Surging demand in Asia and especially mainland China helped Birkin handbag maker Hermes post better-than-expected sales growth for the second quarter, in an encouraging signal for some of its major luxury goods rivals.
In April, Volcom was sold by Kering to a pool of investors including the US brand’s management. It has ambitious plans for the future, as Todd Hymel, CEO of Volcom’s new owner Liberated Brands, told FashionNetwork.com.
Stella McCartney has signed a deal to partner with LVMH, the designer retaining majority ownership of her label but also about to enter a new era as part of the increasingly-sustainability-focused luxury group.
Brioni has chosen Matt Dillon to be the new face of its new winter 2020 Tailoring Legends campaign, the latest Hollywood A-lister to be connected to the classy gentleman’s marque, founded in Rome in 1945.
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.
After losing the profitable Gucci licence in 2017, the Italian eyewear group has announced the end of the long-standing deal with Dior, whose licence will go to Thélios, the company set up by LVMH and Marcolin.