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.
Following its Viktor & Rolf collaboration, lingerie brand Aubade will continue to infuse its collections with external inspiration and launch a line designed by specialist in Chinese ink illustrations Hong Wai in 2020.
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.
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.
The Italian denim label has tweaked its new store concept, introduced in Copenhagen last May, and will adapt its other monobrand stores accordingly, choosing between renovations, new openings and closures.