Evolving business mindsets during coronavirus
It is not only consumers and creatives who have undergone a radical shift in mindset, businesses are also having to adapt, not only to vastly different consumer demands but to the practical challenges posed by the pandemic. Facing a tough time ahead, the old ways of doing business will no longer be effective or engage with consumers. To survive,...
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Conversation with an activist: tackling fashion’s vulnerabilities exposed by Covid-19
The outbreak of the coronavirus has hit the entire fashion industry hard, with many companies struggling to survive. At the same time, the pandemic has brought the dark side of the fashion industry to light. Brands are cancelling deliveries and not paying garment workers in their outsourced supply chains, while the stock problems of shops that...
5 Jun 2020
CFDA launching initiatives to target systemic racism
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has announced that it is looking to bring about "systemic change” within the fashion industry following the “deplorable acts of racism and violence” that has been highlighted following the deaths of black people at the hands of police. Following a board meeting on June 2, the CFDA stated that it...
5 Jun 2020
MatchesFashion to launch a Black Employees Forum
British luxury retailer MatchesFashion has launched a statement of solidarity with the black community following the protests for change under the Black Lives Matter movement after the tragic and senseless deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. MatchesFashion new chief executive Ajay Kavan, who joined the retailer in March...
5 Jun 2020
Cordwainers announces winners of National Footwear Student of the Year Awards
The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers has announced the 2020 winners of the Cordwainers National Footwear Student of the Year Awards. The footwear design competition, which is now in its seventh year, has seen students from De Montfort University, the University of Northampton and the London College of Fashion submit their portfolios digitally....
20 hours ago
LVMH appoints Frédéric Arnault as CEO of Tag Heuer
LVMH has announced the appointment of Frédéric Arnault as Tag Heuer’s CEO, effective from July 1. 25-year-old Arnault, son of LVMH chairman and chief executive officer Bernard Arnault, joined Tag Heuer in 2017 to manage its smartwatch activities. Previously piloting the design phase of the latest Connected watch, he will now, as head of the...
21 hours ago