The first question everyone asked when sitting down to the latest Alexander McQueen menswear runway show on Friday in Paris, was where was François-Henri Pinault, whose luxury conglomerate Kering owns Alexander McQueen?
It seems the Meghan effect has already started to benefit Givenchy and Stella McCartney, who were the big names to dress Markle on her wedding day, with their sales soaring on luxury e-tail site Net-A-Porter.
The royal wedding turned into a social media celebration for British designer names with analysis from InfluencerDB showing huge media coverage generated by Clare Waight Keller, Stella McCartney, Kim Jones and more.
Alibaba has invested in luxury online wholesale fashion tech firm Ordre as the three-year-old company positions itself for major growth. Ordre said Alibaba is now “a strategic investor,” but the terms weren’t disclosed.
American actress Meghan Markle picked a sleek sculpted dress by Givenchy creative head Clare Waight Keller for her wedding to Prince Harry and later changed into Stella McCartney, a label also chosen by other big names.