Rakuten Inc’s shares jumped as much as 24% on Monday after the Japanese e-commerce firm said it would raise $2.2 billion through a stake sale to companies including Japan Post and Tencent as it takes on Amazon.
It’s hard to think of a designer more in synch with a great fashion house than Wes Gordon, the creative director of Carolina Herrera. We Zoomed Wes to discuss creating for an iconic house and designing in the pandemic.
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.
Nostalgia for a more innocent era, when Italy emerged from another great drama, was the theme of Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda show in Florence, the first major women’s fashion collection shown since the lockdown.
Like many brands, some luxury labels are producing online content to dispel the gloom in these times of isolation, for example Bottega Veneta with a multi-media project, and Salvatore Ferragamo with a trivia quiz.