PARIS, France — A once-grand opera house that's now a scene of decaying rubble was the latest remarkable venue for Chanel's haute couture. The setting saw Karl Lagerfeld carry off a dark, expressionist-tinged fall-winter 2013 collection — the glitter of embellished clothes contrasted with the faded romance of grimy curtains, a dark theatre stage and old wooden stalls.
The China Edit is a weekly curation of the most important fashion business news and analysis from and about the world’s largest luxury market.
As 3D printing systems become better and cheaper, the designer eyewear market may soon start to feel the effects, with potentially wide-ranging implications, from product development to counterfeiting.
LONDON, United Kingdom — Louis Vuitton is losing ground as the world’s most valuable luxury brand as competitors including Gucci and Prada gain, a new research report shows.
Following the arrival of Louis Vuitton’s super-sized “Maison” on London’s Bond Street in 2010, the thoroughfare will soon be home to a slew of high fashion megastores, transforming the once-quaint street into a larger-than-life global luxury showcase.
This season, no single moment dominated the fashion conversation. But there was still lots to talk about. Today, BoF brings you our bi-annual post-fashion month feature, The Season That Was.