Carl von Clausewitz was famed for his adage that war is the continuation of politics by other means. This week at Paris Photo and in multiple photo exhibitions, photography is the continuation of politics by other means.
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.
Last week-end, at the Atelier Richelieu in Paris, the French luxury group brought together 80 developers and high-tech experts for a hackathon themed around software solutions dedicated to sustainable fashion.
The company set up from scratch in 2014 by luxury group Kering, the industry’s first to internalise its eyewear business, is about to top the €500 million revenue mark, and says it isn’t interested in Safilo.
Many feel called to fashion; but few are chosen. But one true member of the elect has to be Giambattista Valli, who staged one of his most composed ready-to-wear collections on a balmy Monday in Paris.
Saint Laurent’s models on Tuesday paraded down a runway filled with dozens of projector lights against the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower to showcase the French label’s collection for Paris Fashion Week.
On Wednesday, Kering announced the issue of €500 million worth of bonds, maturing in 2022, that are exchangeable for Puma shares, a further step in its exit from the German sport group, which began in 2018.
Valentino, François-Henri Pinault, Max Mara, Zegna, emerging designer Flavia La Rocca and the 'I was a Sari' project by Gucci were among the winners of the third edition of CNMI’s green fashion awards.
Shortly after Kering announced that Gucci is now carbon-neutral, the luxe group said Tuesday that the entire organisation is set to become carbon-neutral too within its own operations and across the entire supply chain.