Lawyers for French Connection have written to Bryan Ferry's son, Otis, who has been seen wearing a white t-shirt inscribed with a none-too-subtle 'FCUK Yer Ban' message as he protests against the ban on fox-hunting. Ferry has been warned that he has infringed French Connection's copyright on the logo […]

The UK firm BLC Leather Technology Centre is using its considerable experience of leather and restricted substance testing to develop a package of whole shoe and footwear component tests. The company has recently been awarded UKAS accreditation for this sector. Furthermore, BLC has invested a large […]

The German fashion concern Hugo Boss has signed a global licensing agreement with watchmaker Movado, according to which the latter will start manufacturing watches for Boss in March 2005. The Movado Group announced last week that the two companies will collaborate on the design, production and manufacturing […]

Partying can be very expensive, especially when done in the name of fashion. The annual Costume Institute ball is an institution in itself. Next year's event will be held in the Metropolitan Museum in New York and will be hosted by fashion bigwig's Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld and actress and Chanel […]

The Italy-based fashion retail group has appointed Markus Capone as general manager of its Asian businesses. He has resigned from his position as general manager of Sixty Germany. Joerg Korghage will take his place, joining the company from the German textile retailer Engelhorn. Sixty was established […]

A lesbian couple in the San Francisco Bay area has launched a new label called Studded. The brand has been developed for women who prefer masculine styles. Aisha Pew and Breonna Cole say that their clothing line is the first in the US to offer clothes to butch lesbians, studs and transgender men. Although […]

John David Group, owner of the JD Sports chain, has acquired privately-owned branded casual fashion retailer RD Scott for £4m. Scotts operates 23 stores in the North West, Midlands and Yorkshire, selling brands such as Henri Lloyd, Rockport, Lacoste, Ted Baker, Paul Smith, Hackett and Firetrap. […]

The pound may gain against the euro on expectations a report will show retail sales increased in November, adding to speculation the Bank of England may not have finished raising its benchmark interest rate. Retail sales may have gained 0.2 percent in November, after declining 0.4 percent a month before, […]

With textile and clothing import quotas due to expire at the end of this month, importers and textile and apparel manufacturers are making far-ranging strategic decisions as to how they will cope with a world of textile trade that, at the moment, is fraught with considerable uncertainty. Interviews […]

The US clothing concern Liz Claiborne has announced that it has sold its stake in the US footwear and clothing company Kenneth Cole. The sale is meant to cover fourth-quarter costs related to redundancies in the US and Europe. New York-based Liz Claiborne has sold all of its 1.5 million shares in Kenneth […]

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