In light of spring’s leaner, shorter proportions, Ford sought to dazzle with surface interest. Inspired by the paintings of Mark Bradford and José Parlá, Ford cast his finale looks in webby lace and multicolored metallic mosaic embroideries that lit up the room.
On one hand there are the brands that are actively courting customers through their own and third-party e-commerce sites. On the other side, there are those who want to keep luxe in the rarefied world of the high-end boutique or department stores.
Lifted by sales at its directly operated stores and led by double-digit growth in Asia-Pacific and the Americas, Prada reported a 7.6 percent rise in net profit to 308.2 million euros, or $400.6 million, in the six months ended July 31.
Marigay McKee, the chief merchant at Harrods, has been named president of Saks Inc., and Jennifer de Winter, a Saks veteran with the current title of executive vice president and director of stores, will become executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, reporting to McKee.
Stephen I. Sadove, Saks’ chairman and chief executive officer, and Ronald Frasch, president and chief merchandising officer, are both leaving the business in the wake of the Hudson Bay Co.’s $2.9 billion takeover, according to sources.