Azzedine Alaïa was never, ever going to be an easy act to follow, but before an elite audience at the house’s headquarters, Pieter Mulier unveiled a striking and sculptural debut collection, to win a standing ovation.
The Swiss group, owner of Cartier, Net-à-Porter, Chloé, Dunhill, Alaïa and more, announced on Wednesday the acquisition of historic Belgian leather goods house Delvaux. The transaction amount was not disclosed.
The German brand owned by the Richemont group has recently dropped a collaboration with French label Maison Kitsuné, confirming the intention of strengthening its cross-category appeal beyond its iconic logo.
Italian police have arrested a Chinese couple accused of running a leather goods business which exploited immigrant workers it employed to make handbags for a Burberry supplier, according to an arrest warrant.
The trading environment may have been volatile but luxury giant Richemont still managed to see net profit rising almost 40% in the financial year to the end of March, beating forecasts by a wide margin.
With digital screens now ubiquitous, the eyewear producer has launched the ‘Blue & Beyond’ project, equipping some of its labels’ models with anti-blue light, photochromic UV protection lenses, a luxury industry first.