Vogue Business – Burberry cancels show as fashion reacts to Queen’s death
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-reigning monarch and a longtime supporter of British fashion, died on Thursday at 96, prompting an outpouring of industry tributes.
The British Fashion Council says London Fashion Week shows and presentations can continue unless they fall on the day of the Queen’s funeral, but one of its biggest names, Burberry, has already bowed out.
Its tie-up with reality TV show Love Island won plaudits for promoting resale to a wider audience, but Ebay UK has a long way to go in its sustainability journey. Bella Webb reports [Member-only].
A-Cold-Wall founder Samuel Ross is opening more stores in China as he looks towards international expansion [Member-only].
Tensions ran high at the Richemont annual general meeting, where shareholders rejected investor Bluebell’s proposals to overhaul the conglomerate’s board. Laure Guilbault was there.
Ganni’s latest next-gen materials experiment? A banana waste tracksuit.
New York-based designer Peter Do is launching menswear and genderless fashion. He tells Lucy Maguire how he is readying for growth [Member-only].
Fashion industry reacts to Queen Elizabeth II’s death at 96
BY VOGUE BUSINESS TEAM
Key takeaway: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-reigning monarch and a longtime supporter of British fashion, has died at home in Balmoral in Scotland.
LFW to go ahead but Burberry cancels show as ‘mark of respect’ for Queen
BY VOGUE BUSINESS TEAM
Key takeaway: The British Fashion Council has confirmed London Fashion Week will take place on 16-20 September, but Burberry is bowing out and brands have been advised to cancel any “non-essential” events.
Ebay UK boss: Sustainable responsibility goes beyond Love Island partnership
BY BELLA WEBB
Key takeaway: Ebay UK is riding the high of its Love Island sponsorship, but vice president Murray Lambell acknowledges that one-off moments need to be coupled with industry-wide collaboration and systems thinking for sustainable change. [Member-only].
Rising star Samuel Ross’s big plans for China
BY YILING PAN
Key takeaway: The British designer, and A-Cold-Wall founder, is investing further in building his business in the region after launching a storefront on JD.com as he looks towards international expansion [Member-only].
Ganni tests banana waste tracksuit in search for sustainable fabrics
BY RACHEL CERNANSKY
Key takeaway: With its Fabrics of the Future initiative, Danish brand Ganni is constantly experimenting with new fabrics with sustainable potential. Many will not succeed, but that’s part of the point, says co-founder Nicolaj Reffstrup.
How to build a brand the Peter Do way
BY LUCY MAGUIRE
Key takeaway: For Spring/Summer 2023, Peter Do is launching menswear and genderless fashion. In advance of his landmark show, the designer talks frankly about the challenges he’s faced. [Member-only].