Five weeks into strikes crippling French transport, signs of the potential strain for the broader economy in France are starting to emerge as consumers shun shops and commuters struggle to get to work.
During Paris Fashion Week, showroom for up-and-coming brands Designers Apartment shone the spotlight on 13 innovative brands working to make a name for themselves in an increasingly competitive and harsh environment.
At a time when every major luxury group wants to buy a niche perfume brand, few indie scent houses have been performing as enticingly as Memo International - whose three marques are all rapidly expanding worldwide.
Renzo Rosso’s fashion group, which owns among others Diesel and Marni, will develop, produce and distribute through its subsidiary Staff International the collections of the French label designed by Christelle Kocher.
Thriving demand in mainland China drove sales higher at luxury brand Hermès in the third quarter, helping it offset a slowdown in Hong Kong, and the company said on Thursday that the momentum had carried into October.
Sales growth at Kering slowed slightly in the third quarter, in line with expectations, as the luxury group offset some of the hit from turmoil in Hong Kong with strong spending by shoppers in other Asian markets.
The Mode: Moscow showroom in Paris, supported by the Moscow Export Center, was where 27 labels presented a diverse array of collections for this season, and attracted a buzzing crowd of fashionistas for its launch.