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Wed, June 21, 2023 - Newsletter N°2999
Louis Virginian: Pharrell debuts at Vuitton with Minecraft modeLouis Virginian: Pharrell debuts at Vuitton with Minecraft mode

Pharrell Williams took over the center of Paris Tuesday evening for his debut runway show for Louis Vuitton, staged open air on Pont Neuf painted gold damier for one night.

Sabine Brunner on building momentum at MCM

MCM, German luxury’s most famous marque, was back in Milan this season, with a dashing presentation, a new design team and plenty of momentum. So, we spoke with its president Sabine Brunner.

VF Corp has chosen Bracken Darrell as its new CEO

The American giant that owns Timberland, The North Face and Vans has announced this surprising appointment and reorganised its management board. Bracken Darrell has been CEO of electronics company Logitech since 2012.

Reebok inks smart eyewear partnership with Innovative Eyewear

Innovative Eyewear announced on Tuesday a new agreement with Authentic Brands Group for the licensing of smart eyewear for sportswear brand, Reebok.

Kurt Geiger funding deal to boost Euope, US expansion

​Kurt Geiger is to continue its international expansion after securing a new funding deal that has seen it refinancing its debt. The footwear retailer currently operates 70 standalone stores and 100+ concessions.

More big share buys for Frasers Group - this time it's Boohoo and Currys

​Will Frasers Group ever stop buying business or snapping up stakes in other companies? At the moment it seems unlikely and its latest buys this week are stakes in Boohoo Group and electricals retailer Currys.

Revolution Beauty now takes legal action against founder Adam Minto

Revolution Beauty just can’t catch a break. Uncertainty continues to plague the troubled beauty business with news it’s set to take legal proceedings against the company’s founder and former CEO Adam Minto. 

Harrods opens luxe new lingerie and loungewear department

​Harrods is spending heavily on refurbishing its womenswear spaces, focusing on boosting the luxury experience and discovery process. The first phase has seen it unveiling a new area for lingerie, lounge and sleepwear.

Father's Day is buoyant for The Perfume Shop

​The Perfume Shop has seen strong sales around one of the year’s key gifting days — Father’s Day —  with the company reporting a sales jump and high demand for big-name brands in the past fortnight.

H&M workers in Spain protest, call strikes to demand higher pay

Dozens of H&M shop workers on Tuesday protested outside one of the Swedish fast fashion giant's stores in central Madrid to demand higher pay and lighter workloads, forcing the store to close for a few hours.

Sports lifestyle brand '47 opens London pop-up for MLB's UK return

​Friday will see the opening in a pop-up in London’s Soho for ’47, the privately-owned premium sports lifestyle brand. It will debut on the corner of Air Street, showcasing its apparel and headwear offer.

REI Co-op opens second Re/Supply store in the U.S.

U.S. outdoor retailer REI Co-op will open a second Re/Supply store dedicated to used gear and apparel in Clackamas, Oregon in late August 2023.

Trend analysis: luxury leather goods play the understatement card

Retviews by Lectra has analysed the leather goods range of the top luxury labels which, given the current economic uncertainty, are featuring understated items in line with consumers’ inclination for evergreen models.

Trade shows
Cosmoprof North America returns for 20th edition

Business-to-business beauty exhibition Cosmoprof North America announced on Tuesday that it will return to a one-hall format for its 20th edition to ease navigation between different product sectors.

Milano Moda Uomo: Brioni and Tod’s

Two powerhouses of Italian luxury – Brioni and Tod’s - presented admirable collections this weekend. The first at the top of an iconic skyscraper, the second close by in a classy modernist garden.

David Yurman launches limited-edition bracelet with Shawn Mendes

American luxury jewelry brand David Yurman announced on Tuesday the launch of a limited-edition Woven Hemp Bracelet designed in collaboration with Shawn Mendes. 

Shein launches first EvoluShein collaboration with global pop star Anitta

Chinese fast-fashion giant Shein has teamed up with global pop star Anitta to launch its first product collaboration as part of its EvoluShein by Design initiative. 

Zegna closes Milan Week in style with a celebration of linen and nature

On Monday, the luxury label unveiled an impressive collection that took purity to the extreme, with extensive research into natural materials. Dhruv Kapoor, on the other hand, seduced with his exuberant style.

Loewe names K-Pop's Taeyong as brand ambassador

​K-Pop stars are the hottest properties at present and brands are rushing to sign them up as their influence on the consumer market in Asia and beyond is huge.

Pharrell Williams and Sarah Andelman collaborate on "Just Phriends" project

During Paris Fashion Week, the creative director of Louis Vuitton and the founder of Colette have joined forces for a collaborative space called "Just Phriends", which combines elements of an auction and a concept store.

Alibaba Group says Eddie Wu to succeed Daniel Zhang as CEO

Alibaba Group Holding said on Tuesday that Eddie Yongming Wu, chairman of its Taobao and Tmall Group, will succeed Daniel Zhang as CEO, in its biggest executive reshuffle since its restructuring.

Manolo Blahnik names Elodie Bougenault Chief Commercial Officer

Fresh from news of debuting its first men’s shoe store in London, luxury footwear and accessories brand Manolo Blahnik has now announced the appointment of high achiever Elodie Bougenault as Chief Commercial Officer.

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