After outlining the evolution of Russian’s biggest luxury department store, TSUM, with its fashion director Alla Verber, FashionNetwork.com discussed the retailer’s e-commerce strategy with chairman Andreas Schmeidler.
Harrods is planning a major makeover of its London flagship with the work being the biggest in its history. It’s spending £200m on the store and its website to widen its already-strong appeal to global shoppers.
“Our society is choking with aesthetics. Everything today is about the way things look; but rarely do people take the time to figure what things mean,” opined Pharrell Williams at a Chanel podcast recording in Colette.
Kinvara Balfour, the editor, It-Gal and consultant of cool, has launched an online series called The Visionaries, an all-inclusive project for the Instagram generation of insightful interviews with many fashion greats.
We’ve seen Armani Hotels; Ferragamo golf courses; Stella McCartney dual-use skyscrapers and Roberto Cavalli nightclubs. Next step in designer living, a Rock 'N' Roll hotel by hipster lifestyle brand Lola James Harper.
If there was anything Azzedine Alaïa, the revered designer who died aged 77 this weekend, enjoyed more than actually making clothes, it was a meal with his “family” of supermodels, bold face names, artists and stars.
Azzedine Alaïa has died, aged 77. One of the greatest influencer-designers, he defined body-con dressing, staying relevant as trends changed via his signature style, and being the first designer to go seasonless.
With digital and interactive content becoming ever more important in the promotion of fashion brands and fashion weeks, The BFC has announced a multi-year partnership with global immersive content studio Digital Domain.
Farfetch is seeing fast-rising sales but its losses have widened as it continues to invest in growth and sacrifice profit ahead of an expected US IPO. That’s the main message from the accounts that were filed this week.
London lost its top spot on a list of key cities for luxury store openings this year. The new review by Savills saw Paris back in the lead this time, but London, New York and Tokyo are top of many brand wishlists.
It’s all change at LVMH, where another respected CEO in the extended group is set to leave a thriving fashion house. Simon Whitehouse, the energetic CEO of J.W. Anderson will quit the company at the end of the year.