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 March issue kicks off with the news that Victoria’s Secret CEO Sharen Jester Turney will retire from her role after 10 years.
Following the departure of Garry Hogarth from Agent Provocateur last month, Turney is the next prominent lingerie exec to step down.
Other top stories include the launch of Wacoal Europe’s new concept in sculpting underwear. Reshape has been designed to celebrate and showcase all of Wacoal’s shapewear collections under one umbrella.
We also take an in depth look at how retailers could stand to gain from the UK’s smartphone addiction.
In the interview hot seat this month is Naturana UK sales and marketing director Tom Kavanagh, who explains how he’s helped breathe life into the heritage lingerie brand over the last three years, after it was struggling to reach its full potential.
Across our expert opinion pages, out legal columnist Tim O’Callaghan discusses statutory compliance issues in the lingerie industry and Helen Masters, owner of Pudding Retail Lingerie Consultancy, explains how bricks and mortar stores can attract more customers, double their sales and make a tidy profit.
Over the page, we chat to Eberjey co-founder Ali Mejia. In a rare interview, she reflects on 20 years in the nightwear business and explains how the brand plans to celebrate this milestone.
Our hot topic this month is fuller bust lingerie. In a special feature, leading brands from Panache to PrimaDonna explain what retailers can expect from manufacturers in terms of style this season, to ensure they offer larger cup consumers ample choice.
We also pick out must-have fuller-bust bras for AW16, from fun and colourful styles to sexy boudoir pieces.
To complete our fuller bust special report, we sit down with Bravissimo product director Laura Martino to talk about the challenges of stocking larger-cup lingerie brands and the potential for growth in the market.
Also in this issue, we present key nightwear trends for AW16 and the collections you should be stocking next season.
Finally, we whittle down the top ten new British brands making waves in the lingerie market, from Violet & Wren to E.L.F Zhou.
To read Lingerie Insight’s March issue, click here.