LONDON — Chinese fashion e-commerce site VIP.com is serving up a taste of Chinese fashion and C-pop — Chinese pop music — with the launch of a multibrand runway presentation on Sept. 13 that will kickstart London Fashion Week, which runs from Sept. 14 to 18. Held in partnership with the British Fashion Council, the show will spotlight four designers: A Life on The Left, Bailuyu, Kisscat and Mukzin.
VIP.com is the BFC’s first Chinese sponsor and works with more than 20,000 global brands. It has 300 million consumers of which 52 percent are interested in designer brands, offering a huge opportunity to the British market.
Phoebe Philo is returning to fashion.
WWD reported yesterday that the English designer is planning a new collection and has been interviewing designers.
One of the most acclaimed designers of her generation, Philo made her name during a 10-year tenure at Celine. Season after season, she minted low-key modernist clothing and handbags and built an intensely loyal fan base.
Philo said the above quote in an exclusive interview when she joined @celine in 2008.
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The Hervé L. Leroux label is returning to ready-to-wear.
The revived line will be presented to buyers during Paris Fashion Week and is designed by the late couturier’s sister Jocelyne Caudroy.
"Hervé left a fantastic heritage [of sketches and unfinished works]. When the project was suggested, I thought of Virginie Viard and how she had worked alongside Karl Lagerfeld. I accepted because this way, I can preserve the way Hervé worked. To continue, when given the opportunity, is important because this heritage lives within us,” Caudroy said.
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French beauty exports grew 9% in 2019.
The sector’s sales to China rose 48 percent on-year.
Overall, France’s largest export beauty product category was skin care, which generated more than 7.3 billion euros, up 46 percent over the past five years.
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