The new owner of Belstaff has been named Britain’s richest man in the latest Sunday Times Rich List. Self-made businessman Jim Ratcliffe is chairman/CEO of chemicals company Ineos, which acquired Belstaff last autumn.
The fashion house, piloted by Goga Ashkenazi, is turning environmental via a collaboration with the English visual artist Marc Quinn. The result is 'Sustainable Surf', a collection created from sustainable materials.
Department store chain House of Fraser’s new majority owner has a major challenge ahead as it battles to bring the retailer back to health with Thursday seeing HoF posting a shock almost-£44 million loss for 2017.
Luxury handbag designer Sophie Hulme is to open her first permanent standalone boutique this spring, taking a space on Chiltern Street, while menswear brand Dashing Tweeds will open on nearby Dorset Street.