The Smiley Company had good news this week and said that last year was strong, despite the weak retail sector. And while full 2018 results are still being prepared, the first nine months suggest a healthy final figure.
The Hyères Festival 2019 has named Chloé's creative director and the jewellery designer as the presidents of its fashion and accessories juries, respectively, while Craig McDean will lead the photography jury.
Net-A-Porter is continuing its softly-softly move into kidswear with its latest initiative targeting the youngest consumers. After its three earlier pop-ups, comes its first multibrand kidswear collective.
As Paris was submerged by snow, Chanel took a voyage to a sunny Mediterranean setting for its latest haute couture show, where to great surprise, Karl Lagerfeld, for the first time in living memory, did not take a bow.
Upscale Hugo Boss had a good Christmas trading period with the German firm saying its Q4 sales rose and that profits will grow in FY19. It was helped by growth in the UK, France and China, plus its webstore expansion.