A magnificent show by a Northern Irishman; an impressive debut by a UK star; poetic fashion from a Japanese veteran and a homages to an American. Displays by four foreigner designers made Paris seem uber international.
On Wednesday, Balmain once again staged a vibrant Paris Fashion Week event to present its Spring/Summer 2023 collection. Cher closed the show that was packed with asymmetrical dresses and sensual lines.
A “milestone moment for Zenith” is how the Swiss watch company describes its tie-up with Watches of Switzerland for its first UK boutique, now open in the Calibre Room at WoS’s flagship Regent Street showroom.
The French down jacket brand, taken over by L Catterton in 2021, claims to have doubled its sales in two years and is opening a flagship store in London in November. In France, it will have opened 35 new shops in 2022.
Pre-loved luxury designer goods etailer Open For Vintage is set to grow with new backing supporting its bid to take advantage of a booming high-end resale market. It has raised €1.25 million (£1.13 million).
Browns has closed its much-talked-about Browns East branch in Shoreditch with the retailer saying the branch had originally been planned as a pop-up in 2017, but “was so successful that we stayed the course for longer”.
Paris Fashion Week is all about seeing independent designers, like Christelle Kocher at Koché, Emeric Tchatchoua at 3.Paradis and Jun Takahashi at Undercover. Even if the best show was Nicolas Di Felice for Courrèges.