Handbag investors are the new art collectors, a leading auction house has said, after a diamond-encrusted Hermès Birkin bag broke records as it sold for £162,000 on Tuesday.
The decade-old crocodile skin Himalaya Birkin bag, which features an 18-carat, white gold, diamond-encrusted lock, achieved the European record for a handbag sold at auction.
Rachel Koffsky, handbag and accessories specialist at Christie’s, told The Telegraph that growing demand for “wearable works of art... Read More
Alessandro Michele was announced as Gucci’s new creative director in January 2015. With the strong support of Marco Bizzarri, the label’s CEO and president, Michele was given free reign to bring his idiosyncratic sense of vintage style to the Italian fashion house, leading to a period of impressive growth at the house. In March 2017 the house reported an “exceptional (financial) performance across the board,” with a record first quarter revenue increase of 51 percent — its strongest in 20... Read More
Gucci will present its spring/summer 2019 collection in Paris. The move, under creative director Alessandro Michele, is the final act of a three-part homage to France.
The new collection will be shown in Paris on September 24, 2018. Gucci began its creative tribute to France starting with the pre-fall 2018 campaign, which recreated the May 1968 student protests in Paris. The second part of Gucci's French appreciation will be the cruise 2019 fashion show, which will take place on the... Read More
Here's our ultimate guide to the Summer Fashion 2018 Catwalk. A mix of uplifting and colorful collection with OTT texture and fringing galore.
The man this house is built upon was a pioneer who left his country and built a legend through artistry, ingenuity, and grit. To cite some of his most defining clients—Garbo, Bardot, Perón, and Monroe—in the press release served only to emphasize the difference between then and now. Ferragamo is a great house, but greatness should not be taken... Read More
Business of fashion--The Russian designer Gosha Rubchinskiy is stopping his Comme des Garçons-backed namesake label “as you’ve known it” and launching a new project, he announced via Instagram today.
According to a spokesperson for Comme des Garçons, the Gosha Rubchinskiy brand as currently conceived will cease to exist following the Autumn-Winter 2018 season. As a consequence, the label will not present a collection in Paris in June. Comme des Garçons is presently working with... Read More
The 2018 Accord is the 10th generation of Honda’s perennially best-selling midsize sedan. All new from the ground up, the new Accord is built on a new platform with a lower, wider stance, a lighter and more rigid unibody structure; a lighter and more sophisticated chassis; two advanced new power units, including Accord’s first-ever turbocharged engines, a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
In recreating Accord for its 10th generation, Honda designers and engineers sought to... Read More
The National -- French fashion brand Lacoste on Wednesday swapped the crocodile logo on its shirts for the first time in its history for 10 of the most endangered species on the planet.
The green Lacoste crocodile – one of the world's best-known logos – was replaced by the Sumatran tiger, the Javan rhino and the Cao Vit gibbon on the chest of its classic white polo shirts in a limited-edition charity tie-in with the Save Our Species conservation group.
All but a handful were... Read More
Fashion week always throws up something crazy... that is, after all, the whole point.
In a packed schedule that has countless designers all competing to grab the most attention, the setting is ripe to present things that are controversial, Insta-worthy or even downright ridiculous. In a bid to score precious column inches, anything goes, and sometimes it seems as though, the wackier, the better, and the latest autumn/winter 2018 shows in Milan were no exception.
Here are some... Read More
Fosun International Limited (SEHK stock code: 00656) ("Fosun International") and its subsidiaries (together "Fosun") announced the acquisition of a controlling stake in Jeanne Lanvin SAS (d/b/a “Lanvin”), the oldest luxury couture house in France still in existence.
The luxury fashion house, Lanvin, was founded by Jeanne Lanvin in 1889. In 2001, Taiwan-based businesswoman Shaw-Lan Wang saw the potential of the brand in Asia and acquired a majority stake. Currently, Lanvin ... Read More