A.
    Watch the

    Fulfil yourself

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  • Deliveroo has been a major disruptor in the food delivery market and a similar model has started shaking up the online fashion marketplace. Much like Deliveroo and UberEATS, what makes these platforms unique is the lack of a centralised fulfilment centre, letting the brands manage their own inventory, whilst using the site’s interface as a marketplace.
    Farfetch is

    Brands that have a narrow product range or even just a single product, are enjoying increasing success.
    These brands range from the luxury end with Shrimps’ faux fur jackets and Mansur Gavriel’s bucket bags (seen above), to the more mission-orientated purchases of Chinos from Spoke and swimwear from Triangl.
    Part of the reason for the greater presence of these brands is social

    Fast and furious

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  • You only have to glance at the latest results of Boohoo and Missguided to know fast fashion is booming. But what is it that makes these retailers outperform the market?
    We see two important drivers that underpin success in online fast fashion. And we also see examples of other types of retailers deploying these levers

    Strange bedfellows

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  • Collaborations in the fashion industry have continued to gain pace in 2017.
    For many new designers, a collaboration project with a retro label or mass market retailer, like the recent partnership between Gosha Rubchinskiy and Adidas ahead of the 2018 World Cup, is considered a right of passage.
    For more established brands, a celebrity tie-up can help

    Unisex sells

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  • There is some scepticism as to whether the unisex fashion trend will ever catch on. While women have been happily buying and wearing “men’s” clothes for years, men appear to have more trouble considering clothes which are not explicitly masculine. But what does the future hold?
    Consider “Gen-Z”, the current cohort of under 21s who,

    Outdoor brands are increasingly blurring the lines between performance and fashion.
    North Face and Canada Goose, for example, have progressed from products purely created for outdoor use to global lifestyle brands that are worn for every occasion. This reached new heights earlier in the year as Prada, Balenciaga and Givenchy sent models down the runway