Mango fast fashion gets faster; digital is key

Spanish fashion giant Mango had big news Thursday announcing its move from a fast fashion business model to an even faster fashion one and an increased focus on the digital channel. The company said today that it’s going to offer new product every two weeks as part of a business transformation that it’s calling a “major…

Pre-fall 16 influencer: Red Valentino

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli continue to make Red Valentino as big an influencer as its (more expensive) mainline elder sister Valentino. Let’s hope they don’t get any ideas about label-merging, something many other  brands are doing at the moment.

Comp Shop: Metalllic pleated skirt

The metallic pleated skirt is a perfect example of slow-burn item trends meeting faster-moving colour/material trends head-on as retailers and brands add newness without scaring the customer off with anything too radical. The pleated skirt is a keeper – popular for a while, it’s also set to be a biggie for SS16 (that Gucci leather…