Paris haute couture week begins officially Monday morning, but smart brands love to express themselves in its slipstream, as did Paco Rabanne, Patou and Alaïa with three highly accomplished shows on Sunday evening.
Bruno Pavlovsky was elected president of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode on Friday, succeeding Ralph Toledano. We spoke to the executive to hear his vision for Paris Fashion Week and French fashion.
Castore is continuing to expand at retail and has just opened a new flagship store in London, in the heart of one of the city’s key shopping districts. The company has opened on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge.
Boss is continuing its marketing drive to reach key consumers and has announced a new deal with the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team (AMF1) that sees it being named the team’s official fashion partner.
Dior revealed this week it will drop this month the Travis Scott collaborative collection for men announced late last year, after it was put on hold following the Astroworld festival tragedy in January.
Botter, the duo of Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herreburgh, has won the ANDAM 2022 Grand Prize; as Robert Wun was awarded the Prix Spécial, and Anthony Alvarez of Bluemarble picked up the Pierre Bergé Prize.
This Friday marked the passing of a baton, as Ralph Toledano retires as president of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, French high fashion’s governing body. He met Fashion Network to consider his tenure.
Isabella Burley has been named as the new chief marketing officer of Acne Studios. She continues the long tradition of prominent journalists moving into the fashion industry and particularly into marketing roles.
UK-based menswear retailer/wholesaler Baird Group has secured £7 million in funding from Bibby Financial Services (BFS). The additional financing will go to support international growth while increasing stock volumes.
Frasers Group has acquired a big stake in Australian fashion marketplace, MySale. It sees it as "an opportunity for a strategic partnership" to sell end-of-line group products via an established clearance channel.
A new BCG and Comité Colbert study shows that 65% of consumers “take into account companies' commitment to sustainable development when deciding on their purchases” and that luxury still needs to do more to excel online.