Miuccia Prada is the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award for 2018 from the British Fashion Council, in partnership with Swarovski. Previous winners include Donatella Versace, Ralph Lauren and Karl Lagerfeld.
London-based outlet malls giant McArthurGlen is to open its first luxury designer outlet to the west of Paris in 2021. The Designer Outlet Normandie will be its fourth centre in France after an investment of €150m+.
Buccellati, one of Italy’s last high-end independent jewelers, is actively seeking a buyer after its new Chinese owners pulled the plug on a 200-million-euro expansion plan, sources told FashionNetwork.com.
Kylie, Kim, Meghan and Cardi have been the top influencers in 2018, while ugly sneakers, skinny jeans, bike shorts, leggings and logos, logos and more logos have been fashion favourites, the annual Lyst index shows.
Donatella Versace has created the tiaras for the debutantes at next year’s Vienna Opera Ball, using Swarovski crystals to dramatic effect. All debutantes will wear the tiaras when making their debut on February 28, 2019.
Acqua di Parma, which feted a new Christmas capsule this weekend, is expecting double digit growth this year. And next year too, as Italy’s most famous niche perfume brand continues its healthy global expansion.