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.
Carla Sozzani, noted retailer, gatekeeper to the Azzedine Alaïa archives and all-round fashion legend, has a new project. The Italian lady opened her own Fondazione Sozzani Monday night in an unexpected neighbourhood.
Zalando has announced the appointment of Barbara Daliri-Freyduni as Senior Vice President, Demand, while Ralf Herbrich is set to join the German retailer as SVP Data Science and Machine Learning in 2020.
The company set up from scratch in 2014 by luxury group Kering, the industry’s first to internalise its eyewear business, is about to top the €500 million revenue mark, and says it isn’t interested in Safilo.
The French label owned by Chinese conglomerate Fosun has inked a global licence deal with Marchon for the production of its men’s and women’s eyeglasses and sunglasses. The collections will debut in September 2020.
The Mode: Moscow showroom in Paris, supported by the Moscow Export Center, was where 27 labels presented a diverse array of collections for this season, and attracted a buzzing crowd of fashionistas for its launch.
Growing demand for vision correction should boost sales of Ray Bans and other eyeglasses, EssilorLuxottica said on Wednesday, with profits also driven by cost cuts of up to 600 millions euros a year from 2022.
Zalando has launched a pilot scheme aimed at using less single-use plastic bags. The alternative is reusable packaging, which can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 80%, according to the company.
Zara continues to be the group’s largest brand, while Stradivarius and Uterqüe are the fastest-growing formats. FashionNetwork.com takes an in depth look at brand performance and Inditex’s long-term vision.
British department store Debenhams has opened two new locations in its biggest international region, the Middle East. The franchise openings take the retailer's presence to eight countries in the region.