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Stuart Todd

Stuart ToddBiography

Stuart 'emigrated' from north-east England to France over 20 years ago, setting up initially as a freelancer covering French business developments for the English-language press across a broad range of sectors. He then spent several years with Reuters in Paris, before returning to freelancing. He began working for just-style and other 'just' titles in 2002.

Articles by Stuart Todd

Maison Lejaby to shed one-third of its workforce 10 December 2014

Upmarket French lingerie maker Maison Lejaby is to axe one-third of its workforce - around 50-60 workers - blaming the political crisis between Russia and Ukraine for a fall in international sales.

EVAlliance in Cambodia textile and garment tie-up 10 November 2014

The Europe-Vietnam Alliance (EVAlliance), Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) and Cambodian government have signed a draft agreement, aimed at making the country's textile and garment industry more competitive.

Shoe maker Samson enters administration 31 October 2014

French women's shoe maker Samson has been placed under judicial administration, citing significantly weaker demand from Russia, the main outlet of its export trade.

Lelandais steps down as Vivarte chief 31 October 2014

Vivarte chairman and CEO Marc Lelandais has stepped down after failing to reach an agreement with the fashion retailer's new shareholders on its future strategy.

John Galliano joins fashion house Martin Margiela 6 October 2014

British fashion designer John Galliano has joined Paris-based Maison Martin Margiela as creative director.

France's Vivarte to open 200 stores across Asia 6 October 2014

France's leading fashion retailer Vivarte is to open nearly 200 stores across Asia within the next four years as part of a new distribution agreement with GRI Retail.

FRANCE: Ex-Camaieu chief tapped to turnaround La Halle 22 September 2014

France's largest fashion retailer, Vivarte, has tapped Thierry Jaugeas, former head of women's wear chain Camaieu, to head its newly-created clothing division, whose major component is troubled brand La Halle.

FRANCE: Jean Paul Gaultier to quit ready-to-wear business 16 September 2014

Jean-Paul Gaultier is to shutter its ready-to-wear business in a bid to stem the French fashion label's losses, in a decision expected to lead to around 40 job cuts.

FRANCE: La Redoute DC to be "most innovative in Europe" 12 September 2014

Loss-making online fashion retailer La Redoute, now under new ownership, has unveiled plans for a new order processing centre, which it says will be the most innovative in Europe.

FRANCE: Vivarte seals major financial restructuring deal 1 August 2014

France's biggest fashion retailer Vivarte has sealed a major financial restructuring deal with its creditors, ending six month's of uncertainty over the company's future.

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