Surging demand in Asia and especially mainland China helped Birkin handbag maker Hermes post better-than-expected sales growth for the second quarter, in an encouraging signal for some of its major luxury goods rivals.
If you want to know how the other half lives, attend a menswear runway show by the venerable house of Hermès. Like the classy, clever and hyper self-confident collection staged on a balmy Saturday evening in Paris.
An intense men’s fashion week starts in Paris on Tuesday, with the ‘Karl for Ever’ event and 60 catwalk shows, including rookie labels Bode, Phipps, Ludovic de Saint Sernin and Sies Marjan, and Balmain’s gig-show.
Ex-Hermès International VP and Comité Colbert Deputy Chairman Christian Blanckaert is the new guest of the LuxurynsightXFashionNetwork podcast series, talking about the luxury industry’s challenges with Godfrey Deeny.
France accounts for over one quarter of the total sales of the top 100 luxury corporations worldwide according to Deloitte’s 2019 report, with 9 groups listed and LVMH, L'Oréal, Kering and Chanel in the top 10.
Fashion is rocking Milan for the Furniture Fair, with Dior’s gala at Antonia, Armani's for the Tadao Ando exhibition, and countless parties, cocktail evenings and installations, like those by Tod’s and Vogue Italia.