Couture SS16: Versace says sex sells

You’ve got to hand it to Versace. The fashion house has had its ups and downs but it’s back on a roll doing… well, what it’s always done really. Versace knows that sex sells and that’s what it gives it well-heeled clients, specially when it comes to its haute couture Atelier Versace offer.

Pre-fall 16 trend: It’s all pants!

Sometimes, the season and the pre-season just don’t give us much direction about where particular items are going. And usually, those core pieces – all those little tops, smart or casual pants, career wear skirts et al – that are crying out for change are the pieces most likely to see little of it. But on…

UK footfall down again but which destinations rose?

If you thought I was done with all those Christmas shopping reports, think again. My readers don’t escape that easily. The reason? The latest report from Springboard about shopper footfall during December. You see it’s not only sales that count – actual shopping trips are key to the health of the retail sector and give…

Tamara Mellon wins court case, set for brand relaunch

Do you think of Marie Antoinette when you hear Tamara Mellon’s name? No? Well, a trio of multimillionaires who’ve failed in their court bid to block her plans to restructure her company and bring it out of bankruptcy protection obviously do. “I’m not Marie Antoinette,” she said after winning the US court case and getting…