Not every fashion success story is instant and overnight; some tales evolve more gradually. Martin Margiela, for example, continues to go his own way at Hermès, which adds up to traditional luxury. Elsewhere, Stella McCartney is getting into the groove at her own house, while Phoebe Philo is making her own softer definition of the Chloé girl.
This story first appeared in the October 8, 2002 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.