As he slammed the UK’s decision to end tax-free shopping for tourists in its current form, the boss of footwear and accessories retailer Kurt Geiger has suggested that the firm could be forced to axe 600 jobs.
Without question, this has been the strangest season in fashion in 50 years, where designers have been busy asking themselves what the point of their profession is. What the French call "une remise en question."
Value Retail's boss says axing VAT reclaim is wrong and that there's no appetite for the alternative ship-to-home option. Meanwhile, another commentator has accused the government of a misleading consultation process.
US biotech firm Bolt Threads has announced "an unprecedented consortium” of major global companies “who have secured exclusive access to its innovative material, Mylo”. Adidas and Lululemon are also on board.
With the line between women and men increasingly blurred in society, leave it to Nicolas Ghesquière to develop a fashion vernacular that addressed that slowly melting division in the final show at Paris Fashion Week.
Figures on Monday from eShopWorld said cross-border luxury sales increased by 170% in August and September as brands on the platform “pivoted their selling strategies to bring the luxury experience online”.
Designing denim would not normally seem the most apt way to become the designer at one of France’s great couture houses, but it is the career path of Matthew M. Williams, who debuted at Givenchy on Sunday
One house gaining lots of traction is Schiaparelli, where couturier Daniel Roseberry unveiled his latest ready-to-wear ideas on Sunday in a photo shoot he shot himself of his favorite Paris morning walk.
Kenzo Takada, the first Japanese designer to establish himself in France, has died of Covid-19 at the age of 81, at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, leaving this world during Paris Fashion Week.
Paris Fashion Week loves few things more than a debut, and the biggest inauguration this season was the first French show of Gabriela Hearst, who staged her show to great applause inside the cloisters of the Beaux-Arts.