Escada

Escada Resort 2021

Financial

Escada Files for Insolvency in Germany Amid Financial Stress

The fashion company cited the “economic plague” caused by the coronavirus, but operational woes are said to far predate the pandemic.

clock September 2, 2020Kali Hays

Escada Resort 2021

Fashion Show Reviews

Escada Resort 2021

Designer Emma Cook’s vision of the Escada woman is sexy and cool, empowered yet relaxed.

clock June 23, 2020Andrew Shang

Escada store Paris

Financial

Escada Seen Struggling Under New Owner

The waning luxury brand is facing permanent store closures, loss of key executives and is pulling out of the traditional fashion timeline.

clock June 12, 2020Kali Hays

Irene Neuwirth, Peter Pilotto and Christopher de VosIntimate dinner following the Capitol & Irene Neuwirth Brentwood store opening, Los Angeles, USA - 25 Apr 2019

Business Features

Peter Pilotto to Suspend Label, Assess Options for Business

Designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos were noticeably absent from the fall 2020 runways in London and Milan.

clock February 27, 2020Samantha Conti

Escada RTW Fall 2020

Fashion Show Reviews

Escada RTW Fall 2020

Emma Cook’s first collection focused on elevating Escada’s house codes of tailoring, evening and shearling.

clock February 3, 2020Andrew Shang

Rita Ora

Business Features

Mittal Family Confirms Sale of Escada to Private Equity Firm Regent

The Mittal family has owned Escada since 2009, with Megha Mittal serving as chairman.

clock October 31, 2019Samantha Conti

Rita Ora at the ESCADA x RITA ORA capsule launch event during Paris Fashion Week.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Escada Owner Said in Advanced Talks to Sell Brand

Megha Mittal, the daughter-in-law of Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, won a bidding war to take over the German fashion house in 2009.

clock October 30, 2019Samantha Conti and Joelle Diderich

Rita Ora at the ESCADA x RITA ORA capsule launch event during Paris Fashion Week.

People

Rita Ora Talks Red and Reading at Escada Capsule Launch

The singer has designed a collection of all-red looks launching Oct. 1.

clock September 30, 2019Alex Wynne

Lucian Laviscount, Rita Ora and Vas J MorganEscada dinner celebrating the launch of the new Heart Bag by Rita Ora, New York, USA - 27 Mar 2019

Parties

Rita Ora Brings to Life a Childhood Dream With New Escada Collaboration

To celebrate the new purse she codesigned with the brand, Ora threw a dinner party for her friends Winnie Harlow, Duckie Thot and more.

clock March 28, 2019Maxine Wally

Escada RTW Fall 2019

Fashion Show Reviews

Escada RTW Fall 2019

Niall Sloan channeled the message that women should not be confined by stereotypes of beauty.

clock February 28, 2019Alex Wynne

BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 15: A general view at the Group Presentation during 'Der Berliner Salon' Autumn/Winter 2019 at St. Elisabethkirche and Villa Elisabeth on January 15, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Der Berliner Salon)

Fashion Features

Germany’s Fashion Industry at Crossroads

Berlin Fashion Week was a testament to the German fashion industry’s search for direction.

clock January 19, 2019Quynh Tran

Rita Ora Escada spring 2019 campaign

Fashion Scoops

Rita Ora Is Escada’s New Brand Ambassador 

The singer has also customized Escada’s new ‘Heart’ bag.

clock January 14, 2019Fiona Ma

Escada RTW Spring 2019

Fashion Show Reviews

Escada RTW Spring 2019

Niall Sloan channeled the brand’s amusing beginning and archives into a collection underscored by ease.

clock September 9, 2018Andrew Shang

Retail

WWD Retail 20/20 London: The New Store Experience

Brand leaders gathered at London’s Wellcome Collection on June 27 to talk shop floors, customer seduction and the importance of savvy sales staff.

clock July 11, 2018Samantha Conti

Escada RTW Fall 2018

Fashion Scoops

Escada Preps for First New York Fashion Week Show, Amid Brand Revamp

The show will highlight the new direction the brand has taken under designer Niall Sloan and ceo Iris Epple-Righi.

clock July 10, 2018Natalie Theodosi

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clock September 18, 2020Adriana Lee

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