PARIS — After three years in business, Maison Francis Kurkdjian has come a long way. The brand will be profitable for the first time this year and see revenue growth of 50 percent, chief executive officer and cofounder Marc Chaya revealed.
The growth comes after a period of soul searching in 2011 for the independent brand, set up in 2009 by Chaya and perfumer Francis Kurkdjian, the talented nose behind best-selling scents like Le Mâle by Jean Paul Gaultier and Narciso Rodriguez’s namesake fragrance.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive