Yoox-Net A Porter’s upscale menswear website Mr Porter has launched its new in-house label, Mr P. Created by a team of in-house designers, it’s a year-round collection mixing essentials and seasonal trend items.
Mario Moretti Polegato wants more women fall in love with Geox, his label famed for its "breathable” rubber soles. Now he has unveiled New:Do, a down jacket composed of polyester made of recycled plastic bottles.
Besides creating a state-of-the-art fashion season, Dubai is also home to a dynamic new fashion e-commerce business - and one with a very novel twist. Named The Modist, it’s the dream of entrepreneur Ghizlan Guenez.
Escada is to open a new flagship in London this month with the new store at 129 Sloane Street offering all its product collections. It will be the first creative statement from new design chief Niall Sloan.
It was all about elegant modesty at the Fashion Forward Dubai, where shows by local designers provided insight into local modes, mores and moods. Albeit leavened with international creators at FFWD, which ended Sunday.
The biggest problem when founding and driving a fashion house is managing people, and the smartest solution is listening to everyone’s opinion, including the intern, according to digital printing queen Mary Katrantzou.
“Work, live, play, and now learn,” is the mantra of Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi, the CEO of Dubai Design District, or D3, the setting for Fashion Forward Dubai, the biggest new fashion and design cluster in the world.
Lagos Fashion and Design Week, which runs thru Saturday, includes a show by Nigerian designer Ibrahim Aminu. His label is the first - and so far only - haute couture house in conservative, mainly Muslim northern Nigeria.