Loved by the rich and the famous, yesterday the glossy fashion house Prada suffered a scratch to its image when a former employee accused the company of fostering a culture of fear and bullying. John Forsbrey, formerly the head tailor of the Italian fashion house's Bond Street store, was close to tears […]

Luxury group Gucci expects a "huge improvement" in profitability in the second half of its financial year compared to a year ago, Chief Executive Domenico De Sole told Reuters on Wednesday. But he added it was too early to say whether the full-year profit would beat last year's because much depended […]

Only the Oscars could match the gathering of celebrity, style and music talent that filled Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday for Fashion Rocks for The Prince's Trust. 5,800 people, including HRH The Prince of Wales, watched a spectacular evening that is expected to raise around GBP750,000 towards The Trust's […]

British fashion label Burberry posted seventeen percent first-half sales growth this week, confirming it was on track to hit results forecasts. Burberry, famous for its trademark beige check, said total revenues for the period hit 321 million pounds, driven by double-digit increases in all its main […]

If you thought the luxury market has seen its best days, think again. The $63 billion global market is making a comeback, with fashion houses keener than ever to put the sparkle back into our ordinary lives. From New York to Milan to Paris, the big brands enticed spectators with their most desirable […]

Principles has signed a flagship in Regent Street, London after Whistles pulled out of a deal for the unit. The former Bally store, which will trade over 2,000sq ft with a mezzanine floor, will open in the first week of November. The store is next to Karen Millen, whose parent company bought Whistles […]

The glitterati of film and fashion turned up en masse last night to celebrate the opening of the Giorgio Armani exhibition at the Royal Academy, which starts today. Visitors will be awed by a design career spanning some 30 years and the new show, which displays hundreds of his dresses and suits, has […]

Department store group Hoopers unveiled its Harrogate menswear store last week. The shop, which is spread over 3 floors, features a contemporary design with limestone and walnut floors with brushed steel. Merchandise includes the edgy additions Two Flowers, Man Save The queen and Liberty Rose, alongside […]

Marks & Spencer is launching its first 100 per cent organic cotton collection under the banner of its exclusive sportswear brand View From. The five-piece yoga wear range is produced using Agrocel Pure & Fair cotton and is the result of "ethical" production processes, which, by minimising third […]

James Bond's tailor Brioni opened its flagship store at 32 Bruton Street, London, last week. The store, around 5,000sq ft, is trading over four floors and sells its entire range, which includes made-to-measure men's tailoring, menswear, womenswear and casual clothing.

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