With the EU exit deal voted down by MPs, they must now vote on a no-deal Brexit or decide on alternatives, with business left in limbo and the luxury sector dreading the prospect of a multibillion pound loss of revenue.
The news around UK retail may seem to be almost all bad but nobody seemed to have told visitors to Pure London last week with the show feeling busier than the last event and plenty of brands writing orders.
As keynote speaker on day one of Pure London, Katharine Hamnett showed she still knows how to make waves and her appearance at the weekend saw her laying into the fashion system and calling for radical change.
This season’s content programme at Birmingham fashion trade show Moda will focus on using the power of social media to grow brand awareness, the issues facing UK retailers and the benefits of video marketing.
Pure Origin, the supply chain expo taking place alongside Pure London in February, will showcase the latest innovations in fashion manufacturing in a dedicated Trend catwalk show and a Technology and Innovation area.