“Our society is choking with aesthetics. Everything today is about the way things look; but rarely do people take the time to figure what things mean,” opined Pharrell Williams at a Chanel podcast recording in Colette.
Kinvara Balfour, the editor, It-Gal and consultant of cool, has launched an online series called The Visionaries, an all-inclusive project for the Instagram generation of insightful interviews with many fashion greats.
We’ve seen Armani Hotels; Ferragamo golf courses; Stella McCartney dual-use skyscrapers and Roberto Cavalli nightclubs. Next step in designer living, a Rock 'N' Roll hotel by hipster lifestyle brand Lola James Harper.
If there was anything Azzedine Alaïa, the revered designer who died aged 77 this weekend, enjoyed more than actually making clothes, it was a meal with his “family” of supermodels, bold face names, artists and stars.
Outlet centre giant McArthurGlen saw sales rising fast in the last year as tourists from outside of Europe and price-conscious locals bought into its offer while higher-end new brands signed up to its malls
Debenhams has hired Sara Bradley, who was most recently brand director at BHS International, as its new head of womenswear. The announcement follows the departure of the group's trading director in September.
It’s all change at LVMH, where another respected CEO in the extended group is set to leave a thriving fashion house. Simon Whitehouse, the energetic CEO of J.W. Anderson will quit the company at the end of the year.
Hermès has feted the opening of a novel exhibition of the very particular art of its long-time collaborator, Leïla Menchari, legendary for her unique set skill. Menchari is France’s most famous window dresser.
Sidney Toledano is to resign from his position as CEO of Christian Dior and be replaced by Pietro Beccari, CEO of Fendi, in a significant change of management within LVMH. And more changes are in the pipeline.
Vendors who work with the retailers and consultants who advise big department stores say this year chains are much slower in placing new orders for the holidays, as they deal with declining foot traffic.