Meeting on the 14th of May in Paris, the ‘Comité de Direction de la Chambre syndicale de la Haute Couture’ elected new invited members to this year’s haute couture schedule. These invitees include a return for the Alexandre Matthieu creative duo.
Halston has entrusted its artistic direction to Marios Schwab. The graduate of Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design, owner of his own label since 2005, will head up the the design team, working on items from designer shoes to a line of handbags.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc has defered the launch of its first cash-and-carry store in India, after riots in the northern Punjab state following an attack on a Sikh temple in the Austrian capital Vienna on Sunday 24 May.
Sales at Italian department store chain Gruppo Coin SpA fell slightly year-on-year in the three months to April, as rain kept customers at home, although the trend changed in May, its top executive said on Monday 25 May.
Italian fashion house Versace on Monday 25 May denied news reports there was friction between design head Donatella Versace and Chief Executive Giancarlo Di Risio. Newspapers have speculated about Di Risio possibly leaving the company.
“My Adidas”, so went the lyrics by Run DMC in 1986. “Homeboy, got 50 pair", proclaimed the emblematic rap group. More than a panegyric, it was a merchandising feat which allowed Adidas to become a symbol of hip-hop culture
In Notting Hill, in the windows of 186 Westbourne Grove, a man-sized Eiffel Tower takes pride of place sporting the Union Jack. The reason? To remind people that under an anglicised name hides one of the most Parisian brands in ready-to-wear clothing.