Zara owner to switch to making masks for healthcare workers

Inditex, the owner of retail giant Zara, announced they are looking into converting part of its textile manufacturing to produce hospital gowns.

This comes after the company shut almost half its stores around the world amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

To “meet Spain’s emergency needs of both medical and textile materials”, the company will be making available to Spain its giant logistics and supplier network to make protective masks, gloves, goggles and caps.

With many people panic-buying masks, healthcare workers in Spain and around the world have suffering from a dire lack of adequate gear. The Spanish health authorities say masks are some of the most urgently needed supplies.

The company has already donated 10,000 masks, with 300,000 due to be sent in the coming days.

Our favourite looks from the 2020 David Jones VAMFF runway

David Jones opened Australia’s largest fashion event, the 2020 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) for the 12th consecutive year as presenting partner of the Gala Runway.

Unveiling the new Autumn-Winter season from David Jones’ stable of exclusive designers, David Jones ambassadors Victoria Lee and Tom Derickx walked the runway alongside David Jones special guests Charlee Fraser and Cameron Stephens.

With over 160 looks, the much-loved department store boasted a huge collection from their Now and Forever AW20 campaign. Floral was the theme for this year’s show, with the hosts going all out to create a beautifully romantic botanical experience. 2500 hand peeled roses adorned the stage, with 500 garden roses and 3500 dahlias.

Designers Isabel Marant, Marni, Paris Georgia, Lacausa and Marle joined the David Jones Collection for the first time, alongside exclusive brands from the Australian fashion family, such as Bec & Bridge, Cameo, CAMILLA AND MARC, Carla Zampatti and Zimmerman. 

See below for our favourite runways looks: