Florence was brimming with energy on Tuesday with the opening of the industry’s most important men's fashion salon, boasting 1,231 exhibitors with attendance projected at 30,000, including nearly 20,500 buyers.
Adding to its extensive list of collaborations, Vans has teamed up with Marc Jacobs on a series of new designs for its classic slip-on styles. The American designer asked 17 artists to put their spin on the classic shoe.
Macchio is retiring from the company after serving 25 years in various positions of increasing responsibility. A successor will be appointed in the near future and the R&D team will report to the CEO in the interim.
New York commercial real estate landlord Brookfield has bought a majority interest in the California Market Center and plans to convert showrooms in the downtown LA fashion building to offices for creative professionals.
Belgian designer Kris Van Assche, creative director of Dior Homme, has signed up American actor Lucas Hedges and British singer Dave Gahan to front the French fashion house's fall/winter 2017-2018 campaign.