The London Textile Fair said its July show, held between 13-14 July at the Business Design Centre in Islington, attracted its biggest number of exhibitors yet with 420 participating brands and manufacturers.
Swedish investment firm Kinnevik, which backs Europe's biggest pure online fashion firm Zalando, is confident the retailer can withstand competition from Amazon because it caters to a different type of customer.
Zalando, Europe's biggest pure online fashion retailer, raised its full-year profit forecast on Tuesday after posting strong second quarter results, easing concerns about the threat posed by Amazon to its business.
British online fashion retailer Asos expects to benefit from the sharp depreciation of sterling versus the U.S. dollar in the wake of the UK's decision to leave the European Union, its boss said on Tuesday.
N Brown has started an innovation programme with L Marks to help start-ups shake up the fashion retail business. The 10-week scheme will offer up to 8 start-ups mentoring support, office space and access to investment.