The group ended 2015 with single-digit growth, between 5% and 10%, on turnover of €1.34 billion in 2014, and celebrates the one-year anniversary of the bag dedicated to the Whitney Museum. In December a huge event is expected to be...
A month on from the farewell of designer Massimiliano Giornetti, yesterday there was a surprise announcement: the departure of CEO Michele Norsa. The executive, who floated the Tuscan label on the Italian Stock Exchange, steering it towards a turnover of €1.43 billion in 2015 (+208% in ten years), is stepping down at the end of the year. He will continue to serve on the board of directors until the end of his mandate.
A large retrospective fashion show paid homage to the brand’s history and marked the official start of life under the holding company Canudilo, with plans to develop its presence on the Chinese market and to launch its first fragrance for men this May. Not to mention the imminent naming of a creative director to cover the brand’s full range.
Hedi Slimane marked the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Rive Gauche label with a show and event that moved to a rock beat in the city of Los Angeles, where he has moved the design studio. The collection was rich and bold, with a unisex feel and 70s references. As for the rumours about an exit from the Kering label, group CEO François-Henri Pinault simply said: “We’re discussing… We have time till the end of March, no rush. Tonight is about celebrating the brand, celebrating Hedi, celebrating LA, the music, all that.”
As the menswear event starts in Florence today, the number of exhibitors is up to 1,218, Italy’s GDP is forecast to grow by 1.6% and the positive trend in fashion sales is continuing, largely thanks to exports (+2.4%). Following the recent acts of terrorism, all security measures have been bolstered.