When Max Mara staged its Marella Agnelli moda resort 2022 collection at sunset on Tuesday in the Bay of Naples it marked the latest step in a subtle and long-term repositioning of the house as a major fashion player.
There is a great debate in fashion. Will women want elegance and sophistication when the pandemic eventually ends or will their biggest needs just be ease and comfort? Ian Griffiths of Max Mara, believes in the former.
When Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel died in her suite at the Ritz in Paris 50 years ago, the world mourned the greatest fashion designer of the century - without mentioning her wartime work as a spy for the SS.
The creative driving force of many luxury brands is accessories. We caught up with three great accessories houses during the Paris fashion season to see their latest ideas. One message was clear: break the mold.