In Paris, after the Petit Moulin (3rd) and the Hôtel Bellechasse (7th), the designer Christian Lacroix is starting work on his third hotel. This one will be near Notre-Dame, more precisely on the Quai Saint-Michel.
Fashion and music go together. If one doesn’t inspire the other, the other produced the first. In short, Zadig & Voltaire have extended their sphere of influence to the music business and have become an independent label.
The Japanese group Sanrio announced on Thursday March 26 the creation of a small figurine of its star figure “Hello Kitty”, covered in diamonds, topazes, sapphires and other precious gems, it’s a unique doll worth ¥15.6 million (€125,000).
Kerchiefed women peddle fake designer handbags in front of the pitted Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney stores, whose signs have been scratched off by hand less than 18 months after their grand openings.
From shrinking their collections to slashing prices, Indian fashion designers are trying to cope with the global financial crisis, which has dimmed the appetite for haute couture internationally and at home.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has unveiled the list of nominees for the 2009 Fashion Awards. This year Best Designer in Ladies Fashion could go to Marc Jacobs, Kate & Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte, or to Narciso Rodriguez.
The designer Rajesh Pratap Singh, has opened a new boutique in the Emporio Mall in New Delhi, one of the most luxurious retail spots in India. The mall is now host to a cage-like space, inspired by his project “Scissors”, where men's and women's collections are presented as well as accessories.
From July 1 the Arena stadium in Düsseldorf will be called the Esprit-Arena. The lifestyle brand has signed a deal for at least five years with the German town representing an annual investment of around “six to seven figures”.