Opening Ceremony may have closed down its destination boutique in Soho last spring, but the brand is very much alive and kicking, as the latest collection from its founders – Carol Lim and Humberto Leon - trumpets.
The Italian fashion group, bought by Farfetch in 2019 and owner among others of Off-White and Palm Angels, has appointed Cristiano Fagnani, a manager with a 20-year career at Nike, to the newly created post of CMO.
The rumour had been circulating since April, and now it is official: on Tuesday, the US designer of the 1017 Alyx 9SM label will join Givenchy, succeeding Clare Waight Keller as the luxury label's creative director.
During Paris Fashion Week, showroom for up-and-coming brands Designers Apartment shone the spotlight on 13 innovative brands working to make a name for themselves in an increasingly competitive and harsh environment.
The name Hyun-min Han may well be little known in fashion circles, and the greater world. But judging by the boldly poetic show for his brand Münn that he staged Saturday in London, he is destined for a great future.
“Disappointing” was how Asos described its first half as pre-tax profits went into freefall (down 87%). While sales rose 14% for the six months to the end of February, the retail gross margin dropped 60bps.