Running 23 September to 1 October, the nine-day calendar announced for Paris Fashion Week on Friday promises new creative directors, big name brands and fresh talent, with highlights including Patou's relaunch by LVMH.
Chinese group Icicle – also the owner of Carven – has opened the first flagship store for the eponymous luxury label outside China, on avenue George V in Paris, proof of its ambitious international plans.
On Monday, the staff of Parisian label Sonia Rykiel, currently in receivership, voiced their fears for the future, while the Paris trade court is set to rule in July on a still mysterious potential buyer.
The LVMH-owned luxury label, which is getting ready for a big September relaunch with ready-to-wear, is redefining its image with a new logo and a shortened name, having dropped the founder's first name.
As it seeks to up its game in the fast-growing Chinese luxury market, it has been revealed that the New York-based womenswear brand has been acquired by Shenzhen-based private equity fund Green Harbor.