The British brand, which recently revealed an upcoming collaboration with Ralph Lauren, is set to open a store in Shibuya on Saturday, 3rd November, its third location following openings in London and New York.
“My father was in charge of manufacturing for 45 years here and never ever wanted anyone in our factory,” chuckled Nadja Swarovski after opening the doors of the family's famed crystal-making plant in the Austrian Alps.
The brand headed by American street artist Shepard Fairey has chosen Paris as the location for its first ever store, setting up shop around the corner from Place de la République, where the city's skaters congregate.
Golden Week seems to have been a golden opportunity for UK retail with new figures from Alibaba’s Alipay showing that the UK was the top shopping hotspot in Europe from October 1 to 7, up from second place last year.
Almost as much as he is a designer Alessandro Michele is a cultural phenomenon. Michele’s fashion shows for Gucci, where he is creative director, are more artistic happenings than mere displays of clothes.