Running 23 September to 1 October, the nine-day calendar announced for Paris Fashion Week on Friday promises new creative directors, big name brands and fresh talent, with highlights including Patou's relaunch by LVMH.
The US fashion retailer is undergoing extensive restructuring, and is set to close eight of its 30 French stores, including those on the Champs-Elysées and rue de Rivoli in Paris, with job cuts affecting 250 employees.
French womenswear label Coperni will not be staging a classic catwalk show to present its S/S 2020 collection, opting instead for an innovative show format at the Apple Store on the Champs-Elysées in Paris.
After envisaging a major Parisian presence at 386 rue Saint-Honoré, where Dior inaugurated a pop-up store at the end of 2017, the luxury label will instead open a 900 m2 flagship at number 261 on the same street.
From new labels to store openings and marketing campaigns, the French luxury group continues to invest on all fronts, notably in its fashion business, whose sales boomed in H1 2019, driven by Dior and Louis Vuitton.
Though the Christian Dior Parfums store on the Champs-Élysées was vandalised last November, the luxury label still wants to make its mark on the prestigious Parisian avenue, opening a brand-new flagship at number 128.