Stories on fashion and luxury you won't read elsewhere

Menswear Series : 3- British menswear is on the mend

By Astrid Wendlandt
24/04/22
MENSWEAR SERIES-Episode 3: British menswear is on the mend
Gieves & Hawkes still faces an uncertain future. Nobody knows what will happen to the legendary tailor of No. 1 Savile Row, London’s 270-meter strip dedicated to bespoke suits and masculine elegance. Hopes are high that a buyer will come forward after its Chinese-owned parent Trinity collapsed into liquidation in January this year. Trinity is owned by the Shandong Ruyi Chinese textile group, which once aimed to build a rival group the size of LVMH. The collapse of Ruyi’s Trinity subsidiary took with it tailors Kent & Curwen and Cerruti. Shandong Ruyi, which also owns the French fashion group Sandro, Maje, Claudie Pierlot, (SMCP) defaulted on bond payments last year and was forced to liquidate assets. Over-expansion and a lack of shared vision between the Chinese shareholders and Gieves & Hawkes management contributed to the tailor’s troubles.

Miss Tweed's Boutique

Le Luxe à la conquête du monde

Comment l’industrie du luxe et de la mode, quasi-inexistante il y a quarante ans, est devenue une puissance mondiale ? Dans cette anthropologie du glamour, la journaliste Astrid Wendlandt épingle ses super-héros et analyse ses contradictions.

22 €

How Luxury Conquered the world

Author and journalist Astrid Wendlandt conducted a four-year investigation vinto the secretive world of fashion and luxury involving hundreds of interviews with top executives and designers.

25 €

A Year In the News 2020-2021

This book is a compilation of Miss Tweed’s stories during its first year. The digital revolution, the closely guarded secrets of LVMH, Richemont and Kering and the future of watchmaking are among the many topics Miss Tweed covered between the summer of 2020 and the summer of 2021.

25 €