A year and a half after taking charge of the ready-to-wear label owned by Italian fashion group OTB, CEO Stefano Biondo has left. He will be replaced by Barbara Calò, Marni’s global omni-channel retail director.
British business this month suffered its deepest downturn since mid-2016 as the approach of a national election exacerbated uncertainty about Brexit, according to a survey which augured badly for the economy.
Renzo Rosso’s fashion group, which owns among others Diesel and Marni, will develop, produce and distribute through its subsidiary Staff International the collections of the French label designed by Christelle Kocher.
Some think that Francesco Risso at Marni is the most inventive designer in Milan at the moment, and judging from the compelling collection that he staged for the brand on Friday, that is a truly sage opinion.
Milan Fashion Week starts on Tuesday 17 with an exciting calendar featuring new names like Boss and Peter Pilotto; a host of Chinese designers and emerging talent; and Italy’s leading labels, except for Roberto Cavalli.
Renzo Rosso, who owns more fashion-forward brands than anyone in Italy, is one busy man. We caught up with the fashion empresario in Manhattan to hear how his radical readjustment of Diesel is progressing.