On Thursday evening, a warm atmosphere and a packed Villa Noailles forecourt greeted Jean-Pierre Blanc as he inaugurated the 34th Hyères International Fashion and Photography Festival, set up by Blanc himself in 1985.
The 34th Hyères Fashion Festival begins on Thursday, with a busy programme of exhibitions, shows, competition and conferences, with Natacha Ramsay-Levy as guest of honour and the Chanel-sponsored Métiers d’art Prize.
After five years with the tagline ‘Life is a beautiful sport’, the French sportswear label has launched the #crocodileinside campaign, fronted among others by French rapper Moha La Squale and actress Chloë Sevigny.
The late German designer's namesake brand has announced the appointment of Nicolette Veendorp as its new sales director, a role to which she brings years of experience gained at luxury group Richemont.
Hanneli Rupert, daughter of Johann Rupert, chairman of Cartier and Richemont, has emerged as a countercurrent voice defending the use of exotic leather while the rest of the industry has been moving away from it.
Browns is tipping Celine, Bottega Veneta and Lemaire as hot picks for AW19's 'cool classics' style, and it's adding a raft of new names to its line-up, as well as backing the return of the on-trend knee-length boot.