Blog: Moss mania
Leonie Barrie | 1 May 2007
New York magazine described Kate Moss’s collection for Topshop as “bland,” while The New York Post scathingly called her designs “Duplikate” in reference to the fact that she’s simply tweaked some of her favourite fashions instead of designing them from scratch. But that hasn’t put off the legions of women who took to the shops today – and the retailer’s website too – to grab a slice of the action.
Brisk sales have been reported at Topshop’s 225 branches, but the retailer managed to avoid the chaos that descended on Primark when so many people turned up for the opening of its new flagship store that the doors collapsed and a security guard was injured. Shoppers have only been allowed to buy a total of five garments each to stop them putting items on eBay – it hasn’t – there are restrictions on the number of garments allowed in changing rooms, and colour-coded wristbands have helped segregate the crowds into specific time slots.
But unlike the scrums that accompanied the launch of collections by Stella Mc Cartney and Victor and Rolf at H&M, the Kate Moss Topshop Collection isn’t a limited edition line, and large volumes were ordered in advance. Does this mean the furore will die down once shoppers realise their purchases aren’t about to disappear from the shelves, at least not in the first few days? I’m sure Topshop boss Philip Green hopes not, since he’s signed the supermodel to work on further collections which will be rolled out in the not too distant future.
If you want to see what all the fuss is about, click here:
Fresh from their disappointment at seeing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal abandoned last month with an executive order by President Donald Trump, the US apparel and footwear sector...
With the ultimate aim of ensuring all the cotton in its products is sourced sustainably, value clothing retailer Primark is adamant that having a business model focused on offering the lowest prices o...
Last week we marked the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States by taking a closer look at what's at stake for the textile and apparel trade – especially his promises t...
Continuing our look at what lies ahead for the apparel industry and its supply chain in 2017, the panel of industry experts consulted by just-style last week tackled likely shifts in the sourcing land...
- Hard hit Turkish industry is not knocked out
- "Power of the many" drives change at Otto Group
- China leads US apparel sources with falling prices
- Vietnam grows share of US apparel imports in 2016
- US apparel sector braces for potential cost hikes
- US Q4 in brief – Foot Locker, Nordstrom, Carter's
- Bangladesh crackdown has cost garment sector $100m
- Inditex and H&M boycott Dhaka Apparel Summit
- Macy's will "do the right thing", says Lundgren
- JC Penney to close 140 stores amid lower sales
- When Things Go Wrong - A Practical Guide to Managing Common Problems in Apparel Sourcing
- Outdoor performance apparel 2016: A broader perspective
- Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, December 2016
- Southeast Asia strategic sourcing review – a focus on Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar
- Global market review of lingerie – forecasts to 2022