Fashion designers, being ultimately artists, rarely have straight-line careers - one reason for the huge applause that greeted the culmination of the debut show of Aldo Maria Camillo in Florence on Thursday evening.
Swedish fashion chain H&M has announced it is to close six stores in Spain in the first half of the year to adapt to changes in the market. The company said it will try to relocate affected staff to other stores.
A new survey by Condé Nast's Brides found over half of those polled bought their dress at a bridal salon, while the percentage of brides who purchased their looks at a ready-to-wear or specialty store doubled from 2017.
Geox, the techy Italian footwear giant, and Dragon, the Formula E team owned by media investor Jay Penske, have signed a strategic long-term agreement that will result in the race car changing its name.
A report has suggested Arcadia is looking to close around a third of its 500 leased UK stores, joining the wave of UK retailers trying to downsize their store estate as online shopping continues to soar.