Burberry’s Q1 Trading update was closely watched on Tuesday and it seemed to deliver, with rising sales and a positive consumer response to its Riccardo Tisci-designed collections, both at retail and in wholesale.
Does everything David Beckham touch turn to gold? One tends to think so after attending the latest London show by Kent & Curwen, his English heritage brand, which staged a Peaky Blinders moment this season.
Rarely has any fashion week felt like its success was riding on one brand. Yet that’s very much the mood entering the next edition of London Fashion Week, when all eyes will be on Riccardo Tisci's debut at Burberry.
One of the abiding mysteries in luxury is the far greater ability of Paris brands to outperform their venerable, respected and often very classy London rivals. Dunhill may be about to become a significant exception.
Burberry seems to be on track with its transformation plan with sales and profits not suffering as it enters a period of fast change. But tough comparisons and regional variations also had an impact on its latest year.