The Italian fashion’s group CEO, Umberto Macchi di Cellere, has left. He has been replaced by president and vice-president Diego and Andrea Della Valle, who have hired Simona Cattaneo as Tod's new general manager.
The couture house owned by Diego Della Valle is launching its first store outside of its "Salons Boutique" on Paris' Place Vendôme. The new location will open in New York's Bergdorf Goodman on October 12.
It was the young brands that offered up the most original runway shows in Milan on Friday, from Act N°1's live chamber orchestra and crinolines, to the hypnotic afterparty-like lighting effects at Sunnei.
Friday morning in Milan was all about two labels built on Italian savoir-faire – Tod’s and Missoni, but where the former staged its best-ever ready-to-wear collection; the latter lost its way under a new designer.
The Milan women’s fashion week starts on Tuesday with a schedule of 173 events, 65of them catwalk shows, featuring the return of Cavalli, Versace and Jil Sander, MM6’s first physicalshow and many interesting new names.
Safilo's shares rose more than 14% on Monday after the Italian eyewear group signed a multi-year licensing deal with Chiara Ferragni to design, make and distribute the first eyewear collection under her brand.
Milan Fashion Week is scheduled on September 21-27 with an extensive programme including 65 shows, 42 of which will have in-person guests. Physical events will be in a majority, 125 as opposed to only 46 digital ones.