For his third runway show for the house of Louis Vuitton, Virgil Abloh produced an inventive, clever, experimental and even elegiac collection staged with aplomb in the charming Place Dauphine on the Seine.
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.
Big-spending luxury brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior are splashing out on everything from fashion shows to teams of advisers as they target social media platforms in the hunt for young shoppers.
Kering, owner of brands including Gucci, will tighten its grip on its e-commerce operations, focusing on its own branded sites to sell its luxury products or ventures where it can control its image and client data.
Cosmetics chain Sephora closed its US stores for an hour on Wednesday to hold an "inclusivity workshop" for its employees, a month after a Grammy-nominated black singer said she was racially profiled in the shop.
Giorgio Armani made a personal debut on Friday evening in Tokyo. He staged his first cruise runway show, showing a huge resort collection presented with splendor inside the national museum of the Japanese capital.
Pearl Academy concluded its season of graduate fashion showcases across its multiple campuses with its Jaipur Portfolio show as fashion and jewellery students presented their collections on the runway.
Rihanna has unveiled her new fashion brand with Louis Vuitton owner LVMH, a rare move by the French group to set up a label from scratch as it taps into soaring demand for celebrity collaborations in the luxury world.