In Italy, they call Max Mara, Il Gigante Silenzioso, or the Silent Giant: a 1.558 billion-euro fashion house, founded by Achille Maramotti, and still in his family, combining critical acclaim with commercial growth.
“This really was unexpected,” smiles Masayuki Ino, the 39-year-old winner of the LVMH Prize 2018. Another year and Ino couldn’t even have entered the competition, seeing as he is 39, and entrants have to be less than 40.
When Nicolas Ghesquière staged his fifth cruise collection for Louis Vuitton, he practically invented a new category in design – site-specific high fashion. FashionNetwork.com caught up with Ghesquière post-show.