It’s always a pleasure to return to fashion week in Paris, the climax of a month of international runway shows where designers do what they are meant to do: create visually arresting images along with exciting fashion.
Farfetch's first set of results since its IPO showed sales soaring and even though the firm is still loss-making, its growth trajectory is continuing into 2019 as the global appetite for luxury fashion remains strong.
If at first you don’t succeed try again. Lanvin introduced its fourth designer in as many years this morning in Paris. And its latest pick, Bruno Sialelli, made a sensational debut for France’s oldest couture house.
Kurt Geiger is to open its first full-line store in Ireland at Dundrum Town Centre. It already has a boutique in Ireland’s key outlet mall Kildare Village, but the latest announcement marks another major step forward.
Selfridges has become the latest big name to move beyond a ban on fur to include exotic skins in its list of prohibited materials. That will include animals such as pythons, alligators, crocodiles and lizards.
The UK is a magnet for luxury tourists but the potential for spend at its upscale fashion stores is being let down by the country’s ‘Stone Age’ method of refunding VAT, experts claim. And Brexit could make it worse.
Two of the biggest names in luxury retail are now working together with Farfetch saying on Tuesday that it’s linking up with Harrods and will be the luxury department store’s global commerce platform provider.
Carlo Alberto Beretta (formerly at Zegna and Bottega Veneta) has been appointed brand general manager for Tod's, reporting to the group's CEO and general manager, Umberto Macchi di Cellere, effective Feb. 25.