German fashion house Hugo Boss followed luxury peers LVMH and Burberry with a jump in sales and profits for the start of 2011 as Asian demand for European luxury labels continues unabated. Luxottica also posted strong profits on Thursday. Hugo Boss forecast 2011 sales up at least 12 percent...

When Francesco Mugnaini, a 31 year old designer who had previously been working in the busy city of Milan, met Sebastian Runde, a 41 year old Scottish farmer running an organic farm in Umbria, Italy, they merged their different backgrounds and experiences to come up with a rather unusual...

55 billion, exceeding Nike's projection for high-single-digit growth. Investors were racing to snap up shares, which rose 7.2% to $87.50 in midday trading. But we think they can run higher still. Meanwhile, German sportswear firms Adidas and Puma shined above other retailers as investors pile...

Like Louise Vuitton and Prada, luxury fashion house Hermès loves a bit of art association. At the company's concept store in Brussels, Hermès has an art piece on display by French artist Lionel Estève. 'There are no Circles' takes up a square space in the Hermès store featuring a dynamic...

Just sports charity isn't enough for the designer, Armani also supports clean water projects in Ghana, and on March 1st he'll give the official kickoff for Acqua For Life. With this initiative, he aims to get 40 million litre of clean water for children in Ghana through projects organised...

IN Sweden, second quarter results from fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) were a mixed canvas. Group sales, including value added tax (VAT), and increased by 12% year-on-year in local currencies, with like-for-like sales up 2%. Sales excluding VAT grew to SKr.27,632m from SKr.27,033m in...

The Italian fashion house Prada is due to price its IPO on Friday and make its trading debut on June 24. However, recent IPOs have struggled. Samsonite's fall comes even thought it priced its flotation at the lower end of a proposed range. Earlier this month Australian mining company...

Quoting Daily Mail, rumors spread around the market that US rival Abercrombie & Fitch is preparing a bid for SuperGroup, which owns fashion chain Superdry, and rose 21p to 839.73p on Thursday. Far away to the East, in Hong Kong Samsonite shares have tumbled on their debut at the Hong Hong...

"Merging magazine reading and shopping creates the ultimate playground for fashion lovers — an entirely shopable magazine," said Claudia Plant, Net-a-Porter's editorial director, who left Tatler ten years ago, becoming one of the first members of Natalie Massenet's team, pioneering this new...

Therefore, Gymboree, J Crew Group, and Timberland fall under the first category, whereas Sketchers, Crocs and Wolverine World Wide are too focused on footwear as to be considered together with other broader fashion and apparel companies. Last to abandon the FashionUnited Top100 Index will be...

 

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