Isabel Marant has launched a menswear collection and a good look at the clothes tells you one of three things: the clothes have all the practical rocker cool and bohemian gypsy groove that one expects from Marant.
The brand has joined a growing list of labels mixing up the fashion calendar, announcing that the Spring 2019 collection will show in June 2018, the first step in a revised schedule hailing a new rhythm for the brand.
Burberry had a good Christmas quarter even though its comp sales rise fell short of analysts' predictions. Its fashion offer outperformed while digital continued to rise and top-spending shoppers returned to the fold.
John Lewis continued to struggle with slowing sales in the latest week. On Tuesday the department stores and e-tail firm said that sales for the seven days to January 13 fell 3.8% year-on-year to £85.7 million.
A plan by Norway’s government to phase out fur farms by 2025 dismayed producers and delighted activists on Monday as a sign that fur is out of fashion even in a nation that was once the top producer of fox pelts.