The “gilets jaunes” (yellow vests) are taking a heavy toll on French retail. Retailers have lost approximately 1 billion euros (1.13 billion US dollars) since the protests began around a

London and New York are missing opportunities for luxury watch makers who are seeking expansion in 2018. According to Savills, the international real estate advisor, 44 percent of brands that operate

H&M is to reopen its flagship store in Paris this Wednesday, after 18 months of renovations, the company informed in a statement. Located between Galeries Lafayette and Printemps, the store will

London sneaker store Footpatrol, known for selling some of the most exclusive sneaker models, opened its first international store in Paris earlier this month. The store is located in the Marais dist

New York Fashion Week: Men's has just lost one of its headlining designers. Raf Simons has announced that he will be taking his eponymous label's show back to Paris Fashion Week Men's for spring/summ

The third edition of premium resortwear show Splash is set to take place on 23 to 25 June in Paris, in custom-made tents on the right bank of the river Seine on the Port Des Champs Elysees. The show

A 45 million euro project, a star architect, a spectacular building. We are not in Dubai or Tokyo, but in Aubervilliers, Paris. It is in this district of Seine-Saint-Denis that the prestigious fashio

London - Calvin Klein, Inc., a subsidiary of PVH Corp, has opened Calvin Klein 205W339NYC brand's Paris headquarters at 103 Rue de Grenelle. The move comes as Calvin Klein continues to expand its glo

Trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort will open a public design gallery from Jan. 18 at her headquarters in Paris. The space at 30 Boulevard Saint-Jacques will show design as well as arts and crafts: &l

They may not yet be weeping in the streets, but for French fashionistas, the closure Wednesday of Colette, the concept store which has become a Paris style institution, ranks nothing short of a natio

London - The sudden death of French-Tunisian designer and couturier Azzedine Alaïa caught the industry by surprise this weekend. Alaïa, who died of heart failure this Saturday, is set to be

Joseph Altuzarra has accepted an offer from La Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode to show his US namesake label Altuzarra at Paris Fashion Week, this September. Joining fello

Kate Spade New York, the upmarket lifestyle brand has launched a pop-up store at the UK’s biggest airport, Heathrow. The store, planned to ‘pop-up’ for just eight months, is situat

Paris Haute Couture fashion week Autumn/Winter 2017, if anything signified a shift in the fashion industry. As seasons continue to blur, this edition saw a host of ready-to-wear designers invited to

Iris van Herpen, the unique avant-garde designer presented her autumn/winter 2017 couture collection in Paris on Monday. Inspired by water and air, and the fluidity of both - the designer collaborate

In the midst of Paris Couture week, the Musée Les Arts Décoratifs will open the doors to their largest retrospective dedicated to fashion, marking the 70th anniversary of the House of D

Christian Dior, Schiaparelli and Iris Van Herpen conjured up some thrilling clothes on Monday’s catwalks. Marrying daring and traditional, the day after two new American designers made their d

Top fashion designers set out Sunday to prove the saying that a stylish woman can even look good in a bin bag. Belgian husband and wife team Filip Arickx and An Vandevorst turned black plastic bin li

London - While most established fashion houses would never dream of packing their bags and relocating to another city, for leading Parisian design collective Vetements moving their business to Zü

Fans of the late Spanish couturier Cristobal Balenciaga (1895-1972) and his astonishing designs have reason to rejoice, as a new retrospective entitled 'Balenciaga, l’oeuvre au noir' (Balencia

Paris, the world's style capital, is finally to get its first permanent museum dedicated to fashion. The Palais Galliera, which has already been hosting temporary exhibitions on major designers for t

London - Online pure-player Asos is set to open its debut offices in Paris, France, today as the British fashion aims to strengthen its local strategy and grow within the market. The new offices, loc

London - Luxury conglomerate Kering is set to open the doors of its head office at 40, rue de Sèvres, Paris - formerly the Laennec Hospital - to the public as part of the 33rd edition of the E

The fashion industry's calendar is complex, gridlocked and unforgiving. Designers, buyers, press and everyone in between are the first to admit the pace of fashion today is as exhaustive as it is unf

Eight men have been charged over heists of millions in luxury goods from Chanel and Chopard boutiques in Paris, a source close to the investigation said Saturday. Robbers made off with one million eu

Streetwear label Vetements, best known for its cult DHL t-shirts and oversized hoodies, is taking the concept of collaboration to a whole new level. The Parisian 'design collective' has caused anothe

Two safes containing luxury watches worth three million euros (3.3 million US dollars) have been stolen from a Paris warehouse, police sources said Monday. The theft took place in the chic 8th dist

When Balmain announced last week it was to be bought by Qatar's Mayhoola, all eyes were to be on Creative Director Olivier Rousteing on day four of Paris fashion week. With imminent plans to expand B

In Paris, the shows must go on, despite the topic of Brexit on every editor's lips. On day two of men's fashion week the buzz of the Balenciaga show from the previous day had worn off and it was a da

Tourists flocking to the French capital will now be able shop at luxury shops that line the Champs Elysees and the Place Vendome on Sundays as a key government reform comes into effect. An agreemen