Luxury giant Kering had good news on Thursday, reporting “sharp” annual revenue growth year-on-year and a double-digit rise compared to 2019. Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta and Balenciaga all powered ahead.
Burberry will stage a live runway show in London on March 11, as the UK brand returns to the catwalk after a long break. he show will mark the first time that Burberry has staged a live runway event in two years.
The South Indian-born designer this week inaugurated his eponymous label’s new headquarters in Mayfair, in a grand Georgian location on Upper Brook Street, and talked future expansion plans with FashionNetwork.com.
The second (and last) edition of the combined Scoop x Pure last week showed that buyers’ appetites for physical events remain strong after two years in which they were cancelled, delayed or made digital-only.
The luxury house, owned by the Kering group, is continuing its strategy of independent shows outside of any official calendar. After London in October, it will hold its next physical show in New York on March 15.
Staged at Hong Kong’s K11 Art and Cultural Centre, the first exhibition organised by the French fashion expert, entitled ‘Savoir-Faire: The Mastery of Craft in Fashion’, blends Chinese craftsmanship and Western culture.
Red carpet events may have been thin on the ground in the past 18 months, but they still have the power to influence consumer fashion choices. And two high-profile red carpets have shown that in the past few few days.