In the last year, the luxury industry’s digitalisation process has accelerated at all levels, radically transforming the labels’ relationship with the public, as shown recently by Bottega Veneta, Versace and Balmain.
London-based consultancy Tomorrow has announced a “360-degree” partnership with Italian RTW brand N21. The strategic partnership will span distribution, events, strategy and a mentorship programme for emerging talent.
Amazon has opened a new corporate office in Manchester, which will eventually be home to over 600 tech and non-tech employees, including software engineers, business development specialists and finance analysts.
Denim Première Vision seemed to shrug off the real and the economic chill as it returned to London this week with a busy show, an enlarged exhibitor list and a sustainability focus both for production and style trends.
It was a mixed bag for men’s fashion trade shows this season. Among the livelier trade shows, Man and Welcome Edition, and the quieter Tranoï, the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair was pleased with its Paris debut.
The Indian designer, who has been showing his collections during Paris Fashion Week for the last five years, is preparing to make his couture debut in the French capital during this season's Haute Couture Week.
The next sessions of the Parisian fashion trade shows will start on Friday June 21, featuring the well-established Tranoï and Man/Woman events, as well as the maiden Parisian edition of Danish show CIFF.
Alastair McKimm is the new Global Editor-In-Chief of i-D, joining in June with “a remit to drive the editorial vision and growth of the brand, as well as continuing to build i-D as an innovative digital-first brand.”