There was a notable French touch at London Fashion Week this weekend, with shows from Stephen Jones, Bianca Saunders, Bethany Williams, N Palmer, 16Arlington, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Art School and Jamie Wei Huang.
Christian Dior’s The Female Gaze podcast series took on a new dimension on Friday, as its new episode featured an interview with creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, who described herself as a political couturier.
New Wave, the last great movement in French cinema, and the artists associated with it were the wellsprings for the latest collection from the house of Givenchy, staged inside the Hippodrome de Longchamp.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has unveiled its provisional women’s ready-to-wear runway schedule for next February, and three of the country’s five most famous fashion houses are missing.
No one could fault the staging of Longchamp's latest runway show, presented at Lincoln Center this Saturday, but no amount of light-handed styling from Marie-Amélie Sauvé could turn this collection into a hit.
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.