It began as a colorful echo of Futurism, but finished up in the opulent tropics, a powerful show Thursday lunchtime by Fendi, where the house’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld has rarely been in better form.
Japanese designer Atsushi Nakashima showcased a casual collection for men and women featuring zippers which allow the wearer to create their own stylings at the opening of Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday.
Eighties glamour is back in Milan, though with a sophisticated flourish, and a saucy yet sporty finish. Think a New Dynasty but without the enormous hair, as 3 non-Milanese designers showed on the opening day of Milan.
Luxottica and Essilor have not offered any concessions to allay EU antitrust regulators’ concerns over their proposed 46-billion-euro merger, increasing the possibility of a lengthy EU investigation into the deal.
House of Fraser delivered lower sales and wider losses Wednesday but was upbeat and said its womenswear revamp is paying off while lower e-sales were caused by an online re-platform that is now yielding good results.