Fashion designers, being ultimately artists, rarely have straight-line careers - one reason for the huge applause that greeted the culmination of the debut show of Aldo Maria Camillo in Florence on Thursday evening.
Swedish fashion chain H&M has announced it is to close six stores in Spain in the first half of the year to adapt to changes in the market. The company said it will try to relocate affected staff to other stores.
More than 3,000 brands and collections will be presented to buyers for the Autumn/Winter 2019/20 season at the Premium, Seek, Panorama and Berliner Salon events. Messe Frankfurt will debut its new Neonyt concept.
London Designer Outlet had a strong Christmas period, illustrating the strength of the outlet model, despite the weak UK retail economy, and also underlining the growing appeal of Wembley as a shopping destination
LA-based celebrity favourite brand DSTLD is planning to launch in the UK and its parent firm will list its shares in London this year as the label sees good growth and the company prepares to unveil a second brand.