Flamboyant couturier Jean-Paul Gaultier is leaving Hermes to be replaced by Lacoste's in-house stylist, Britain's Giles Deacon is to join Ungaro -- in times of crisis, fashion looks to safe designers and wearable garb.
The next aspiring Marc Jacobs or Stella McCartney may find it harder to get financial backing as luxury dealmakers target well-established brands for growth and top design houses begin paring smaller assets.
Gap has recruited the vice-president of design and marketing at Seven for all Mankind, Rosella Giuliani, to take the reins of the style team for 1969, its premium jeans brand that was relaunched in 2009.
The cooperation between Replay and the artist Canedicoda goes on. After working with Fondazione Claudio Buziol and after the successful ‘Re-denim by Canedicoda for Replay’ tour, the collaboration now has a wider international scope.