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Opinion: Can HMV do a Waterstones and reinvent itself?


At various points in the past couple of weeks, it’s looked very much as if one of the last refuges for the middle-aged might go the way of all flesh.

The future of fashion

Future of Fashion

Are smart clothes the future? Will fashion retail be dominated by platforms?

These are the questions facing the fashion industry today, as what consumers want and how retailers deliver that to them shifts rapidly.

Read our deep dive into the future of fashion to find out how clothing design, manufacturing and retail is transforming, and how retailers can prepare for this new world of fashion.

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