Pandemic or not, the ultimate expression of luxury in fashion, the Paris haute couture season, will debut digitally Monday with almost 30 houses vying for the attention of the world’s most expensively dressed women.
The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (FHCM), French fashion’s governing body, has re-elected Ralph Toledano as president for the next two years. The FHCM also re-elected its executive committee and board.
CEOs and designers in Paris fashion are praising Emmanuel Macron for taking decisive action this week in the struggle to control corona virus, even as the industry braces for a disastrous second quarter.
Victoria Beckham’s fashion business remains loss-making and the latest accounts, for 2018, show that its losses widened last year as sales fell. But it also talked of profitable Q4 EBITDA for the current year.
Instead of leading in fashion education, Paris has historically dawdled behind its greatest rivals. Though that seems very likely to change, and quickly, thanks to a major new project launched in Paris with the IFM.
The ex-chief financial officer of Salvatore Ferragamo in the Americas will be tasked with turning around the loss-making fashion brand as its new CFO. His appointment follows the departure of CEO Paolo Riva on Friday.