Three designers with powerful yet diverse vistas staged striking shows in Paris, testifying to the city's status as fashion’s highest plateau. Chloé by Gabriela Hearst; Rick Owens and Acne Studios by Jonny Johansson.
While the planet is slipping towards a dark future, fashion designers want to believe in a better tomorrow. Like Dries Van Noten's bright, flowery fashion, Anrealage's virtuoso and Rochas's joyful fashion.
French fashion giant LVMH announced a bonus payment for staff to help them cope with inflationary pressures, joining a growing list of blue-chip French companies which have announced similar bonuses for workers.
Seamm, a start-up digitising fashion goods for virtual worlds, has raised $1.7 million in funding “to scale go-to-market activities, attract and hire top talent, and accelerate the development of its platform”.
Pre-loved luxury designer goods etailer Open For Vintage is set to grow with new backing supporting its bid to take advantage of a booming high-end resale market. It has raised €1.25 million (£1.13 million).
Browns has closed its much-talked-about Browns East branch in Shoreditch with the retailer saying the branch had originally been planned as a pop-up in 2017, but “was so successful that we stayed the course for longer”.
The Spanish label is getting stronger. The proof is that the Kering group is moving the brand into new parisien premises, at 16-18 rue Vaneau, in the 7th arrondissement, covering almost 4,000 square meters, FashionNetwork.com has learned.
Beautiful collections marked the second day of the Paris shows on Tuesday, with Victoria/Tomas celebrating its 10th anniversary, Botter showing its ecological commitment and Mame Kurogouchi promoting Japanese know-how.
As Labour surges in the UK polls, it’s clearly scenting opportunity in areas the Conservatives haven’t fully addresses and has pledged to abolish business rates and introduce initiatives to ‘save the high street’.