Some think that Francesco Risso at Marni is the most inventive designer in Milan at the moment, and judging from the compelling collection that he staged for the brand on Friday, that is a truly sage opinion.
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.
Milan Fashion Week starts on Tuesday 17 with an exciting calendar featuring new names like Boss and Peter Pilotto; a host of Chinese designers and emerging talent; and Italy’s leading labels, except for Roberto Cavalli.
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.
Renzo Rosso’s fashion group has increased the stake its holds in the Dutch label from 51 to 70% of the capital, while the remaining 30% is in the hands of founders and designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren.
From the September 2019 edition, the Milan Fashion Week show calendar will be more balanced, to make each day a special occasion. In February 2020, Gucci will open the week and Armani will stage the closing show.
Designers have been rewriting the rule book for sophistication at this season's Milan Fashion Week Men's, with Marni and Magliano bringing suits up to date with a cool twist, while M1992 took a more structured approach.
Giorgio Armani has altered the time and location of its signature menswear show on June 17 in the upcoming Milan menswear catwalk season, significantly helping to anchor the final day of Milano Moda Uomo.
Italian fashion group OTB is planning to invest 200 million euros ($226 million) over the next three years, potentially in acquiring other brands, after boosting its financial strength in 2018, it said on Monday.