The great and the good of British and international fashion gathered in London on Monday evening to honour fashion's biggest influencers who have shaken up the business, driven design and helped to change society.
The key to winning a loyal following in the new generation of Millennials – the key target market for all fashion houses - is emotion, insists François Henri Pinault, CEO of French luxury conglomerate Kering Group.
Gucci, Saint Laurent and Balenciaga all turned in powerful performances in Q3 for Kering but Bottega Veneta has some way to go. Gucci remains the conglomerate's star brand with both retail and wholesale soaring.
The Instagram account, followed by more than 57,000 people, has made finding designer copies or 'copycats' its speciality. An account that annoys some, but whose popularity is proving interesting to brands.
The British Fashion Council has announced the names of 45 finalists for The Fashion Awards 2017; with five finalists in each category, and few major surprises – with many creators nominated for a second time.