• British Fashion Council announces talent support initiatives

    19 days ago - By Fashion United

    British Fashion Council, Facebook
    The British Fashion Council has unveiled its annual talent support and impact program. The foundation revealed it raised 2.4 million dollars for its charity and will support 34 designers and a number of students through mentoring and financial support grants.
    BFC paused this initiative last year to focus on raising money for its Covid fund. This year, London Fashion Week's main partner, Clearpay has underwritten funding gaps in the scheme.
    One of the initiatives is Newgen, which is the most established designer development scheme globally. Recipients are...
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  • John Lewis appoints three senior hires amid digital-first revamp

    19 days ago - By Fashion United

    Image: John Lewis John Lewis has appointed three new senior hires as it pushes forward with its five-year digital-first strategy announced last year amid the pandemic.
    Steve Masterton has been named the new director of online trade, Stephen
    Spencer as director of Store of the Future, and Rosie Hanley as head of brand and marketing.
    These newest hires come after the British retail announced a drastic digital-first transformation strategy last year, with an aim to become a 60-70 percent online retailer by 2025.
    The three new hires
    In his role as director of online trade, which begins this...
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  • German e-tailer About You plans IPO on Frankfurt Stock Exchange

    19 days ago - By Fashion United

    Image: About You x Jujuu
    German fashion e-tailer About You has announced plans to float on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the second quarter of the year.
    The company, which is owned by Otto Group, aims to raise 600 million euros with the IPO, which it will use to scale the company's offering internationally, accelerate the expansion of its software-as-a-service , and strengthen its tech infrastructure and distribution centres.
    The Hamburg-based company, which currently operates in 23 markets, reported net sales of 1.17 billion euros in its 2020/21 financial year, representing year-on-year...
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  • The Digital Fashion Group announces Parsons certificate for online ‘Digital Fashion 101'

    19 days ago - By Fashion United

    In partnership with The New School's N Ventures, The Digital Fashion Group is proud to announce the Parsons ‘Digital Fashion 101' certificate program. The Digital Fashion 101 Program focuses on demystifying the digital transformation of the fashion industry, addressing topics such as 3D design, virtual prototyping, on-demand manufacturing, AI-driven trend research, and digital marketing. This program is particularly suitable for fashion designers and industry professionals seeking to upgrade their knowledge on the transformation taking place in the fashion industry.
    "Our education is...
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