Now the world's most popular fashion house, according to the fashion search platform Lyst, Balenciaga hasn't stopped making the news this year with ideas that seem each more ingenious and avant-garde than the next.
Celebrity choices and collaborations were key to fashion this year as consumers got back to almost normal life. And Balenciaga was the label that benefited most with interest spiking, Lovethesales.com research shows.
The Italian luxury label, renowned for its furs, now featured in recycled, ethical solutions, is relying chiefly on leather goods and evergreen ready-to-wear to grow, according to a Retviews by Lectra study.
The windows of Louis Vuitton's flagship stores have been covered with colorful panels in tribute to Virgil Abloh, the house's menswear designer, who passed away on November 28 following a battle with cancer.
Lyst has released its Year in Fashion report for 2021, detailing the transition to the “new normal” as consumers “dressed up to go out and to make ourselves feel good” even though the effects of the pandemic remained.
The Italian fashion’s group CEO, Umberto Macchi di Cellere, has left. He has been replaced by president and vice-president Diego and Andrea Della Valle, who have hired Simona Cattaneo as Tod's new general manager.