France has long had an obsession with American ideas and icons, and enjoyed and profited from re-imagining them with a Gallic touch. The latest is Shiloh Heritage - a marriage of Texas and the Camargue.
Serious editors had to open Sunday watching an MM6 show video in Milan, tune into New York for Tom Ford’s latest ideas, and finish in Paris, where Sonia Rykiel unveiled its first collection since insolvency in 2019.
We know everyone has been bellyaching about it being a lightweight season in New York. But if you take the time to actually study what was on the runway, it turns out a lot of great clothes were on display in Manhattan.
Eric and Michael Dayan, co-founders of Showroomprivé, who bought the rights to the Sonia Rykiel brand after the label's liquidation, are another instance of e-entrepreneurs taking over a renowned French fashion label.
Marco Probst, who led the Belgian luxury leather goods brand from 2012 to 2018, is back in charge, succeeding Jean-Marc Loubier, who continues as president of First Heritage Brands, the group that controls Delvaux.
Rahul Mishra, Julie de Libran (ex-creative director of Sonia Rykiel) and Imane Ayissi have joined the official calendar of the Paris Haute Couture week for next January, while Bouchra Jarrar will make her comeback.