27 November 2013
While many companies may be looking for strategies to exit China as its labour and manufacturing costs rise, that is certainly not the case for Hong Kong-based quality cotton shirt manufacturer Esquel Group. John Cheh, the company's vice chairman and CEO, tells just-style how the group continues to grow, sustain and innovate.
26 November 2013
Fashion business Hugo Boss has put back its target of achieving a 25% EBITDA margin to beyond 2015 as the slowdown in China impacts the company’s prospects.
31 October 2013
German fashion business Hugo Boss has recorded a 9% increase in third-quarter net profit, bolstered by strong retail sales and growth in Europe and Asia.
24 October 2013
Dr Martens, the iconic British footwear brand, has been acquired by private equity firm Permira in a deal worth GBP300m (US$484.6m), ending almost a week of speculation.
18 October 2013
Permira Advisers and the owners of the Dr Martens footwear brand have refused to be drawn on a report that the private equity firm is in talks to buy the business.
4 October 2013
What do consumers really want from their fashion products and shopping experience? That was the question industry experts attempted to answer this week - with their conclusions suggesting retailers need to offer value, quality and convenience to shoppers, preferably all at the same time. Another challenge is for retailers to engage with their customers online or in-store to make sure they keep returning. Katie Smith reports.
3 October 2013
Valued at US$87.0bn, the Middle East and African apparel market accounted for just 5% of total global apparel value sales in 2012. Nonetheless, it was the second fastest growing region globally in 2012, following Latin America, and is a valuable area of consideration for mass and luxury fashion brands alike, according to Euromonitor International.
31 July 2013
German fashion business Hugo Boss boosted net profit by 27% in the second quarter, thanks to a double-digit sales increase with contributions from all regions and distribution channels.
26 July 2013
German luxury brand Hugo Boss has made a series of changes to its management structure, with Knut Brokelmann, senior vice president of Europe, Middle East, Africa and India, moving to specialise in the Benelux region.
25 June 2013
Laos has set its sights on more than doubling its clothing exports by 2015. But while order books are full and overseas demand on the rise, problems finding and retaining workers could prove to be major stumbling block. Jozef De Coster reports.
10 June 2013
German luxury brand Hugo Boss has named Jason Wu as artistic director of Boss Women's wear.
10 June 2013
UK brand SuperGroup has appointed Hans Schmitt as its new managing director of international and wholesale as the company continues to focus its efforts abroad.
2 May 2013
Fashion business Hugo Boss posted earnings down 11% in the first quarter, hit by the “persistently challenging economic environment” and changes to delivery timings.
23 April 2013
Virtual fitting room provider Fits.me has received around GBP5m (US$7.6m) in funding from new and existing investors, which it will use to support its expansion.
14 March 2013
German fashion house Hugo Boss has set out an upbeat forecast for further growth in 2013, with gains in all geographic regions and at its own retail stores.
8 February 2013
German fashion brand Hugo Boss has seen fourth quarter profit jump 30% on rising sales and tight cost controls.
25 January 2013
Retailers including Adidas, Hugo Boss, L.K.Bennett, Nicole Farhi and Superdry have signed up to install virtual fitting room technology from Fits.me.
6 November 2012
Police investigating the 2007 sale of the Valentino and Hugo Boss fashion businesses have seized assets worth EUR65m, according to reports.
30 October 2012
German fashion house Hugo Boss today (30 October) said it is confident of meeting its full-year targets, despite booking flat sales and a fall in earnings in its third-quarter.
27 September 2012
British clothing brand Karen Millen has appointed Becky Bateman as retail director for the UK and Ireland and Pilar LaCave as retail director for Europe.
1 August 2012
After more than doubling its growth rates between 2008 and 2012, Brazil is the darling of Latin America's luxury apparel and goods market. Last year, the market for designer clothing and footwear grew 7.3% to $2.6bn, while sales of luxury accessories increased 4.5% to 1.2bn.
31 July 2012
German luxury brand Hugo Boss has seen first-half operating profit rise on the back of a double-digit jump in sales.
23 July 2012
Esquel Enterprises (Singapore) Pte, a subsidiary of Hong Kong based clothing giant Esquel Group, has begun construction on a US$25m apparel plant at the Luong Son industrial zone in the northern Vietnamese province of Hoa Binh.
12 July 2012
A fund controlled by the Qatari royal family has bought Italian luxury fashion house Valentino from Red & Black, a company controlled by Permira Funds and Italian textile group Marzotto.
11 July 2012
The latest speakers lined up for the technology and innovation session at the International Apparel Federation's (IAF) World Apparel Convention later this year include executives from Hugo Boss, Alvanon and TC2.
28 June 2012
Global retail giant Uniqlo has become the latest company to agree to phase out the use of wool from sheep that have been mulesed.
22 June 2012
Former American Apparel executive Marty Staff has partnered with Bert Pulitzer to revive Pulitzer's iconic sailing jacket.
26 April 2012
German fashion house Hugo Boss today (26 April) booked a 14% hike in first-quarter profit, driven by growth in all regions and distribution channels.
29 March 2012
Formal men's wear retailer Moss Bros Group has today (29 March) posted a full-year profit "turnaround", on the back of increased sales and cost cuts.
14 March 2012
German fashion house Hugo Boss AG today (14 March) said it expects sales to continue to rise in the year ahead after posting "record" full-year results in 2011, but the rate of growth is likely to slow.