Not every designer inspires to be a revolutionary artist. Some have more direct goals, like creating empowering and wearable clothes for multiple situations. Like Hellessy, by ex-expert merchandiser Sylvie Millstein.
Shying away from the oversize installations of previous editions, luxury labels like Gucci, Off-White and Givenchy took advantage of the Milan Design Week to showcase an array of new projects and offbeat initiatives.
Covid has forced the Italian luxury industry to step up the pace of its transformation and search for investors, as shown by Zegna announcing a forthcoming stock market listing, and L Catterton’s acquisition of Etro.
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.
In an industry first, Paris Fashion Week Men and Paris Haute Couture Week are introducing personalised NFTs for their June and July editions, in partnership with digital certification consortium Arianee.
Venice, with its Biennale exhibition, is the focus of a great deal of attention. Saint Laurent will show the summer 2022 menswear collection in the city on July 14, a day ahead of Valentino’s haute couture show.