Reality was front and centre at Paris Fashion Week, but this season’s winners both addressed and transcended our current state of affairs, reports Angelo Flaccavento, who beamed into Paris from his base in Italy.
Dunhill, Ludovic de Saint Sernin and Acne Studios employed concept with varying degrees of success.
This was one of Acne's freshest collections in recent memory: a bit messy in the styling at some points but nonetheless focused and filled with meaningful, if not properly commercial, pieces.
Fumito Ganryu twisted fashion’s new formality in a progressive direction, while Acne Studios mounted a counter-current and Ami stuck to bourgeois nonchalance, reports Angelo Flaccavento.
PVH Corp. made a big bet that it could ‘do a Gucci’ with its flagship brand. But after the failure of its radical Raf Simons experiment, the company may need to rethink its strategy.
IDG Capital and Hong Kong-based I.T Group have acquired stakes of 30.1 percent and 10.9 percent of the company.
Jonny Johansson showed his obsession with dancers, which he translated into a performance in four acts: rehearsal, onstage, offstage and night.
The brand's first proper men's catwalk show was a smashing line up of straightforward pieces, but expressed with a simpler concept it would have worked even better.
The jeans of the moment have an inherently limited lifespan linked to the zeitgeist. But the shrewdest labels are able to maintain relevance and keep revenue coming in when the moment passes.
What does the potential sale of Lancel say about the Swiss conglomerate’s fashion strategy?
The Swedish label is up for sale and market sources say it could fetch €400 million to €500 million — potentially more if there is competition.
Contrary to previous collections, that often looked like crazy styling exercises and little else, this season Acne had focus and substance.