Menswear’s two most defiantly artistic designers – Craig Green and Jonathan Anderson – began Saturday with two strikingly unique visions in Paris, before Hermès presented a salutary lesson in nonchalant chic.
At Kering’s Imagination Lab in Paris, Grégory Boutté, the luxury group's chief client & digital officer, spoke to the press about cryptocurrencies, AI, test-and-learn and his vision for the metaverse and Web3.
UK consumer confidence fell to a record low in June as shoppers grappled with a stark new economic reality, figures from Gfk’s long-running series of reports show. Its confidence Index dipped one point to -41.
German online fashion e-tailer Zalando has been forced to revise its guidance for the year. It cited a further deterioration in macroeconomic conditions as the EU consumer confidence index fell further in June.
The first monthly retail sales report for June is out and it doesn’t look good. The Confederation of British Industry has released its regular report and said retail sales volumes fell slightly in the year to June.
With experiences becoming ever more important in post-pandemic retail, this move must be music to the ears of one major mall. Ministry of Sound is to take over the former House of Fraser store at Westfield London.
On July 14, Louis Vuitton will open its newest freestanding store dedicated to the men’s universe on Rodeo Drive. Ready-to-wear, accessories, publishing, iconic trunks and Objets Nomades will be presented.
Paris will always be a city of contrasting ideas. Like this Thursday, where luxury brand Louis Vuitton blended French romanticism with hip hop, as Californian-born Rick Owens sought inspiration from Ancient Egypt.