Hannah MacGibbon leaves Chloé

The designers’ game of musical chairs continues: following Christophe Decarnin’s official departure from Balmain, fellow French fashion house Chloé has announced May 9 that it will part ways with its creative head Hannah MacGibbon. MacGibbon’s last collection for Chloé — fall/winter 2011 — was not met with enthusiasm during Paris fashion week and had many … Continued

Gucci and Chanel win at Italian fragrance awards

On the occasion of the Cosmoprof fair running in Bologna, Italy, which wraps up March 21, the Italian fragrance foundation Accademia del Profumo has announced the winners of its annual awards. Its two main prizes, best women’s and men’s perfume, are yearly chosen by consumers and were won by Gucci Guilty and Bleu de Chanel … Continued

China shifting to no-logo luxury

The tastes of China’s wealthy are shifting away from designer goods with flashy logos to more understated luxury brands, the chief executive of French fashion house Chloe said Friday. That shift has helped Chloe become one of the Swiss luxury goods company Richemont Group‘s fastest-growing labels in China, its CEO said. “China has been very … Continued

Attention: designers are after your kids

Gucci recently unveiled its first children’s range, joining the likes of Burberry, Dior, and Dolce & Gabbana who have all introduced kids’ clothes in past years. It is no surprise that more and more labels are moving into this market, since children’s clothes are more affordable than the designers’ main lines and can buy customers … Continued