They may be letting unvaccinated tennis players into Australia, but here at Pitti Uomo 101 in Florence, Covid passes are obligatory, each entrant is temperature checked, and everyone wears a PPF8 masks.
Italian leather goods specialist Valextra has named Xavier Rougeaux to be its new chief executive officer; while veteran luxury executive Ralph Toledano joins its board. The appointments are effective immediately.
No city stages fashion presentations as succinctly as Milan, all the way through the past week, which ended with the city closing its doors dramatically on Sunday after the first deaths from the coronavirus in Italy.
On Wednesday, Tiziano Guardini’s eco-couture, Calcaterra’s classy style, Marco Rambaldi’s light touch and Arthur Arbesser's cheerful elegance demonstrated the potential of Italy’s up-and-coming designers.
The minimalist elegance of Calcaterra, the playful fashion of Arthur Arbesser and Annakiki's bright eclecticism all revealed the potential of the next generation of Italian design at Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday.
“My father was in charge of manufacturing for 45 years here and never ever wanted anyone in our factory,” chuckled Nadja Swarovski after opening the doors of the family's famed crystal-making plant in the Austrian Alps.