Farfetch is continuing its partnership with multimedia brand Nataal to “champion and celebrate black creativity in fashion”. And after February’s debut, the second iteration sees it working with Valentino too.
Footwear may have struggled in the pandemic — and dressy, luxury footwear more than most — but Manolo Blahnik is rebounding from the downturn and sales in recent months have even beaten those of 2019.
The first physical show from the American designer, presenting his third collection for the LVMH-owned house, combined Gothic touches, couture details and a disruptive, pastel-shaded collaboration with Josh Smith.
The co-founder of the Experienced Capital fund and ex-SMCP director has joined the board of the Florentine label, currently in the midst of a transition phase. Future CEO Marco Gobbetti will start in January 2022.
Net-A-Porter, Mr Porter and The Outnet have become the latest luxury retailers to embrace resale, saying a link-up with resale technology provider Reflaunt will “offer unique breadth in the online luxury fashion market”.
The problem with deconstruction, a huge movement in fashion, is that while it looks great on runways, it tends to frighten consumers on a clothes rack. Not at Rokh, which staged a great collection Thursday in Paris.
Dior went into full court press in the first 48 hours of Paris Fashion Week – unveiling its new Cheval Blanc spa, feting its Dior Home and Kids creator Cordelia de Castellane, and unveiling a Miss Dior floral pop-up.