The market has evolved greatly in recent years, transforming the design process and the way fashion start-ups are created. FashionNetwork.com looks at the advantages emerging designers have, and the hurdles they face.
The 34th Hyères Fashion Festival begins on Thursday, with a busy programme of exhibitions, shows, competition and conferences, with Natacha Ramsay-Levy as guest of honour and the Chanel-sponsored Métiers d’art Prize.
FashionNetwork.com examines how diversity and inclusivity have now become strategic issues, as shown by the policies adopted by many labels, at a time when faux pas, notably about racism, are no longer tolerated.
With an audience full of rappers and influencers, Virgil Abloh's first show for Louis Vuitton turned heads in Paris – it also confirmed a new strategy for the label, with two designers targeting quite different markets.
Following on from Shayne Oliver, Glenn Martens will design the Diesel Red Tag collection set to be unveiled at the next men's Fashion Week in Milan. Diesel Black Gold, however, will not have a show this season.