Selfridges has become the latest big name to move beyond a ban on fur to include exotic skins in its list of prohibited materials. That will include animals such as pythons, alligators, crocodiles and lizards.
The UK is a magnet for luxury tourists but the potential for spend at its upscale fashion stores is being let down by the country’s ‘Stone Age’ method of refunding VAT, experts claim. And Brexit could make it worse.
In Milan the parting farewell generally addressed to a friend by the Milanese is "buon lavoro," literally "good work," which after a very busy week in the Italian fashion capital, summed up the mood and the style here.
Masks of all shades and sizes took over the Gucci catwalk on Wednesday as the Italian luxury label kicked off Milan’s leg of the Autumn/Winter runway season with an eclectic show rich in patterns, colours and headpieces.
After the German press published an interview with brand CEO Pier Paolo Righi, it looked like Carine Roitfeld and Hun Kim would take over the late designer's label, an option since denied by the brand to FashionNetwork.
Sending out a simultaneously fresh and gutsy collection, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac laid down some colourful foundations for the Benetton relaunch with a successful show at Milan Fashion Week on Tuesday.
After being helmed by the German designer for 35 years, the luxury label has opted for continuity with Virginie Viard, who will need to adapt to a market with an increasingly voracious appetite for novelty.