Gucci growth is slowing but Kering is OK with that as it's still surging. Meanwhile Saint Laurent and Balenciaga are powering ahead and Bottega Veneta sales may be down, but the omens are good for Daniel Lee's designs.
Browns is tipping Celine, Bottega Veneta and Lemaire as hot picks for AW19's 'cool classics' style, and it's adding a raft of new names to its line-up, as well as backing the return of the on-trend knee-length boot.
In the midst of the Kering-owned brand's relaunch, FashionNetwork.com has learned that Bottega Veneta has named a new CEO for its EMEA zone: Hugo Boss alum Massimiliano Brunazzo, who joins the Italian brand from Adidas.
Milan’s big debut this season was at Bottega Veneta, where young British designer Daniel Lee presented a punchy, tough-chic fashion statement, riffing and revolutionizing many of the codes of this brand.
After slowing down in the last three years, the Italian label owned by Kering is relying on new creative director Daniel Lee, whose first show is scheduled on February 22 in Milan, to return to growth.
Opening with Benetton’s first-ever show on February 19, and featuring again Gucci, Bottega Veneta and an array of new names, the Milan Fashion Week ending on February 25 looks set for a dazzling edition.
Gucci returns to the Italian runways after a hiatus in Paris, to stage its next runway show on Wednesday afternoon, February 20, during the next Italian runway season, whose official calendar was released on Tuesday.
There was a great of talk in Milan about 'sprezzatura', Italian for relaxed and being at ease. A suggestion that the city and its fashion needs to lighten up a little to entice new generation millennials to be consumers.
Demand for Gucci handbags proved more resilient than expected in the third quarter, helping to drive a strong revenue rise at parent Kering at a time of heightened investor nerves over luxury goods companies.