The French have always had a way with renovation. This week, Cartier took the concept to a new level, as it unveiled a substantial new work of urban scenography outside the brand’s historic flagship store in Paris.
J. M. Weston, the French shoe marque that defines Gallic preppy, has launched a haute couture footwear collection for women; along with a exhibition entitled Souvenir d’un Défilé inside Weston’s Marais boutique.
The Los Angeles-based designer Mike Amiri has launched a new annual award for American fashion talent and named it the Amiri Prize. The new award has a first prize of $100,000, and a year-long mentorship with Amiri.
Paris may be dominated by giant boldface-name luxury fashion marques, but a key to keeping the City of Light at the top of the heap when it comes to fashion capitals is the ability to discover exciting new talent.
Following its appointment of British designer Nicholas Knightly as Creative Director last year, French label Moynat has launched the first designs under his control, plus a campaign that focuses on the bags above all.
The Italian luxury label is supporting a new online educational programme by ‘I Was a Sari’, giving disadvantaged Indian women the opportunity to turn into expert artisans and achieve financial independence.
The clothes are still snug and cosy, but fashion designers are now dreaming of outings and parties, judging from the womenswear collections for next winter presented virtually in New York, London, Milan and Paris.
Browns has linked up with the Nordic talent platform Designers’ Nest and has chosen Swedish designer Emma Gudmundson to create a collection that will be sold exclusively in-store and online by the London-based boutique.