Gap is going online-only in the UK and Republic of Ireland with news on Wednesday that it’s closing all 81 of its stores in the British Isles, rather than just the 19 that had already been announced for closure in July.
The men’s collections for next summer presented in London, Milan and Paris blended streetwear and couture in a new mix, laid-back yet sophisticated, for an easy-going, highly wearable fashion to be enjoyed outdoors.
OTB Group’s Brave Kid operation is on an expansion drive and has added the MM6 Maison Margiela brand to its licensed portfolio. It will be the first move into kidswear for the Margiela label that’s owned by OTB.
High-end lingerie label Honey Birdette is to join Playboy owner’s PLBY Group portfolio with a purchase price of $333m. PLBY has big plans to expand the label and also has the deep pockets to make its ambitions a reality.
There is a great debate in fashion. Will women want elegance and sophistication when the pandemic eventually ends or will their biggest needs just be ease and comfort? Ian Griffiths of Max Mara, believes in the former.
Italian brands Missoni and Palm Angels, both particularly active in recent months, have fused together their styles to create a collection of 150 pieces for both men and women which will launch on June 30.