Trade show organisers have been forced to cancel the events planned for June, and are reviewing their plans. Among the options, postponements and ramped-up virtual solutions, as the end of lock-down remains uncertain.
The Paris Fashion Week, with its related events and trade shows, ended on March 3 with a slump in attendance. But the Covid-19 epidemic has since escalated in France, suggesting the result should be put in perspective.
French entrepreneur Laure Hériard-Dubreuil, founder of retailer The Webster, talked to FashionNetwork.com about The Webster’s success and new plans, following the opening of its seventh US store, in Los Angeles.
As strikes continue in Paris, the number of shuttles for the catwalk shows has been doubled, and the WSN, Bijorhca and SIL shows are joining forces to ferry visitors around, while Tranoï will use autorickshaws.
The French cosmetics group has appointed Cheryl Vitali, former head of the Kiehl’s brand, to the new position of global president of luxe American brands. She will be succeeded in her previous role by Leonardo Chavez.