French luxury conglomerate Kering scored a striking 27.1 percent growth in first quarter revenues, led by Gucci's near 40% explosion in sales. Problem child Bottega Veneta, however, suffered a further fall in revenues.
OTB, the holding company of Italian fashion billionaire Renzo Rosso, quadrupled its Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) to €21.5 million in 2017. Though total group revenue slid 2.4 percent over the same 12 months.
The fashion world and the British press is all abuzz about who will design Meghan Markle's wedding dress and as a result, get all the bonus publicity (and sales spike) that attiring the royals always brings.