From the September 2019 edition, the Milan Fashion Week show calendar will be more balanced, to make each day a special occasion. In February 2020, Gucci will open the week and Armani will stage the closing show.
As anticipated last week by FashionNetwork.com, the Portuguese designer, ex-creative director of Lacoste, replaces Carol Lim and Humberto Leon as creative director at LVMH-owned Kenzo, also overseeing its brand image.
“For me, influencers are a game changer,” says Maria Giulia Prezioso Maramotti of Max Mara, underlining the Italian house’s committed effort to connect with a younger generation of consumers worldwide.
Ian Griffiths is one of the most happening designers in Italy. He has been working for Max Mara for the past 32 years, and though he effectively took over creative direction ten years ago, has never taken a runway bow.
Prada has become the latest big name in luxury fashion to go fur-free with the group’s brands, including Prada itself plus Miu Miu, Church’s and Car Shoe, to stop using fur from its SS20 womenswear collection.
It’s not that long ago that Temperley London appointed a new CEO, but the luxury UK fashion firm named another exec to the top job late on Wednesday with former Max Mara exec Luca Donnini joining the firm.
David Beckham has signed a 10-year eyewear license agreement with Italian eyewear specialist Safilo Group, whose portfolio includes licenses for Dior and Fendi. The first collection is set to launch in January 2020.