Whatever way Britain leaves, or doesn’t, the European Union this winter, it was refreshing to see that the opening show of the capital’s latest menswear runway season on a wet Friday evening was by a Bulgarian designer.
Four months ago, reviewers looking ahead to the February edition of London Fashion Week Men’s all stressed these would be the final menswear shows in London before Brexit. Until Theresa May's deal died in Westminster.
One would be forgiven for considering this weekend’s London Fashion Week as the Last Fashion Show, as the industry braces for the very real risk of a Brexit no deal and the likelihood of a slow but sure front-row exit.
Whilst a plan to close 100 of its stores by 2022 is underway in the UK, the retailer has agreed terms to open its first high street store in Spain in a move that represents a change of strategy for the company.
The Italian beauty retailer plans to invest €90 million to fuel growth in the next 3 years, and is in advanced talks with an investment fund interested in buying a stake. It will also close its US subsidiary.