H&M’s Conscious Foundation has been at the forefront of the sustainability movement in fashion, and once again, has announced a ground-breaking collaboration for change. On November 6, the announced that the their H&M Conscious Foundation would join forces with another Swedish brand, Kinnevik and their Reach for Change program, towards supporting social entrepreneurs to imporve […]
Retail Round-Up: Uniqlo, Fast Retailing Reports Fiscal 2013; Nike Projects $10B in Apparel, Pushes Ecommerce and China Markets
Fast-fashion giant Uniqlo based in Japan has released their latest financials. The brand which is catching on quickly across youth culture markets in the United States (see also our Fall Youth Culture Study 2013), has also just released their puffy jacket campaign that showcases how these cushy, soft winter outerwear can fit into the size […]
Abercrombie Hires Goldman Sachs, Hoping to Keep Relational Investors at Bay—What This Means for Popular Teen Retailer
Whenever we hear that a teen retailer has hired Goldman Sachs Group it usually means there’s big news (or trouble) brewing at the brand. As we reported last month, the popular retail chain has been hit hard recently by off-trend fashion choices especially the heavy emphasis on colorful prep styles, and a variety of other […]
How H&M’s Kiss For a Cause for Fashion Against AIDS at Coachella Symbolized an Excellent Brand X Non-Profit Collaboration and Awareness Campaign
Coachella Music and Arts Festival is known for its low-key sponsorship. Festival-goers barely know any are even there, which is how the festival promoters want it to be. The ones that do get the coveted sponsorship deal must come up with creative ways of integration. H&M, and their Kiss for a Cause campaign, was one […]
H&M’s Design Awards Selects Stine Riis Winner—Look at Upcoming Collection for the Fast-fashion Retailer
On the day that David Beckham’s briefs collection debuts in London’s flagship H&M and just a week after financial reports of H&M’s 15.3% drop in profits in Q4, H&M announced their winner in their new H&M Design Awards 2012 as Stine Riis, a 28-year-old grad student from London College of fashion. Like H&M’s ongoing designer […]
H&M Drops 15.3% in Profits Despite Versace Collab Hype; Next-up Marni and Challenges with Sourcing Indicating Trends in Fashion
Fast-fashion retailer H&M is a brand to watch for changing tides of fashion and retail for many reasons when it comes to youth culture. First, when they hit hard times, as they have reported in the Q4 finances with a 15.3% drop in profits despite a much-hyped collab with Versace, it means the fashion industry […]
H&M Now Ranked First in Usage of Organic Cotton as Fashion Brands Go Green
This fast-fashion giant has not only changed in the way business is done in fashion retail by offering trendy pieces at a faster rate, but also outshines in sustainability goals.
Global Fans Madly In Love with H&M Hearts Lanvin Masstige Collection
Fast-fashion retailer H&M rides yet another successful masstige collab, and the marketing build-up from viral videos to haute runway show to online auction for charity raised the bar for fashion collection launches.