British designer Vivienne Westwood said sales for the year to 31 December 2016 increased by 11%, but margins were under pressure due to the challenging conditions in the retail market and the weak pound following Brexit.
If there was anything Azzedine Alaïa, the revered designer who died aged 77 this weekend, enjoyed more than actually making clothes, it was a meal with his “family” of supermodels, bold face names, artists and stars.
Azzedine Alaïa has died, aged 77. One of the greatest influencer-designers, he defined body-con dressing, staying relevant as trends changed via his signature style, and being the first designer to go seasonless.
Marc Jacobs has teamed up with MasterClass to offer his first online course in fashion design. The fifteen video session class teaches construction, creating unique shapes and silhouettes, and creating new trends.
This season, the men's tradeshow takes inspiration from the cinema, unveiling a "film festival" theme for January. The return of major names, as well as special events and new collaborations, are all part of the glamour.
The Left Bank department store has revealed the theme of its next big exhibition, slated to open next February – "Let's go logo" – as well as two exclusive guests: the brands Off/White and Lola James Harper.
Outlet centre giant McArthurGlen saw sales rising fast in the last year as tourists from outside of Europe and price-conscious locals bought into its offer while higher-end new brands signed up to its malls