Just short of four months after he was appointed CEO of German fashion house Strenesse, Peter Kappler is leaving the company. In a statement, the firm announced that Kappler and Marc Hofig had “left the company at the end of last week in response to a resolution approved by the supervisory […]

Sir Paul Smith is opening his first store in America - a rectangular, concrete building painted bright pink - in West Coast, Los Angeles. But the 5,000-square-foot store at Harper and Melrose Avenues is more than mere eye candy. It is the first U.S. door to carry Smith's women's, men's, accessories […]

The New York Post is reporting that Halle Berry will be the new face of Versace. According to the paper, the actress participated in a photo shoot last weekend in Los Angeles with fashion photographer Mario Testino for the upcoming print campaign." The shoot was beautiful portraits, slightly messy hair […]

Luxury goods group Burberry last week reported sales rose 3pc in the first half of the year boosted by demand for its handbags and catwalk collection Prorsum. Rose Marie Bravo, Burberry chief executive, said: "With cold weather arriving and the holidays approaching, we enter our most important time […]

Robert Cary-Williams' spring summer 2006 collection, unveiled early Wednesday evening, was infused with a raw, unapologetic quality. As if just having appeared from under the belly of a grease-ridden carrosserie of a car, the models sported tie-dyed jersey and cottons in muted, muddy tones of brown […]

Run, don't walk, to get tickets to this season's London Fashion Weekend. Hot on the heels of the internationally acclaimed London Fashion Week, the organisation is giving people the unique opportunity to shop for exceptional designer brands at as much as 50 percent off. Choose from over one hundred […]

High Street shoppers have voted Next the High Street Retailer of the Year. At an awards ceremony hosted by Jeff Banks for the annual Prima High Street Fashion Awards, Next was presented with four awards including Best Casual Clothes, Best Smart Clothes, Best Home Shopping as well as the top accolade […]

British retail group Matalan has enforced a mandatory 2 percent cut in payment to suppliers for goods that it had ordered for the second half of the year, according to the Financial Times. The company is struggling to protect its profits in a challenging market. In November the company reported a drop […]

A boycott of shops which encourage young girls to wear sexy clothes was demanded today, according to ES. Nursing groups and politicians called on consumers to hit back at outlets marketing adult-style underwear, T-shirts with inappropriate slogans and high heeled shoes to young girls. They accused High […]

The Evening Standard has launched an investigation into the use of cocaine at high profile parties during London Fashion Week. Events hosted by Donatella Versace, TopShop and Alexander McQueen were all tested for traces of cocaine in their lavatories, all of which proved positive. The investigation […]

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