Fashion

Kering clearly believes in the power of three. Tuesday held no less than three high profile CEO announcements from the French luxury giant regarding a trio of its big name brands.

  1. Sarah Crook is taking the helm at Christopher Kane, the Scottish industry darling of the moment in whose namesake brand Kering took a 51 per cent stake in January 2013.
  2. Over at Brioni, the cult Italian menswear label the group acquired back in 2011, Gianluca Flore is replacing Francesco Pesci
  3. And lastly, at star performing brand Bottega Veneta, the latest CEO to be appointed is Carlo Aberta Beretta who hails from Ermenegildo Zegna. He will replace Marco Bizzarri, who was promoted to the position of Kering’s ‘Luxury – Couture and Leather Goods’ CEO back in May.

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What is a gown? And where does such an extravagant garment belong in a world of denim and parkas?

No-one can reinvent sportswear quite like Alexander Wang. Renowned for his urban aesthetic, the American designer’s hotly-anticipated collaboration with H&M blends practical performance wear with fresh tailoring. Read more

Capturing the dramatic scenery of the polar circle, art director and magazine editor Fabien Baron’s latest collaboration takes him from the realm of high-fashion into altogether different territory. Read more

Dolce & Gabbana SS15  © Catwalking

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There has been a recent slew of big-name brand entrants to the $90bn beauty sector, all keen to capitalize on designer star power in order to score soaring sales via the most accessibly priced luxury products on the market.

It makes commercial sense – a pyramid-style business model where a luxury collection at the “pinnacle” rests on a base of less expensive diffusion lines and offerings that provide the bulk of a company’s profits. Lipsticks, mascaras and fragrances are the lucrative entry point upon which to target the aspirational consumer, building up an appreciation of a brand and its heritage that increases over time – and possibly alongside a budding bank balance. Read more

Jean Paul Gaultier, the revered French designer and one-time enfant terrible of the 1980s fashion scene, has announced that his September 27 ready-to-wear collection, set to show during Paris Fashion Week, will be his last.

Mr Gaultier said that he will be shuttering his accessories, mens and womenswear lines later this year in order to focus on his couture collection and fragrances business, adding:

“Commercial constraints, as well as the frenetic pace of collections don’t leave any freedom, nor the necessary time to find fresh ideas and to innovate. This is a new beginning, I will be able to express again my creativity fully and without constraints.”

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Proof that Apple was pitching its new Watch as its first official foray into style accessories was made evident during New York Fashion Week by the absence of several famous industry faces from the front rows.

The seasons may change, but this line-up does not. So the Silicon Valley tech giant scored a major coup by luring dozens of top fashion media power players and bloggers to its launch gala on Tuesday, including Alexandra Shulman, editor of British Vogue (below).

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Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne My Burberry campaign   © Burberry

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