With European populations slowly but surely being vaccinated, designers on the Continent are suddenly expressing a new optimism. Few more so than Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga in Balenciaga's winter 2021 pre-collection.
Department store chain Kohl’s Corp said on Wednesday it has reached a deal with a group of activist investors to avoid a proxy fight, agreeing to add two of the group’s nominees to its board as independent directors.
The global intimates group provided an update on its ongoing transformation into a pure-play e-commerce platform on Monday, revealing progress on its balance sheet and announcing the appointment of a new board member.
The label managed to limit its 2020 sales shortfall to 10% and is bolstering its licensing strategy, announcing a new partnership for underwear and swimwear, two key categories, with Italian manufacturer Area B.
Finally, Paris Fashion Week had an actual live catwalk show. A drive-in runway event witnessed Thursday night by a few score of editors and influencers from inside Citroen DS7s and staged inside the AccorArena.
In a sign that this summer could potentially be a strong one for seasonal fashion, members-only shopping app Wholee Prime said on Wednesday that sales of summer fashion items have surged in the past week.
No one could fault the latest crop of designer showing, in New York, for effort. In a busy Monday, with almost 30 collections, their arty videos and polished ideas were a reminder of how hard people have been working.
Opening Ceremony may have closed down its destination boutique in Soho last spring, but the brand is very much alive and kicking, as the latest collection from its founders – Carol Lim and Humberto Leon - trumpets.
Pentland Brands has relaunched its B2B website with positive results. A combination of rising demand in online shopping and retailers adapting to an unpredictable retail climate has seen over 1,200 join Pentland Connect.
The opening day of Paris haute couture week ended with three experienced designers -- Giambattista Valli, Julie de Libran and Olivier Theyskens at Azzaro -- showing collections that captured the couture's energy.