Fast Retailing has taken a minority interest in Lemaire, the brand established by Christophe Lemaire and Sarah-Linh Tran, and is deepening the Uniqlo link with the man who is artistic director at its Paris R&D Centre.
Uniqlo said customer demand has led it to begin taking earlier-than-expected advance orders for the game wear that Roger Federer wore at Wimbledon as its new deal with the tennis champ starts to pay off.
After all the excitement around its Roger Federer announcement died down on Monday, Tuesday brought more sobering news for Uniqlo. The company announced that like-for-like sales fell last month in its local market.
Uniqlo has announced a partnership with tennis champion Roger Federer who has become the Japanese retail giant’s newest global brand ambassador. He'll wear Christophe Lemaire-designed pieces using Dry Ex technology.
Gerry Weber may have its problems at the moment with ongoing losses and the departure of its retail chief last week. But the company was upbeat Monday as it revealed Eva Herzigova as its new face for the AW17 campaign.