Instead of leading in fashion education, Paris has historically dawdled behind its greatest rivals. Though that seems very likely to change, and quickly, thanks to a major new project launched in Paris with the IFM.
The French label is focusing on accessories and is working to transform its customer relationship approach by taking a close interest in its followers, as CEO Massimo Piombini explained at a symposium in Milan.
Following the inaugural edition of the Fashion Trust Arabia Prize this year, the organization has revealed its program for 2020, announcing the addition of an advisory board and a new award for young talent.
The market has evolved greatly in recent years, transforming the design process and the way fashion start-ups are created. FashionNetwork.com looks at the advantages emerging designers have, and the hurdles they face.
Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing has joined Instagram's "Shopping From Creators" program in a rare move that will allow fans to buy designer pieces from the brand directly from his social media feed.