After a month dedicated to the four major fashion weeks, Lisbon will host ModaLisboa from 8 to 10 March. The event, which will explore new locations in the city, will feature up to 32 collections and 21 runway shows.
LK Bennett filed for administration Thursday with the firm’s intention to file having been the worst kept secret in retail of late. The administrators have shut five stores and are seeking bidders for the business.
UK premium sports menswear brand Castore is gearing up for major expansion following news that tennis champ Andy Murray has taken an undisclosed stake and has signed an £8 million deal to be its global ambassador.
One brand quietly winning a legion of fans since coming to show in Paris two years ago is Silvia Tcherassi. A highly sophisticated Colombian, Tcherassi was previously named Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.
The University of East London has recruited London fashion designer Beatrice Newman, who has dressed top stars such as Rita Ora, Alesha Dixon and Ellie Goulding, as head of the fashion design department.
Two young Japanese brands, Mame and Auralee, showcased their designs at Paris Fashion Week this season. Both designers used Japanese materials and expressed their world view based on mindful production.