As countries from the U.S. to Cambodia debate raising the minimum wage, the issue is forcing companies — including retailers and fashion brands — to balance the drive to give workers a better standard of living with the need to manage their costs.
After an abbreviated holiday season in which unprecedented levels of promotion failed to generate increases in traffic and further depleted top-line results, stores are now facing disappointing January sales.
The revival of Schiaparelli is finally gathering steam. It was one of the most talked-about collections during Paris Couture Week, with creative director Marco Zanini receiving critical plaudits for his debut effort.
A mainstay of couture, feathers made a runway appearance in all sorts of ways, from Karl Lagerfeld’s futuristic plumes in iridescent hues to Jean Paul Gaultier’s cabaret-tinged looks replete with dramatic headpieces.