CEOs and designers in Paris fashion are praising Emmanuel Macron for taking decisive action this week in the struggle to control corona virus, even as the industry braces for a disastrous second quarter.
The French luxury group will internalise part of the embroidery work handmade in India by some of its sub-contractors, to boost the group’s expertise in the field and improve local workplace conditions.
London-based womenswear brand Baukjen and maternity wear specialist Isabella Oliver are the latest to join Emmanuel Macron’s G7 Fashion Pact, which aims to minimise the environmental impact of the fashion industry.
One of the most significant results of the movement for women’s empowerment, at least in fashion, is a revival of clothes with a noble air. Such was the case in an original collection from the house of Alexander McQueen.
Luxury group Kering had a good year in 2019 and the final quarter was also strong. Its star brand Gucci outperformed, Saint Laurent continued to power ahead and Bottega Veneta’s recovery looked to be well established.