Paris fashion weeks shows often don’t only take place in Paris anymore. Due to the pandemic, entire seasons now take place online, and many “phygital” shows actually take place in other countries, or even continents.
French luxury goods group LVMH reported a 3% drop in comparable sales for the fourth quarter, as a boom in revenues at its big fashion brands like Louis Vuitton offset a weak performance at its duty free shops.
The opening day of Paris haute couture week ended with three experienced designers -- Giambattista Valli, Julie de Libran and Olivier Theyskens at Azzaro -- showing collections that captured the couture's energy.
Fresh from dressing Lady Gaga in Schiaparelli for the inauguration, American-born couturier Daniel Roseberry unveiled a defiantly surreal collection for Schiaparelli on Monday, to open the Paris haute couture season.
Christian Dior went on a fresh couture voyage this Monday, a virtual trip to an imaginary chateau, all the better to unveil Maria Grazia Chiuri’s latest vision for the house inspired this season by tarot cards.
Boohoo on Monday confirmed that it has bought the Debenhams brand for £55m. It will use it to move into beauty and homewares, extend its own brand offering, operate a giant online marketplace and grow internationally.
Fashion’s latest show-in-a-book came from Loewe, in a collection unveiled Saturday that revolves around the work of Joe Brainard, the New York artist noted for Pop Art, subversive comic books and faux religious collage.
Not many designers can ever boast that they have entered a second half-century of career, but Sir Paul Smith can, and did, this week – celebrating with a remastered menswear collection of many of his greatest hits.
No live runway show, but some phygital fun on Friday in Paris menswear fashion season from Kim Jones at Dior Men, who melded the tropical moodiness of artist Peter Doig with the pop-militarist mode of his imagination.
Pandemic or not, the ultimate expression of luxury in fashion, the Paris haute couture season, will debut digitally Monday with almost 30 houses vying for the attention of the world’s most expensively dressed women.