Azzedine Alaïa has died, aged 77. One of the greatest influencer-designers, he defined body-con dressing, staying relevant as trends changed via his signature style, and being the first designer to go seasonless.
Marc Jacobs has teamed up with MasterClass to offer his first online course in fashion design. The fifteen video session class teaches construction, creating unique shapes and silhouettes, and creating new trends.
Japanese retailer Muji announced on Monday that its first Canadian flagship store will open on Vancouver’s Robson Street, on December 2. It's the largest store for the Japanese retailer outside of Asia.
Ikea saw a sixth year of UK growth in the 12 months to August 31 with the retail giant’s sales up 5.8% to £1.814 billion. It also increased its market share by 0.5% and is targeting a share of 15% within 10 years.
The online marketplace for independent boutiques has raised £10 million in a series A round of funding, and will use the investment to increase its number of listed shops and further develop the platform.
From 4 November 2017 to18 February 2018, Gemeentemuseum The Hague will host two exhibitions focused on Hague couture and jewelry making. The exhibition will showcase the work of Frans Hoogendoorn and Steltman Jewelry.
Escada is to open a new flagship in London this month with the new store at 129 Sloane Street offering all its product collections. It will be the first creative statement from new design chief Niall Sloan.
Marimekko may be quite low-key when it delivers its earnings announcements but its high-profile prints are clearly making an impact on consumers, despite the tough market and a few difficult years for the business.