The pandemic has forced luxury goods companies to use social media, video and virtual showrooms to woo their wealthy customers in Europe when tourists, especially from China, have been absent for more than a year.
Rapid antigen tests and 30% less capacity characterised the second edition of the Madrid fashion week to be held in hybrid format, a yearning for celebration mixing with calls for women’s rights and guest politicians.
The Spanish ceramics producer has claimed that the prints on some of the Italian label’s men’s items for Spring/Summer 2021 are a "blatant copy” of its geometric patterns. Dolce & Gabbana has denied any plagiarism.
Prada, Givenchy, and Marine Serre are just some of the labels that will be available on this new luxury platform aimed at African consumers, alongside local labels such as Rich Mnisi, AAKS, and Imad Eduso.
According to a study from data analysis specialist Retviews, the label's success is down to its focus on its assortment, which brings together exclusivity and inclusivity, and its reactiveness to trends.
“Everyone reacts to sincere things. When you do something that you really believe in it, and not just for commercial reasons, people react... people understand,” argues Roger Vivier's artistic director, Gherardo Felloni.