Halima Aden, the first supermodel to wear a hijab and pose in a burkini, has ripped up her lucrative contracts in an industry she feels lacks "basic human respect" and entered the world of modest fashion design instead.
Etro has appointed Fabrizio Cardinali as its CEO, effective in Q4. The company said he brings “more than 25 years of strategic leadership expertise and an unmatched track record in the luxury fashion space”.
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.
Dior’s Kim Jones has designed the official off-field uniforms for Paris Saint-Germain, the best financed football team in the game, led by most famous attackers from Argentina and Brazil, Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr.
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.
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.
Italian brand Dolce & Gabbana will present its latest couture collection in Venice from August 28 to 30. On the occasion, the brand will also unveil its first homeware line and unprecedented digital collection of NFTs.