The Italian menswear trade show has chosen Glenn Martens' Y/Project as the guest of honour for its next January edition. The label will therefore be showing in Florence this season, and not its hometown Paris.
Party season collections are coming thick and fast at the moment and while much of the focus is on the mass-market (Halpern x Topshop, Ashish x Warehouse, Moschino x H&M), the luxury sector isn’t holding back either.
As more and more surveys show that consumers expect the retailers they buy from to do some good in the world, it’s interesting that Net-a-Porter has launched a charity area onsite with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Farfetch’s IPO has been a success with its shares surging on Friday. And while investor enthusiasm can wane after the early burst of interest in headline-making IPOs, one shareholder looks to be in it for the long term.
Farfetch priced its shares above its targeted range on Friday in a New York flotation that values the online luxury retailer at over $5.8 billion and underscores how big a bet web sales have become for high-end brands.