OLYMPIC FASHION, ARMANI STYLE
One thing you can rely on with the Italians is that they’ll always look stylish. Georgio Armani himself is to kit out the Italian Olympic team in 2012 with a range of sporting and formal wear. Giorgio will create the official outfit for the opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium as well as their post-event gear. Stella McCartney is designing the British team’s get-up.
PRADA SHARES RALLY
Prada shares have risen 17 per cent since the company’s IPO a month ago, outperforming the Hang Seng index. Prada chose to float in Hong Kong as it plans to create a bigger presence in China, doubling its stores in the country to near 50 by early 2014. Some analysts are cautious, though, noting that Europe – the brand’s home – is in economic turmoil.
NEW CHALAYAN SCENT
Hussein Chalayan yesterday launched his new scent, Airborne, at the Dover Street Market in Mayfair. Top notes of neroli, Syracusan lemon, bergamot and juniper berry are countered by musky cedarwood and incense. It’s nothing if not sexy and could work on men and women both, we reckon. Available from end of July. £60 for 50ml. www.husseinchalayan.com
AUTUMN/WINTER AT CH MOUNT STREET
Mother-daughter duo, Carolina Herrera Sr and Carolina Jr, have a gem of a shop in Mayfair, a more affordable spin-off of their New York-based haute couture business. Hurry for first dibs on autumn-winter: think swathes of green and camel leather and cloth; coats, capes, oversized jackets and pencil skirts. All lovely stuff. 20 Mount Street, W1K 3NN. 020 3441 0965