They say fashion is a reflection of our times, and at a somber moment in the world – from Australian forest fires to conflict in the Middle East – this was the most reined-in Haute Couture season in Paris in many years.
Valentino couture this season went on a diet, losing metres off the silhouette (not kilos off the figure). After being behind a wave of volume in Europe for several seasons, Pierpaolo Piccioli slimmed down his cut.
Asos said it delivered an “encouraging” start to its financial year when it issued a trading update on Thursday, with the four months to December 31 seeing both total group revenue and total group sales up 20%.
Both designers opted to reveal their Haute Couture collections for Spring-Summer 2020 at home, harking back to a certain confidential air in couture shows and presenting ultra-chic ensembles fit to wear every day.
The American consumer goods conglomerate announced second-quarter profits that beat analysts’ expectations on Thursday, but posted revenues that came in under estimates, despite strong growth in health care and beauty.
Fragrance and flavor maker Givaudan said it was confident of delivering like-for-like sales growth of between 4% and 5% this year, within its mid-term target range, implying a slowdown from 5.8% growth last year.
The London Show Rooms, part of Parisian trade show Tranoï since 2017, have introduced new British fashion talents like ready-to-wear label Ahluwalia and jewellery brand Hatton Labs during Paris Fashion Week Men’s.
Irish designer Jonathan Anderson, founder of the JW Anderson label and the creative director of Loewe, will chair the fashion competition’s jury at the 35th edition of the Hyères International Fashion Festival.
Industry veterans including the former CEO of Inditex and the co-founder of Adolfo Domínquez are joining Bimba y Lola's first-ever board of directors. Brand co-founder Uxía Domínquez will act as chair.
CEO Iris Epple-Righi is no longer with the German luxury label, which was bought by US private equity firm Regent last autumn. She left of her own initiative, according to an article published in the German media.
M&S is focusing heavily on its retail operations and said that it has added two key new roles to the organisation to help it build “a store estate that’s fit for the future with industry-leading store operations”.
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