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- Many fashion labels in fashion hubs like Italy, are holding emergency talks with the government and are appealing to support their industry or at least lessen the effects of their financial slow down.



- In 2009 many fashion houses did not show their collections for fall in the season as the shows will cost them thousands of dollars with no guarantees of returns. Global Recession Impacts on Fashion Industry: Strategies for Survival. The whole world is facing global recession.

Global Recession Impacts on Fashion Industry: Strategies for Survival

The economy is slowing, the business environment is unpredictable and the consumers are getting increasingly diverse, informed, technologically strong and demanding. The global meltdown has, in no way, spared the fashion industry. This industry, along with other textile products industry, is also feeling the pinch of financial adversity. The Fashion Industry The fashion industry can be termed as complicated with no standard for defining fashion companies.

Impacts of Recession on Global Fashion Industry The trends all over the world is that of rising unemployment, credit squeeze and plummeting home budgets. Many big names in the fashion industry are facing financial problems, many of whom have even declared their negative condition. Consumer spending has got lower resulting in pressure on retailers' margins. How Premium Fashion Brands Are Maximizing Their Social Media ROI. Social media and digital technology have forever changed the retail industry. In 2011, brands and retailers have reached a tipping point, digital innovations have decentralized commerce, and real-time consumer demand for designer merchandise has forever changed retail production cycles. Many fashion brands, mocked for their inability to move with the web because of a fear of accessibility, are no longer fighting the flow.

Through their embrace of social media and social commerce, fashion brands are now innovating and profiting from their online marketing strategies. Luxury and premium brands are starting to lead the way for all retailers looking to connect with their customers and build online revenue channels. Fashion Brands and Social Commerce Online shopping is becoming a socially connected event.

UK retail sales volumes dip in June - BBC News. UK retail sales volumes fell unexpectedly by 0.2% in June, after consumers bought fewer household goods, and less food and petrol.

UK retail sales volumes dip in June - BBC News

The figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) also showed the annual rate of sales growth slowed to 4.0% last month from 4.7% in May. That was the slowest annual growth rate since September 2014, and was below analysts' forecasts. However, the ONS said the annual growth rate was still "strong". Sales volumes in the April-to-June quarter were up 0.7% from the previous quarter. The value of online sales in June increased by 1.4% compared with May and accounted for 12.4% of all retail sales. Howard Archer, chief UK and European economist for IHS Global Insight, said June's sales data was "a little disappointing" but added that the figures were "not a body blow to improved second quarter growth hopes". Many analysts have been expecting retail sales to do well, with recent statistics showing wage increases are picking up while inflation remains near zero.

London Fashion Week 2015: From catwalk to High Street. 24 February 2015Last updated at 19:03 ET By Harriet Hall BBC News Inside London Fashion Week Twice a year, London's grand neoclassical Somerset House, welcomes a tumult of fashion designers and their models dressed in their finest gladrags.

London Fashion Week 2015: From catwalk to High Street

The courtyard becomes the centre of London Fashion Week - a far cry from the building's sober past as home to the Inland Revenue. This year sees the event's 61st year, during which more than 250 designers will showcase their collections for autumn and winter to a global audience. For those outside the fashion industry, it can be difficult to appreciate why this week is so important.

Indeed, watching the crowds teetering on vertiginous heels, heads topped with designer sunglasses, arms toting handbags and hands clutching smartphones, it is easy to understand why. Yet while it may look like a big party to outsiders, the week is a crucial one for the industry. Some catwalk fashions may seem outlandish or frivolous.... Trickle-down trends “Start Quote. Women's Clothing Industry Market Research & Statistics.

Global Women’s Clothing Industry The global women’s clothing industry is expected to exceed $621 billion in 2014, marking a 12% increase in five years, reports MarketLine.

Women's Clothing Industry Market Research & Statistics

Clothing retailers account for the largest share of the market at almost 65% in terms of value. The EU represents more than 35% of the global market, which encompasses formalwear, essentials, active wear, outerwear and casual wear. Major drivers of the world womenswear market include fashion, with shoppers eager to keep up with the latest trends, consumer confidence and rising income levels. Compared with the lows of the economic recession, employment rates and per capital disposable income levels are rising, which leads to greater consumer confidence, allowing consumers to part with their cash more easily. As consumers made less purchases during the economic recession, retailers currently find themselves with a product surplus.

Regional Markets Key Market Segments Market Outlook Leading Industry Associations More » Reduced discounting dampens high street fashion trade.