Burberry Opens Café
Burberry has opened a café in its flagship on London’s Regent Street. The café is called Thomas’s and is named after the brand’s founder, Thomas Burberry. Christopher Bailey, chief creative and CEO of Burberry, said the brand “wanted to create a space where our customers can spend time relaxing and enjoying the world of Burberry in a more social environment.” Its all-day menu features local ingredients like oysters, lobsters and salmon. The Regent Street store also has a new gifting area stocked with home and travel accessories, stationery, games and leather goods.
House of Holland Debuts Men’s Line
This weekend, designer Henry Holland launched his debut men’s collection with a presentation in London. Called Season 001, the line will be available at Selfridges, Galeries Lafayette and Opening Ceremony and features simple, athletic-inspired pieces. Holland showed his sense of humor with color blocked leather bomber jackets and soccer shirts with cheeky slogans. Photographer Martin Parr shot the line’s campaign in Holland’s hometown.
It’s no secret that Prada isn’t ‘as cool’ as it used to be, and now a new report shows the fashion house is indeed experiencing slower growth and a drop in profits. Unfortunately, industry insiders predict tough times in the future for the brand. Prada was hurt by its Asia-Pacific region performance and saw a 44.2 percent drop in net profit on a 6.5 percent rise in revenues in the first quarter. Industry experts are also warning luxury brands to brace themselves for years of slower growth.
– Claire Mykrantz
Image: WWD via BurberrySee the Top Ten Summer 2016 Trends for Women Over 40
Tags: Burberry, Burberry Cafe, Christopher Bailey, Claire Mykrantz, Fashion Headlines, fashion news, Galeries Lafayette, Henry Holland, House of Holland, Martin Parr, Opening Ceremony, Prada, Prada Loss Profits, Prada Slow Growth, Prada's Slowdown, Season 001, Selfridges, Thomas Burberry, Thomas's Cafe