Paris jeweler Fred welcomed back a key family member of its heritage on Wednesday, the dramatic brilliantly yellow Soleil d’Or diamond, whose 100-plus carats make it one of the rarest stones on the planet.
Alberta Ferretti and Fausto Puglisi for Cavalli showed contrasting visions of femininity; one based on crochet and craftsmanship, the other on posh-punk rebellion, as Milan Fashion Week suddenly gathers major momentum.
A swathe of new restrictions to curtail a second wave of coronavirus infections were announced or came into force from Austria to Greece, Italy to Portugal on Saturday as the global death toll climbed above 1.3 million.
Over the weekend, crowds packed a former industrial warehouse in Beijing as the China Fashion Week got underway, with models strutting mask-less on a square runway and guests oblivious to social distancing norms.
The resurgence of Covid-19 in Europe is increasing the uncertainty surrounding September fashion events. Trade show and fashion week organisers are trying to cope, amidst postponements, cancellations and online options.
A select few fashion brands are managing to open boutiques this summer, but Dolce & Gabbana have chosen a more novel inauguration – a rarefied cabana in the Côte d’Azur’s legendary Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat.