The bad news continues for UK retail. Just a day after the BRC reported lower fashion sales in February, Ipsos Retail Performance said that last month its Retail Traffic Index (RTI) showed a massive 12.5% footfall drop.
Stella McCartney showed her new "skin-free skin" fabric at her Paris Fashion Week show on Monday and questioned the industry's use of leather and skins in an era where she says good alternatives are now available.
The casting director at the centre of a furore over the mistreatment of models at PFW hit back Friday, blaming French label Balenciaga for the initial incident of models being stuck in a stairway for hours.
The "sadistic" mistreatment of scores of models who were forced to wait in a dark, cramped staircase for hours at a Paris fashion week casting has sparked fresh criticism of how the industry functions.
Women with textured hair are skipping the salon and blow dry bars but spending more on a whole world of products aimed at the curly hair crowd, says a study by Texture Trends, a hair care and beauty platform.
Young consumers are embracing new technologies faster than other generations and would like to see retailers provide new digital tools such as purchases via social media, according to a new global consumer survey.