27 February 2014
Private equity firm Blackstone Capital has taken a 20% stake in Italian fashion house Versace in a deal valuing the company at EUR1bn (US$823.31m).
21 February 2014
Among the most-read stories on just-style this week were claims that hazardous chemicals have been found in luxury children's clothing and footwear, calls by Cambodian labour unions for a mid-March strike, and a comment on new initiatives aimed at making it easier for factories to compete while improving wages and working conditions.
17 February 2014
Hazardous chemicals have been found in children's clothing and footwear produced by luxury fashion brands Versace, Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana, according to a new investigation.
17 December 2013
Three private equity firms are understood to be vying for a minority stake in Italian fashion house Versace.
15 July 2013
Faced with an opportunity to change the course of events by getting Gap to sign up to the Accord on Fire & Building Safety in Bangladesh, an online petition and social media campaign made little difference to the company's stance - or its sales. As Mike Flanagan asks: Does social media matter only if concerned with things that don't?
15 January 2013
French apparel and luxury group PPR has acquired a 51% stake in designer brand Christopher Kane in order to help develop the business.
30 November 2012
Italian fashion house Gianni Versace Spa has revealed that Jonathan Anderson will design a capsule collection for its diffusion line Versus.
20 November 2012
Italian fashion house Gianni Versace Spa is overhauling its Versus diffusion line, in a move that will see it part company with creative director Christopher Kane and work instead with a pool of young designers.
2 July 2012
Fast fashion has had a fundamental impact on the apparel industry in the space of just a few decades, with global fashion giants such as Zara and H&M demonstrating a previously unthinkable production speed, with the ability to get a garment from concept to store in less than 12 weeks.
12 June 2012
Swedish fashion retailer H&M Hennes & Mauritz is teaming up with experimental French fashion house Maison Martin Margiela to launch its latest clothing collection.
29 May 2012
Italian fashion house Versace may look for outside investors and could consider an initial public offering to fund growth, according to reports.
22 May 2012
The chairman of Hong Kong based fashion retailer Ports Design has been forced to resign after the company failed to disclose a number of interest-free advances.
19 December 2011
From fabrics that moisturise and kill bacteria to bizarre weather and media scandals, the global style sector in 2011 certainly had its share of unusual news and unpredictable developments.
29 November 2011
Fashion retailer H&M today (30 November) revealed plans to collaborate with Italian brand Marni on a collection for the high street brand.
23 November 2011
Some of the biggest names in fashion have been told by European Union (EU) industry commissioner Antonio Tajani that their design and craftsmanship would enable the sector to hold its own in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.
15 September 2011
Italian fashion house Giorgio Armani SpA is joining Gucci and Versace in banning sandblasting from its clothing supply chain after a sustained campaign by activists.
10 August 2011
Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana has deleted comments made on its Facebook page by nearly 30,000 activists calling on the company to ban the process of sandblasting, which gives jeans a used look but is highly dangerous to workers.
28 July 2011
Swedish fashion giant H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB is teaming up with soccer star David Beckham to sell his new range of underwear in its stores around the world.
21 July 2011
Italian fashion house Gianni Versace is to ban its clothing suppliers from using sandblasting, a technique used to give jeans a used look which is highly dangerous to workers, after a sustained campaign by activists on the company's Facebook page.
21 June 2011
Apparel retail giant H&M’s latest high-profile design collaboration is with Versace, including a reinterpretation of the house’s style by creative director Donatella Versace.
12 April 2011
Upscale denim brand 7 For All Mankind has named industry veteran Barry Miguel, the former CEO of CEO of New York City based Tracy Reese, as its new president.
6 April 2011
Men's clothing company Fujian Septwolves Industry Co Ltd has bought luxury goods retailer Hangzhou Kenna Clothing Co for CNY70m (US$10.7m).
15 February 2011
Department store retailer Macy's today (15 February) launches its first designer collaboration with London-based Kinder Aggugini, who has worked with fashion icons and design houses including John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Calvin Klein, Costume National and Versace.
11 February 2011
Dubai-based fashion business Paris Group is poised to become the new owner of Maison Gianfranco Ferré after its offer was accepted by the government commissioners running the business.
22 October 2010
Department store retailer Macy’s is jumping on the designer collaboration bandwagon with a series of limited-edition women’s apparel lines launching next February.
22 March 2010
UK and US authorities have unveiled what is believed to be one of the biggest seizures of counterfeit apparel in British history.
5 March 2010
Swiss shoe brand Bally International AG has parted company with its artistic director Brian Atwood.
29 January 2010
Fashion label Gianni Versace is closing in on an agreement to cut more than 25% of its workforce in a move designed to safeguard the company’s future, according to media reports.
30 October 2009
Luxury retail has been one of the sectors hardest hit by the global recession, as shoppers increasingly defer new purchases, spend less, or simply trade down to discounts on higher-end brands or fast fashion alternatives. However, amid signs the market is starting to stabilise, retailers are warned the post-recession luxury market will be far different from the one that came before.
30 October 2009
Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style. Click on each headline for the full story.