Scantily-clad models in tight leather mini-dresses opened Saint Laurent Paris' Autumn/Winter runway show on Tuesday, the second ready-to-wear collection from the label's new creative director, Anthony Vaccarello.
Kering's power brands Gucci and YSL continued to storm ahead last year but the once-unstoppable Bottega Veneta remained a weak spot. Overall though the news was upbeat with luxury goods appearing to bounce back globally.
Paris men's fashion week starts Wednesday without two of its perennial star brands, Carven and Saint Laurent, but Colombian designer Haider Ackermann is joining the big league with two hotly anticipated shows.
Men’s Fashion Week opens Wednesday in Paris with co-ed shows from Paul Smith and Kenzo, plus Haider Ackermann’s Berluti debut and some interesting new names such as Icosae and Sankuanz all on the agenda.
As well as the increasing numbers of brands shunning the traditional fashion week timetable for unisex catwalk shows or see-now-buy-now collections, there was a considerable amount of reshuffling amongst the top ranks.