The three major secondary markets in the United States-Chicago, Miami, and Los Angeles- do not have as many vogue designers, cosmetic companies, trend magazines, and promoting purchasers who rent models as New York. When I attended the Vogue Institute of Expertise and Parsons Faculty of Design there have been roughly 8,000 style designers working within the garment industry. These three cities do, nonetheless, have a sizeable variety of shoppers who rent fashions, including catalogs, advertisers, TV business producers, and to a lesser extent, magazines and newspaper. These three cities are where the majority of fashions aren’t positioned in New York stay and work.

Numerous girls also actually just like the Sassybax brand. This underwire version has combined evaluations; it appears if you are notably heavy on top, this won’t be for you. It also would not seem to have adjustable straps. Nonetheless, the ladies who love Sassybax actually find it …

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Frasers Group has reduced its stake in Hugo Boss after previously upping its investment into the luxury fashion house.

The business, which also owns Sports Direct and House of Fraser, said it now owns 3.9% of Hugo Boss’s total share capital, a reduction from the 4.3% that it previously owned.

The retail empire, headed up by billionaire entrepreneur Mike Ashley, has been pursuing ambitious growth and expansion plans in recent months.

In October, it upped its investment in ASOS, becoming the fourth largest shareholder in the online fashion retailer.

At the same time, it announced it was increasing its maximum exposure to German fashion brand Hugo Boss to about £840 million from £770 million previously. On Friday, Frasers revealed its maximum exposure in Hugo Boss had dropped to around £580 million.

Hugo Boss, which is listed on Germany’s Frankfurt Stock Exchange, has enjoyed a boost in its share

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British Airways (BA) is replacing its nearly 20-year-old uniforms with updated ensembles designed by British, Ghanaian Savile Row designer and tailor Ozwald Boateng OBE.

The uniforms will replace those previously designed by Julien MacDonald and will be worn by more than 30,000 of the airline’s colleagues from the Spring of 2023.

The collection features a tailored three-piece suit for men with regular and slim-fit style trousers. For women, a dress, skirt, and trouser option is available, as well as a jumpsuit – an airline first.

Sean Doyle, British Airways’ Chairman and CEO, said: “Our uniform is an iconic representation of our brand, something that will carry us into our future, representing the very best of modern Britain and helping us deliver a great British original service for our customers… We wanted to create a uniform collection that our people are proud to wear.”

Boateng, who

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Principals of 15 companies are going to have very interesting discussions with Frasers Group in the coming days and weeks.

Whether the chats will lead to investment, expansion, closure, partial closure, name change or disposal is something that has been intriguing a large part of the branded fashion sector since it was revealed on Friday 16 December that JD Group had “divested 15 attractive, but non-core, brands” to its arch-rival Frasers Group for £47.5m.

This early Christmas selection box included a surprising mix of businesses from the long-established and substantial to the little-known and modest in size.

Operating in the designer sector are Cricket, Choice and Giulio. Tessuti, Scotts and Xile are in the premium menswear sector. In kidswear, Base Childrenswear and Kids Cavern are included. Discount websites in the deal are Clothingsites (including Brown Bag Clothing) and Topgrade Sportswear (including Get The Label).

The other five are contemporary menswear

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British luxury lifestyle brand Mulberry has collaborated with animated character Miffy on a limited-edition capsule collection celebrating the Year of the Rabbit for Lunar New Year.

Building on Mulberry’s history of unexpected collaborations, the Mulberry x Miffy capsule sees Dutch bunny Miffy, originally created in 1955, feature across a series of bags and accessories including keyrings, travel and tech accessories, small leather goods and iconic Mulberry bag styles.

Miffy peeks from behind envelope wallets and plays on the straps of Mulberry’s timeless ‘Bayswater’ bag, as well as appearing on several new tote designs created specifically for the collection.

Mirroring Miffy’s signature minimal design and bright palette, the collaboration comes in playful hues including coral orange, lawn green, cornflower blue and chalk white, marrying the bold colour block world of Miffy with Mulberry’s contemporary take on British heritage.

The collection is underpinned by Mulberry’s ‘Made to Last’ ethos, crafted from 100%

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Charity shops are not a “dumping ground” for ultra-fast fashion and are still full of high-quality items, a charity sector boss has said.

Traid, a charity working to stop clothes from being thrown away, said it diverted 3,222 tonnes of clothes from landfill and incineration in 2022, reducing CO2 emissions by 30,609 tonnes, and putting more than 11.2 million garments back into use.

The charity’s chief executive Maria Chenoweth said ultra-fast fashion is designed “not to last”, but if it is in good condition it can still be sold in charity shops.

She told the PA news agency: “Charity shops don’t want rubbish. We’re not a dumping ground or a graveyard for ultra-fast fashion.

“Please don’t bring in unwearable, unusable clothing into charity shops because it costs us to handle and dispose of things that are unwearable.

“The best thing you can do for charity retail, which is one of

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Wearing second-hand clothing has become an act of “rebellion” for young people concerned about climate change, according to celebrated fashion stylist Bay Garnett.

Garnett, who put together the outfits for Oxfam’s forthcoming London Fashion Week show, said shopping in charity shops is a sustainable way of enjoying fashion.

The stylist, who has dressed stars including Kate Moss in charity shop fashion, also said she believes the culture of wearing a new outfit just once for a social media post will become a thing of the past.

Garnett has hand-picked around 80 items of clothing for the Oxfam show in February and said it is “absolutely essential” that second-hand clothes are included on the world fashion stage.

“I mean, this is what people want to buy so much more now. So you can’t just have collections anymore that are just about new clothes because it would be out of touch with

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Dame Mary Quant, the legendary British fashion designer, has received one of the highest accolades in the King’s first New Year’s Honours List. The 92-year-old, who is credited with making fashion widely accessible, has received the Companion of Honour award.

This special award granted to those who have made “a major contribution to the arts, science, medicine, or government lasting over a long period of time”. The members, of which there are 65 at any one time, currently include actress Dame Maggie Smith, legendary athlete Lord Coe, broadcaster Sir David Attenborough and former Prime Minister Sir John Major.

Dame Mary introduced the mini skirt and hot pants to the masses in the 1960s, creating the iconic ‘Chelsea Girl’ look, which remains influential to this day. Her designs, which also included coloured tights, Peter Pan collars and tailored trouser suits, were widely popular globally and are credited with having inspired the

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According to Michael Ward, the managing director of Harrods, the 173-year-old retailer is falling behind Paris and Milan’s luxury trade subsequent to the UK axing VAT-free shopping.

Paris and Milan are overtaking London’s luxury trade, Michael Ward warns. Speaking to The Telegraph, he claims the decision to stop VAT-free shopping has put tourists off making luxury purchases in Britain’s capital city.

European countries, such as France and Italy, both still allow international shoppers to claim VAT back, yet the UK stopped this following Brexit at the end of 2020. To combat this decline in tourism, Harrods has made efforts to source exclusive designer pieces that aren’t available to shoppers in other European capitals.

Former Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng planned to bring VAT-free shopping back in an update during autumn 2022. However, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt went back on this.

Ward urges the government to overturn its tourism strategy as people

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2022 saw’s podcast channel continue to bring inspiring stories, retail insights, and conversations from fashion’s most influential business leaders. As 2023 approaches, we’ve curated a list of our top 10 podcast picks from 2022.

Erik Torstensson, Co-founder & Chief Creative Officer, FRAME

Founded out of Los Angeles by two Swedish branding experts, then based in London, with no experience in making product, FRAME doesn’t appear to make any sense at all on paper. And yet, from the moment it arrived, the denim market was shaken up for good. And for the better.

In this episode of the In Conversation podcast from, Erik spoke to Lauretta Roberts about how the brand has always retained clean design as part of its DNA but is now intensely focused on clean manufacturing to having recently launched a new line of denim that uses virtually no water all in its manufacturing process.

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