Sex Sells and Money Talks

The UK fashion industry is similar in size to the food and beverage sector and bigger than automotive retails and the chemical manufacturing industry. With Brands like Gucci and Victoria Secrets being within the 20 most globally recognised brands next two corporate giants such as Apple, Starbucks and Honda.

According to The Bath Chronicle, an extra £15.8 million is raised in the Bath economy, because of tourism. Further research has confirmed that Bath Tourism extensive marketing campaigns, which took place over spring and summer 2013: which included last year’s Bath in Fashion, are responsible for a significant uplift in visitor spend in the city.

Read the article here:Bath In Fashion- Money talks, article posted: September 09, 2014: The Bath Chronicle

My research has found that the fashion industry in the UK is worth over £10.4 billion and employs over 816,000. It is the largest employer of all the creative industries (source BFC Value of Fashion- 2010)

The UK menswear market has grown by 12% in the past five years, and it is predicted to maintain this growth and rise a further 11% until 2017. (source:Mintel)

Now those are great figures. Lets see who you think are the heavy hitters in Fashions hall of fame for 2014.

Want to visit each designers website? Follow the links:

3.1 PHILLIP LIM – http://www.31philliplim.com
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN – http://www.alexandermcqueen.com/gb/alexandermcqueen
CELINE – http://www.celine.com
CHANEL – http://www.chanel.com/en_GB/
DEREK LAM – http://dereklam.com
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG – http://uk.dvf.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-DvF_UK-Site/default/Home-Page
DOLCE & GABBANA – http://www.dolcegabbana.com
GUCCI – http://www.gucci.com/uk/home
MARC JACOBS – http://www.marcjacobs.com
NICOLE MILLER SPRING 2015 READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION – http://www.nicolemiller.com
PETER PILOTTO – http://www.peterpilotto.com
PRABAL GURUNG – http://www.prabalgurung.com/home.php
PRADA – http://www.prada.com/en/fashion-shows-ss15/woman?&cc=GB
PROENZA SCHOULER – http://international.proenzaschouler.com
REBECCA MINKOFF – http://www.rebeccaminkoff.com
RODARTE – http://www.rodarte.net
SKAIST TAYLOR – http://www.pamandgela.com
STELLA MCCARTNEY – http://www.stellamccartney.com/gb?tp=62356&gclid=CjwKEAjw-o6hBRDOmsPSjqakuzYSJADR2V3SqHp2aQ4Bn-0WKx1ztrtQGvl1cF_RDBuGzQyj0uh2xRoCLOjw_wcB
THAKOON – https://www.thakoon.com
VERSACE – http://uk.versace.com
ZAC POSEN – http://www.zacposen.com

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