In an uber busy Wednesday of shows, one flitted back and forth across the city as four highly individualistic couturiers delivered their visions of modern glamour, winning the applause throughout the day.
Jon Richard will be doubling its retail presence within Next stores. The British jewellery designer and retailer is expanding within the high street fashion and lifestyle giant this summer, taking its total to 20 units.
Balenciaga Couture staged its second show by couturier Demna Gvasalia on Wednesday, and opened its first couture boutique immediately after, amid scenes of intense fandom at the brand’s headquarters on Avenue George V.
Coat Group has acquired Texon, “a global leader in premium structural components and materials for the footwear, accessories and apparel industries”, as the new owner “expands its presence in athleisure footwear”.
Paris couture has rarely had as many indie couturiers, ranging from a giant like Giorgio Armani to local couture houses like Stephane Rolland and Alexandre Vauthier. The common denominator is they do their own thing.
The maison closed the first day of shows with the celebration of its 10th anniversary on the Haute Couture calendar at Place Vendôme, with a festive collection of more than 50 colorful and voluminous looks.
On Monday, Francesco Milleri, a close collaborator of Leonardo Del Vecchio, the Italian billionaire who died aged 87 on June 27, took charge of Del Vecchio’s holding company, whose assets are worth €27 billion.
In addition to the pop-up stores they are opening as usual in summer resorts, luxury labels are taking over some of the world’s most chic destinations this season, decking them out in their own colours.