Scores of off-calendar presentations and shows are now the norm, in parallel with increasingly intense fashion week schedules. FashionNetwork.com spoke with designers and buyers to understand the phenomenon.
Designers chose to host their runways in the most unexpected places on Sunday, like Sunnei, which unveiled its collection among the giant pillars holding up a motorway, and Palm Angels, which opted to show in the metro.
Milan has lost Prada, MSGM and N°21. Giorgio Armani, however, will be there in force, both opening and closing the event, which welcomes four new names: Youser, David Catalan, Edithmarcel and Miguel Vieira.
If you thought the sneaker trend was waning think again. The new Lyst Index sees sneakers at number one for both women and men. The men’s top 10 has nothing but these sport shoes, while Off-White is top fashion brand.
Paris department store Galeries Lafayette is opening a new branch on the Champs-Elysées, introducing a wholly redesigned store concept enabling the group to offer a unique response to international competition.
Italian fashion influencer Chiara Ferragni is the new CEO of Chiara Ferragni Collection, as Fabio Maria Damato is appointed general manager and Paolo Barletta and Alessandro Marina join the board of directors.
Moncler is one of Italian fashion and luxury’s greatest success stories this century. FashionNetwork.com caught up with CEO Remo Ruffini in Milan for some insights into making Moncler a mega success and his future plans.
The latest iteration of Moncler Genius on Wednesday felt more like a festival than a fashion event, as fans queued by 10 warehouses with installations from the likes of Richard Quinn, Pierpaolo Piccioli and Simone Rocha.