The move to using plant-based Materials in place of leather by high-end labels is accelerating and the latest to join an expanding group of brands doing so is Mr P. That’s the in-house brand of the Mr Porter e-store.
Aspinal of London has filed its accounts for the year to the end of March 2020 and they show how tough the climate was becoming even pre-pandemic. But it also said 2021 is a key year as it heads towards profitability.
Luxury consumers seek out more information than ever online before making a purchase, relying especially on YouTube videos and giving particular importance to brand image, according to a study from Google and Kantar.
Farfetch has unveiled a major new global brand campaign called The Perfect Match. Linked to its #onlyonfarfetch theme, it comes as it continues to stress that a “commitment to the boutique community” is “at its heart”.
The Spanish ceramics producer has claimed that the prints on some of the Italian label’s men’s items for Spring/Summer 2021 are a "blatant copy” of its geometric patterns. Dolce & Gabbana has denied any plagiarism.
The pandemic has forced luxury goods companies to use social media, video and virtual showrooms to woo their wealthy customers in Europe when tourists, especially from China, have been absent for more than a year.
Self-Portrait has launched a high-profile campaign with the London-based brand signing up well-known Londoner Kate Moss as it star. The campaign features a series of portraits of Moss shot by Nigel Shafran.
British designer Paul Andrew, head of all collections at Florentine luxury brand Salvatore Ferragamo since 2019, will leave his role at the business in May. The brand’s in-house team will take over his responsibilities.