It seems the Meghan effect has already started to benefit Givenchy and Stella McCartney, who were the big names to dress Markle on her wedding day, with their sales soaring on luxury e-tail site Net-A-Porter.
Matchesfashion went from strength to strength in the year that it was bought out with revenues up 44% and profits up 34%. And importantly, as much as 82% of its business was generated outside its home market, the UK.
Tom Athron has been appointed as new chief operating officer, and Lea Cranfield will take up the role of commercial director. Kim Hartlev will become new chief technology officer at the luxury company.
Luxury handbag designer Sophie Hulme is to open her first permanent standalone boutique this spring, taking a space on Chiltern Street, while menswear brand Dashing Tweeds will open on nearby Dorset Street.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia will kick off its 2019 season on May 13, with five days of fashion shows, featuring the latest in resort collections from over 90 Australian designers, according to organisers.