Both designers opted to reveal their Haute Couture collections for Spring-Summer 2020 at home, harking back to a certain confidential air in couture shows and presenting ultra-chic ensembles fit to wear every day.
According to information obtained by FashionNetwork.com, Pablo Badía is leaving Delpozo. Recently the Spanish brand has also closed its flagships in London and Dubai, and ended a range of international partnerships.
Marco Probst, who led the Belgian luxury leather goods brand from 2012 to 2018, is back in charge, succeeding Jean-Marc Loubier, who continues as president of First Heritage Brands, the group that controls Delvaux.
Eric and Michael Dayan, co-founders of Showroomprivé, who bought the rights to the Sonia Rykiel brand after the label's liquidation, are another instance of e-entrepreneurs taking over a renowned French fashion label.
Rahul Mishra, Julie de Libran (ex-creative director of Sonia Rykiel) and Imane Ayissi have joined the official calendar of the Paris Haute Couture week for next January, while Bouchra Jarrar will make her comeback.
Following the company's liquidation, the Sonia Rykiel brand was put up for auction. FashionNetwork has learnt that it is brothers Eric and Michael Dayan, two of Showroomprivé's founders, that have purchased the label.
The French label went into liquidation in July, and has been gradually dismantled. It may still rise from the ashes though, and a ruling on the bids for its trademark rights and archives will be made in mid-December.
The showrooms that took place on the sidelines of the recent Paris Fashion Week introduced a new generation of designers to buyers and the press. FashionNetwork.com takes a look at some of the stand-out brands.