Fashion house Gucci has had a satisfactory trend in the first quarter, Chairman and Chief Executive Patrizio Di Marco said in an interview in Italian financial daily Il Sole 24 Ore published on Wednesday April 1.
Beauté Prestige International has named Léa Vignal-Kenedi as vice-president of Narciso Rodriguez Parfums. She will be kept busy with the development of a new fragrance for women, expected to launch internationally in April 2009.
Fashion retailer Esprit said March 31 its chairman Heinz Krogner will stay on as executive chairman until late 2010 & the company was in talks with a candidate to take on the role of chief executive, sending the stock up more than 5 percent.
Deckers Outdoor Corp said its chief financial officer resigned to pursue other opportunities. The footwear maker's shares fell about 7 percent to $45, before recovering most of their losses to trade down 5 cents at $48.
The directors of Mariella Burani Fashion Group Plc and Antichi Pellettieri Plc met on the 13th of March to finalise talks on the two companies merging with the objective of simplifying the group’s structure.
Staff learnt on Wednesday March 18 that the crystal glassworks Lalique, taken over a year ago by the Swiss group Art & Fragrance, is closing its site in Combs-la-Ville (Seine-et-Marne) and focusing on its activities in Wingen-Sur-Moder in the Rhine basin.
Whilst the rumours concerning the replacement of Kris Van Assche by Gareth Pugh at Dior Homme have been flying around, the ones surrounding the departure of Olivier Theyskens have been officially ended.