Can the Alexander McQueen label survive the death of its creator? Many fashion houses, notably Dior, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, have been able to carry on without their founder, with varying degrees of success.
The Italian label Marni has continued its expansion with the opening of another American boutique. Following international openings in New York, Madrid and Barcelona it is now the turn of Las Vegas, with the brand opening a store in the celebrated Crystals shopping centre.
Fashion house Roberto Cavalli is looking to boost its accessories segment and expand in South America and Asia Pacific this year, its chief executive said, adding there were signs of improvement in the luxury market.
The Italian fashion house Armani will inaugurate its first hotel on the 18th of March, in the highest tower in the world in Dubai – coming just before the opening of the hotel in Milan that has been under construction since the end of 2008.
The Ben Sherman Group has announced that it intends to focus on its menswear collections, closing down its womesnwear division. This action has been take in an attempt to compensate for the decrease in sales seen over previous seasons.