The North Face x Gucci collection will debut in China through a series of specifically designed stores and Gucci Pin pop-up stores, and a limited selection of pieces will also become available on gucci.com.
Maison Margiela has debuted a new store on Paris’ toniest shopping street, avenue Montaigne; as founder Martin Margiela plans a concept exhibition in Lafayette Anticipations further east in the City of Light.
The company that produces and distributes the labels owned by Renzo Rosso’s fashion group has appointed Francesco Tombolini, whose career in luxury spans nearly 40 years, as head of business development and licenses.
Balmain has appointed Tancrède de Lalun to be group director of merchandising at the Paris house. A graduate of the Institut Français de la Mode, de Lalun has lengthy experience in merchandising and luxury goods.
The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (FHCM), French fashion’s governing body, has re-elected Ralph Toledano as president for the next two years. The FHCM also re-elected its executive committee and board.
Without question, this has been the strangest season in fashion in 50 years, where designers have been busy asking themselves what the point of their profession is. What the French call "une remise en question."