Summer holidays may have been off the agenda for the past year, but with more international consumers believing they really will be able to go on holiday in 2021, swimwear trends have come to the fore again.
Online sales accounted for nearly a fifth of total retail turnover last year as lockdowns to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic fuelled a boom in e-commerce, a United Nations study released on Monday showed.
With European populations slowly but surely being vaccinated, designers on the Continent are suddenly expressing a new optimism. Few more so than Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga in Balenciaga's winter 2021 pre-collection.
The global intimates group provided an update on its ongoing transformation into a pure-play e-commerce platform on Monday, revealing progress on its balance sheet and announcing the appointment of a new board member.
The label managed to limit its 2020 sales shortfall to 10% and is bolstering its licensing strategy, announcing a new partnership for underwear and swimwear, two key categories, with Italian manufacturer Area B.
Finally, Paris Fashion Week had an actual live catwalk show. A drive-in runway event witnessed Thursday night by a few score of editors and influencers from inside Citroen DS7s and staged inside the AccorArena.
In a sign that this summer could potentially be a strong one for seasonal fashion, members-only shopping app Wholee Prime said on Wednesday that sales of summer fashion items have surged in the past week.