Fendi staged its latest couture show inside the former home of the Paris Bourse on Thursday. But while its owner LVMH continues to flourish on the French stock market, Fendi did not enjoy a winning couture season.
French luxury goods group LVMH posted a 27% rise in comparable sales for the fourth quarter, breezing past market forecasts as consumers snapped up high-end fashion and accessories over the holiday season.
Three Paris-based couturiers - Olivier Theyskens at Azzaro, Stéphane Rolland and Alexandre Vauthier - reminded how much life there is in the métier with inventive, classicism-with-a-twist shows and videos.
Italian luxury group Moncler said on Tuesday it would ban fur in all its collections starting from 2024, following in the footsteps of other labels keen to meet customers' growing ethical and environmental awareness.
Nothing ever quite compares to Paris haute couture, which opened Monday morning with a raw, emotional and surreally glamorous collection from the house of Schiaparelli by its couturier Daniel Roseberry.