Covid has forced the Italian luxury industry to step up the pace of its transformation and search for investors, as shown by Zegna announcing a forthcoming stock market listing, and L Catterton’s acquisition of Etro.
Faced with the increased containment measures implemented against the coronavirus, Gucci has announced the closure of its factories for eight days. LVMH is keeping its sites open, albeit with specific restrictions.
With buzzy newcomers and big name label comebacks, plus a slate of special projects and events, Pitti Uomo promises to be a particularly interesting and intense program this season, kicking off January 9 in Florence.
This season, the men's tradeshow takes inspiration from the cinema, unveiling a "film festival" theme for January. The return of major names, as well as special events and new collaborations, are all part of the glamour.
Up-for-sale luxury footwear brand Jimmy Choo was cheerful Thursday saying it “continues to make excellent progress, trading strongly” this year. But while management trumpeted its prospects, there was no news on a sale.