The BFC unveiled its newly-digital Fashion Awards on Thursday evening and instead of just replacing the usual live event with an online version, it changed the format to reflect the huge change happening in 2020.
Alber Elbaz's AZ Factory, Charles de Vilmorin and Sterling Ruby are the three latest brands to be invited by France's Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture to show their collections from 25 to 28 January.
Since the pandemic’s outbreak, luxury sales in China have boomed, accounting for up to 80% of the global market in 2020. A position that will stay dominant for years to come, according to Jefferies and Bain & Company.
Balmain has appointed Tancrède de Lalun to be group director of merchandising at the Paris house. A graduate of the Institut Français de la Mode, de Lalun has lengthy experience in merchandising and luxury goods.
The end of tax-free shopping for tourists in its current form is a step closer. The High Court has dismissed a claim that the government didn't consider the “devastating impact” of the rule change on retail and travel.
Leave it to Comme des Garçons to dream up yet another distinctive collaboration, in this case a yearly series with a magazine and a selection of creative people it admires, in a project named People of the Year.