A swathe of new restrictions to curtail a second wave of coronavirus infections were announced or came into force from Austria to Greece, Italy to Portugal on Saturday as the global death toll climbed above 1.3 million.
Over the weekend, crowds packed a former industrial warehouse in Beijing as the China Fashion Week got underway, with models strutting mask-less on a square runway and guests oblivious to social distancing norms.
The resurgence of Covid-19 in Europe is increasing the uncertainty surrounding September fashion events. Trade show and fashion week organisers are trying to cope, amidst postponements, cancellations and online options.
A select few fashion brands are managing to open boutiques this summer, but Dolce & Gabbana have chosen a more novel inauguration – a rarefied cabana in the Côte d’Azur’s legendary Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat.
The sportswear label, recently bought by US investors, unveiled a new look at Pitti Uomo. The collection by Dao-Yi Chow heralds a high-end positioning for Sergio Tacchini, which is relocating to the USA.
Marcelo Burlon, the former DJ and co-founder of Off-White owner NGG, unveiled his new brand image in Milan with a richer, more couture collection that signalled a notable move towards a more high-end aesthetic.