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Making UK manufacturing work

The feasibility of reviving the UK manufacturing sector and moving garment production back onshore has been a key topic of discussion among...

Men's wear and the internet: the perfect match

As the digital platform continues to bring about sweeping changes in the global apparel arena, Ashma Kunde, apparel research analyst at Euro...

Luxury fashion shifting to the middle ground

Euromonitor International | 22 Jun 2012

Luxury goods positioned at accessible price points are a key industry battleground, and increasingly the core revenue drivers of some of the fastest growing luxury goods players, including Mulberry, Jimmy Choo, Burberry, Coach and Michael Kors. But is this democratisation of luxury a good thing for the industry, or is there a risk of diluting status consumption culture?

Hong Kong's changing role in the apparel industry

Vicky Sung | 10 Feb 2012

China's rise over the past two decades as the leading location for apparel sourcing has had a knock-on effect on Hong Kong's role in the global garment industry, shifting it from a manufacturer to a servicing and sourcing centre. It will take on even more diverse roles in the future, according to industry executives speaking at recent conferences in Hong Kong. Vicky Sung reports.

Europe's luxury industry maintains its integrity

Peter Da Costa | 23 Nov 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.

'Made in Italy' thrives without EU label law

Joe Ayling | 13 May 2011

After a period of decline the Italian clothing and textile industry is again winning plaudits by playing its trump card: 'Made in Italy'. Joe Ayling reports on the significance of 'Made in' labels to Italy, and how a stable of luxury brands has conserved the country's reputation for quality.

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Weak Asia-Pacific sales weigh on Prada H1 profit

Katie Smith | 16 Sep 2015

Italian fashion house Prada has said it will continue to review its business processes, after posting a 23% decline in first-half profit.

Prada Q1 earnings slide on Asia headwinds

Michelle Russell | 12 Jun 2015

Italian fashion house Prada saw earnings in its first-quarter slide as the company faced headwinds and difficult market conditions in Asia Pacific.

Prada FY hit by slowdown in growth

Michelle Russell | 30 Mar 2015

Italian fashion house Prada said a slowdown in the rate of growth and an increase in costs linked to retail network expansion hit operating margins in its last fiscal.

Prada taking action as Q3 profit slides

Michelle Russell | 5 Dec 2014

Italian fashion house Prada has said it is taking further action to improve its operating performance after revealing a drop in third-quarter earnings and sales.

Prada merges with parent Gipafin Sarl

Michelle Russell | 27 Oct 2014

Italian fashion house Prada is to merge with parent company Gipafin Sarl by the end of the year as part of a corporate streamlining process.

Top stories this week on just-style...

Katie Smith | 10 Oct 2014

The most-read stories on just-style this week include the news that Prada has acquired a French leather tannery, an analysis on how product lifecycle management (PLM) systems can speed up processes from design to delivery, and plans by China's Jiangsu Lianfa to build US$44m a textile plant in Kenya.

Prada buys Tannerie Mégisserie Hervy

Michelle Russell | 8 Oct 2014

Italian fashion house Prada has acquired Tannerie Mégisserie Hervy, an historical French leather tannery located in Isle, near Limoges.

Prada H1 profit falls on Europe weakness

Michelle Russell | 19 Sep 2014

Italian fashion house Prada has booked a drop in first-half earnings due to weakness in Europe, and said there are no signs of improvement in the short term.

Asia and Europe slow Prada H1 sales growth

Katie Smith | 7 Aug 2014

Italian fashion house Prada has seen sales growth slow during the first half, due to unfavourable exchange rates and weaker demand in Asia and Europe.

Spanx appoints former Nike exec Singer as CEO

Michelle Russell | 6 Jun 2014

US-based intimate apparel brand Spanx has hired former Nike global apparel and footwear executive, Jan Singer, as its chief executive officer.

Prada in 24% first-quarter profit decline

Katie Smith | 6 Jun 2014

Italian fashion house Prada says it does not expect unfavourable foreign exchange trends to weigh on growth plans, after posting a 24% decline in first-quarter profit.

World's top 10 apparel brands worth US$100bn

Richard Woodard | 27 May 2014

The world’s top 10 apparel brands have grown in value by 29% and are now worth close to US$100bn, according to the 2014 Brandz Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand rankings.

Prada share price slips amid slower profit growth

Katie Smith | 2 Apr 2014

Italian fashion house Prada saw its share price fall slightly today (2 April) after booking a less than 1% increase in annual net profit.

Prada appoints Bianchi as co-CEO

Michelle Russell | 19 Feb 2014

Italian fashion house Prada has confirmed the appointment of chairman Miuccia Prada Bianchi as co-CEO.

Prada FY sales growth misses expectations

Michelle Russell | 13 Feb 2014

Italian fashion house Prada booked full-year sales that missed analyst expectations today (13 February), amid economic weakness in Europe and a stronger Euro.

Prada Q3 profit boosted by sales growth

Katie Smith | 20 Dec 2013

Italian fashion house Prada posted a 9% increase in third-quarter profit, helped by higher demand in the Middle East and the Americas, and ongoing store expansion.

Stuart Weitzman appoints Kress global president

Michelle Russell | 5 Dec 2013

US footwear retailer Stuart Weitzman Holdings has appointed Francois Kress to the role of global president.

Retail surge drives Prada H1 profit

Richard Woodard | 18 Sep 2013

Italian fashion house Prada’s eponymous core brand and leather goods led a double-digit revenue rise in the first half, boosting profit by 7.6% on last year.

UPDATE: UK: Church & Co details expansion plans

Katie Smith | 5 Sep 2013

UK upscale footwear maker Church & Co says it expects to increase its production capacity by 25-30% and bring additional operations in house as part of new expansion plans.

Church & Co factory expansion to create 150 jobs

Katie Smith | 5 Sep 2013

UK footwear maker Church & Co, which is owned by Italian luxury group Prada, has unveiled plans to expand its production capacity and create 150 new jobs.

Prada expands footprint with first store in Qatar

Katie Smith | 6 Aug 2013

Italian luxury brand Prada has expanded its international footprint by opening its first store in Qatar.

Prada opens first freestanding store in Japan

Katie Smith | 17 Jul 2013

Italian luxury fashion brand Prada has opened its first freestanding store in Japan.

Bellettini to take helm at Yves Saint Laurent

Katie Smith | 3 Jul 2013

Francesca Bellettini has been named as the new chief executive officer at luxury label Yves Saint Laurent, replacing Paul Deneve who has resigned to take up a new post in another industry.

Prada posts Q1 growth driven by Asia and retail

Petah Marian | 12 Jun 2013

Italian luxury brand Prada saw first quarter profits rise, driven by growth in Asia and in the retail channel.

Latest blogs

Burberry bags two British fashion awards

Katie Smith | 3 Dec 2013

Burberry won two awards at this year's British Fashion Awards. The luxury brand was awarded designer brand of the year and menswear designer of the year.

H&M leads the apparel brand wagon

Leonie Barrie | 11 Oct 2013

The latest listing of the best global brands might be dominated by the technology, financial services and automotive sectors - but apparel, sporting goods and luxury names managed a strong showing too.

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