French luxury group LVMH said Thursday September 4th it had appointed British designer Phoebe Philo creative director at the Celine luxury women's ready-to-wear label and Marco Gobbetti as its president and managing director.
Competition and a move away from tailored dressing, only exacerbated by a weak economy, are hurting the men's suit business hard, and retailers are adding to manufacturers' pain by demanding more discounts.
The owner of Italian fashion designer Gianfranco Ferre turned in a 44 percent fall in first half operating profit on Wednesday August 27th , hit by adverse exchange rates and lower sales of the group's autumn/winter collections.
Billowy summer dresses pinned with gold shells and flared trousers from a bygone era of languid glamour dominated Gucci's pre-spring show at a 17th century hilltop villa in designer Frida Giannini's native Rome.
By Deepa Babington FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters Life!) - New York-based designer Diane von Furstenberg sent models traipsing down a lush garden runway in breezy chiffon dresses and ruffled headbands to mark her first fashion show in her native Europe.