The age of the multi-line fashion behemoth may be closing. These days, a succinct message and a single name seems to bring home the bacon, says Alexander Fury
Is there a seismic shift happening in fashion? Or is it all a storm in a teacup? There's something that feels unstable and mid-flux right now, designers uncertain as to what they should offer, what consumers may want. How is this uncertainty reflected on the catwalks? By a disparate offering, by logos and names changing and shifting, and by collections composed largely of the small stuff: handbags, shoes. Fragments of a whole.
Floriane de Saint Pierre is the industry's most influential talent-spotter, and has both placed and created some of the key positions in fashion brands, masterminding the appointments of figures such as Christopher Bailey at Burberry
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The king of cling’s collaboration with Banana Republic is a winner, writes Alexander Fury