From Fashion Network “It’s been a tough year, weighed down by an unfavourable international environment. Next year, we hope to return to the growth rates we are used to”, Carlo Capasa, chairman of Italy’s National Fashion Chamber, said on Thursday. No. Hope is not enough. The Italian #fashionindustry sees around 75% of its revenues made outside the Italian borders. … Leggi tutto

Yesterday Farfetch, the online platform that sees NET-A-PORTER founder Natalie Massenet as a non-executive co-chairman, announced the acquisition of the group owner of, among others, Virgil Abloh Off-White for 675 million $. The 10 year old company has still not reached break even and it went public one year ago. Investors have not been shy in judging this new move … Leggi tutto

Dear Balmain Olivier Rousteing, You are so right! “Honestly, you still count how many colors of people you have in the show? It’s just sad. There is no other word. It’s fashion getting old. Just two black girls? In the whole city? I don’t think it would be the same with blond girls. Diversity should … Leggi tutto

Dear #fashioninsiders, What do you consider as the key attitude to be successful in the #fashionindustry? How you do position yourself is a clear statement but it seems companies are always eager for something else. You adopt the “be kind” attitude, you are collaborative and open to work in a proactive landscape and you are judged as … Leggi tutto

You are not in the digital assets. Not even in the stellar growth or disruption in creativity. You are not a need a company can discover when stagnating. Not an objective a CEO can impose from above. Nor creating “shadow cabinets” of Millennials to inspire closed minded executives. You are not hiring Generation Zers. Not … Leggi tutto

Dear Brunello Cucinelli, What about #authenticity? Your eponymous company has become a leading luxury brand. Your HQ is a rebuilt village in Umbria. Emails are forbidden from 5pm to 8am. Heartfelt speeches are on human dignity and philosophy, Roman emperors and Catholic saints, your inspiration is Saint Benedict “ora et labora” (pray and work). Your post with the … Leggi tutto

Dear Silvia Fendi, congratulations! In a world overwhelmed by bad taste and show off people, you silently (but powerfully) dedicated your energies to the best of fashion and luxury. You went through ups and downs, acknowledgements and difficulties, from a family business to a global brand as its most precious yet discreet soul. You collaborated … Leggi tutto

A few days ago Equita, the independent Italian investment bank, disclosed an interesting analysis on Kering: – Rating “buy” – The stock trades at 16x times earnings vs the 24x times of the competitors for 2020 – Return on invested capital is higher than peers thanks to increasing profitability due to past years Gucci relaunch – Gucci has … Leggi tutto

In 2013 Gucci, under #FridaGiannini,  sponsored the David Bowie exhibition at the V&A in London. The creative designer said “Bowie unapologetic androgyny helped women to convey masculine energy without compromising  feminine and elegant sensuality”. As per Esquire “David Bowie wore whatever he damned well pleased” and he never stopped being a rockstar even going through dramatic … Leggi tutto

Yesterday (night for Europe) Prada showed a beautiful Cruise collection in New York, with a very interesting message behind. “This show is all about simplicity — naïve, cotton, simple. So the opposite of a big deal. Because I think that sometimes, all of us, [with the itinerant shows] there’s a competition for who does more … Leggi tutto