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.
The Italian designer, who arrived at the head of the British label in March, has paid tribute to the house's heritage with a selection of quintessentially Burberry looks, revealed on his Instagram account.