Ann Demeulemeester, Grace Wales Bonner and Soulland are the special guests of the Florence show's 102nd edition, which will return to its usual format on June 14-17. Over 650 exhibitors and 15,000 visitors are expected.
“You need to give time some time,” explains Roland Herlory, the CEO of Vilebrequin, as he reveals a fresh artist collab with the brand, which he has quietly built into the market leader in luxury swimwear.
Parisian trade shows are back with fresh verve. Tranoï is returning to Palais Brongniart, Première Classe promises a pre-pandemic atmosphere again, and Woman will be staged at Oddity, a venue in central Paris.
JW Anderson has set foot in the UAE for the first time via a pop-up shop inside the Dubai branch of Bloomingdale’s. The menswear pop-up showcases the Pol Anglada collection and will be open until 20 February.
Sustainable intimates brand Stripe & Stare has secured £2.5 million in extra funding from BGF and a consortium of investors. The investment will be used “to drive UK and international sales”, S&S said.
The National Retail Federation on Friday announced Walmart U.S. president and CEO John Furner has been elected chairman of the NRF board of directors, succeeding Qurate Retail Inc. president and CEO, Mike George.
New analysis of online search and social media activity has come up with the world’s most popular department stores. The top 10 is dominated by American and British names with New York and London the key destinations.