The past 12 months have been some of the most eventful ever for fashion retailers, with CVAs, administrations and the odd death threat making it a year to remember.
First and foremost must be BHS. When Retail Week first broke the news of its imminent administration in April, we could not have predicted the events that would ensue.
A parliamentary inquiry later and we were left with 11,000 job losses, 20,000 pensions in disarray and the reputation of one of the most prominent UK business personalities in tatters.
Branded the “unacceptable face of capitalism” by MPs, Sir Philip Green faces the very real prospect of losing his knighthood.
Elsewhere, Austin Reed disappeared from high streets and several American businesses have bit the dust, with Banana Republic pulling out of the UK and American Apparel filing for bankruptcy once more.
But 2016 has also been a year of recovery, with both BHS and Austin Reed continuing to trade under different guises.
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