×
6 313
Fashion Jobs
WAITROSE
Chilled Warehouse First Line Manager – Nights
Permanent · AYLESFORD
NEW LOOK
Sales Manager
Permanent · LEEDS
EVERLAST GYMS
General Assistant - Everlast Gyms
Permanent · DUNSTABLE
HEAD OFFICE
Cyber Security Lead – Incident Response
Permanent · BRACKNELL
MATCHES FASHION
Accounts Receivable Manager
Permanent · LONDON
NEXT
Sales Manager - Southampton Hedgeend
Permanent · SOUTHAMPTON
WAITROSE
Chilled Warehouse First Line Manager – Nights
Permanent · AYLESFORD
MATCHES FASHION
Stock Coordinator
Permanent · LONDON
HOLLISTER CO. STORES
Hollister CO. - Graduate Manager in Training, George Street
Permanent · Edinburgh
HOLLISTER CO. STORES
Hollister CO. - Graduate Manager in Training, Braehead
Permanent · Renfrew
JOHN LEWIS
Section Manager Warehouse
Permanent · WEYBRIDGE
HARRODS
Concessions HR Manager
Permanent · LONDON
HARRODS
Stock Operative
Permanent · LONDON
HARRODS
Restaurant General Manager
Permanent · LONDON
HARRODS
CRM Executive Customer Data
Permanent · LONDON
OYSHO
New Store Opening - Oysho White City - General Manager
Permanent · LONDON
HARRODS
Uniformed Security Officer
Permanent · LONDON
HARVEY NICHOLS HEAD OFFICE
Ecommerce Director
Permanent · LONDON
NEXT
Sales Coordinator - Galashiels
Permanent · HUDDERSFIELD
SPORTS DIRECT
Loss Prevention Supervisor
Permanent · LEICESTER
SPORTS DIRECT FITNESS
Assistant General Manager - Everlast Fitness
Permanent · BURY ST EDMUNDS
SPORTS DIRECT FITNESS
General Assistant - Everlast Gyms
Permanent · BURY ST EDMUNDS
Ads
Published
Jan 22, 2015
Reading time
2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Italian group Sinv acquires stake in Dirk Bikkembergs

Published
Jan 22, 2015

"Our goal is to create a great company around Dirk Bikkembergs, so that it can grow internationally. There’s a lot of interest in the brand, especially from various Asian groups. But for now, we’re not for sale. First we want to reach a certain size," Maurizio Pizzuti, president of the Italian company Zeis Excelsa, told FashionMag.com during its fashion show held on Tuesday morning in Milan. Zeis Excelsa acquired the brand in 2011.

Dirk Bikkembergs look for next winter


The first step in the construction of the future company: the recent investment of a new shareholder, Venetian fashion group Sinv. Sinv produces Dirk Bikkembergs’ ready-to-wear under license, while Zeis Excelsa, which specializes in footwear, continues to drive accessories. 

The brand purchased by Maurizio Pizzuti was previously owned by the company Levitas, 70% controlled by Zeis Excelsa and 30% by Belgian designer Dirk Bikkembergs, who founded the brand in 1989. 

Zeis Excelsa is now down to 60%. Sinv has acquired minority stake of just over 16% and has an option to acquire the remaining share of the fashion designer, who will soon leave the company. 

In 2014, Dirk Bikkembergs generated a turnover of 80 million euros (nearly 120 million euros for the entire group Zeis Excelsa, which also owns other brands). In two years, the sport couture brand has opened 80 stores in 40 countries and generates 85% of its sales abroad, mainly in Russia, Germany, France, China and the Middle East. 

"We want to join forces with a partner like Sinv, which can bring us its apparel expertise and contacts in the US market, where we would like to go next season. The United States is our fourth largest market in terms of our e-commerce sales, while we still don’t have any multibrand clients there," said Pizzuti. 

In March, Sinv purchased ready-to-wear brand Piazza Sempione, mainly distributed in the United States. Founded in 1975 by Ambrogio Dalla Rovere in Schio near Vicenza, this group also controls the men’s apparel and accessories brand Roda. Furthermore, it produces and distributes lines under license (Love Moschino) and owns 30% of Moschino.

Copyright © 2022 FashionNetwork.com All rights reserved.