Dutch lingerie chain Hunkemöller has been elected “Retail of the Year Europe 2017-2018”. Q&A, which also elects a “Retailer of the Year” in Belgium and the Netherlands, organized the election for the third time.
McKinsey wrote in its The State of Fashion 2018 study that the industry has survived the harshest, even though nothing will ever be as it used to be. Growth will come from southern and eastern regions; fast-fashion will become even faster and the large companies will become even larger.
Luciano Benetton, founder of the Italian fashion chain, will take back control at the age of 82. He wants to return his company to its former glory: “The decay is unbearable”, he announced in the La Repubblica paper.
Pop culture, fashion and luxury: they have gone hand in hand for ages, but their bond seems stronger than ever now. Why is Delvaux selling Game of Thrones handbags and how is Kim Kardashian helping the worldwide demand for luxury brands?
Eurazeo, which owns fashion brands like Desigual and Moncler, appointed a new CEO. Starting 19 March 2018, Virginie Morgon will succeed Patrick Sayer. She has been part of the company’s board for ten years.
Danish fashion brand Samsøe & Samsøe will open its first Belgian store in Antwerp in February 2018. Customers will be able to buy clothing, shoes and accessories, which were previously only available online and in Dutch boutiques.
Suitsupply has plans to update and expand its online and offline store network, both locally and abroad. The men’s fashion chain attracted 300 million euro from NPM Capital and four major banks to achieve that.
The Antwerp Six is not the end: Belgium still has an internationally famed fashion reputation. Not only Antwerp is known, Brussels is also building a good reputation, something the government loves to back.