The British Fashion Council has signed TikTok as Principal Partner of its returning talent identification scheme NewGen. At the same time, BNPL payment firm Clearpay will also become the event’s Official Partner.
The pandemic has interrupted the usually packed schedule of retailer-designer collabs, but some have still been happening and one of the biggest names in the collabs space, H&M, has announced a link-up with Simone Rocha.
M&S has confirmed that it has bought the Jaeger brand, which had been part of Philip Day’s fashion retail empire. But while the firm is taking over the brand, it’s not buying the label’s store chain and its concessions.
M&S is reportedly close to a deal to buy Jaeger, which is part of Philip Day’s failed Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group. But while it’s believed to be taking on the brand and its stock, the stores aren’t part of the deal.
LFW has announced its provisional line-up for February and while many in the industry had hoped that the fashion week and tradeshow season might be closer to normal by then, it’s clear that those hopes were premature.
Few designers have taken menswear to such exotic locales as Kim Jones, the creative director of menswear at Christian Dior, who chose Beijing as the latest – virtual – destination for his latest collection.