Wrigley signs for Fashion Council

New Look chief executive Phil Wrigley has been appointed to the board of the British Fashion Council.

The organization, chaired by M&S chief executive Stuart Rose, held its annual general meeting last week. Wrigley said he hopes to encourage more retail participation, as well as inject a sense of openness into the council, which has been labelled as elitist.

Wrigley's comments echo calls made by Rose in February this year to persuade high street fashion retailers to support the designer sector.