AZ Factory, the fledgling fashion house founded by Alber Elbaz, will stage a special homage show to the late designer that will close out this autumn’s Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday evening, October 5.
Swiss luxury goods group Richemont said Friday that sales had climbed above their pre-pandemic level thanks to sales in Asia, the Americas and Middle East. Jewellery sales led the advance, while fashion sales declined.
Azzedine Alaïa was never, ever going to be an easy act to follow, but before an elite audience at the house’s headquarters, Pieter Mulier unveiled a striking and sculptural debut collection, to win a standing ovation.
The German brand owned by the Richemont group has recently dropped a collaboration with French label Maison Kitsuné, confirming the intention of strengthening its cross-category appeal beyond its iconic logo.
The trading environment may have been volatile but luxury giant Richemont still managed to see net profit rising almost 40% in the financial year to the end of March, beating forecasts by a wide margin.
With digital screens now ubiquitous, the eyewear producer has launched the ‘Blue & Beyond’ project, equipping some of its labels’ models with anti-blue light, photochromic UV protection lenses, a luxury industry first.