Ulyana Sergeenko showed her new couture collection at Paris' Hôtel Mona Bismarck, unveiling pieces partly inspired by the famous style icon that owned the mansion, with Dita von Teese on hand to present the creations.
The Mode: Moscow showroom in Paris, supported by the Moscow Export Center, was where 27 labels presented a diverse array of collections for this season, and attracted a buzzing crowd of fashionistas for its launch.
May was a bad month for UK retailers with the latest BRC report showing a year-on-year fall of 2.7%. If you exclude the impact of Easter calendar shifts, that was the biggest drop since records started back in 1995.
Times may still be tough for Laura Ashley but its fashion business powered ahead in H1 with double-digit growth and the spring collection looks like it could deliver more of the same, it said Wednesday.
The British Fashion Council is amping up its efforts to promote emerging designers on the global stage. Its last stop: Paris, where participants in the Adidas Originals MakerLab told FashionNetwork.com about the project.