Designers explored the many aspects of womenswear in Paris on Friday, with Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh sending out a delicate yet playful collection for Nini Ricci, while Olivier Theyskens went chic and sexy.
A key test of a designer is influence – and few have had so much influence this century as Hedi Slimane, creative director of Celine, who sent out a haut bobo collection on Friday with plenty of cosmopolitan good taste.
The US skateboarding brand and the British designer have created a line inspired by US Marines uniforms from WW2, which they presented at Parisian concept store Nous, in the first part of a three-season collaboration.
Brexit and global trade wars may be restraining the outlook for the consumer economy internationally but fashion marketers in three key European economies are focused on cross-border expansion for next year.
It is hard to imagine a more contemporary designer than Virgil Abloh, who staged his latest show inside France’s greatest temple to contemporary art, the Pompidou Centre. But then was nowhere to be seen.
On Friday, Swiss group Richemont, the world’s second-largest luxury group, announced the acquisition of Italian jeweller Buccellati from Chinese group Gangtai Holding, without disclosing the value of the transaction.
Julien Dossena unveiled Paco Rabanne's first menswear looks at Paris Fashion Week on Thursday, sending out a joyful, pop collection where the boys and girls looked to have been dipping into each other's wardrobes.