There was a great of talk in Milan about 'sprezzatura', Italian for relaxed and being at ease. A suggestion that the city and its fashion needs to lighten up a little to entice new generation millennials to be consumers.
The three-day Milan Men's Fashion Week kicking off on January 11 features a much-changed line-up, losing eight names, including Giorgio Armani, and introducing eight new ones, among them John Richmond.
One of the abiding mysteries in luxury is the far greater ability of Paris brands to outperform their venerable, respected and often very classy London rivals. Dunhill may be about to become a significant exception.
Digital analytics firm L2’s new report reveals that although US menswear revenues are expected to grow 5% in the next 2 years, few brands are catering to the burgeoning market on their digital platforms.