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 May issue kicks off with an update on the future of DB Apparel’s UK distribution centre, which is under threat of closure. In a surprising twist, the First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has vowed to help the 86 staff in line for redundancy at the centre. She explains how government agencies are doing “everything they can” to support the employees.
We also here from Hasina Raonimahary, the founder of Mora Mora swimwear, who shares her excitement about launching her Madagascar-inspired brand in the UK.
The latest issue also features our regular Big Debate feature, with industry experts discussing how important ecommerce is to lingerie retailers. This month, we hear from Pistol Panties, F&F, Mish and Simone Pérèle.
Over the page, British design icons Dame Zandra Rhodes and Celia Birtwell sit in the interview hot seat to discuss their collaboration with hosiery brand Jonathan Aston. They explain their inspirations behind their new collections, launched to mark Jonathan Aston’s 50th anniversary, and talk about what it was like to work together for the first time.
Bra fitting is also a focus this month, with editor Sarah Blackman sharing the knowledge she gained from Panache’s Learn to Fit School hosted in Sheffield at the brand’s headquarters. Look no further for tips on fitting room etiquette and cross grading.
This edition’s exclusive interview is with Elise Recour, the new general manager of Gossard and Berlei. In her first chat with the media since taking on the role, she tells Lingerie Insight how she hopes to build on the brands’ successes in the UK and broaden their customer reach in international markets.
The May issue also features a special report on independent retailers in the north of England. Lingerie Insight went on the road with AWG Brands to hear individual stories from shop owners in three counties. Here, they share their unique business tales.
In this month’s products and trends section, we pick out essential underwear for men from brands such as Drake & Hutch, Levi’s and Puma.
Nightwear is also a hot topic, with designers discussing current and future trends in the sector in an industry debate. We also list must-stock nightwear and loungewear garments, from chemises and robes to kimonos and sleep shirts.
To read the May issue of Lingerie Insight, click here.