Without doubt, the most important show of the London season has to be Grace Wales Bonner, the LVMH Prize winner of two years ago; whose fall-winter collection was a wonderful study of exile from the Caribbean.
Few designers are writing a tougher fashion vernacular than Matthew Miller who presented his latest collection on three different young Indie bands in a brick-walled club under a London railway bridge on Friday night.
With buzzy newcomers and big name label comebacks, plus a slate of special projects and events, Pitti Uomo promises to be a particularly interesting and intense program this season, kicking off January 9 in Florence.
The importance of Selfridges as a shopping destination, and London as a focus for global shoppers, has been underlined as Decorté says it will debut key products through the store before its core Asian market.
Less than a month after the American brand lost its creative chief, Jonathan Saunders, Diane von Furstenberg has appointed Nathan Jenden as his successor. Jenden previously occupied the same role from 2001 to 2010.