Famously in love with fashion, the South Korean capital is among the world's edgiest and most creatives cities in terms of fashion stores. FashionNetwork.com visited Seoul to scout out which ones are worth the trip.
Instead of leading in fashion education, Paris has historically dawdled behind its greatest rivals. Though that seems very likely to change, and quickly, thanks to a major new project launched in Paris with the IFM.
In a surprise move, luxury department store Harrods has announced that it will open its first standalone store outside of London next spring with a specialist beauty unit at Intu’s Lakeside shopping centre in Essex.
After specialising in luxury, the pre-owned fashion e-tailer is re-focusing on affordable luxury brands, while adapting its purchasing options and commissions to the mid-market segment, and eyeing global expansion.
The new, five-year licence deal between the Italian eyewear group and the French luxury label will start on January 1 2020 and end on December 31 2024, with the option of a 3-year extension until December 2027.
Few people are better placed to suggest how fashion, luxury and beauty brands can reach Chinese consumers than Christina Fontana, director of fashion & luxury Europe for Alibaba, the world's biggest e-commerce company.