The latest major product initiative at Selfridges’ key piece of real estate, its Corner Shop, is a collaboration with Balmain and underlines the importance of the sneaker category to both footwear and luxury.
They celebrate the summer solstice in Paris with a giant street party called the Fête de la Musique. Though the biggest party this year was Balmain's, a magnificent runway show and concert in the Jardin des Plantes.
Virgil Abloh's latest show was a truly impressive statement, mashing up 1980s New York street and gallery art – Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol and Futura - with college dorm-room, derelict-dude style.
An intense men’s fashion week starts in Paris on Tuesday, with the ‘Karl for Ever’ event and 60 catwalk shows, including rookie labels Bode, Phipps, Ludovic de Saint Sernin and Sies Marjan, and Balmain’s gig-show.
Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing has linked up with the British supermodel for the design of three bags for Balmain, which will be launched on Tuesday 28 May with three mini-films starring Delevingne.
Balmain CEO Massimo Piombini is the latest guest on LuxurynsightXFashionNetwork's podcast. Interviewed by Godfrey Deeny, he discusses Olivier Rousteing's role; digital; and the major developments underway at Balmain.
Despite the absence of Givenchy, slated to show at Pitti Uomo, Paris' menswear Fashion Week will welcome a number of returning brands and four new labels: Bode, Phipps, Ludovic de Saint Sernin and Sies Marjan.