The design team and Hollywood, Proenza Schouler, favourite took home the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award last week. Designer Alexandre Plohkov, of menswear brand Cloak, and Nicole and Michael Colovos, of sportwear line Habitual, won the runners-up slots. The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards was launched […]

The French luxury goods retailer has announced a profit rise of 10 %. Sales were up at £ 2.2 billion and the company has high expectations for the rest of the year. Chief Financial Officer Jean-Jacques Guiony expressed his faith in the continued success of LVMH and predicted that the mometum would […]

The UK fashion retailer has become a leader in the British childrenswear market. The former marketleader, Marks & Spencer, will never achieve the top position again, according to recent figures from British analysts Verdict Research Ltd. M&S now occupies the fourth position with a 5,5 % marketshare. […]

What's the most covetable item of the season? Probably that tweed jacket you've been reading about in every fashion magazine since August. And you'd have to be sightless to have missed that jacket Sarah Jessica Parker wears in Gap's autumn/winter advertising campaign. So exactly who can be found wearing […]

You don't need to attend an eighteenth century revival party to wear a corset. Neither do you have to suffer in the name of fashion. Today's corsets are less restrictive but just as fashionable as their predecessors. A new label by two former Fake London designers, Collado Garcia, offers a contemporary […]

Actress Kim Cattrall, whose portrayal of femme fatale Samantha Jones on "Sex and the City" won her the Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe in 2003 and the Screen Actor's Guild Award in 2002, will star in an ad for Spark Seduction for both men and women, two new fragrances by Liz Claiborne Cosmetics. […]

Large stores in England and Wales will be banned from opening on Christmas Day after a private members bill won parliamentary backing. The Christmas Day (Trading) Bill, now just needs to jump the formal hurdle of Royal Assent to become law. It won cross-party and government backing after being sponsored […]

Retail billionaire Philip Green paid back the entire £808 million that he borrowed to buy retail group Arcadia. Arcadia owns TopShop, Burton, Wallis and Miss Selfridge, among others. Two years ago Green paid £850 million for Arcadia, and with the recent repayment of the entire borrowed amount, […]

Christian Dior insists this season's must-have is a pair of its contact lenses, stamped with a CD logo. Dior claims the initials are practical because you can see if the lenses are the right side up. Could clever advert-eye-sing have something to do with it?

Swedish clothing retailer Hennes & Mauritz today disappointed investors with a lower-than-expected rise in sales last month.The Stockholm-based group said turnover in September increased by 10 per cent, below the 16 per cent that analysts had forecast, but higher than last year's 6 per cent. Shares […]

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