A few days after Massimo Piombini’s departure from Balmain was made official, his new professional challenge has been revealed: he will become the CEO of the OTB group’s leading label, Diesel, in February 2020.
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.
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.
John Galliano has renewed his contract as creative director of the house of Maison Margiela, in a vote of confidence in the controversial British designer by the brand's owner, Italian billionaire Renzo Rosso.
The 43-item capsule collection, available in spring 2020, has been designed personally by Dsquared2’s Dean and Dan Caten, and features the Pepsi logo combined with the label’s signature maple leaf motif.
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.