Finally, some good news for the UK retail sector, or for e-tailers at least, but it may not be such good news for physical stores. January’s online fashion sales rose 16.8%, the strongest New Year result since 2013.
Fashion labels may be falling over themselves to court young, smartphone-wielding shoppers, but the industry's initial enthusiasm for the see-now-buy-way runway seems to be waning as brands questions its benefits.
Launched in 2014 by designers Léa Sebban, Lou Menais and Jerry Journo, the young Parisian label has opened a pop-up store in the Bon Marché department store, serving as a test run ahead of bigger development plans.
With big industry names, celebrities, and grand runway events from Moncler and Tommy Hilfiger, not to mention Versace's double anniversary, Milan Fashion Week, which starts this Tuesday, promises to be action-packed.
A welcome return to form for Christopher Kane, whose main inspiration may not have been that original yet nonetheless provided the impetus for a punchy collection that managed to be both sassy and chic.