Paris fashion week is the richest in terms of collections, events and buzz. The superb and eye-catching locations give a warm welcome to the fashion people and always give a sense of unique luxury. Christian Dior Couture Chiuri inspiration around Miss Dior, a woman with her own business in the ’50s who never married, the Magic … Leggi tutto

– Luciano Benetton is back at the helm of the eponymous group and receives doctor of Fine Art from New York FIT. From the king of Italian infrastructure to back to the roots. Isn’t it late of about 25 years? – Louis Vuitton confirms Nicolas Guésquière at the helm of Louis Vuitton Femme. As Vanessa … Leggi tutto

– LVMH and Marcolin eyewear joint-venture. A strategic alliance and know-how sharing are the magic words. Shouldn’t have Richemont follow the same path instead of allowing Cartier to sign an agreement with competitor Kering? – Balenciaga Chinese customers queuing at Printemps complain on social media about preferential treatment for French customers. The company issues an … Leggi tutto

Apparently the appointment of Virgin Abloh raised polarizing comments and point of views and some said that Vuitton is following Balenciaga footsteps. It’s not. Balenciaga was relaunched thanks to the work done by Nicolas Guesquière, who developed an uber modern version of Cristobal codes.  The successor Alexander Wang didn’t fit with the brand but helped … Leggi tutto

#Gucci kicked off its relaunch thanks to the infamous fur loafers. Maria Grazia Chiuri contributed to the success of #Valentino thanks to the spiked ballerinas and to the Dior new chapter thanks to the kitten heel grow grain sandals. #Balenciaga rapidly became to go-to brand for cool heels and for sneakers. Among the shoes specialists, … Leggi tutto

It’s the year of “make it or break it” – Burberry: a very ambitious relaunch with a new CEO, an exiting designer-chairman, a new creative director still to be announced. A new appeal to be recreated. – Ralph Lauren, Tod’s, Ferragamo, Prada: very established brands navigating in perilous waters since too long. It’s not transition … Leggi tutto

A few years ago articles on must-have shoes were full of recommendations for Louboutin, Sergio Rossi, Charlotte Olympia, Roger Vivier and the “shoes specialists”. Now the spotlights are on Gucci, Dior, Balenciaga shoes and boots. Sales have peaked and the best sellers are related to big, flamboyant fashion brands instead of small, niche artisan brands. … Leggi tutto