French Connection, the provocative UK fashion brand known for its "FCUK" branding, said on Monday it has agreed to sell itself for 29 million pounds, after years of losses only made worse during the coronavirus pandemic.
The problem with deconstruction, a huge movement in fashion, is that while it looks great on runways, it tends to frighten consumers on a clothes rack. Not at Rokh, which staged a great collection Thursday in Paris.
Dior went into full court press in the first 48 hours of Paris Fashion Week – unveiling its new Cheval Blanc spa, feting its Dior Home and Kids creator Cordelia de Castellane, and unveiling a Miss Dior floral pop-up.
Paris’ big debut this season was Charles de Vilmorin at Rochas, the current enfant terrible of French fashion. He made his Wednesday debut with a striking fashion statement, each ensemble radically juxtaposed.
London Fashion Week’s final day of major shows on Monday was the latest tour around the capital, from outdoor Hyde Park art centre to East End church with stops in Mayfair, from gentleman’s club to concept restaurant.
Australia, a country known for punching above its weight in sport, literature, cinema, media, wine and the pursuit of happiness, has tended to underperform when it comes to fashion. One major exception is Zimmermann.
Paris couture is not just about dressing billionaires' wives. It’s also about experimentation, and fashionable irony, as seen in three collections Tuesday: Alexandre Vauthier, Viktor & Rolf and Ronald van der Kemp.
A moment of restrained escapism at AMI, with founder designer Alexandre Mattiussi creating a collection for a world finally emerging from Covid tentatively. Nothing tentative, however, about the brand's explosive growth.