Asics has linked up with textile development company and performance streetwear brand Pyrates Smart Fabrics to launch “an ecologically sustainable” yoga capsule collection to launch on International Women’s Day.
According to consulting firm Pambianco, the top fashion and luxury performers on the stock market last year were sportswear brands and French luxury groups. Italian luxury labels were flat, save for Moncler and Prada.
The Japanese sportswear group has a new EMEA CEO. Unbehaun, former general manager of Haglöfs, has taken over from Alistair Cameron, who had been in charge of Asics’s business in the region for over 10 years.
Outlet malls are continuing to show their resilience across Europe as consumers flock to them and they attract top quality tenants. And London Designer Outlet has announced that Puma will open a 2,365 sq ft store there.