September’s Paris Fashion Week will feature a total of 92 houses, as Paul Smith and Raf Simons return, and scores of brands plan physical shows on the calendar of the Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode.
The LVMH Prize 2021 has named its finalists - Bianca Saunders, Charles de Vilmorin, Christopher John Rogers, Conner Ives, Colm Dillane, Kika Vargas, Lukhanyo Mdingi, Nensi Dojaka and Rui Zhou. Three of them are American.
Milan Fashion Week Men's runs from 15 to 19 January, with an exclusively online and severely reduced calendar. Deprived of the majority of its stars, the event has bet on young talent and is introducing 10 new labels.
Onward Luxury Group has been bought from the Onward group by its Italy-based management. Now called High Italian Manufacturing Co., it will continue to run the licensed business of labels like Rochas and Elie Saab.
In early August, fragrance specialist Interparfums, owner of Rochas, announced the termination of the label's menswear collections due to the economic crisis, ending the collaboration with designer Federico Curradi.
The house of Azzaro has appointed Olivier Theyskens to be its new Artistic Director, in a surprise move sure to receive an enthusiastic response as he is regarded as one of the industry’s most naturally gifted designers.