French luxury goods maker Hermes sees no sign yet of affluent buyers tightening their purse strings in spite of a sombre global economic outlook, the head of the brand said on Sunday at Paris Fashion Week.
Flamboyant couturier Jean-Paul Gaultier is leaving Hermes to be replaced by Lacoste's in-house stylist, Britain's Giles Deacon is to join Ungaro -- in times of crisis, fashion looks to safe designers and wearable garb.
New York's Autumn-Winter 2010 presentations began in sadness, with the death of Alexander McQueen, but designers including Lacoste have showed color-saturated collections designed to dispel the deepest gloom.
They dress ladies, highlight their shape and curves and bring Amazonian femininity to cities which like “to be beautiful”. Who? The new brand from top of the range designer Catherine Dupire-Clément, ‘Back to Noise’.