Coiffed with tresses of sharp green reeds, the models wore skirts of flattened bottle tops, tubes of moss as neck-ruffs, gowns tailored from patchworked old shirts and joyously outsized Andean knitwear.
As a non-essential category of the beauty and personal care market, the recession hit the global fragrance industry hard. In particular, poor performances in key Western markets dragged down global fragrance growth in 2008/2009.
Cotton futures closed lower for the second straight day on Thursday due to heavy investor profit-taking and the fact that players from No. 1 consumer China were away for a holiday and are not coming back to the market until next week, analysts said.
Leather handbags and high heeled shoes will continue to gain room in women's wardrobes as luxury groups plan to increase their offer to spice up sales, Italian fashion houses said at Milan's shows this week.