With fashion retail in its current fragile state, every results announcement is being jumped on for signs of a recovery, which made N Brown’s interim figures of particular interest. Is a recovery on the cards? Not yet.
After 30 days of shows that began on the Bund in Shanghai with Tommy Hilfiger and ended in Paris in the Louvre with Louis Vuitton, we rate the 12 most beautiful and influential shows of the international season.
A purist statement of high fashion by the house of Valentino, where designer Pierpaolo Piccioli referenced bohemian artists and even Saint Laurent´s Marrakech, in a show held at the back of Les Invalides.
Zegna finally gets its man. Ermenegildo Zegna, the Italian luxury menswear brand, has agreed to buy an 85% stake in Thom Browne from the founder and main backer Sandbridge Capital, in a half-billion-dollar deal.
Selfridges is continuing its strategy of frequent, exclusive product launches and interesting pop-up stores with the latest including an exclusive Red Valentino capsule, a Fendi Kiosk, plus Medea and Réalisation Par.