French Connection said it's making progress and will be profitable again by year-end. But in H1, sales fell and it remained loss-making, despite wholesale in the UK, Europe and US firing on all cylinders.
A year into their tenure as creative directors at Jil Sander, husband and wife team Luke and Lucie Meier built their collection around contrasts this season, placing particular emphasis on accessories.
If a man is tired of London he is tired of life, Samuel Johnson once wrote. But it was hard to be anything other than excited by this long weekend of London fashion, with designers offering some brilliant ideas.
LFW ended Tuesday and while the big name labels were the focus, the event also helped smaller brands gain valuable exposure and make the kind of buyer and press contacts that are the lifeblood of early-stage businesses.
If anyone was in any doubt about the ongoing strength of the athleisure trend, then JD Sports’ decisions to double the size of its already-large store in the Bluewater mall in Kent should cure them of that.