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.
International luxury giant LVMH unsurprisingly announced on Wednesday that it will take over through Thélios the licence for Dior eyewear, once the deal with Italian group Safilo will expire in December 2020.
Running 23 September to 1 October, the nine-day calendar announced for Paris Fashion Week on Friday promises new creative directors, big name brands and fresh talent, with highlights including Patou's relaunch by LVMH.
Clemenza, ex-general manager of Krizia and a strategic pick by private equity firm Armònia SGR, in control of the label since 2017, is tasked with stepping up the pace of its structuring and commercial development.