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.
Millennials-focused high-end slipper brand Mahabis has been rescued. The label that thought differently about the slipper market, has been acquired by an entrepreneur who did the same in the mattress market.