“We must forge ahead, adapting to the situation,” was the motto of the Italian fashion industry’s main institutions on Tuesday, inaugurating a Milan Fashion Week thin on visitors but aiming for a 20-million e-audience.
With 64 fashion show, both physical and digital, the calendar of the upcoming Milan Fashion Week is a packed one, marked by the comebacks of Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana, while Gucci is taking a pass.
Few designers are as linked to cinema as Giorgio Armani, whose wardrobe for Richard Gere back in 1980 helped make American Gigolo the “fashion movie." However, his other great inspiration is Asia, particularly Japan.
After FF Reloaded and Fendi Mania, the Roman luxury label is launching Fendi Roma/Amor, the third collection themed around its FF monogram, teaming up with tagger Pref and Korean eyewear label Gentle Monster.
According to a study by McKinsey & Co. for the Italian Fashion Chamber, presented on Tuesday in Milan, sustainability has an increasingly decisive influence on buyers’ choices, from retailers to end consumers.
Carlo Alberto Beretta (formerly at Zegna and Bottega Veneta) has been appointed brand general manager for Tod's, reporting to the group's CEO and general manager, Umberto Macchi di Cellere, effective Feb. 25.