Today's News

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    Kering plans to take eyewear business in-house

    Kering, the French luxury group behind the Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent brands, is creating a in-house eyewear division to tighten control over the business and gradually take back all of...

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    Le Coq Sportif sees 4% sales increase in H1

    The brand, owned by the Swiss investment company Airesis, has recorded a turnover of 52.9 million euros for its first half ending in late June. It has significantly reduced its losses...

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    Gerard Butler ambassador of Boss Bottled 

    The British actor Gerard Butler has been chosen by Hugo Boss to represent its fragrance Boss Bottled. The TV and print campaign will be launched internationally this fall.

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    New York fashion week should be robust

    The boost from the American economic recovery has extended to New York fashion week, which has announced 80 shows to be held from September 4 - 11.

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    Larry Smith Italia snares big China project

    Shopping Center management company Larry Smith Italia has been picked by the Chinese group Legion International Holding to develop its ambitious Infinity Walk in Chongquing, a 42,000 sqm,...

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    Georgia May Jagger is Minelli’s first muse

    Following the lead of several of Vivarte’s other brands, the shoemaker Minelli has begun using fashion icons in its campaigns. Georgia May Jagger, the daughter of famous singer, will...

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    Smiley strengthens its creative leadership

    Smiley has made two new executive appointments. David Fox, formerly at Walt Disney, will oversee design. Zingrillo Salvatore, who worked on projects related to Hello Kitty, has been named...

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    CEO of Kering's Sergio Rossi steps down

    French group Kering said on Monday that Christophe Melard, chief executive of its luxury footware and accessories brand Sergio Rossi, has stepped down to seek new opportunities outside...

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    Burberry launches My Burberry perfume

    On Tuesday, September 2, Burberry will see the worldwide launch of its new fragrance My Burberry, inspired in particular by one of the brand’s flagship pieces: the trench coat.

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    Itochu brings Les Hommes to Japan

    Belgian fashion brand Les Hommes has just signed with the Itochu group to launch on the Japanese market in spring-summer 2015.

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    Billabong reduces losses for 2013-2014

    The board sports group has posted a net loss of 166 million euros (234 million dollars), a result in large part due to restructuring. On a comparable basis, its sales increased by 1.5%...

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    Riviera shows good growth in second year

    Mode City's satellite event in southern France will hold its second edition September 7–8 in Cannes. Drawing an additional 25 percent exhibitors for a total of 172 brands, Riviera has now...

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    Van de Velde: earnings burdened by Intimacy

    The Belgian lingerie company Van de Velde has published its results for the first half. Despite a 10% increase in turnover, net profit was down 75% due to the depreciation of the value of...

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    Guess sees the departures of two executives

    The American brand, co-founded and headed by Paul Marciano, has seen the departure of Sharleen Ernster Lazaer and Hilary Super, who were hired on a year and a half ago to oversee its...