The Paris Fashion Week, with its related events and trade shows, ended on March 3 with a slump in attendance. But the Covid-19 epidemic has since escalated in France, suggesting the result should be put in perspective.
French entrepreneur Laure Hériard-Dubreuil, founder of retailer The Webster, talked to FashionNetwork.com about The Webster’s success and new plans, following the opening of its seventh US store, in Los Angeles.
As strikes continue in Paris, the number of shuttles for the catwalk shows has been doubled, and the WSN, Bijorhca and SIL shows are joining forces to ferry visitors around, while Tranoï will use autorickshaws.
The French cosmetics group has appointed Cheryl Vitali, former head of the Kiehl’s brand, to the new position of global president of luxe American brands. She will be succeeded in her previous role by Leonardo Chavez.
The US brand no longer wants to be identified with the Yellow Boots alone, and has worked on a lifestyle range for many years. Its apparel design director introduced FashionNetwork to the brand’s new line segmentation.
Paris Fashion Week opened on Monday 23 September, and the Première Classe, Woman, Tranoï and Splash trade shows will follow suit at the end of the week, attracting buyers who came to the French capital for the event.
It was a mixed bag for men’s fashion trade shows this season. Among the livelier trade shows, Man and Welcome Edition, and the quieter Tranoï, the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair was pleased with its Paris debut.