There is nothing like a centenary to focus attention on a brand, especially one on the mend, like Fogal, considered by many as the nec plus ultra of legwear. A brand poised for a notable renaissance, post-coronavirus.
The Paris women's ready-to-wear week scheduled from February 24 to March 3 promises to be an exciting blend of fresh talent and leading names, with debut shows by Noir and Coperni, and a rejuvenated Kenzo.
Instead of leading in fashion education, Paris has historically dawdled behind its greatest rivals. Though that seems very likely to change, and quickly, thanks to a major new project launched in Paris with the IFM.
The company set up from scratch in 2014 by luxury group Kering, the industry’s first to internalise its eyewear business, is about to top the €500 million revenue mark, and says it isn’t interested in Safilo.
Groupe GM, a French specialist in the hotel welcome kit sector, is broadening its horizons, opening new overseas markets to further bolster its global presence following its entry in Hong Kong in 2018.
Frederick Lukoff, the long-time president of Stella McCartney, quits to become CEO of Dutch brand Scotch & Soda. A surprise move, barely one year after overseeing McCartney's buyback of 50% of her company from Kering.