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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...

Product mix shifts hurt China's US exports

Last month David Birnbaum argued that China's economic system lies at the heart of its changing share of the US garment import market. Here...


just-style.com | 16 Feb 2011

Efforts by the global garment export industry to achieve greater efficiency and higher productivity have limited designers to the lowest level of design, workers to producing the simplest garments, and even customers must make do with what they are given. But it doesn't have to be like this, says David Birnbaum, with new technologies providing a platform were talented designers can show their wares directly to the consumer.


just-style.com | 6 Jan 2011

2010 had but one country winner: China. With its share of the US market surging towards 40%, and FOB prices beginning to rise, David Birnbaum asks why, and how, the country continues to maintain its dominance. The answer, it seems, is that everyone else competes to make the easy stuff, leaving China to mop up the profits elsewhere.


Joe Ayling | 6 Oct 2010

US swimwear firm Warnaco Group's decision to snap up a number of Calvin Klein retail operations in Italy should come as no surprise given the company's global strategy of late.


just-style.com | 22 Sep 2010

Fashion retail giant Inditex today (22 September) posted a 68% hike in first-half net profit, buoyed by international expansion. But as its flagship Zara brand becomes an increasingly global phenomenon, David Birnbaum wonders whether its business model is now due an overhaul in line with its overseas growth.

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Michelle Russell | 23 Mar 2016

Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani has become the latest brand to commit to going 100% fur-free across all of its labels. 


Katie Smith | 15 Dec 2014

German fashion brand Escada has appointed Glenn McMahon as its new chief executive officer.


Katie Smith | 3 Oct 2014

French luxury goods company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has tapped former Giorgio Armani executive Caroline Brown as CEO of Donna Karan International.


Michelle Russell | 18 Sep 2014

Following the launch of an online campaign aimed at raising awareness of animal cruelty in Spain's fur industry, a number of fashion brands have moved to defend their position.


Katie Smith | 23 Jul 2014

Nicole Farhi's creative director, Joanna Sykes, is leaving the upmarket fashion brand after less than two years in the role.


Katie Smith | 19 Mar 2014

Iconix Brand Group has unveiled a series of changes to its management team, including the appointment of Jeff Lupinacci as its new CFO, replacing Warren Clamen.


Leonie Barrie | 2 Jul 2013

Turkish denim specialist Calik Denim has unveiled its new "super-stretch" fabric line at a launch event attended by executives from Bershka, Mavi, Lee Cooper, Diesel, Giorgio Armani and Zara.


Katie Smith | 25 Jun 2013

New Zealand-based outdoor apparel company Icebreaker has appointed Cathy Quain as its first global vice president of retail.


Katie Smith | 27 Feb 2013

Upscale footwear, handbags and accessories retailer Coach Inc has added two executives to its creative team to help it develop into a global lifestyle brand.


Katie Smith | 5 Feb 2013

US apparel and footwear business The Jones Group has appointed former Coach executive Joseph Stafiniak to the newly-created position of senior vice president of merchandising for its Nine West brand.


Katie Smith | 27 Sep 2012

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.


Katie Smith | 20 Jul 2012

British fashion and lifestyle brand Nicole Farhi has named former Aquascutum design director Joanna Sykes as its creative director.


Leonie Barrie | 14 Oct 2011

Victoria's Secret Direct, the internet and catalogue division of lingerie retailer Victoria's Secret, has tapped the former CEO of Giorgio Armani Corp as its new chief executive officer.


Leonie Barrie | 15 Sep 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.


Leonie Barrie | 15 Sep 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.


Leonie Barrie | 14 Sep 2011

Luxury brand and retailer Ralph Lauren Corporation has named John Hooks, the former deputy chairman of Giorgio Armani, as its new group president in Europe.


Leonie Barrie | 14 Sep 2011

Luxury brand and retailer Ralph Lauren Corporation has named John Hooks, the former deputy chairman of Giorgio Armani, as its new group president in Europe.


Katie Smith | 2 Aug 2011

Counterfeit clothing from Turkey, worth an estimated £750,000, has been seized by the UK Border Agency at Stansted Airport.


Katie Smith | 2 Aug 2011

US retail giant Sears Holdings has named former Liz Claiborne executive Edgar Huber as chief executive officer and president of its Lands' End lifestyle brand.


just-style.com | 20 Jul 2011

Fashion designer Giorgio Armani is to kit out athletes in the Italian Olympic team with a range of sporting and formal wear, it was revealed today (20 July).


Leonie Barrie | 5 May 2011

Specialty retailer Gap Inc has parted ways with its design chief Patrick Robinson as it tries to dig its business out of a long-time rut of falling sales and clothes that continue to miss the mark.


just-style.com | 14 Mar 2011

US apparel retailer Chico's has named Celia Rao Visconti as senior vice president of marketing for Chico's, a division of Chico's FAS, effective today (14 March).


just-style.com | 30 Nov 2010

Luxury retailer Barneys New York has appointed Daniella Vitale as its new chief merchant and executive vice president, responsible for all women’s and Barneys.com operations.


just-style.com | 27 Oct 2010

Two new chief merchandising officers have joined apparel and footwear company Jones Group in positions designed to drive growth of the Anne Klein and Rachel Roy brands.

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