Private label is becoming increasingly important to high-end retail and Matchesfashion is putting a push behind its Raey brand. Its first pop-up outside of the UK has opened at Roll & Hill on Mercer Street in New York.
The Italian footwear designer has licensed the production and worldwide distribution of his eponymous label to OLG, the Milanese subsidiary of Japanese group Onward Holdings, in order to concentrate on design work.
Expect a somewhat confusing scene in London Fashion Week this season, with a multitude of art installations, pop-ups and events open to the public –though much of that will represent a very welcome change.
The Outnet is one of fashion’s most successful e-tailers, and a key division within Yoox Net-A-Porter (YNAP), the fashion industry’s online store leader. We met its MD, Emma Mortimer, to hear her latest plans.
Montserrat Álvarez has created a line of artisanal handbags decorated with ceramics and shells now selling at Barneys, The Webster and Galeries Lafayette, and launched a collaboration with Comme des Garçons.
Portuguese designers Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida, winners of the 2015 LVMH Prize, presented a typically punky runway in Paris on Tuesday, signalling their brand's definitive transition to the see-now-buy-now format.