Mr Porter, the UK-based luxury e-tailer, has announced the launch of Super Mart, a standalone on-site marketplace showcasing a curated selection of T-shirts, collectables and streetwear from multiple brands.
With European populations slowly but surely being vaccinated, designers on the Continent are suddenly expressing a new optimism. Few more so than Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga in Balenciaga's winter 2021 pre-collection.
Italian leather goods specialist Valextra has named Xavier Rougeaux to be its new chief executive officer; while veteran luxury executive Ralph Toledano joins its board. The appointments are effective immediately.
The house of Balenciaga plans to stage its next runway show a long way from any catwalk. Instead of a runway, creative director Demna Gvasalia has opted for a video game. Scheduled for Sunday afternoon, December 6.
Popstar turned fashion entrepreneur Victoria Beckham has cancelled her plan to use the UK government's Job Retention Scheme that would have seen the state paying the salaries of her staff who are currently not working.
"Made in China" may still evoke more off the rack than catwalk, but Chinese designers are slowly installing themselves in Paris, the fashion capital, as a part of an upscale march towards the lucrative luxury market.