The latest edition of Lingerie Insight is available to read online page-by-page, packed with the latest business news, designer interviews and trends features.
The June edition kicks off with the news that Triumph has invested heavily in its sports segment, TriaAction, as demand for activewear soars.
Responding to the growing popularity of athleisure – the trend of wearing gym clothes as everyday attire – the brand will spotlight sports bras in its AW16 and SS17 campaigns.
The news came from an interview with Triumph International product manger Monica Harrington as part of a wider debate on what the growing popularity of sportswear means for the lingerie and swimwear market.
This feature, which can be found on page 22, also includes interviews with leading experts from with Melissa Odabash, Freya Active, Panache Sport, MinkPink, Under the Same Sun, Falke, Zoggs and Figleaves.
They discuss the origins of athleisure and how they have reacted to this trend.
Also in this issue, Lingerie Insight speaks exclusively to Ultimo managing director Petra Drali about her first 12 months in the role.
She explains how she has helped grow the brand’s wholesale and retail arms by conducting in-depth consumer research.
Taking the spotlight in our ‘Store Envy’ section this month is independent lingerie label Ayten Gasson.
The British lingerie and nightwear brand has launched its first boutique in Brighton. We guide you through the store’s main features, including its made-to-measure service.
Later in the issue, we break down a new report by the World Retail Congress, which reveals the DNA of retail CEOs in the UK, including their gender, background, skill sets and personality traits.
The survey, conducted on 100 of the most senior global executives in the sector, found that current CEOs are no longer fit for purpose.
Over the page, five lingerie retailers based in London explain what it’s like to run a boutique in the big smoke and how they’ve seen the capital’s high streets change over the years.
Also in this issue, we provide a taste of the stunning designs that will appear at De Montfort University’s Contour Fashion show this month.
Lingerie Insight’s Sarah Clarke was part of an industry panel that selected the most innovative, on-trend and creative collections to be presented on the runway in London.
To read Lingerie Insight’s June issue, click here.