ANDREW GM RESURRECTION

Video, titled “Hope & Glory,” was filmed in an 18th-century home the kind that customers of the brand might live in. Not even a six-week stay in hospital could prevent Andrew Gn from completing his fall collection. The designer suffered a stroke at the end of last year, but you would never suspect it from looking at his opulent lineup. Continue reading

HERMÉS DIVES FOR TIFFANY

Hermès has issued exclusive handbags in aquatic colors, typa Tiffany to mark the renovation of its Rue de Sèvres store, located in a former swimming pool, welcome for breakfast at Sèvrephany.

Three soaring huts made from curved slats of ash wood, set up in the center of what used to be a swimming pool. Hermés dives in the market. The only apparent change is a new nautical-themed fresco, which wraps all the way around over two floors, complementing the listed building’s Art Deco mosaics and ironwork balconies.

14,000-square-foot store, opened in 2010, has been reorganized from top to bottom to house the brand’s evolving product lines, including its recently launched color cosmetics collection. Silk scarves and ties have been given pride of place in the entrance, and space for ready-to-wear and jewelry has been upped. Continue reading

JENNY YANG’S HIGH HEELS

Shoes, like clothes, tell a lot about women’s life. They reflect elegance and their position in society. And if access to the red carpet is forbidden to those who would like to wear flat shoes, it’s because women like Jenny Yang creates to sublimate the feet of the fashion week. With a pair of heels, a woman can conquer the world. Here is the new weapon of massive seduction signed Jenny Yang, China at her feet, and before her the world and Europe, a playground for the desires of this woman of the world.

They fascinate, and reflect the state of mind and the multiple personalities she assumes in the course of the same day. The foot, “substitute of masculine attribute for the woman”, explains Freud, symbolizes her power, and, by covering it, we definitively take it out of its organic function to make it an object of desire. Continue reading

OTTOLINGER FALL 2021

Inspired by Chinese writer Hao Jingfang’s science fiction work “Vagabonds,” Christa Bösch and Cosima Gadient combined their quirky, deconstructed body-con with padded, protective forms in a more three-dimensional register.

Puffer jackets and suiting in a color palette of murky brights with quirky straps and accessories that wound around the body, creating what looked a little like futuristic armor. Continue reading

STUDENT OF THE YEAR 2021

An idea that had been the subject of an article, already 8 years ago in Cana-Luxe.

Congratulation for the excellent presentation of the students’ work. The video sells the Fashion industry very well.

Opening slot of Paris Fashion Week would be a dream for many designers, but the first graduates of the brand-new fashion design master’s program of the Institut Français de la Mode had to be gently but firmly coaxed into accepting by pascal Marrand, Students who don’t want to be mixed up with old fashioned designers.

Opening the Paris calendar was an opportunity they couldn’t pass up, for themselves and for the sake of future students, tought the old people of Paris Fashion Week.

This year’s graduating class also stood out by their awareness of the challenges that await them, from entering the job market in uncertain times to sustainability and social responsibility. A number of students expressed worries on finding internships, let alone permanent positions. A discounted diploma for a professional life without a job at the end, this is the story of students des Ecoles de la Chambre Syndicale. Continue reading

HERMÈS FAKE BAGS THE END OF THE BEGINNING

Are there more fake than real Birkin bags on the market? Twenty-three people were charged, including nine former Hermès employees, the news agency reported. A 41-year-old man was sentenced, in absentia, to six years in prison and fined 1.5 million euros; a warrant has been issued for his arrest. The individual was accused of being the mastermind of the network, which included a workshop in Hong Kong.

Some 400 handbags were made in clandestine workshops in France and Hong Kong, while 800 came from the house’s employee program, which allows workers to make their own handbags.

Hundreds of copied Birkin bags, supplied by the international network, were sold in France. Another individual, age 66, was judged to be the main supplier and sentenced to four years in prison and fined 400,000 euros. Continue reading

CAROLINA HERRERA FALL 2021

Carolina “Errare humanum est ”  ;With a flurry of sequins, tulle and taffeta, the designer made the heart ache to dress up again in a pink silk faille sweetheart cocktail frock embroidered with scattered candy-colored hearts, a wildly chic red giraffe print taffeta strappy dress, or a drop-dead gorgeous black mermaid gown with pink tulle frothing out from the hem. Continue reading

DECIEM THE ORDINARY PURCHASE

The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. has agreed to buy a majority stake in Deciem, the parent company of popular skin care brand The Ordinary, at a $2.2 billion valuation.

Lauder is paying $1 billion to increase its ownership position to 76 percent, valuing the company at $2.2 billion. In three years, Lauder plans to buy the rest of the company at a to-be-determined valuation.

For 2020, Deciem nearly doubled sales, to about $460 million. The bulk of sales come from The Ordinary, known for affordable skin care products including Niacinimide 10% + Zinc 1%, $5.90, and AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution, $7.20.

Deciem plans to draw on Lauder’s expertise in global expansion to consider entering markets where there is demand, like India and the Middle East, Kilner said. The company also plans to consult with Lauder on regulatory requirements related to those moves, as well as inventory and infrastructure. Continue reading

HERMÈS LOOKING IN THE SKY

Shares in the French luxury group closed up 3.1 percent on the Paris Stock Exchange on Friday in response to strong fourth-quarter results, as consumers flocked to surefire investments like the brand’s Birkin handbags and Chaîne d’Ancre bracelets.

Revenues rose 12.3 percent in the three months to Dec. 31, sharply outperforming its sector peers as strong growth in Asia Pacific compensated for continued weakness in Europe and a flat performance in the Americas.

Sales totaled 2.1 billion euros in the fourth quarter, representing an increase of 15.6 percent in comparable terms, sharply exceeding a consensus forecast of 8.7 percent growth.

By comparison, sector leader LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton reported a 3 percent decline in organic revenues during the same period, while sales at Kering were down 5 percent in like-for-like terms. Continue reading

BREXIT FASHION SAVE THE QUEEN

With Britain still in lockdown and designers grappling with complex, costly paperwork and trading post-Brexit, fall 2021 will likely be remembered as the season of choking on red tape.

London Fashion Week begins today and runs through Feb. 23 and while the showcase is coed, and open to the public, it’s an unusual time. Many big names, including JW Anderson, Erdem and Christopher Kane, are opting not to show on the calendar, and London’s biggest brand, Burberry, is releasing men’s wear only, with women’s to come at a later date.

The British Fashion Council, which puts on the shows, has secured major new sponsors in the two tech companies TikTok and Clearpay neither of which is British and is taking a slice of LFW to Seoul, South Korea, via a collaboration with multibrand retailer Boon the Shop. Continue reading

KERING SLOW KING

Kering Q4 Sales Disappoint , Sales fell 8.2 percent in the fourth quarter, as organic revenues at Gucci dropped 10.3 percent, missing analysts’ expectations.

The French luxury conglomerate reported on Wednesday that revenues in the three months to Dec. 31 totaled 4.0 billion euros, representing a decline of 5 percent. Kering’s share price should take a hit as growth also slowed at its smaller brands, Bottega Veneta and Saint Laurent. Continue reading