Richemont’s third quarter — the all-important three months to the end of December — saw sales rising only 1%, although currency-neutral, they were up a healthier 5%, despite the “continuously volatile environment”.
AZ Factory, the fashion house led by Alber Elbaz that is the most widely anticipated new brand in the industry, is planning a talk show as well as exclusives on Net-A-Porter and Farfetch as part of its launch next week.
Mr Porter is continuing to dive deep into exclusive collaborations, and hot on the heels of its Loro Piana link-up comes a real headline-grabber. The luxe e-tailer is launching a one-season pop-up with Celine Homme.
Paris had scores of presentations this season as many houses skipped runway events and organized appointments with designers, offering a chance to meet creators from the bohemian Marais to the posh 16th arrondissement.