Harrods is clearly not suffering from the cloud hanging over many of its sector peers further down the price chain and like luxury rivals Selfridges and Harvey Nichols, luxury and tourist spending has sent profits up.
Harvey Nichols had a good year in the 12 months to March as its investments in its physical spaces began to pay off. Further investment and digital innovation could drive the current year higher even in a tough market.
10 Corso Como, whose founder Carla Sozzani invented the original concept, has opened a space in New York’s South Street Seaport district in a novel deal from a marketing; aesthetic and even real estate point of view.
The Paris Fashion Institute returns this fall, with revamped Design Studio courses, tailored to students’ specific needs. One of Europe’s best bespoke fashion courses, PFI, prepares young talent for fashion careers.
The Milan-based shopping destination is set to open its first ever US location at NYC’s Seaport District, bringing its unique blend of fashion, art and cuisine to the historic waterfront neighbourhood in September 2018.
Four global finalists were revealed at the New York semi-final competition for the seventh International Woolmark Prize held. Three Americans and an Australian will join eight Asian and European designers.