The British luxury brand Belstaff will withdraw from Japan and close its six stores in the country at the end of July this year. The business will then dissolve its Japanese subsidiary in September 2019.
Belstaff has poached Sheena Sauvaire from Topshop to be its new chief marketing officer, with responsibility for the fashion company’s brand, marketing, PR and digital communications across all territories.
Belstaff is celebrating a new retail concept via the reopening of its Spitalfields store in East London with the new approach being a “community-first” one. The reimagined style will also be rolled out globally.
Mr Porter and Roger Dubuis are launching a collab collection on the menswear site with the luxe price tag also including a big experience element as they work with Lamborghini to add a strong USP to the products.
London Fashion Week Men’s has unveiled its provisional schedule for next season and the emphasis is very much on youth and gender fluidity. The three-day season lists 42 separate events, four less than in June 2018.
It will be the second Kate Spade store in the world to feature the brand’s new design concept, and it continues the brand’s effort to expand its presence in Europe after setting up shop in Paris last year.