Net-A-Porter is continuing its softly-softly move into kidswear with its latest initiative targeting the youngest consumers. After its three earlier pop-ups, comes its first multibrand kidswear collective.
As Paris was submerged by snow, Chanel took a voyage to a sunny Mediterranean setting for its latest haute couture show, where to great surprise, Karl Lagerfeld, for the first time in living memory, did not take a bow.
Upscale Hugo Boss had a good Christmas trading period with the German firm saying its Q4 sales rose and that profits will grow in FY19. It was helped by growth in the UK, France and China, plus its webstore expansion.
As part of its new marketing strategy, luxury fashion house Balmain is launching an app that will livestream its runway shows and use new technologies such as augmented reality to create new experiences.
The veteran fashion and luxury executive has become a partner in NEO Investments, the hard-charging private investment firm that owns significant stakes in a widening group of fashion and luxury brands.
The insistence of Virgil Abloh, red-hot menswear designer of Louis Vuitton, that he is not a designer has won him plaudits for self-effacement; but also, on the basis of this show, may well be partially true.