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Contents issue week 02-2016


ISSN 1994-2419


Issue Week 02-2016            

 Summary of news published since the issue of Week 52-2015

jpa4Sibil220THE IMPRESSIVE, under current conditions, progress reported in this week’s issue by lingerie concern Van de Velde provides further support for our often expressed opinion that the lingerie market is polarizing ever faster towards luxury labels at one extreme and low-cost private labels at the other. In addition to prestige and superb fabrics and trimmings, luxury labels provide outstanding styling and are backed by valuable sales and after sales service. Volume distributors’ private labels, for their part, feature very adequate fashion content, attractive fabrics and trimmings and levels of quality as well as fit that have much improved over the past decades. This makes more difficult the marketing of medium price brands but their efforts to maintain market share should spur consumption, which would benefit all players in the supply chain.


Jean-Pierre Adeline


BACKGROUND – developments to bear in mind

GERMANY: December 2015 clothing sales disappoint



SUPPLIERS – information from the upstream sector


INVISTA: effectiveness of Cooling fabric confirmed

SOLVAY: buyer sought for nylon business

MAGL. RIPA: synergy improves colour range

BILLON: highlights of 2017 range unveiled

MG CREATION: metallic highlights proposed

DESSEILLES: unjustified court order threatens survival


THE APPAREL SCENE – news of brands and labels

DELTA GALIL: to produce underwear for Columbia

AUBADE: new range features larger cup sizes

WOLFORD: current range highlights stretch lace

LUX INDUSTRIES: new production unit planned

UNDERCRACKERS: new sales prospects developed

VAN DE VELDE: 2015 brought further sales increase


DISTRIBUTION – evolution of chains and channels


HUNKEMOELLER: Indian expansion gets under way

CORTEFIEL: listing considered as alternative to sale

UNDIZ: online sale of surplus stock outsourced

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PEOPLE – corporate personalities



PETRA TASSADDIKARI: to head Hanro design team

STEVE ROWE: appointed CEO of Marks & Spencer


EXHIBITIONS – what to see and where to trade


MAREDIMODA: German edition again in Munich


FINISHING TOUCH – the smile for this week


COVER-UP: school tries to negate la différence



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