JW Anderson is the latest big name to be added to the list of Moncler Genius designers and is joining for its 2020 drops, as is another newcomer Rimowa, and an unexpected addition from outside of the fashion field.
French premium fashion group SMCP continues to outperform the market and on Wednesday, its Q4 and full-year sales figures showed just how strong it is, even though it has had to deal with some major headwinds.
Another big name has just announced that its banning the use of fur in its products with the Karl Lagerfeld brand singing up to be fur-free. AM Retail Group, which operate’s Lagerfeld’s stores, will also stop using fur.
Aquascutum’s Chinese owner is the subject of a potential lawsuit over unpaid invoices, as fears over a liquidity crisis persist. A Portuguese fabrics firm called Calvelex is expected to take it to court this week.
After specialising in luxury, the pre-owned fashion e-tailer is re-focusing on affordable luxury brands, while adapting its purchasing options and commissions to the mid-market segment, and eyeing global expansion.
SMCP has named Elina Kousourna as the new CEO of its recently acquired menswear brand De Fursac and promoted Flavien d'Audiffret to the executive's former role as the group's strategy, digital and development director.