Speculation that Shandong Ruyi was in talks to buy the UK’s Arcadia Group may have been denied by both parties but it has certainly focused attention on the Chinese firm’s global ambitions in the fashion sector.
Milan Fashion Week saw Moncler, the down jacket brand, kick-off proceedings on Tuesday with an unusual presentation, beckoning hundreds of attendees to decipher different moods created by its eight-designer collective.
In anticipation of next month's official LA Fashion Week runway shows, organizers have released insight into the theme of the event – cultural diversity – and previewed some of the designers that will show.
The New Orleans Museum of Art has opened a new costume exhibit, A Queen Within - Adorned Archetypes, featuring rare exclusive experimental pieces designed by Alexander McQueen, as well as other luxury houses.
Luxury department store Harvey Nichols has seen rising conversion rates after putting an improved online merchandising strategy in place encouraging visitors to spend more time on its e-store and to explore it further.
New York-based label Mansur Gavriel has opened its first brick-and-mortar boutique on the West Coast on Melrose Place in West Hollywood. The new boutique offers the label's ready-to-wear, a cafe, and a florist on site.