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.
Primark remained the star brand in owner ABF's portfolio in the Christmas trading period, despite some tough times in Europe early in the season. It was helped by UK strength and a European recovery after a weak October.
Michel van Kommer and Janjaap van Gent, the founders of menswear label Circle of Gentlemen, will end their partnership. The upcoming spring/summer collection will be the last from the international brand.
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.
On 21 and 22 January the bi-annual fashion trade show Modefabriek will take place at Amsterdam Rai. The event will bring together 600 brands and host talks, fashions shows and other events for fashion professionals.
Uniqlo has just announced that it will this year open in giant rival H&M’s backyard with a debut in Sweden. It will actually be its first entry in the Nordics region and will start with a store in key market Stockholm.