There's a good chance your clothes are made by a company you've never heard of.
The house's results were helped by strong demand for its fashion and high-end solitaire jewellery in its first full quarter under new chief executive Alessandro Bogliolo.
Clothes must be designed differently, worn for longer and recycled as much as possible to stop the global fashion industry consuming a quarter of the world's annual carbon budget by 2050.
Toxic mass merchants are making brands commoditised hostages in a high-speed chase to the bottom. But a new class of experiential retailers is rising.
Before the May bank holiday in 1992, Castlemorton Common in the Malvern Hills was chiefly known only to walkers keen to hike through its 600 acres of unspoilt, unenclosed land. After that bank holiday, however, it became known as the site of Britain's biggest-ever illegal rave.
Colette co-founder and creative director Sarah Andelman explains what makes a successful collaboration and the need to push boundaries.
Kylie Cosmetics, the online retailer where 20-year-old Kylie Jenner sells $27 lip kits and $42 "kyshadow" palettes, racked up more than $420 million in sales in just 18 months. Its advertising efforts are minimal, largely consisting of Ms. Jenner's Instagram account, which has more than 99 million followers.
As online shopping gets easier and shoppers become savvier, the retail landscape is evolving so fast it can make your head spin, and driving revolutionary change throughout the industry. In our "State of Shopping" series, we're breaking down these changes with in-depth stories about what brands and retailers new and old are doing to adapt, both in stores and online.
The line between luxury and art is blurring across the world, but it's doing so especially quickly in China. As the ultimate luxury item, art has long been a way for labels that produce handbags, jewelry, and clothing to transcend commercialism through sponsorship and collaborations, reaching prospective customers on a higher level than can be achieved in a retail setting.
In his classic 1949 essay "Here Is New York," E. B. White described the city as "a composite of tens of thousands of tiny neighborhood units," each "virtually self-sufficient" with shops that met most residents' basic needs, from groceries to shoes, from newspapers to haircuts.
The designer, whose passing was announced on Saturday morning, is remembered for his independence, compassion and creative genius.
For the first time, Calvin Klein is bypassing department stores to sell its newest underwear exclusively on Amazon this holiday season, the Wall Street Journal reports. The undergarment styles, which include cotton bralettes and striped panties, will be available on Amazon.com and in pop-up shops in New York and Los Angeles, from today.
There's a peculiar idea in the West that Russia is a backwards country, its citizens trailing us voguish Londoners by years, decades even. What rubbish. First man in space? Russian. The major artistic revolutions of the 20th century, Stravinsky's wild dances, Malevich's Black Square? Russian.
While the decline of print fashion magazines seems to have reached a boiling point of late, it's actually been happening for quite some time - Fashionista has been covering it since I began working here over six years ago.
It's a sunny Saturday morning in Paris when two tech titans sit down to discuss the future of the luxury fashion industry over turmeric lattes and granola pots.
A growing number of online retailers are opening physical stores on the high street in a bid to attract customers, as the growth of internet shopping looks set to slow. By 2021, the rate of growth in online sales is expected to decline from the current level of around 11pc to 7pc, according to property consultancy Colliers.
On Monday afternoon, shortly after The New York Times broke the news of her appointment as the next editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair, Radhika Jones visited the editorial and sales staff of V.F. at its headquarters on the 41st floor of One World Trade Center. Jones was accompanied by Condé Nast C.E.O.
So what's new about that? (To change it up a bit.) The fact that over the last few years "what's next?" has also begun to mean something more in the fashion world. It has become a stand-in for the constant need for newness driven by technology and 24-hour communication; a nod to the need to speed deliveries and communications, to systematically rethink the interface between customer and company.