The H&M Home x Diane von Furstenberg collection launches next week featuring the “bold prints that von Furstenberg is renowned for, such as zebra and leopard, a kissable lip pattern and abstract signature lettering”.
The headline news may have been about John Lewis's pre-tax loss of £517m in the year to January. But more newsworthy was that it said “we do not expect to reopen all our John Lewis shops at the end of lockdown”.
Retail giant Inditex hasn’t come out of the pandemic year unscathed. But the strength of its business model appears to have carried it through so far and its performance since its fiscal year ended has been encouraging
The Spanish label, bought by Tendam in late 2019, will be available at 20 Cortefiel and Pedro del Hierro stores from March 1. With Alejandra Valero in charge of design, it is aiming to generate 50% of its sales online.
A venture part-owned by Finnish forestry group Stora Enso, H&M and IKEA said on Tuesday it was set to build a demonstration plant in Sweden for a new, more sustainable wood-based textile fibre after years of research.
It took the pandemic to shift all sales operations online. So clothing, lifestyle and accessories retailer Skinnydip London introduced automated merchandising and A/B testing technology to boost its digital operations.
Priced from $3 to $150 with most items under $25, the collection includes home items like tableware, quilts and pillows, pet apparel and accessories, as well as apparel like Levi's trucker jackets and sleepwear.
Boohoo on Monday confirmed that it has bought the Debenhams brand for £55m. It will use it to move into beauty and homewares, extend its own brand offering, operate a giant online marketplace and grow internationally.
The Milan Fashion Week ended on a note both optimistic and a tad zany, the collections by Dima Leu, Magliano, A-Cold-Wall*, JieDa and Les Hommes swinging between chic minimalism and cheerful creativity.