Natalie Theodosi

Okapi's signature clutch bag

Handbags

South Africa Label Okapi Moves the Exotics Conversation Forward

Okapi, the accessories label founded by Hanneli Rupert, primarily works with ostrich skins and employs a new, sustainable farm-to-shop floor approach by producing locally, and only using byproducts of the food industry.

clock April 22, 2019Natalie Theodosi

Doina Ciobanu

Fashion Features

Influence Peddler: Doina Ciobanu on Keeping the Sustainability Conversation Real on Instagram

The London-based influencer is striking a balance between using her platform to promote fashion and sustainability issues — and cultivated an engaged, loyal audience along the way.

clock April 22, 2019Natalie Theodosi

Banu Bora Mumcu, Soraya Bakhtiar and Rezzan Benardete

Fashion Features

Istanbul-based In the Mood for Love Takes on London

The Turkish label, known for its sequined creations and contemporary price points, introduced itself to the London market with a trunk show and event hosted by Soraya Bakhtiar.

clock April 18, 2019Natalie Theodosi

Manolo Blahnik boutique Selfridges

Fashion Scoops

Manolo Blahnik Unveils Selfridges Boutique

The brand has been present in Selfridges since 2016 and is expanding its presence with a dedicated boutique in the store’s shoe galleries.

clock April 11, 2019Natalie Theodosi

Models on the catwalkTomo Koizumi show, Runway, Fall Winter 2019, New York Fashion Week, USA - 08 Feb 2019

Fashion Features

Net-a-porter Looks Beyond Megabrands for Fall

Direct-to-consumer labels, emerging designers and vacation capsules are becoming more prominent in the retailer’s buy.

clock April 11, 2019Natalie Theodosi

The new Harvey Nichols women’s floor in London.

Fashion Features

Harvey Nichols Banks on Beauty, the Contemporary World to Complete Transformation

The British retailer has been upping the ante on its beauty services and focusing on a wider range of contemporary, Instagram-friendly labels.

clock April 11, 2019Samantha Conti and Natalie Theodosi

Asos launched its German-language magazine in Berlin on Thursday.

Financial

Asos Profits Plunge 87 Percent

The drop in first-half profits was due to investments in logistics and technology and the retailer expects profitability to get back on track by the end of the year.

clock April 10, 2019Natalie Theodosi

Angel Chen RTW Fall 2019

Fashion Features

Browns Broadens Its Fashion Scope With Vintage, Couture — and High-Performance

The retailer is planning a Victor & Rolf couture trunk show, a pop-up spotlighting vintage, sustainable pieces and a new high-performance category.

clock April 9, 2019Natalie Theodosi

Debenhams store

Retail

Debenhams Files for Administration After Rejecting Mike Ashley’s Takeover Deal

Shareholders’ stakes have been wiped out and the company has suspended trading, but commercial operations are still running. 

clock April 9, 2019Natalie Theodosi and Fiona Ma

Nick Vinson's curation for Matchesfashion.com

Fashion Features

Matchesfashion.com’s Lifestyle Push

The retailer has debuted a collaboration with Cabana and is also planning to expand its homeware range with a broader ceramics offer, introduce more lifestyle content and dabble in art, too.

clock April 8, 2019Natalie Theodosi

Meghan Markle wedding dress royal wedding 2018.

Beauty Features

Net-a-porter Spotlights Facialists and Their Holistic Beauty Brands — Meghan Markle Is a Fan

The retailer brought together Sarah Chapman, Joanna Czech and makeup artist Daniel Martin to talk about holistic skin care and Meghan Markle’s wedding glow.

clock April 5, 2019Natalie Theodosi

Pat McGrath's 'The Mothership' launch party at Selfridges

Parties

Pat McGrath Paints Selfridges Gold 

McGrath gathered London’s creative set to celebrate the landing of her beauty destination, “The Mothership,” at Selfridges’ Corner Shop.  

clock April 5, 2019Fiona Ma and Natalie Theodosi

The Pretty Green store in Newcastle

Retail

JD Sports Buys Pretty Green Out of Administration

The company plans to shutter 11 stores and 33 concessions in House of Fraser, putting 97 jobs at risk.

clock April 5, 2019Natalie Theodosi

A visual from the Mercedes-Benz "How To" campaign

Fashion Scoops

A-Cold-Wall’s Samuel Ross Talks Self-Improvement

Ross is taking part in a wider initiative by Mercedes-Benz, dubbed “How To” and encouraging a group of young creatives to explore new skills.

clock April 3, 2019Natalie Theodosi

Diamond orchid earrings by Shaun Leane

Fashion Scoops

Jewelers’ Love of Flowers Inspires New Sotheby’s Selling Exhibition

The exhibition will take place in New York from May 3 to 24.

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