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Superdry names former Nike exec as creative director
Fashion brand Superdry has named former Nike executive, Phil Dickinson, as its new creative director. In a statement, Superdry said that Dickinson, who joins the retailer today, January 22, will be in charge of product design and “driving the wider creative direction of the brand”. The industry veteran, has "deep experience of brand, product,...
Jan 22, 2019
Nike unveils next-generation self-lacing basketball shoes
In the 1980s, the "Back to the Future" film franchise suggested we would all eventually wear self-lacing sneakers. Then a few years ago, Nike made the movie magic a reality, introducing its first shoe to the public with so-called "power lacing." And on Tuesday, the global sportswear giant took it a step farther -- now your shoes will...
Jan 16, 2019
European Commission investigates Nike’s tax status in the Netherlands
The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into Nike’s tax arrangements in the Netherlands, looking to examine whether the country’s tax administration body, Belastingdienst, has given the sportswear giant an unfair advantage over its competitors. Between 2006 and 2015, Dutch authorities issued five tax rulings, two of which...
Jan 11, 2019
European Commission fines Guess almost 40 million euros in new crusade against online distribution restrictions
Brussels - On 17 December 2018, the European Commission fined the clothing company Guess 39.8 million euros for infringing EU antitrust rules by imposing restrictions on retailers’ ability to compete online. Concerns included ‘geo-blocking’ (i.e., restrictions on the EU territories into which retailers were allowed to sell Guess products),...
Jan 10, 2019
Nike embraces its inner zen with first yoga collection
Nike, the international brand which offers apparel adapted to just about every sport under the sun, has added a new category to its list: Yoga. The American multinational corporation has announced it is releasing its first yoga-specific apparel collection this month. The new Nike Yoga Collection features pieces designed to offer “ease of...
Jan 9, 2019
Art of Data: Nike's manufacturing data made into art
Fashion brands are increasingly under pressure to make manufacturing practices more transparent, and brands like Nike are making their data available to industry watchdogs and the general public alike. FashionUnited we have created graphics from the otherwise dull spreadsheet data, to help you comprehend the scale and extend of our modern...
Jan 4, 2019
Nike celebrates the Chinese New Year with a new limited edition collection
Nike is taking part in Chinese traditions. To commemorate the Year of the Pig, the animal sign representing 2019 in Chinese tradition, Nike will launch a new limited edition collection inspired by the 12 traditional Chinese horoscope signs. The collection is set to release in January. The styles comprise of mixed patterns incorporating the 12...
Dec 28, 2018
Nike announces Scott Uzzell as president of Converse Inc.
Nike named the next president of its subsidiary, Converse. Scott Uzzell will take the role of president and CEO of Converse Inc, effective January 22. Uzzell comes from the Coca-Cola company, where he most recently helmed the role of President of Venturing and Emerging Brands Group. During his time with Coca-Cola, Uzzell led the development of...
Dec 21, 2018
Nike Q2 earnings rise 13 percent driven by double-digit revenue growth
American retailer of athletic footwear, sportswear, equipment and accessories Nike said on Thursday its Q2 revenue for 2018 increased by 10 percent or 14 percent on currency neutral. The company said, this double-digit revenue growth was driven by strategic execution of the Consumer Direct Offense across all dimensions of the portfolio globally....
Dec 21, 2018
Video: Martine Rose Explains Her New Nike Monarch Sneaker Collaboration
Source: Highsnobiety, YouTube.
Dec 18, 2018
Nike driving innovations with new Tech Pack
Sportswear giant Nike has developed its latest Tech Pack collection using years of body motion and mapping analysis gathered from studying the top athletes in the world in Nike’s Sport Research Lab. The concept behind the new Nike Tech Pack for spring 2019 is to provide more “versatile” pieces for a range of weather and workouts said the...
Dec 18, 2018
Martine Rose teams up with Nike
London-based menswear designer Martine Rose is the latest designer to team up with Nike on a capsule collection, which plays on distorted proportions, such as fitting a size 18 upper to size 9 tooling on a pair of Nike Air Monarch trainers. Described by Nike as celebrating the “superhuman in a most human way,” the collection features tracksuits...
Dec 17, 2018