One of the most significant results of the movement for women’s empowerment, at least in fashion, is a revival of clothes with a noble air. Such was the case in an original collection from the house of Alexander McQueen.
Luxury group Kering had a good year in 2019 and the final quarter was also strong. Its star brand Gucci outperformed, Saint Laurent continued to power ahead and Bottega Veneta’s recovery looked to be well established.
The Mary Quant retrospective at the Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington has welcomed over 400,000 visitors, cementing the institution’s fashion credentials just in time for the designer’s 90th birthday.
Off-White and Bottega Veneta are continuing to ride high in the latest version of The Lyst Index. The Q4 report from the high-end search engine showed that Off-White is again the "hottest brand on the planet”.
Fashion brands wanting to know how to stage a convincing presentation should have sent an emissary to Alexander McQueen's event this weekend, which was a salutary lesson in combining art, taste and photography.