My WhatsApp has been abuzz with the news that Dries van Noten has sold a majority share of his company to Spanish luxury group, Puig.
Dries has famously said that he loves the size of his company, having independent control and isn’t interested in vast expansion. He is respected for not pandering to the fast cycle of fashion and arguably, the appeal of his clothes is that they’re designed with an individual point of view, they age with you and become part of your look. (more…)
“It was pissing me off a little bit. Why is Anthony’s ready-to-wear always pictured in the magazines with our bags and shoes? Bloody hell!” Saint Laurent CEO, Francesca Bellettini on Anthony Vaccarello, New York Times
Loving this piece profiling Frencesca Bellettini, who has been at Saint Laurent since 2013 and has been credited with steering the company to its billion euro status. I wasn’t keen on Vaccarello or his YSL vision at first (more…)
Quick one: If you enjoyed my punditry on the Valentino Couture show on SHOWstudio last month, I’ll be repeating the act this week! Tune in to SHOWstudio tomorrow at 5pm GMT to watch the Dries van Noten AW18 show and hear me live in conversation with panel host Rosanna Falconer along with Mimma Viglezio, Caroline Burstein and Shonagh Marshall.
These panels are always super insightful as we don’t just talk about the show in question (more…)
Burberry’s youth play Burberry swapped out its interactive show format this season with a much-simplified version. In recent seasons it has created cultural exhibitions as its catwalk backdrop that are then open to the public for a week or so. This season – Christopher Bailey’s last collection for the brand – it took place in a vast, dark warehouse with plain Jane chairs lining the perimeter.