8 April 2013
Italian luxury group Prada has seen its full year net income surge 45% on rising sales.
21 February 2013
Italian luxury shoe maker Tod's has appointed former Gucci and Valentino designer Alessandra Facchinetti as the creative designer of its women's collection.
20 February 2013
Strong demand in Europe and Asia, coupled with new store growth, has helped Italian luxury fashion brand Prada to a 29% hike in full-year sales.
7 December 2012
Italian luxury brand Prada recorded a jump in third quarter net income as the group worked to grow its retail channel.
8 November 2012
Footwear brand Stuart Weitzman has announced a series of senior appointments today (8 November).
2 October 2012
The feasibility of reviving the UK manufacturing sector and moving garment production back onshore has been a key topic of discussion among British brands and retailers. While niche and high-end firms like cashmere specialist Johnstons of Elgin and countrywear brand J Barbour & Sons are synonymous with UK-based production, it can also be done for high street brands on a large scale, according to industry experts.
1 October 2012
While the focus on emerging markets for the big international clothing companies has traditionally been to view them as outsourcing opportunities, there are a lot of people with a lot of money in these countries. So go-ahead Western brands are seeking to gain a presence in emerging markets, hoping to reap dividends as their economies grow.
24 September 2012
Italian fashion house Prada Group saw first-half profit surge on the back of a strong performance in Asia.
6 August 2012
Italian luxury brand Prada posted a jump in first-half sales, boosted by strong growth in Asia.
16 July 2012
As the digital platform continues to bring about sweeping changes in the global apparel arena, Ashma Kunde, apparel research analyst at Euromonitor International, looks at the role the internet has played in driving the boom in the men's wear market.
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.
22 June 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?
11 June 2012
Italian luxury fashion house Prada has seen its first-quarter net profits more than double on the back of increased sales in Europe.
25 May 2012
Italian luxury fashion house Prada plans to open around 260 stores worldwide in the next three years.
30 March 2012
Prada recorded a jump in full-year net profit as the company focused on developing its retail offer.
27 February 2012
Jil Sander is set to return to her eponymous brand tomorrow (28 February) after an eight-year absence.
10 February 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.
30 November 2011
Prada has reported a 75% jump in net profit in the first nine-months of the year as margins improved on the back of a shift towards retail, a better markdown strategy and improved scale and manufacturing efficiencies.
25 November 2011
Luxury footwear and handbag maker Coach Inc is to list its depositary receipts on the Hong Kong stock exchange from 1 December, in a move aimed at boosting its profile in China and the rest of Asia.
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.
20 October 2011
The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.
19 September 2011
Italian fashion house Prada SpA, which listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange in June, has posted a 74% hike in first-half net profit thanks to double-digit growth in all markets except Japan.
6 September 2011
Retail sales of clothing and footwear in Russia are likely to rise by an average of 10% a year for the next few years, fuelled by growth in the mid-market segment.
1 September 2011
While the goal for many clothing manufacturers and brands is to gain an international presence, there is a key risk associated with selling the same designs in different global markets - the more far and wide that clothing designs go, the more shapes and sizes they must come in.
13 July 2011
Luxury apparel and accessories group Burberry has dismissed the idea of a public listing in Hong Kong after posting another notable surge in revenues during the company’s first quarter.
28 June 2011
Fashion designer Michael Kors is looking to sell a 25% stake in his company to fund a USD$500m global expansion plan, according to the New York Post.
27 June 2011
Italian fashion house Prada enjoyed a better than expected first two days of trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, rising by more than HK$2 (US$0.26) by today (27 June).
1 June 2011
The BRICM countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and Mexico) have long been regarded as sources of cheap quality fabrics and clothes. But as they grow wealthier they are increasingly being regarded as vital international export markets too.
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.
27 April 2011
Italian fashion house Prada Group has inked a deal to open retail stores for its Prada and Miu Miu brands across the Middle East.