CEOs and designers in Paris fashion are praising Emmanuel Macron for taking decisive action this week in the struggle to control corona virus, even as the industry braces for a disastrous second quarter.
Victoria Beckham’s fashion business remains loss-making and the latest accounts, for 2018, show that its losses widened last year as sales fell. But it also talked of profitable Q4 EBITDA for the current year.
Instead of leading in fashion education, Paris has historically dawdled behind its greatest rivals. Though that seems very likely to change, and quickly, thanks to a major new project launched in Paris with the IFM.
The ex-chief financial officer of Salvatore Ferragamo in the Americas will be tasked with turning around the loss-making fashion brand as its new CFO. His appointment follows the departure of CEO Paolo Riva on Friday.
The former boss of Condé Nast France will take charge of the French Fashion Institute from August, succeeding Dominique Jacomet, who headed it for 12 years. Sylvie Ebel remains as deputy general manager.
The veteran fashion and luxury executive has become a partner in NEO Investments, the hard-charging private investment firm that owns significant stakes in a widening group of fashion and luxury brands.