No season in fashion since the pandemic hit is complete without the arrival of a show-in-a-box from Jonathan Anderson, both for his own house and for Loewe. Two boxes, one week apart, the second, from Loewe, on Friday.
Finally, Paris Fashion Week had an actual live catwalk show. A drive-in runway event witnessed Thursday night by a few score of editors and influencers from inside Citroen DS7s and staged inside the AccorArena.
After opening its first store dedicated to perfume in the French capital in 2019, multi-brand retailer Dover Street Market opened a second address in Paris focused on young designers at 54 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
Matchesfashion's CEO of just a year has stepped down with immediate effect. Ajay Kavan has left the firm and director Maureen Chiquet has taken on the role of executive chairwoman as the company looks for a new leader.
If anybody needed confirmation of how important fashion resale has become, it came on Monday with the announcement by France’s Vestiaire Collective of a new €178m financing round backed by Kering, among others.
Failed upscale menswear retailer Pink Shirtmaker is set to make a return. The LVMH-owned brand, which went on the block before Christmas, has been bought by Nick Preston, a former JD Sports Fashion trading director.
Selfridges had already flagged the fact that its sales rose and its net profits fell in the year to February 2020, but it has now officially filed its annual results and the full extent of that performance can be seen.
Serious editors had to open Sunday watching an MM6 show video in Milan, tune into New York for Tom Ford’s latest ideas, and finish in Paris, where Sonia Rykiel unveiled its first collection since insolvency in 2019.
A study in contrasts on Saturday morning at Milan Fashion Week, as two key fashion marques played against their reputations. Giorgio Armani showing evening ideas but as daywear, Sportmax revolutionizing its DNA.