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.
No one could fault the latest crop of designer showing, in New York, for effort. In a busy Monday, with almost 30 collections, their arty videos and polished ideas were a reminder of how hard people have been working.
Opening Ceremony may have closed down its destination boutique in Soho last spring, but the brand is very much alive and kicking, as the latest collection from its founders – Carol Lim and Humberto Leon - trumpets.
India’s Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd said on Wednesday it would buy a 51% stake in the Sabyasachi brand, best known for high-end wedding wear favoured by Bollywood celebrities and rich business families.
Otto Group, the German retail giant that owns the UK’s Freemans and Grattan operations, said on Wednesday that initial forecasts indicate it will close the 2020/21 financial year with online revenues of about €10bn.
The opening day of Paris haute couture week ended with three experienced designers -- Giambattista Valli, Julie de Libran and Olivier Theyskens at Azzaro -- showing collections that captured the couture's energy.
It says a great deal about the current Covid confusion in fashion weeks when the Paris menswear season for fall 2021, the biggest annual series of menswear collections in the world, began on Tuesday with a teaser.