Organic cotton baby and toddler brand Green Baby is to design a babywear collection for Tesco, as part of the UK's largest retailer's drive to add value to parts of its clothing offer. The range of basics, to be called Green Baby for Tesco, will be trialled in 25 of Tesco's larger format stores from […]

Austin Reed managing director Chris Holmes is leaving the company to take up a role with Tesco in the New Year. He will be overseeing development of the supermarket's non-food sales overseas. The search for Homes' replacement is thought to already be under way.

Talk about doing your friends a favour. Madonna's advertising campaign for Versace has reportedly cost Donatella & Co a whopping 5.4 million pounds and free clothes for the next two years. According to a US Weekly, Madge would also get to use the Versace mansion in Milan as a part of her pay out […]

Animal rights activists People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are campaigning against of the use of Australian merino wool. Thanks to PETA's efforts, US retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has already rid its collections of Australian wool garments. The group is planning protests at four US-based […]

Just when he had angered high street retailer H&M and the British public with his comments about British women being too large for his designs, it has been revealed that Jack-of-all-trades Karl Lagerfeld has shot an add campaign for sports retailer Adidas. The campaign was shot in mid-November at […]

When Alessandra Facchinetti replaced Tom Ford at Gucci in April of this year, it quickly became apparent that she was meant to assume to the Gucci throne. "As soon as I started I felt comfortable," she revealed in an interview with Vogue. "I felt the Gucci woman was part of me." Facchinetti, the daughter […]

Pop star and actress Mandy Moore is the next in a long line of celebrities to take to designing. She is launching her own label Mblem in the spring of 2005, although her exclusive line of vintage modern t-shirts already hit a number of US boutiques last August. The preview collection featured lyrics […]

The Italian luxury leather goods retailer Furla SpA is to open its first store in Russia this week. The company, based in San Lazzaro di Savena, is in the midst of an enormous international expansion process. The new 70 square metre stand-alone store in Moscow is to open 10 December. The company plans […]

Starting today and running for two days, the conference "Luxury 2004: the Lure of Asia" is this time being hosted in Hong Kong. The conference is in its fourth year, but this is the first time that it is actually being hosted in Asia. It took place in Paris the first three times. The move to Asia is […]

Giorgio Armani is throwing caution to the wind in the struggling climate for fashion couture. The Giorgio Armani atelier - modern eveningwear made to haute-couture standards - will debut on the catwalk during the Paris haute-couture shows in January next month. The lure of haute couture for Armani is […]

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