“My father was in charge of manufacturing for 45 years here and never ever wanted anyone in our factory,” chuckled Nadja Swarovski after opening the doors of the family's famed crystal-making plant in the Austrian Alps.
Swarovski has, finally, opened its doors to the curious and enquiring, welcoming several scores of editors into their brand new Manufaktur design studio, and a series of show spaces, on Wednesday afternoon.
Chanel has launched the images of its latest ambassador, Penelope Cruz, shot by Karl Lagerfeld in the house’s cruise collection. Cruz joins Chanel plenipotentiaries Margot Robbie, Lily Rose Depp and Kristen Stewart.
There are few more fertile imaginations in European fashion today than Marine Serre. Her clothes are hybrid and experimental; don’t really follow mainstream trends and were shown with zest and novelty Tuesday in Paris.
The cat was already out of the bag yesterday but that didn’t detract from the impact of the news on Tuesday that Michael Kors is acquiring Versace for around $2 billion and changing its name to Capri Holdings.
Shunned by big Swedish brands and losing ground to Copenhagen, Stockholm Fashion Week, which took place from 28th to 30th August, is hoping to relaunch itself and increase its visibility on the international stage.