Max Mara's Max&Co has teamed up with Margherita Maccapani Missoni in the first of a new series of of design partnerships entitled &Co.llaboration, as the Italian creator returns to design after a six-month hiatus.
Friday morning in Milan was all about two labels built on Italian savoir-faire – Tod’s and Missoni, but where the former staged its best-ever ready-to-wear collection; the latter lost its way under a new designer.
Shying away from the oversize installations of previous editions, luxury labels like Gucci, Off-White and Givenchy took advantage of the Milan Design Week to showcase an array of new projects and offbeat initiatives.
Milan Fashion Week is scheduled on September 21-27 with an extensive programme including 65 shows, 42 of which will have in-person guests. Physical events will be in a majority, 125 as opposed to only 46 digital ones.
The Milanese event was not held in 2020, and will be back on September 5-10 with a new format. Fashion names like Hermès, Missoni and Rick Owens will notably feature at Fuorisalone, the event’s parallel programme.
Italian brands Missoni and Palm Angels, both particularly active in recent months, have fused together their styles to create a collection of 150 pieces for both men and women which will launch on June 30.
The Italian fashion label is reshuffling its senior management. While Margherita Maccapani Missoni has stepped down as creative director of the young line, Giacomo Missoni and Ottavio Missoni Jr have assumed new roles.
Eyewear giant Safilo has reported Q4 and full-year results and in the light of the pandemic, the figures look good. It managed a Q4 sales rise and adjusted EBITDA also rose, even though the full year was loss-making.