Buccellati, one of Italy’s last high-end independent jewelers, is actively seeking a buyer after its new Chinese owners pulled the plug on a 200-million-euro expansion plan, sources told FashionNetwork.com.
Kylie, Kim, Meghan and Cardi have been the top influencers in 2018, while ugly sneakers, skinny jeans, bike shorts, leggings and logos, logos and more logos have been fashion favourites, the annual Lyst index shows.
Acqua di Parma, which feted a new Christmas capsule this weekend, is expecting double digit growth this year. And next year too, as Italy’s most famous niche perfume brand continues its healthy global expansion.
Donatella Versace has created the tiaras for the debutantes at next year’s Vienna Opera Ball, using Swarovski crystals to dramatic effect. All debutantes will wear the tiaras when making their debut on February 28, 2019.
Andrea Panconesi, owner of LuisaViaRoma, the famed boutique in Florence, opens his first ever pop up in Manhattan on Friday. So, we met Andrea for his take on etailing, family businesses and not selling out to any fund.
August Getty, one of the few couturiers who hails from Los Angeles, is on a mission: to bring glamour back to Paris. His house, August Getty Atelier, stages its French couture debut in January at the Ritz Hotel.
Virgil Abloh has been named as the designer of 2018 by Ebay’s Shopping Report, which also highlights trends ranging from logos and faux fur to denim boots and pretty much anything connected to a certain royal wedding.
Michael Kors may have seen its shares falling sharply after sales missed analysts’ forecasts, but the message from the company’s top team was (almost) all positive as it looked to a time when it will be an $8bn group.
Michael Kors undershot analysts’ revenue estimates for the first time in almost two years in Q2, as the luxury fashion firm saw lower sales at retail stores in Europe, where it’s trying to boost its performance.