"Made in China" may still evoke more off the rack than catwalk, but Chinese designers are slowly installing themselves in Paris, the fashion capital, as a part of an upscale march towards the lucrative luxury market.
The boss of Harrods said the retailer is “well placed to take advantage of” the younger shopper who wants “to have really great quality beauty” and is upbeat about the chances for the firm’s new beauty chain.
On a blisteringly cold night in Manhattan, the worlds of art, history and technology collided at the trunk show of Jennifer Rothwell. FashionNetwork.com spoke to the Irish fashion designer about the future of her brand.
Canada Goose opened in Paris this month on an iconic shopping corner in the City of Light. So, here is CEO Dani Reiss on the opening; polar bears; environmental concerns and managing to mingle Mounties with rappers.
Yoox Net-A-Porter has named Fiona Firth managing director of its luxury menswear e-tailer Mr Porter. Firth hasn’t been brought in from outside but has been buying director at the operation since April 2016.
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.
Another big name has just announced that its banning the use of fur in its products with the Karl Lagerfeld brand singing up to be fur-free. AM Retail Group, which operate’s Lagerfeld’s stores, will also stop using fur.
Sales to global shoppers are continuing to grow in London but while its status as the key destination is undiminished, it has lost share to Birmingham and Manchester this year, says tax-free payments specialist Planet.
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.