OP-Ed: Is Voice Technology the Future of Retail?
By Elisa Carassai
Will the voice-operated assistant change the way we...
By Elisa Carassai
Will the voice-operated assistant change the way we shop?   The first time I came across Amazon’s Alexa, I was amazed by the fact that a voice-operated assistant could work so well. Having Siri on my iPhone, I had never really made use of the...
Will the voice-operated assistant change the way we shop?   The first time I came across Amazon’s Alexa, I was amazed by the fact that a voice-operated assistant could work so well. Having Siri on my iPhone, I had never really made use of the voice-operated system integrated inside my phone, as it would often fail to correctly execute my...
Burberry Reports Significant Revenue Loss
By Rebecca Hitchon
Luxury fashion house Burberry has released its preliminary results for the past financial year...
By Rebecca Hitchon
Luxury fashion house Burberry has released its preliminary results for the past financial year ending 28th March, revealing the impact of COVID-19 on the business.Although the report discusses positive responses to its SS20 and AW20 collections and sales higher than expected earlier in the...
Luxury fashion house Burberry has released its preliminary results for the past financial year ending 28th March, revealing the impact of COVID-19 on the business.Although the report discusses positive responses to its SS20 and AW20 collections and sales higher than expected earlier in the year, the outbreak of COVID-19 in late January negatively affected the financial year. Store closures,...
Will COVID-19 Mark The End Of Department Stores?
By Alice Ierace
Already proven to have had quite the start, 2020 is looking tougher by day. In fact, five months...
By Alice Ierace
Already proven to have had quite the start, 2020 is looking tougher by day. In fact, five months into the new year, the Australian fires, Brexit and now the pandemic have put a strain on the fashion industry – one many creative aren’t sure how to recover from. Now, department stores are...
Already proven to have had quite the start, 2020 is looking tougher by day. In fact, five months into the new year, the Australian fires, Brexit and now the pandemic have put a strain on the fashion industry – one many creative aren’t sure how to recover from. Now, department stores are struggling more than ever, and some have been forced to file for bankruptcy.New data from IMRG shows that,...
Jacopo Venturini Joins Valentino as New CEO
By Elisa Carassai
In an official statement released today, Valentino announced that starting from June 1st, Jacopo...
By Elisa Carassai
In an official statement released today, Valentino announced that starting from June 1st, Jacopo Venturini will be joining the Maison assuming the role of CEO.Venturini will be succeeding Stefano Sassi, who guided the brand from its heritage to contemporary present day and who has been head of...
In an official statement released today, Valentino announced that starting from June 1st, Jacopo Venturini will be joining the Maison assuming the role of CEO.Venturini will be succeeding Stefano Sassi, who guided the brand from its heritage to contemporary present day and who has been head of the Roman brand since 2006. “I’m very happy to return for the third time to Valentino, the...
Fashion's New Inclusivity
By Robin Torres
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there...
By Robin Torres
By Robin Torres
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are over two billion disabled people in the world; approximately 25% of the world's population. When narrowing the scope of focus, large populations of countries as different as India or the...
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are over two billion disabled people in the world; approximately 25% of the world's population. When narrowing the scope of focus, large populations of countries as different as India or the US reflect these numbers. A 2018 survey conducted by the US Census Bureau and the CDC accounted for 61...
Brand Value During COVID-19
By Fabio Ciquera
Brand Finance has published its annual report on global...
By Fabio Ciquera
By Fabio Ciquera
Brand Finance has published its annual report on global brands' value, and the outcome is relatively gloomy. It has been estimated that the value loss caused by COVID-19 will be up to US$1 trillion, globally. This is an unexpected and unprecedented...
Brand Finance has published its annual report on global brands' value, and the outcome is relatively gloomy. It has been estimated that the value loss caused by COVID-19 will be up to US$1 trillion, globally. This is an unexpected and unprecedented situation as the current pandemic has shone a light on how fragile some familiar...
How Is The UK’s Independent Market Reacting To COVID-19?
By Alice Ierace
London Fashion Week is known worldwide for its...
By Alice Ierace
London Fashion Week is known worldwide for its wide selection of independent and up-and-coming brands. In fact, London might be one of the only cities welcoming so many innovative labels and designers.  Last week, a change of direction for London...
London Fashion Week is known worldwide for its wide selection of independent and up-and-coming brands. In fact, London might be one of the only cities welcoming so many innovative labels and designers.  Last week, a change of direction for London Fashion Week was announced. In fact, for the next 12 months, both womenswear and menswear shows will...
The Symbiotic Relationship Between KOLs and China
By Fabio Ciquera
A lot has been written regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the world economy and fashion and...
By Fabio Ciquera
A lot has been written regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the world economy and fashion and luxury brands’ experts have been very proficient in hypothesizing the post-virus era. It is too early to make decisive statements on the ability of the Chinese market to rebound, given the fact that the...
A lot has been written regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the world economy and fashion and luxury brands’ experts have been very proficient in hypothesizing the post-virus era. It is too early to make decisive statements on the ability of the Chinese market to rebound, given the fact that the world's second-largest economy contracted 6.8% according to official data released on Friday 17th of...
Martino Boselli and the Future of Retail Post Crisis
By Elisa Carassai
While the future post-crisis is still uncertain, the fashion industry has been hard at work...
By Elisa Carassai
While the future post-crisis is still uncertain, the fashion industry has been hard at work trying to come up with innovative solutions that will bring back customers into shops safely. After all, brick and mortar retail seems to be the sector that has been affected by the crisis the...
While the future post-crisis is still uncertain, the fashion industry has been hard at work trying to come up with innovative solutions that will bring back customers into shops safely. After all, brick and mortar retail seems to be the sector that has been affected by the crisis the most.Although Vogue launched Global Conversations last week and had Nordstrom’s Pete Nordstrom, Tory Burch’s...
Can Rental Apps Help The Environment Post Covid-19?
By Alice Ierace
With the majority of the population stuck indoors and the...
By Alice Ierace
With the majority of the population stuck indoors and the closure of many shops, fast fashion companies are pushing sale after-sale to make up for the loss the pandemic is causing. It is a known fact that the fashion industry is quickly destroying the...
With the majority of the population stuck indoors and the closure of many shops, fast fashion companies are pushing sale after-sale to make up for the loss the pandemic is causing. It is a known fact that the fashion industry is quickly destroying the environment and, although people are now forced to shop less, this kind of behaviour is not allowing...
Brands and The Future of Influencer Marketing
By Elisa Carassai
While spring may have sprung across the globe, the world...
By Elisa Carassai
While spring may have sprung across the globe, the world and its economy are still facing a state of uncertainty following the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). It comes as no surprise that the pandemic is raising some serious questions for brands and...
While spring may have sprung across the globe, the world and its economy are still facing a state of uncertainty following the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). It comes as no surprise that the pandemic is raising some serious questions for brands and marketers.    According to a recent Econsultancy survey, 55% of UK marketers (57% in North...
Online Petition Calls For Major Fashion Brands To Pay Their Garment Factories
By Alice Ierace
An online petition on change.org is calling all major fast fashion brands to pay the garments...
By Alice Ierace
An online petition on change.org is calling all major fast fashion brands to pay the garments factories they use for all cancelled and delayed orders as a result of the Coronavirus crisis.Launched on April 3rd by Remake, a registered non-profit organisation that exists to shed light on human...
An online petition on change.org is calling all major fast fashion brands to pay the garments factories they use for all cancelled and delayed orders as a result of the Coronavirus crisis.Launched on April 3rd by Remake, a registered non-profit organisation that exists to shed light on human rights violations and climate injustice being caused by the fashion industry, the petition explains...
Covid and The Ugly Side of Fast-Fashion
By Alice Ierace
As expected, the Coronavirus...
By Alice Ierace
As expected, the Coronavirus emergency has already had a significant impact on every industry – from food to tech and fashion. It comes with no surprise how to safeguard the health and wellbeing of employers businesses have started...
As expected, the Coronavirus emergency has already had a significant impact on every industry – from food to tech and fashion. It comes with no surprise how to safeguard the health and wellbeing of employers businesses have started to shut down, take extreme measures and reduced deliveries.    In particular, when it comes...
L'Oréal Acquires the Mugler Brands and Azzaro Fragrances
By Alice Ierace
Beauty brand L’Oréal has announced that, after obtaining the necessary authorisations from the...
By Alice Ierace
Beauty brand L’Oréal has announced that, after obtaining the necessary authorisations from the relevant authorities, it has finalised the acquisition of the Mugler brands and Azzaro fragrances from Clarins Group.As it stands, the companies include Mugler, Thierry Mugler (Fashion), Clarins...
Beauty brand L’Oréal has announced that, after obtaining the necessary authorisations from the relevant authorities, it has finalised the acquisition of the Mugler brands and Azzaro fragrances from Clarins Group.As it stands, the companies include Mugler, Thierry Mugler (Fashion), Clarins Fragrance Group (CFG), CFG France, Cosmeurop and CFG UK – activities that, in 2018, represented...
Upcoming Milan and Paris Shows Cancelled
By Alice Ierace
In light of the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic worldwide, Camera Nazionale Della Moda Italiana...
By Alice Ierace
In light of the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic worldwide, Camera Nazionale Della Moda Italiana has announced that the Milano Moda Uomo fashion shows and presentations, scheduled June 19th to June 23rd 2020, will now take place during Milano Moda Donna edition in September 2020 instead. “We are...
In light of the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic worldwide, Camera Nazionale Della Moda Italiana has announced that the Milano Moda Uomo fashion shows and presentations, scheduled June 19th to June 23rd 2020, will now take place during Milano Moda Donna edition in September 2020 instead. “We are working on new digital formats and new ways of meeting to create, in the days provided by Milano Moda...