The group born of the merger between communication agency Karla Otto and events company K2 has bought a majority stake in the famous Parisian production house, for 30 years the brains behind fashion’s top catwalk shows.
September’s Paris Fashion Week will feature a total of 92 houses, as Paul Smith and Raf Simons return, and scores of brands plan physical shows on the calendar of the Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode.
And the Sports Direct growth story continues. Fresh from announcing a major retail push into Europe and a “trail-blazing” remodelled store in London, the UK sportswear chain has also opened a new flagship in Leicester.
The former CEO of Conforama joined Maus Frères, owner of Lacoste, The Kooples and Aigle, in January 2020, to oversee department store chain Manor, and has now been appointed the Swiss group's deputy CEO.
Felipe Oliveira Baptista will quit his position as creative director of Kenzo this summer, not even two years after being appointed. The news also comes just three months after the death of founder Kenzo Takada.