CEOs and designers in Paris fashion are praising Emmanuel Macron for taking decisive action this week in the struggle to control corona virus, even as the industry braces for a disastrous second quarter.
Two contrasting styles did battle on the Parisian catwalks on Friday. One side was all about comfortable fashion with generous volumes, while the other made everything hyper-feminine, ultra-short and skintight.
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.
Rahul Mishra, Julie de Libran (ex-creative director of Sonia Rykiel) and Imane Ayissi have joined the official calendar of the Paris Haute Couture week for next January, while Bouchra Jarrar will make her comeback.
French cosmetics giant L'Oréal and Clarins group announced Monday the conclusion of its agreement for the sale of the Mugler brands and Azzaro fragrances to L'Oreal, according to a news statement from the two groups.
The French cosmetics giant has entered into negotiations with Clarins with a view to acquire the two perfume brands, as well as Mugler’s fashion business, an operation which would reinforce L’Oréal’s luxury division.
The Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture invited Sofia Crociani’s label Aelis and Ralph Rucci’s label RR331 to take part in the upcoming Paris haute couture fashion week which will be held from June 30 to July 4.
The womenswear label, in the midst of being relaunched after the acquisition by French businessman Xavier Marie 18 months ago, has put former Azzaro designer Maxime Simoëns in charge of its collections.