For autumn/winter 2010, South-african actress Charlize Theron and English actor Orlando Bloom have been picked to represent ready-to-wear chain Uniqlo. The two new faces will appear in the ad campaign for the new collection named "Made for All".
Gold steadied off the two-month highs it hit earlier on Wednesday, when it broke above $1,250 an ounce for the first time since late June as concerns over the pace of U.S. economic growth prompted buying of the metal.
Mexx continues to drain the pool of managers and former managers from brand Esprit. Liz Claiborne just appointed Peter Kruip to the position of Senior Vice President in charge of Mexx for the Benelux countries, the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia.
Europe's largest clothing retailer, Spain's Inditex, is taking its flagship Zara brand online, but it can expect stiff competition from other giants of high-street fashion already well-established in cyberspace.