LFW ended Tuesday and while the big name labels were the focus, the event also helped smaller brands gain valuable exposure and make the kind of buyer and press contacts that are the lifeblood of early-stage businesses.
The apparel brand founded by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen has announced that its first menswear collection will launch this October in both its LA and New York flagship stores, as well as in select retailers globally.
The Paris Fashion Institute returns this fall, with revamped Design Studio courses, tailored to students’ specific needs. One of Europe’s best bespoke fashion courses, PFI, prepares young talent for fashion careers.
Balmain will launch a mini capsule collection this month with Beyoncé, entitled BalmainxBeyoncé, and debut it in Paris. And the famed Paris house plans to roll out the collection internationally on July 14.
Sustainable luxury brand Victoria Road has launched a children's capsule exclusively with Barneys New York. The collection focuses on girls ages 4 through 12 and includes pieces for pre-fall and holiday.
There is life outside of Paris even for haute couture. Traditionally the métier was confined to the French capital, with just one acknowledged sub-division called Alta Moda in Rome, and latterly Milan.