Tommy Hilfiger announced plans to bring men's robes, sleepwear and loungewear business in-house beginning next spring. Russell-Newman Inc. has held the license for Hilfiger's men's robes, sleepwear and loungewear since 1994. Russell-Newman also holds and will retain control of women's robes, sleepwear […]

Jigsaw is launching a major assault on the high street with an 'affordable' women's brand, Kew, due to launch in September in 15 stores. It is understood that u to a 100 Kew stores are planned nationwide. The brand is aimed at women who aspire to Jigsaw, but want something a bit more affordable. The […]

Top Shop is planning to launch a sex shop and underwear boutique within its London Oxford Street store this autumn. It will be competing with Ann Summers and other high street retailers like Agent provocateur. A Top Shop spokeswoman says concepts are being worked on, but naming, branding and interior […]

UK agent Carrini is to represent Missoni M for spring 2004. Carrini director Solly Godsi said: "Missoni has enjoyed a great comeback in the last few years and we are delighted to represent them with this collection." The Missoni ready-to-wear, menswear, swimwear and shoes continue to be represented […]

Not just content with designing clothes, US fashion designer brand Ralph Lauren, whose beauty license is held by L'Oréal, has revealed its first haircare line, Good Hair Day. The range comprises three shampoos and one conditioner, appropriately named "Knot Now, Knot Ever." The products, infused […]

It's the time of year again when the haute couture shows hit the runway in Paris. Opened by Dior and Versace, each house made a return to the roots of its inspiration. Dior was back to his magnificent self with Galliano taking us on a journey to dance culture, taking in Charleston, cha-cha, tango and […]

A class-action suit accusing Hugo Boss AG and its two former top U.S. managers of misleading investors about its finances has been dismissed. The lawsuit was filed in July 2002 on behalf of investors who bought stock in the Germany-based fashion house between Nov. 5, 2001, and May 28, 2002. The suit […]

While plenty of people will be wearing their red, white & blue colours today in the US in lieu of their 4th of July celebrations, it is worthy to note that patriotic dressing has found itself a comfortable market niche and is more than just an American phenomenon. After the 9/11 attacks, upscale […]

LVMH-owned Parfums Christian Dior is to capture a new market with its Higher fragrance. Launched in the UK this September, Higher energy is the new men's fragrance, created for a younger consumer. A young, urban image will be communicated through a major advertising campaign including press and tv spots, […]

The biggest trend for the fall collections is menswear. Menswear incorporated into womenswear, that is. As men's style jackets in pinstripes hit the catwalks, we are reminded of Marlene Dietrich crossing the gender divide and making the masculine sexy. Designers such as Viktor & Rolf, Prada and […]

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