The Paris menswear week is starting on Tuesday in a city still disrupted by strikes. The official calendar features 53 Fall/Winter 2020-21 shows, with another 20 scheduled off-calendar - an unprecedented number.
Lulu Guinness has named Sandra Mertens-Lustig as CEO, effective from January 13. The company's new top executive is a strategic merchandising specialist with a strong CV built up at a raft of well known high-end brands.
The house of Kenzo has edged back the unveiling of the debut collection by its new creative director Felipe Oliveira Baptista to the Paris women’s season. Previously, it showed a co-ed collection in January.
At a time when every major luxury group wants to buy a niche perfume brand, few indie scent houses have been performing as enticingly as Memo International - whose three marques are all rapidly expanding worldwide.
After working at Sephora, and leading Kenzo Parfums for nine years, Patricia Tranvouëz has left the LVMH group to take charge of the French lingerie and ready-to-wear retailer, replacing Cédric Taravella.
Shop Direct has released good full-year results on one level, but not so impressive on another. Its Very operation has outperformed, but Littlewoods has struggled and the group as a whole remains loss-making.
The French Haute Couture and Fashion Federation has created the position of manager in charge of initiatives for emerging labels, appointing to the role Serge Carreira, who formerly worked for the Prada group.