With European populations slowly but surely being vaccinated, designers on the Continent are suddenly expressing a new optimism. Few more so than Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga in Balenciaga's winter 2021 pre-collection.
Aspinal of London has filed its accounts for the year to the end of March 2020 and they show how tough the climate was becoming even pre-pandemic. But it also said 2021 is a key year as it heads towards profitability.
Farfetch has unveiled a major new global brand campaign called The Perfect Match. Linked to its #onlyonfarfetch theme, it comes as it continues to stress that a “commitment to the boutique community” is “at its heart”.
Surging sales at Louis Vuitton and Dior helped French luxury giant LVMH make a very strong start to 2021, with overall revenues returning to growth in the first quarter despite new coronavirus lockdowns in Europe.