If fashion has any honey pot it is surely Hyères, which attracts a unique blend of hipster stars, clever insiders, and, this season, Supima, the quality American cotton grown in the deserts of the American South West.
For the first time, the international competition for young designers has allowed anybody to apply through its website. The Woolmark Company is also launching a new prize for students in a partnership with Adidas.
Designer Rahul Mishra, the new brand ambassador of Istituto Marangoni, has a dream. To employ one million people. With the help of Amazon, his fashion house already employs 700 people, and feeds some 5,000 folks.