“My father was in charge of manufacturing for 45 years here and never ever wanted anyone in our factory,” chuckled Nadja Swarovski after opening the doors of the family's famed crystal-making plant in the Austrian Alps.
The Norwegian designer has presented the second runway for his eponymous label in Paris, revealing a Resort collection in the midst of Haute Couture season and slipping in a teaser for his upcoming men's line.
If it’s the first week of July and you are in fashion, then it’s time for Paris couture, right? Not quite this season, where Sunday saw shows by Hermès and Peter Dundas that were both clearly ready-to wear.
Think of haute couture as fashion’s great honey pot. A unique Parisian nectar that always manges to lure couturiers, designers, brands and events into five days. Starting Saturday, it will stage its busiest season ever.