“We must forge ahead, adapting to the situation,” was the motto of the Italian fashion industry’s main institutions on Tuesday, inaugurating a Milan Fashion Week thin on visitors but aiming for a 20-million e-audience.
Italian luxury brand Valentino, led by new CEO Jacopo Venturini since June, is making new strategic appointments, entrusting the Americas region to Laurent Bergamo, and the Middle East to Simone Bertolini.
With 64 fashion show, both physical and digital, the calendar of the upcoming Milan Fashion Week is a packed one, marked by the comebacks of Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana, while Gucci is taking a pass.
The luxury label has added a new page, ‘Chez Maison Valentino’, to its website, featuring an interactive visit of its headquarters to discover the world of Valentino, with illustrations by New York artist Joana Avillez.
Due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases in France, many international buyers and fashion industry professionals won’t be travelling to the French capital for Paris Fashion Week at the end of September.
The house of Valentino has announced a surprise decision to stage its next runway show, a co-ed ready-to-wear collection in Milan, during this month’s Italian runway season, in the latest upheaval caused by the pandemic.
It’s been a weird year for fashion retail so far and Q2 in particular saw unprecedented global conditions, so it’s no surprise that the new Lyst Index is different from usual with Nike and Birkenstock's riding high.