The next six months may offer some of the prettiest clothes we've seen in ages, making scope for dressing to suit individual shapes: full skirts, pencil skirts, flares, drainpipes, 1930s, 1920s, elements of punk - its all there. But beware; some trends are meant to be avoided (i.e. tie-dye, prom dresses […]

The French entrepreneur behind fashion company France Luxury Group, Alain Dumenil, this week announced he received permission from the bankruptcy court to acquire French shoe company Stephane Kelian SA for three million euro (GBP 1,93 million). With is move Dumenil has outraced other companies hoping […]

It's the first time in over ten years that the house of Versace will be absent from the Paris haute catwalks. Instead of a runway show, the glitz and glam Milanese house will present its couture collection in its flagship Paris boutique on January 20. While Donatella's latest couture collections have […]

On September 21 / 22 over 70 representatives (all members of the World Trade Organisation) from more than 30 trade associations will attend te first-ever meeting of major textile and apparel industries. The conference is being held in Geneva at the initiative of Euratex (the European Apparel and Textile […]

Leaders of major independent trade associations were unanimous in calling for closed markets to be opened and for the removal of all non-tariff barriers. Participants from 36 important textile and clothing producing nations in membership of the World Trade Organization meeting in Geneva this weekend […]

Santo Versace, co-chairman of Italian fashion House Gianni Versace, said the worst is over for the luxury-goods industry and demand is beginning to improve. "We already have the first signs of a recovery," Mr. Versace said. "By the last quarter of this year or the beginning of next year we will have […]

It hasn't been a particular good season for wholesalers and distributing agents. Accounts across Europe have felt the economic duress and many stores have to date not been able to pay for their Spring/Summer deliveries, leaving London's fashion agents with uncompromising financial burdens. While the […]

April was good month for retailers, according to figures from the British Retail Consortium. The result, published this week, will help justify the Bank of England's decision to freeze interest rates at 3.75 per cent. The British Retail Consortium KPMG retailer-sales monitor is set to show that sales […]

Ever fancied travelling First Class with British Airways? Aside from the sheer comfort of the flight, the airline's washbags are the chicest in the skies. Designed by accessories guru Anya Hindmarch, the gorgeous canvas bags are packed with treats such as Eve Lom cleanser, Carmex lip balm and aromatherapy […]

Recent statements from the Indian authorities have baffled Filiep LIBEERT, President of the European Textile and Apparel Organisation, EURATEX. Speaking at his Meulebeke (Belgium) based company, Libeltex on April 29th, Mr. Libeert said : "I find it difficult to comprehend how the Government of India […]

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