The French bridal wear leader is set to cease trading. Two bids to buy Pronuptia had been filed, but the court in Laval, France, rejected both, and ruled the company, which has 234 employees, is to be liquidated.
One year ago, Tom Ford became Chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, as the industry heralded a new dawn for NYC fashion. However, 12 months later, the season is strikingly denuded of many major names.
The house of Azzaro has appointed Olivier Theyskens to be its new Artistic Director, in a surprise move sure to receive an enthusiastic response as he is regarded as one of the industry’s most naturally gifted designers.
Continuing its tradition of editorial experimentation, Vogue Italia has dedicated its latest cover to a fundraising campaign to save Venice from high water flooding. The cover model even holds bank account details.
Jeremy Scott has cancelled his upcoming runway show in New York, in a move that will significantly weaken the American fashion catwalk season. Instead, the designer will show during haute couture in Paris in July.
Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week, which is set to host its 30th edition on 20-26 April at Fira de Barcelona- Montjuïc, will feature more than 430 brands, including big names like Marchesa, Pronovias and Rosa Clará.
John Galliano has renewed his contract as creative director of the house of Maison Margiela, in a vote of confidence in the controversial British designer by the brand's owner, Italian billionaire Renzo Rosso.
Carla Sozzani, noted retailer, gatekeeper to the Azzedine Alaïa archives and all-round fashion legend, has a new project. The Italian lady opened her own Fondazione Sozzani Monday night in an unexpected neighbourhood.