Consumer confidence in the UK grew by 2 percentage points in the second quarter to -4%, reaching the highest level since 2011, but while consumers are feeling more confident, the mood in businesses is more cautious.
The winners of the International Woolmark Prize Europe semi-final were named on Tuesday and told Fashion Network about their hopes, concerns and excitement about business, Brexit and what winning could do for them.
The British Fashion Council has announced it will become an independent assessor for fashion visas as a new rule, that makes fashion professionals eligible for the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa, comes into effect.
Luxury body Walpole has issued a hard-hitting call urging the government to agree a pro-business Brexit. It said the sector is at risk because brands can't manufacture off-shore as Britishness is key to their appeal.
Designers do love the unexpected. In a major surprise, the house of Burberry has revealed it will launch a limited edition collection with iconic British designer Vivienne Westwood. It will debut in early December.
UK consumer confidence is down in June and that’s bad news for the fashion sector with researcher GfK saying “consumers in pre-Brexit UK are less confident about the economy and seem set on self-imposed austerity.”
The first question everyone asked when sitting down to the latest Alexander McQueen menswear runway show on Friday in Paris, was where was François-Henri Pinault, whose luxury conglomerate Kering owns Alexander McQueen?