India’s government had assured e-commerce companies that their operations would not be disrupted amid a nationwide lockdown to fight the coronavirus, but most are facing crippling disruptions after just three days.
In this LuxurynsightXFashionNetwork podcast, recorded before the start of the Covid-19 crisis, the CEO of Mark Cross discusses with Godfrey Deeny how to evolve a label founded in 1845 while respecting its heritage.
The heads of the US, British, French and Italian fashion industry federations have assessed the status of the Covid-19 emergency, and set up a meeting in April to decide on the June fashion week calendars.
The first week of home isolation and closing stores in the UK saw mixed results for e-tail, which slowed by 2.2% year-on-year, even though week-on-week sales accelerated due to stockpiling. But fashion saw a huge plunge.
AMI has become the latest Paris fashion house to contribute to the fight to contain Covid-19., contributing 10% of all online purchases on Amiparis.com to the funding the World Health Organization’s Covid-19 response.
Thursday’s decision by Next to close its online retail operation temporarily could be a tipping point, an analyst said, with more retailers likely to follow suit as they respond to worker concerns over social distancing.
Designer Valentino Garavani and his business partner Giancarlo Giammetti are donating €1 million to support the fight against the coronavirus, the latest Italian designers to join the struggle against the pandemic.