Alberta Ferretti and Fausto Puglisi for Cavalli showed contrasting visions of femininity; one based on crochet and craftsmanship, the other on posh-punk rebellion, as Milan Fashion Week suddenly gathers major momentum.
Jaden Smith has just launched a pop-up at Selfridges in London via the his MSFTSrep label. The products are also available via the Selfridges webstore and pop-ups at its branches in Birmingham and Manchester.
Covid-19 was no friend to cash. The pandemic saw retail transactions via payment cards rocket in 2020, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Cash now accounts for just 15% of total spending in retail.
Luxury lifestyle brand BALR is relaunching in Britain and Ireland this season and has appointed Start agency as its UK sales partner. The label launches in lHarvey Nichols, Selfridges, and the expanding Flannels chain.
French luxury resale site Vestiaire Collective’s onward march is continuing with news that it has raised a further €178m in new finance, six months after a previous funding round. The firm is now valued at $1.7bn.
Four characters from the video game – Doggo, Ramirez, Knight and Banshee – will now be able to don pieces inspired by collections from the French luxury house, which is also releasing physical Fortnite apparel.
Matchesfashion has named a new CEO, six months after the departure of its previous leader Ajay Kavan. The new chief executive is Paolo de Cesare, who had run Paris-based department store group Printemps until March 2020.
London Fashion Week’s final day of major shows on Monday was the latest tour around the capital, from outdoor Hyde Park art centre to East End church with stops in Mayfair, from gentleman’s club to concept restaurant.
The Milan women’s fashion week starts on Tuesday with a schedule of 173 events, 65of them catwalk shows, featuring the return of Cavalli, Versace and Jil Sander, MM6’s first physicalshow and many interesting new names.
The Parisian fashion house has appointed the Dutch designer, who has worked in its studio for more than ten years, as its new artistic director. She will be responsible for both the brand's men's and womenswear.