It must have been a somewhat tricky week for Anthony Vaccarello, the creative director of Saint Laurent, with his far more famous predecessor, Hedi Slimane, being the center of attention once again in Paris.
There are few more fertile imaginations in European fashion today than Marine Serre. Her clothes are hybrid and experimental; don’t really follow mainstream trends and were shown with zest and novelty Tuesday in Paris.
The cat was already out of the bag yesterday but that didn’t detract from the impact of the news on Tuesday that Michael Kors is acquiring Versace for around $2 billion and changing its name to Capri Holdings.
Almost as much as he is a designer Alessandro Michele is a cultural phenomenon. Michele’s fashion shows for Gucci, where he is creative director, are more artistic happenings than mere displays of clothes.
Just one week after the Spanish luxury label’s last fashion show, in London, it has confirmed the departure of its head creative, Catalan designer Josep Font, its creative director for the past six years.
Joseph named not just a new Creative Director but a new Chief Executive too on Monday. The contemporary luxury brand announced the appointment of Susana Clayton as its creative chief and Barbara Campos as CEO.
Farfetch’s IPO has been a success with its shares surging on Friday. And while investor enthusiasm can wane after the early burst of interest in headline-making IPOs, one shareholder looks to be in it for the long term.