Fashion is often a powerful metaphor for change in a society, rarely more so than in Tel Aviv on Sunday night, where Mona Almansouri became the first ever designer from the Gulf to show at Israel Fashion Week.
Birkenstocks are the ultimate anti-fashion shoes, but their current popularity has attracted a number of big-name fashion collaborators (such as Dior and Jil Sander). The latest is luxury shoe label Manolo Blahnik.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the French-American investment fund co-founded by LVMH is reportedly considering an IPO that could take place this summer. L Catterton could be valued at more than $3 billion.
The menswear collections for next winter presented in Milan and Paris signalled a return to a chic, comfortable style, redefining silhouettes by means of textures and proportions, with a focus on outerwear.
Kim Jones celebrated the 75th anniversary of the New Look with a sensational menswear collection, and a beautifully staged show for the house of Dior, winning him a standing ovation Friday afternoon in Paris.
Online resale platform StockX has released a round-up of some of the hottest trends of the year, highlighting a boom in interest in non-conventional shoes and collaborations between contrasting brands.
Lyst has released its Year in Fashion report for 2021, detailing the transition to the “new normal” as consumers “dressed up to go out and to make ourselves feel good” even though the effects of the pandemic remained.
The pandemic has triggered a drastic transformation in the relationship between fashion houses and investment funds, which now tend to forge stronger bonds with labels in order to support them in the long term.